Jon Frankel Dentistry

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  1. June is Men’s Health Awareness Month and Frankel Dentistry is spreading awareness and encouraging healthy habits. Did you know over 350,000 men die every year from heart disease? And only 3 out 5 have regular physicals. Believe it or not, your oral health is connected to your health! This is why we always say a Healthy Mouth Promotes a Healthy Body! Oral health is often overlooked but did you know there are currently 3.6 billion individuals struggling with oral diseases? 

    Father and Son smiling and laughing. Baby is waving. Healthy, bright smile. University of Toledo representative. University of Toledo gear.

    Your mouth is typically a good indicator of your overall well-being. Individuals with periodontal disease have the same risk factors as those with heart disease. Diseases such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and Alzthemiers can all be connected to oral health. Frankel Dentistry wants to see you live a healthy, happy life with smiles to share for years to come. How can you make sure you’re practicing a healthy lifestyle?

    Here are some heart healthy habits to help encourage a healthy lifestyle!

    1. A healthy diet.

    Limit your fat and sodium consumption! Highly fat foods are known to increase your risk of heart disease or stroke. This is because fatty foods increase cholesterol which lead to high blood pressure, build up in the blood, clogged arteries, and more. 

    A heart healthy diet includes whole grains, fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and limit processed foods. 

    1. Exercise!

    30 minutes a few days a week is all you need! Cardio exercises such as walking, running, cycling, or exercise classes all help strengthen your heart. Find a form of exercise you love and will look forward to! 

    1. DENTAL CARE

    As you know a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body! Studies have shown bacteria in the mouth creates plaque which can move into the bloodstream and increase your risk for diabetes, stroke, and more. Remember to brush twice a day for at least two minutes, floss regularly, and schedule your recare appointments! 

    1. Quality rest.

    Quality sleep is essential to your health and well-being. Sleep allows your heart to rest as well as improve blood pressure and heart rate. We recommend a 7-8 hours of quality rest a night.

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  2. June is filled with dozens of reasons to smile. This month we smile because Frankel Dentistry is welcoming a new doctor. We are overjoyed to present Dr. Erin Waples D.D.S!

    An Ohio native and former Ohio State Buckeye! Dr. Waples was born and raised in the small village of Mogadore in Northeastern Ohio. She grew up loving soccer, track, and the great outdoors, spending dozens of weekends camping and hiking with her family. 

    She attended the University of Akron where she studied Biomedical Engineering. She knew she wanted a fulfilling, impactful career while still being able to maintain a work life balance. Post graduation she began shadowing different career fields and discovered her passion for dentistry. “There is something so special about working with your hands, touching the lives of patients, and creating long lasting relationships and friendships.” 

    A young Erin Waples pursued her dental degree at THE Ohio State University. She spent her time in Columbus playing intramural soccer, attending Buckeye games with friends, and serving the community through the Delta Sigma Delta organization.

    Dr. Waples is special to us because she is special to someone here! While at THE Ohio State University she met her fiance, fellow Frankel and Puhl dentist, Dr. Westmeyer. Dr. Westmeyer is also an OSU alumni and has been a part of our Maumee team since 2019. These two are avid adventurers! They enjoy camping, hiking, snow sports, and exploring national parks and new destinations! In October 2021 Dr. Westmeyer popped the question and now they patiently plan and await their big day. In the meantime these two are thrilled and grateful to serve the NWO community through their passions. 

    Frankel Dentistry is thrilled to have Dr. Waples a part our team. We cannot wait to Change Lives a Smile at a Time with her.

  3. May is Family Wellness Month AND Mental Health Month.

    Your physical health is just as important as your mental health! This month we are sharing healthy habits to encourage a healthier lifestyle for you and your family!

    1. Get outside! A little summer sunshine can go a long way. Chances are you’ve spent the winter tucked away and Vitamin D deprived. Take a family walk or bike ride in the evening, visit a new park or trail, walk the dog daily, and be sure to take in the sunshine and fresh air.
    Toledo local organization Miles for Smiles walk. Mom and children walking as a form of exercise.
    1. Try a healthy new recipe. Pick a night to cook a healthy meal with your family. This is a great way to spend quality time together while still being productive. This is also an opportunity to teach children the importance of a balanced diet and trying new foods.
    1. Practice mindfulness. This is an opportunity to help your children understand the importance of mental health. Simply reflect on the day you’ve had or situations which have left your little ones with certain emotions. Help them discover “why” they feel the emotions they do. Also, try a five minute meditation or positive affirmations. Encourage your children to highlight their favorite things about themselves to promote self esteem!
    1. Find a self care routine. Help your loved ones find a way they love to care for themselves, this could be taking time for a skin care routine, workout routine, an oral care routine, or nighttime cooldown routine. This is time for you all to relax yet still be productive towards your health.
    Oral care is self care. Three different forms of self care that can help you take care of your mind and body.
Oral care routine, skin care routine, mental care routine.
    1. Practice oral health! A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Teaching your kids healthy oral habits at a young age can help ensure a beautiful, life lasting smile. Brush, floss, rinse, visit Dr. Frankel and repeat!
    2. Connect with one another. Good relationships are important for your mental wellbeing. It never hurts to remind your family how much they mean to you and the impact they’ve made on your life.
    Family photo for Dental office in Toledo at the Wildwood Metroparks. A team of moms and their kids.
  4. It is National Children’s Dental Health Month. https://www.aapd.org/about/about-aapd/news-room/latest-news/a-national-childrens-dental-health-month-letter-from-aapd-president-dr.-donly/

     The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry celebrate parents who bring in their children as soon as the first tooth pops through and continue every six months.

    Children coming in early for dental visits enjoy improved dental health. We make it fun at Frankel Dentistry. For a quick child’s eye-view check this video of our office. You will be in good company. It has over nine million views!

    Kids love visiting our office because we make it fun. Parents can make dental home care fun by letting children select their toothbrushes, teaching them to brush, and brushing with them. There are several toothbrushing songs/videos to keep children brushing for a full two minutes. 

    Another great way to motivate your young tooth brusher is charting daily brushing. The folks at Frankel Dentistry created a chart for you to print out. 

    Remember, it takes 90 days to develop a new habit.

  5. Being located only a mile South from the state line and beautiful Michigan farm lands, Frankel Dentistry is no stranger to farmers and their families. However, this chilly December afternoon, we had a visitor we’ve never seen before. 

    It was a calm day in the office just like any other. Our front desk receptionist welcomed patients as something odd caught her eye. “Maybe, I’m just seeing things” she thought to herself, when once again a red flash dashed across the glass office door. 

    A comedy ensued. The patient had no idea her rooster had hijacked a ride with her to Frankel Dentistry. Once alerted, an event mirroring the keystone cops of yesteryear began. The escapee rooster’s owner, Dr. