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  1. As summer comes to an end and the back-to-school season begins, it’s the perfect time to instill healthy dental habits in kids to ensure their smiles shine brightly through the year. Good oral hygiene not only supports their overall health but also boosts their confidence and self-esteem. Frankel Dentistry wants to help all our NW Ohio families care for their oral health and share their smiles confidently with their friends and peers. Here are some essential tips for parents to help teach our little ones the importance of maintaining excellent dental care during the school year.

    Brushing and Flossing!

    Start the day off strong by encouraging kids to brush their teeth for at least two minutes after breakfast and before bedtime. If brushing is a breeze, introduce flossing! Flossing removes plaque around and between teeth. Did you know if you skip out on flossing, you miss out on cleaning 40% of your tooth’s surface area.

    Choose Teeth-Friendly Snacks:

    Teaching kids to make smart snack choices can help them better care for their dental health. Try snacks like fresh fruits, veggies, yogurt, and cheese instead of sugary treats and sticky candies.

    Pack a Tooth-Friendly Lunch:

    When packing lunches incorporate dental-friendly items such as carrot sticks, cucumber slices, and whole-grain crackers. Avoid sugary drinks and try milk or water instead.

     

    Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

    Encourage your kids to drink water throughout the day. Water not only keeps them hydrated but also helps wash away bacteria and acid that can lead to tooth decay.

    Regular Dental Checkups:

    Schedule with us! Schedule regular dental visits for your little ones. We recommend bi-annual visits to the dentist to maintain strong oral health habits and catch any potential dental issues early on and ensure a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles.

    Is Your Child an All-Star? Consider a mouth guard!

    If your child participates in sports, ensure they wear a properly fitted mouth guard to protect their teeth from any injuries that could happen on or off the field during games and practices. One of the best parts about sports is the sugary electrolytes drinks we love to refuel with. Excessive sugar can lead to tooth decay, so it’s better to opt for healthier alternatives like water or diluted fruit juices.

     

    As we gear up for the back-to-school season, let’s prioritize our children’s dental health by teaching them healthy habits that will last a lifetime. By incorporating these simple tips into their daily routine, we can ensure that their smiles stay bright, confident, and healthy throughout the school year. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body! Better dental health practices could maybe even mean less sick days! Remember, instilling good oral hygiene practices set the foundation for a lifetime of dental health!

    Due for a cleaning or looking for a new family dentist? Frankel Dentistry is happy to care for you and your little ones. With two offices, flexible hours, gentle hygienists, and more, we’re here to create the best dental care experience.

    Call today to schedule or visit us online at www.jonfrankeldentistry.com

    Toledo: 419-474-9611

    Maumee: 419-893-0221

     

     

  2. Visiting the dentist can be an anxiety-inducing experience for many people, leading them to avoid crucial dental care altogether. At Frankel Dentistry, we understand and empathize with your dental anxiety. Our mission is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where you feel comfortable and at ease. With a team of highly, skilled professionals, state-of-the-art technology, and a patient-centric approach, we are proud to offer the best dental care experience that caters to your unique needs.

    Empathy and Understanding:

    1 in 3 patients struggle with dental anxiety. At Frankel Dentistry, we recognize dental anxiety is real and can be triggered by fear of pain, past negative experiences, or uncertainty about treatment. Our compassionate team takes the time to listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and tailor our approach to provide you with personalized care. We always want to create a safe space where you feel supported throughout your dental journey.

    Gentle and Pain-Free Dentistry:

    We prioritize your comfort during every step of your dental treatment. Our skilled dentists practice the latest techniques and advancements in dentistry to ensure a gentle and pain-free experience. Team members regularly attend continued education classes to better serve patients. When it comes to pain we offer a variety of numbing and sedation options, especially for those with sever anxiety. We are committed to making your visit as comfortable as possible.

    Comprehensive Range of Services:

    At Frankel Dentistry, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services to address all your oral health needs. Whether you require a routine check up, cosmetic dentistry to enhance your smile, or restorative treatments like dental implants, our team has the expertise to deliver top-notch care. We also have specialist in office to help care for unique or specialized treatment.

    State-of-the-Art Technology:

    We believe in staying at the forefront of dental technology to provider you with the best care available. Our dental office is equipped with state of the art equipment including digital x-rays, intraoral cameras, and laser dentistry to ensure accurate diagnoses and efficient, minimally invasive treatments.

    Relaxing Atmosphere:

    We take pride in cultivating a relaxing and inviting atmosphere in our dental office. From soothing décor to comfortable waiting areas, we aim to alleviate while visiting the dentist.

    Patient Education:

    At Frankel Dentistry, we want to empowering our patients through education. This is why we offer complimentary consultations. We want to take time to explain treatment options, procedures, and proper oral care techniques, so you can make informed decision about your dental health. We also understand dental care can be a significant financial investment. TO make our services accessible to everyone, we offer care credit and work with a variety of dental insurance plans.

    Serve All, Always Better. At Frankel Dentistry we are passionate about providing a dental care experience that prioritizes your comfort and well-being. From understand and empathizing with dental anxiety to offering a wide range of services with the latest technology, specialists, and compassionate team members, we strive to deliver the best possible care for each patient. Don’t let dental anxiety prevent you from achieving optimal oral health and a confident smile. Come experience the difference at Frankel Dentistry. Your smile deserves the best, and that’s precisely what we’re here to provide, the Best Dental Care Experience!

    Due for a cleaning or looking for a new dental practice? Let us create the best dental care experience for you and your family. We have two offices, flexible hours, evenings, and weekends.

    Call today to schedule.

    Toledo: 419-474-9611

    Maumee: 419-893-0221

     

  3. Creating the best dental care experience just keeps getting better! At Frankel Dentistry one of the reasons we love where we work is because we love who we work with! Over the past few months we’ve had so many new, passionate, friendly faces join our team to help us create the best dental care experience for all our Northwest Ohio families! We are so excited to introduce you to our two newest doctors, both joining us from Tufts University in Boston, Massachusetts. Please help us welcome, Dr. Abdullah Elsalti and Dr. Mohamad Siblini!

    Dr. Abdullah Elsalti was born in Tuscon, Arizona, however he spent his formative years in Damascus, Syria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Raised by supportive parents, Dr. Elsalti credits them for instilling in him the values of hard work, kindness, and dedication. As a child he watched his parents and siblings struggle with dental problems which fueled his determination to make a difference in other’s lives. After completing his high school education, Dr. Elsalti pursued his dream of becoming a dentist. He graduated from Damascus University School of Dental Medicine in 2013.

    Driven by a desire to enhance his skills and provide comprehensive dental care, Dr. Elsalti embarked on a new journey by moving back to the United States. Prior to being accepted to a US dental program, Dr. Elsalti worked as a dental assistant. He enrolled at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he graduated in May 2023. He has over a decade of expertise in the dental field! Always Better, Dr. Elsalti is passionate about serving others and finds immense joy in participating in dental missions which give back to those less forunate. One of his favorite missions so far being “Give Kids a Smile”.

    Outside of dentistry, Dr. Elsalti enjoys watching NBA basketball, some of his favorites being Stephen Curry and Nikola Jokic. He also loves soccer, traveling, and music! You can always find him singing and humming throughout the day. Make sure you ask him his current favorite song while you’re in office! 

    While we have Dr. Elsalti joining our Toledo practice, we have Dr. Mohamad Siblini joining our Maumee team! 

    Dr. Mohamad Siblini. Born in Lebanon, Dr. Siblini spent most of his years in Saudi Arabia before embarking on an exciting journey that led him to the United States. His diverse background and experiences have shaped him into the dedicated healthcare professional he is today!

    After earning his dental degree, BDS, in Saudi Arabia in 2013, Dr. Siblini was admitted into the Prosthodontic residency program, where he honed his skills and expertise. Seeking further growth and opportunities, he moved to the United States in late 2016 and joined a dental implant clinic in Michigan as a Prosthodontist/Surgical assistant. During this time, he gained invaluable experience in full mouth rehabilitation while also completing his dental boards.

    In 2020, Dr. Siblini was admitted into the prestigious International Dentist program at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. There, he successfully completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree, further enhancing his knowledge and clinical proficiency.

    Outside of the office, Dr. Siblini finds joy in various hobbies. He has achieved a 3rd-degree black belt in Karate and has actively trained and mentored younger students, fostering leadership qualities and discipline. He also enjoys swimming and soccer, which keep him active and balanced in his personal life!

    Both Dr. Mohamad Siblini and Dr. Abdullah Elsalti bring a remarkable level of dedication, passion, and kindness to our dental family! Please help us welcome these two! We can’t wait to Change Lives a Smile at a Time with you!

