Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Dentistry

  1. Since 1946 Frankel Dentistry has served the Toledo community with an “always better” philosophy. This commitment to upholding the Best Dental Experience attracts amazing dental professionals. Frankel Dentistry would like you to get to know your dental family. Matea Cousino has been with Frankel Dentistry for over a year and a half. She is simply terrific.

     

    Brief Description of your position.

    CDA/EFDA

    Why did you chose your career?

    My Dad had an accident and lost his teeth. I saw him struggle. I wanted to help others not have the challenges he had.

    Why do you love Frankel Dentistry?

    It is so family oriented. I like how we care about our patients and each other.

    What is your favorite recipe?

    My Mom makes wedding cake. It is my favorite!

    What is your favorite snack on the go?

    Chocolate Chip Cookie

    What is your favorite local restaurant?

    Susie’s Skillet in Walbridge, Ohio

    What is your favorite way to exercise?

    Taking my baby for a stroll.

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?

    Drawing, I love to draw.

    What is your dream vacation?

    Bora Bora

    What is your favorite leisure activity?

    Softball. I play four days a week.

    If you had a power, what would it be?

    Make me telekinetic!

    If you could relive any day in the past, what would it be?

    The day my son was born.

    What is the one item you can’t live without?

    Diaper Bag

  2. Frankel Dentistry is known for having terrific staff. The caring, family feel is contagious from the minute you walk in to the moment you leave. We thought you might like to get to know this dental family better.

    We asked a few questions of our Frankel Staff to share with you.

    Name: Kenyetta Lee

    Brief Description of your position.

    Dental Assistant

    Why did you chose your career?

    I am a people person. I want to make people feel and be better. Also, for some strange reason I like teeth!

    Why do you love Frankel Dentistry?

    You are not just a number or a person. At Frankel Dentistry you are considered family.

    What is your favorite recipe?

    Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

    What is your favorite snack on the go?

    Cheez-it Crackers

    What is your favorite local restaurant?

    Texas Roadhouse

    What is your favorite way to exercise?

    Walking

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?

    I am an empath. I love to make people feel comfortable especially when they are upset.

    What is your dream vacation?

    Disney

    What is your favorite leisure activity?

    Watching movies at the theater.

    If you had a power, what would it be?

    Read minds

    If you could relive any day in the past, what would it be?

    The day my extended family went to the Ohio State Fair. I was 12 years old.

    What is the one item you can’t live without?

    Kit-Kat Wafers

     

  3. Frankel Dentistry Spring Smiles

     

    Spring has sprung and the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding. You can keep your windows open, but that means you need to start your spring cleaning to get rid of the dust and debris from the winter season. To keep your home clean and healthy, it takes work. Did you know your medicine cabinet needs a good spring cleaning too?

    Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S.

    Dr. Frankel Shares Spring Cleaning Tips

    • Get a new toothbrush! Leave those winter germs behind and make sure to start off the season with a clean, fresh toothbrush.
    • Clean out and disinfect your medicine cabinet and bathroom — anywhere your toothbrush and oral hygiene products are stored.
    • Schedule a cleaning with your dentist! It is best to have your teeth cleaned twice a year.

     


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    Spring is a great time of the year to get re-motivated! Check your new year’s resolution list —  have you met any of your goals? Spring is also a great time to get out and be active! A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand — enjoy the weather, eat healthy snacks and don’t forget to brush and floss!

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    Toledo Dental Professions share their top hints for a bright, beautiful and healthy smile.

    Your dental professions dedicate their lives to keeping your smile bright and healthy. What better source for oral health hints than your Frankel Dental Family?

    Dr. Frankel with Patient

    Jennifer

    Make sure you visit your dentist on a regular basis.  It may not bother you not there still might be an issue. Dental disease can be silent. Prevention is the key to a healthy smile.

    Dr. D

    We all know flossing daily is important. Do what I do. Floss in the shower!

    Lisa

    We have seen an increase in dental decay in children and adults. Avoid pop, coffee creamer and juice. Your teeth will thank you.

    Deb

    Floss no matter what the news reports tell you. Flossing works!

    Mel

    Ladies, to add drama to your whitened teeth wear red/blue lipstick.  Your teeth will look even brighter.

    Heather

    If you have sensitive teeth MI paste really works even when whitening!

    Danni

    Always, always, always wear your retainers after braces. If you lose your retainers replace them as soon as possible. Teeth move back to where they were before ortho if you don’t wear your retainers.

    Melanie

    Electric toothbrushes do work. I think Philips Sonicare is best.

    Annie

    If you want whiter teeth, even dark tetracycline stained teeth can be whitened with the KOR Whitening System.

    Brittany

    Learn how to floss properly. Many people really don’t know how to floss.

    Pamela

    Give your children an enjoyable dental experience. Read books about dental visits, brush teeth together and mention how much you like going to the dentist. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. What better gift could you offer to your children?

  5. To Know Us Is To Love Us

    To Know Us Is To Love Us

     

    We get loads of comments on how well we all get along at Frankel Dentistry. There is often laughter and always an abundance of smiles. We know how to communicate with each other. There is a reason why, training, lots and lots of training. One excellent tool is the KOLBE Index.

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    Dr. Jon Frankel
    Dental Staff
    Toledo, Ohio

    Each person has their individual way of solving problems. This unique approach of responding to the world is hard wired and unchanging. Knowing how each another operates in the world leads to communicating in the most effective manner.

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    Kolbe Index Display
    Frankel Dentistry

    Speaking to someone in the way they listen is gratifying to both parties. Understanding how one categorizes the information heard is an essential element of collaboration. Respecting one’s reaction to risk and uncertainty leads to completion of the task at hand without frustration. Appreciation of the difference between one who leans toward a concrete, tactile model and another who needs to envision via abstract concept leads to the best of both worlds.

  6. Age is one factor that we can’t fight, although we really, really try. Truth be told, with all the other age defying tricks out there to help keep our youthful appearance, our smiles should not be one that we neglect.

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    • Tooth decay. Yes, we warn our children and grandchildren about too much sugar and cavities. But just because we are older doesn’t mean we are immune to tooth decay. It is important to still brush for two minutes twice a day, floss daily, and visit Dr. Frankel for an exam every six months. A clean, healthy, white smile is also a nice trick to help keep you looking young and vibrant.

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    • Dry mouth. As we age and are prescribed different medications, we may start to experience dry mouth. Saliva is important part of protecting our teeth from decay, therefore, a dry mouth could be detrimental toward our oral health. Make sure you are staying properly hydrated, and sip and swish water whenever you notice your mouth may be dry.

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    • Too crowding. Pre-teens are not the only ones who experience tooth crowding. As we age our teeth move and shift. This may cause our teeth to crowd. Crowded teeth give bacteria many places to hide, where our tooth brushes and floss may not reach effectively. This breeding ground for bacteria may lead to tooth decay or worse, gum disease.

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    • Gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease effect nearly half of American adults, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease, which left untreated can affect the gum tissue and lead to tooth loss. The Frankel Dentistry team has a practicing Periodontist on staff, who will be able to treat patients with gum disease. Although gum disease cannot be reversed, there are plenty of ways to manage it, keeping your gums and teeth healthy.

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    • Oral Cancer. 43,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral cancer and nearly 8,000 will die from it (Oral Cancer Foundation). It is best to catch oral cancer in the earliest stages. While at Frankel Dentistry we will do a comprehensive exam, including an oral cancer screening, which will help ensure that your mouth is healthy and cancer free.

     

  7. Frankel Dentistry

    -I wouldn’t work anywhere else-

    Employee Highlight

    Collin and Lindsay

    Collin and Lindsay

    Lindsay Stanley is great at everything she does according to guy-friend Collin. We agree. She is an amazing Dental Hygienist, was quickly promoted to a Co-Team Leader position and working toward licensure as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant.

     

    Lindsay loves to make a difference in patients’ lives. Showing a patient with dental anxiety there is nothing to fear or bringing a neglected unhealthy mouth to full repair are hallmarks of Lindsay’s innate talent and skill. Her patients look forward to visits and often bring her gifts! She has helped many patients regain not just their confidence but their dental health.

     

    Always attracted to a medical career she credits her orthodontist for introducing her to dentistry. She readily admits she is obsessed with teeth and we are thrilled she is.

  8. Monthly, Dr. Frankel provides daily tips to the different radio stations to broadcast on air. Here are the 5 tips that you may have missed during the month of May.

