Jon Frankel Dentistry

Archive: Sep 2013

  1. Dental Smiles

    Dental Smiles

    It is really obvious the staff at Jon Frankel Dentistry love what they do. The smiles, the laughter and the high standard of care reflect on something deeper. A vocation toward patient care and a commitment to spread the word that Healthy Mouths promote Healthy Bodies.

    Our question was simple, how did you choose a career in dentistry?

    Danielle was only 6 years old and she had a problem, eight cavities and no desire to sit in the dental chair for more than a few minutes. Once she settled in, she never left. Fascinated by the art and science and intrigued by the process Danielle was determined to become a Dental Hygienist. Several years later after graduating from our local Owens Community College with a double degree as a Dental Hygienist and an Expanded Function Dental Assistant she joined the team at Jon Frankel Dentistry.

    Lindsay knew she wanted a career in the medical field but did not want to wait. Her urgency was our gain. After thoroughly exploring all her options it was clear. Dental Hygiene offered exactly what she wanted and would not require a decade of study before seeing patients. She enjoys enhancing the overall health of patients by offering health education while working in a clinical setting.

    Mary Ann completed all her prerequisites for Nursing School and soon she realized it was not her ideal career choice. She wanted a profession that focused on disease prevention. Mid pregnancy with her first child she made a 180 degree turn and within no time she became a Dental Assistant/ Expanded Function Dental Assistant. Teaching patients about restoring their smiles and how to prevent disease are her favorite things to do. She finds dentistry an all-inclusive opportunity. Science, art, psychology and serving the public keep her busy, happy and excited to go to work each day.

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    Cheala’s photos are already a big hit at Jon Frankel Dentistry, and with a smile like her’s, it is easy to see why.

    But Cheala is not your average model. This young beauty is a vegetarian and enjoys spending her time camping and hiking outdoors or playing field hockey and lacrosse.

    Born in Massachusetts, Cheala moved to Toledo to be with her mother, Mary Ann, who works at our Toledo office. Although she really misses her friends in Massachusetts, Cheala stays busy with school and work. Currently, she attends Mercy College and works in the maternity ward at St. Anne’s Hospital.

    However, Cheala also loves her new dental family. “Dr. Shumate took out my wisdom teeth, and turned a frightening experience into one where I was relaxed and comfortable,” she said. More importantly, she really appreciates the fact that Dr. Frankel and his staff are all very organized, friendly, clean and extremely accommodating to patients. “Dr. Shumate even called me the next day to make sure I was alright,” she said. “It is great to have that kind of care!”

  3. At Jon Frankel Dentistry we love what we do. More importantly, we enjoy helping make our patients have beautiful smiles that they are proud of. However, some of our patients have said that now they have a beautiful smile, they have to literally teach themselves to smile all over again. Below are the Top 5 Tips from Dr. Frankel and his staff to make your smile beautiful in photos!

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    1.) Get It Healthy! A beautiful smile is a healthy smile. Correcting cracked, broken, or missing teeth will improve your smile, increase your confidence, and shine in any picture.

    2.) Avoid the Double Chin! One of the main concerns when taking a photo is “the double chin.” Double chins come from posture. Slouching or bending your head forward influences the angle of your smile, giving you the appearance of a double chin. To hide it, slightly turn your head or drop your chin so your face isn’t square with the camera.

    3.) Work It! A photogenic smile is a confident smile. Surprising to popular belief, many of Hollywood’s finest don’t have perfect teeth. Take Tom Cruise for example. Next time you see a picture of him it is quite obvious that the line between his two front teeth, which should line up with the center of his nose, is off to one side.

    4.) Lipstick Can Be Your Friend! The right shade of lipstick makes your teeth look whiter. Blue-based and pink-based undertones will minimize any yellowish tones on your teeth. However, shades that are too dark or too red for your skin tone can detract from your smile.

    5.) Practice Makes Perfect! IF you have a big event coming up and want to showcase your smile, practice it! Look at it in the mirror and see how it looks and feels when you hold your shoulders back proudly and strike a natural, unforced smile and hold it for a long time. When you smile gently, your face looks relaxed. Your mouth should be opened slightly and your lower lip will match the curve of your upper teeth.

    Often the best smiles have the edges of your upper front teeth gently touch your lower lip. Your cheeks may rise a little bit, but not too much. It’s the opposite of a quick, “excited” smile that makes your eyes squint and your neck muscles tense, which looks awkward in photos.

    Now that summer has come to an end, we would love to see some of your best smiling photos! Feel free to tag us in your photos on our Facebook page or on Twitter @jonfrankelDDS #SummerSmile


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