Jon Frankel Dentistry

Archive: Dec 2014

  1. Finding Your Floss

    Five Hints to Keeping It Clean In-Between




    Number One


    Tag it on to another habit.


    Do you watch the Big Bang Theory every day? Floss during the show. Take something you already do each day and just add flossing. (Doctor Frankel flosses in the shower everyday!)

    Pamela Weitzel Floss

    Number Two


    Choose what you will use.


    Get floss you like. Mint flavored, thick or thin there are an endless variety of floss types. Select the one that works for you. Once you have found your match, you will find flossing more enjoyable.

    Jon Frankel Dentistry Floss 

    Number Three


    Leave it out.


    Out of sight is out of mind. Display your floss. Place it in a beautiful bowl or be a purist and let your floss stand alone. Every room needs the designer touch, floss. At Frankel Dentistry we give patients a business card that holds floss. In your car, in your purse or in your pocket do not leave home without it. Bring it out. Yes, it is time for full floss exposure.

    Number Four


    Say it.



    There is strength in speech. Create your own mantra. Ommm, Ahhhh, Floss. Write a rhyme. Floss, Floss. Prevent Tooth Loss. Sing a tune. I’ll floss in the name of love before I break my heart.

    At Frankel Dentistry we have a brochure outlining how a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Heart attack, stroke and diabetes show a relationship to oral health.



    Number Five


    Seeing is believing.


    Take a photo of an edentulous (toothless person) or visit Frankel Dentistry and we will create oral photo of your teeth. Tag the photo with old adage; Only Floss the Teeth You Want to Keep and tack it to your bathroom mirror. The visual reminder will keep you flossing.

  2. Dr. Frankel often says “a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.”

    This statement rang true today when our manager of  dental hygiene, Debbie, came in to work during  her vacation because caring for our dental family is what we do best!

    So the next time you see Debbie,

    you will know just how much she really cares!


  3. Tooth Brush

    Those nasty cold and flu bugs are in full force right now, and the last thing you are probably thinking about is your teeth. But your oral health can still be affected by your overall health. First of all, don’t skip your normal brushing and flossing routine just because you are under the weather, and keep in mind a few helpful tips!

    1.) Drink Your Water

    To avoid cavities, Dr. Frankel always stresses the importance of drinking water after your eat. Water increases your saliva flow, which helps fight the bad bacteria that causes cavities. But when you have a cold, a stuffy nose causes most people to breath through their mouth, causing the mouth to become more dry than normal. A dry mouth will allow to keep the bad bacteria in your mouth, possibly creating a cavity.

    2.) Brush to Get Medications Off Your Teeth

    Most people think that sucking on cough drops all day long will make you feel better. But actually, you are doing damage to your teeth. Most cough drops are loaded with sugar. Just like a hard candy, having a cough drop sit in your mouth could lead to a cavity. Dr. Frankel’s suggestion would be to make sure you are brushing frequently when you are using cough drops to control your cold and flu symptoms.

    3.) Replace Your Toothbrush

    Many people don’t think about it, but after each illness it is important to change out the toothbrush. When storing your toothbrush keep it in a place where it can dry completely. During the time, be sure not to share a toothbrush (or any utensils) with others in order not to transfer the germs and virus. Finally, washing your hands several times throughout the day will also aid in not passing your illness on to others.

    These are just a few, helpful tips from Dr. Frankel to ensure your oral health stays healthy while you are fighting off those nasty colds and flu.

  4. Toys for Tots


    This year Frankel Dentistry continues to help the Toledo community by teaming up with Toys for Tots! You can drop off any unopened toy at the drop box, located in the entrance way of Frankel Dentistry on Talmadge Road in Toledo or at Frankel & Puhl on Keystone Drive Friday before 2:00 p.m.

    Need more motivation to donate?

    Toys for Tots’ mission is to help less fortunate children experience the joys of Christmas. We are helping local Toledo children smile this holiday season. So instead of “Dr. Frankel wanting to see your smile…” Dr. Frankel also wants to brighten the smile of local children who otherwise will not experience the joys of the holiday season.

    HURRY! The collection ends FRIDAY, December 5th! Drop your unwrapped toy today!


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