     

    #1.) Frankel Dentistry loves technology. One of the cutting edge pieces in our office is our CEREC machine. The CEREC machine is a device that can create a permanent crown perfectly formulated to fit your tooth in about an hour.

    #2.) While flossing, be gentle. Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. Don’t snap the floss into your gums. When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it against one tooth.

    #3.) Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become frayed.

    #4.) Pregnant? Be sure to schedule a dental appointment. While having a healthy mouth is always important, pregnancy can intensify dental problems. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can exaggerate the way gum tissue reacts to plaque, increasing the risk for gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. Some studies have suggested that pregnant women with moderate-to-severe gum disease may be more at risk to give birth to low-weight or pre-term babies, who are at risk for many serious diseases.

    #5.) Kids are always welcomed at Frankel Dentistry. Be sure to consider scheduling your child’s summer appointments now before the schedule becomes full. And don’t forget that all kids love drawing a special treasure from our toy chest after their visit!

  9. Thanks Mom

    As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we will be reflecting on all those things we must thank mom for. But connected with each of those events is a smile!

    Here at Frankel Dentistry, we also need to thank mom for helping us with those smiles. Without her we would have less to smile about and perhaps less teeth to smile with.

    Be sure not to forget about these three things as you show gratefulness to your mom!

    1.) She makes you smile! From the time you were young she made funny faces and played games to get you to smile. Smiling is still a way of feeling good. Not only can a simple smile enhance your mood, but it can help others feel better as well. Be sure to smile this Mother’s Day- we are pretty sure there is plenty to smile about.

    2.) Who made sure you brushed your teeth before you went to bed? Who handed you floss each morning? Who was honest with you when you had bad breath or something in your teeth? That’s right, Mom! These childhood lessons have turned into adult habits that you too have (or will) pass on to your children. Be sure to thank mom for teaching you that a healthy mouth is part of a healthy body.

    3.) Don’t forget to thank her for keeping your schedule. Aside from running you to soccer practices, dance lessons, or school, mom also scheduled (and most likely took you) your appointments at Frankel Dentistry. Today many of our families continue to bring their next generation through the doors of Frankel Dentistry.

    So, Thanks MOM! Our smiles would not be the same without you!

  10. 10.) 2 minutes seems like a long time to brush your teeth. While brushing divide your mouth into 4 different sections. Spend 30 second brushing each section, allowing a full 2 minutes of teeth brushing each time you brush!

    9.) Be sure that you are brushing correctly. Softly brush up and down or circular on your teeth while aiming the bristles at a 45 degree angle toward the gum line. Be sure that you are not brushing horizontally, which can lead to abrasions.

    8.) To be “Earth Smart” this Earth Day, be sure to turn off the water while brushing. Don’t mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running! Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush.

    7.) A few signs of oral cancer include: a sore, irritation, lump, or thick patch in your mouth, lips, or throat; a feeling that something is caught in your throat; difficulty chewing or swallowing; or difficulty moving your jaw or tongue. If you suspect you may have any of these symptoms, be sure to call Frankel Dentistry to get an exam.

    6.) Frankel employees know their patients. Once you become a patient at Frankel Dentistry, you are part of a close dental family. It is truly a place where everyone knows your name. Knowing the patients is one of the reasons they love what they do! Call today to join the Frankel Dentistry family!

    5.) Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and pharynx. Typically people who are at risk for this type of cancer are those who smoke cigarettes, use chewing tobacco, and drink alcohol.

    4.) Be sure to rinse your toothbrush after you brush. Bacteria can grow on an un-rinsed toothbrush. The next time you brush, you are putting these bacteria back into your mouth. Be sure to rinse your brush off after each time you use it.

    3.) Frankel Dentistry is not here to lecture you about your oral health. Instead it is their focus to help each patient understand the importance of routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride and how each one of these things are all helpful in ensuring a healthy smile.

    2.) Large amounts of sugary foods pose a significant threat to your dental health and promote plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth and gums. Every time bacteria come in contact with sugar and starches in the mouth, they produce acids that attack your teeth. These acids leave your mouth more susceptible to enamel erosion, cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

    1.) April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer rates are significantly increasing. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Please contact Frankel Dentistry to schedule an appointment and get a screening.

     

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