  4. Tooth sensitivity can be a frustrating and uncomfortable dental issue that affects millions of people worldwide. Sharp, sudden pain that accompanies the consumption of hot or cold foods and beverages can put a damper on daily life. While there are various causes behind tooth sensitivity, it’s important to address any underlying problems rather than simply endure the discomfort. Let’s dive deeper into tooth sensitivity and how to help!

    Tooth sensitivity can be a result of many factors such as:

    Tooth enamel erosion: The protective layer of enamel can wear down over time due to aggressive brushing, acidic foods, or acid reflux. As the enamel thins, the underlying dentin becomes exposed, leading to sensitivity.

    Dental cavities: Cavities compromise the integrity of the tooth structure, causing sensitivity when the nerve endings are exposed to stimuli.

    Gum recession: Receding gums expose the tooth roots, which lack the protective enamel covering. The roots contain tiny tubules that connect to nerve endings, making them more susceptible to sensitivity.

    six tips on how to help sensitive teeth.

    Of course we recommend speaking with your dental care provider to find any underlying health concerns but if you can’t get into the office soon enough here are some tips to  help:

    Use a soft-bristled toothbrush: Brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush and adopting a gentle brushing technique can prevent further enamel erosion and gum recession.

    Use desensitizing toothpaste: Specialized toothpaste for sensitive teeth contains compounds that help block nerve sensations and provide relief. Regular use can help reduce sensitivity over time.

    Avoid acidic and sugary foods: Acidic foods and beverages, as well as excessive sugar consumption, can contribute to enamel erosion and tooth decay. Limiting their intake can protect your teeth from further damage.

    Wear a mouthguard at night: If tooth sensitivity is caused by teeth grinding or clenching, wearing a mouthguard at night can help minimize the pressure on your teeth and prevent enamel wear.

    It’s important to note that these are all temporary fixes, it’s crucial to schedule regular dental visits with our team at Frankel Dentistry to address the underlying causes of tooth sensitivity! A dental professional can identify any dental issues, such as cavities, gum disease, or enamel erosion, and develop a personalized treatment plan. Routine dental cleanings and examinations are essential for maintaining optimal oral health and preventing further complications! We’d be happy to take a look at your smile! 

    Call today to schedule or visit us online!

    Toledo:419-474-9611   Maumee: 419-893-0221

    www.jonfrankeldentistry.com

  5. Dental Hygienists are dental healthcare providers! The scope of practice may  vary from state to state. At Frankel Dentistry, our patients tell us we have the  best dental hygienists and we agree.

    In Ohio, they perform a wide range of services, such as: 

    Examining teeth and gums to identify problems, which may include cavities,  gum disease, or oral cancer. 

    Cleaning teeth and gums. Using specific dental instruments and tools, they  remove plaque, tartar, and stains, which helps prevent tooth decay and gum  disease. 

    Taking radiographs. Dental hygienists may take x-rays of teeth and jaws to  reveal issues not visible in an oral exam. 

    Instructing and explaining toothbrushing and flossing, diet, and the use of  fluoride. Oral health education may include diseases of the teeth, gums, and  mouth. 

    Local anesthesia and nitrous oxide may be administered by dental hygienists  under the supervision of a licensed dentist. 

    Applying topical fluoride to strengthen and remineralize enamel is another  dental hygienist function. 

    Dental hygienists are invaluable members of the dental health team. Your  smile will thank you if you see your dental hygienist once every 3 to 6  months.

     

     

    At Frankel Dentistry, we love our careers and we love our workplace! There is nothing better than serving others through our passions!
    Looking for a career in dentistry? Apply online today at www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/careers/

    Here why we love Frankel Dentistry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9dvu_WwOxY

  6. Teeth seem to be getting whiter and whiter. A beautiful bright smile is attractive. There are several at home teeth whitening products. We asked our dental professionals and patients. These are a few of their favorites.

    Brighter Smiles with Teeth Whitening!

    Brighten your smile with teeth whitening!

    Both the patients and the dental professionals stressed seeing your dentist first. Dental diseases such as swollen bleeding gums and decay need to be addressed before whitening teeth.

    The best option according to those we asked is custom whitening trays. They fit well and therefore the gel is neatly placed around the teeth. Some dental offices offer whitening for life. Once the initial trays are made and tubes of whitening gel purchased patients receive an additional tube of whitening at each dental hygiene visit. 

    Another favorite was Crest 3D Whitestrips. They are not custom-made but are convenient and easily accessible.

    Opalescence Go is offered at many dental practices as a complimentary gift for new patients after they have completed necessary treatment. Once again, it is not a custom fit but comes in different strengths and is designed to be used 10-15 days for maximum results. 

    Demonstration and steps regarding how to use Opalescence Go whitening.

     

    Colgate Optic Toothpaste and Opalescence Whitening toothpaste come up as preferred whitening toothpastes.

    It is important to note that while these products can be effective, it is essential to consult with a dentist before starting any whitening treatment.

    Description on how Frankel Dentistry creates the best dental care experience for patients through general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry, comprehensive new patient exams, complimentary consultations, advanced technology and more.

    Let Frankel Dentistry create the best dental care experience for you!

  7. “Education is what has allowed us to touch the lives of so many!” While always seeking to serve others, the importance of education cannot be overstated. With an Always Better approach Frankel Dentistry partnered with Owens Community College with aims to provide better education, opportunity, and bridge the gap between education and the industry. The Frankel Dental Lab, located in Toledo, Ohio, is a state-of-the-art facility that provides students with hands-on experience in the field of dentistry. The lab is an excellent example of how two institutions with similar missions can come together to create something truly remarkable. 

    Dr. Jon Frankel DDS from Toledo, Ohio with Dr. Dione D. Somerville of Owens Community College,

    Dr. Jon Frankel DDS with Dr. Dione D. Somerville.

    Owens Community College is a community college located in Perrysburg, Ohio, with campuses in both Perrysburg and Findlay. The college’s mission is to provide accessible and affordable education that prepares students for the workforce and enriches the community. Owens Community College offers over 130 programs and serves almost 20,000 students each year. Frankel Dentistry, on the other hand, is an employee-owned dental practice with a mission to provide exceptional dental care to their patients. The practice was founded in 1946 by Dr. Sheldon Frankel, and since then, it has been committed to providing high-quality dental care to their patients in a friendly and welcoming environment. Everyday, employees vocalize the importance of “Serving All with an Always Better mindset” this stems from the original Core Values of Serve All, Always Better, G.E.T (gratitude, encouragement, trust) set by founder, Dr. Sheldon Frankel himself. Over the last 75 years, Frankel Dentistry has grown to become one of the best dental practices in Northwest Ohio, with multiple locations across the state. 

     

    Owens Community College and Frankel Dentistry share a common goal: to provide exceptional education and training to individuals that will enable them to succeed in their passions. This shared vision is what led to the creation of the Frankel Dental Lab, which provides students with hands-on experience in the field of dentistry and patient care. Frankel Dentistry’s commitment to excellence and providing exceptional dental care is reflected in the quality of education that the students receive at the Frankel Dental Lab. The lab’s state-of-the-art technology and equipment reflect Owens Community College’s commitment to providing students with the tools they need to succeed in their chosen fields. 

     

    Last March, Frankel Dentistry celebrated this monumental moment in Frankel history and Dr. Jon Frankel DDS shared a few words “Education is what has allowed us to touch the lives of so many through dentistry and healthcare. I am honored and delighted to have the Frankel Dental Lab support the passions of Owens Community College and the success in their future. We are thrilled to have the Frankel Dental Lab reflect the values of both Owens Community College and Frankel Dentistry. Our greatest gift has always been the opportunity to serve others.

    Dr. Jon Frankel DDS

    Frankel Dentistry doctors, hygienists, EFDA, office managers, and OCC graduates in new Owens Community College Dental Lab celebrating the opening!

  8. March is Women’s History Month and last Wednesday Frankel Dentistry celebrated International Women’s Day! Did you know over 90% of dental team members are female. Dentistry and support is a female dominated field.

    Dentistry would not be what it is today without the thousands of women who have dedicated their lives to oral health care.

    Empower a woman, empower a community – Celebrating the strength, resilience, and achievements of women worldwide on International Women’s Day.💙

    Let’s learn more about the importance of women in dentistry!

    Dental hygiene and assisting are important fields in the dental industry, with the role of women in these fields growing significantly in recent years. Women have been taking on more roles in dentistry and, as a result, are making significant contributions to the field. Among these roles, the positions of hygienists and EFDAs (Expanded Function Dental Assistants) stand out for their crucial contributions to dental care.

    Women in Dental Hygiene

    Dental hygiene is a critical aspect of dental care, as it helps prevent and manage oral health problems. Dental hygienists work in dental offices, clinics, and hospitals, and are responsible for performing dental cleanings, oral exams, and educating patients about proper oral hygiene practices. Women make up a significant portion of the dental hygiene workforce, with the American Dental Hygienists’ Association reporting that 98.4% of all dental hygienists in the United States are women.

    Women in EFDAs

    Expanded Function Dental Assistants, or EFDAs, work closely with dentists to provide essential dental care to patients. EFDAs are responsible for a variety of tasks, including placing and removing dental fillings, taking x-rays, and assisting with dental surgeries. Like dental hygiene, EFDAs play an essential role in the provision of dental care. Women make up a significant portion of the EFDA workforce as well, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics reporting that 95.6% of all dental assistants are women.

     

    Last week we also celebrated Dental Assistant’s Appreciation Week! How cute is our team?

    Dental assistants celebrating dentistry as a team!

    We love our Dental Assistants!

    The Importance of Women in Dentistry

    Women have always played an important role in the dental industry, but their contributions have become increasingly significant in recent years. The reasons for this include increasing numbers of women entering the dental field and a growing awareness of the importance of oral health. Women have proven to be highly skilled and knowledgeable dental professionals, bringing their unique perspectives and experiences to the field.

    Women have made significant contributions to the dental industry as dental hygienists and EFDAs.  The growing numbers of women in these roles is a positive sign for the future of dental care and will undoubtedly continue to benefit patients for years to come. At Frankel Dentistry we are grateful for the women who have helped us build our practice and provide our Toledo and Maumee communities with excellent patient care. 

     

    Looking for a career in dentistry? Visit us online at jonfrankeldentistry.com/careers

     

  9. Taking care of your pet’s oral health is an important part of their overall well-being. A healthy mouth, promotes a healthy body! Just like humans, pets can suffer from a variety of dental issues, including plaque, tartar, and periodontal disease, if their oral health isn’t properly maintained.

    First, let’s talk about why pet oral health is so important. Not only can poor oral health lead to bad breath, but it can also create a number of other problems for your pet. For instance, bacteria can easily enter the bloodstream through the gums and cause infections in other organs. This can lead to a variety of illnesses and can even be life-threatening. That’s why it’s so important to practice good oral hygiene for your pet.

    Let’s talk about how to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy. One of the best ways to do this is by brushing your pet’s teeth regularly. You can purchase special pet toothbrushes and toothpaste at most pet stores. It’s also important to feed your pet a healthy, balanced diet and give them plenty of chew toys. This will help remove plaque and prevent tartar buildup.

    Finally, it’s also important to take your pet to the vet for regular checkups. While Frankel Dentistry does not care for animals, your vet can check your pet’s teeth and gums to make sure they are healthy and can provide advice on the best way to maintain your pet’s oral hygiene! Let’s help your best friend have a lifetime of healthy, happy smiles!

    We’ve said it time and time again but a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body! The same goes for the pets you love! Good oral hygiene is an important part of your pet’s overall health and well-being.

  10. Dental health is an important topic for parents to consider when it comes to their children. Taking care of a child’s oral health can start even before they have their first tooth. It’s important to introduce healthy habits early on to ensure that children have strong, healthy teeth and gums and a lifetime of healthy smiles.

    First and foremost, it’s important to schedule regular dental visits for your child. These visits should start when the first tooth appears and continue throughout their life. During the visits, the dentist will be able to provide advice on oral care, assess the condition of the teeth and gums, and offer preventive treatments such as fluoride applications. Frankel Dentistry offers look and learn appointments to help your child acclimate to the dental office environment while also ensuring their oral health is on the right track.

    At home, parents should help their children develop good brushing habits. Ideally, children should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes each time, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride-containing toothpaste. Parents should help children aged two and under brush their teeth, and should supervise brushing for children up to the age of six.

    In addition to brushing, children should also floss their teeth every day. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from in between teeth, which helps prevent the buildup of cavities and gum disease. It’s important to teach children the proper way to floss, as incorrect technique can do more harm than good.

    Finally, it’s important to limit the amount of sugary snacks and drinks that children consume. Sugary foods and drinks can increase the risk of cavities, so it’s best to limit their intake. Replace sugary snacks with healthy alternatives such as fruits, vegetables, and plain yogurt.

    By following these tips, parents can help ensure that their children have healthy teeth and gums for life. Let’s summarize! Regular visits to the dentist, good brushing habits, flossing, and limiting sugary snacks and drinks are all important components of a good dental health routine.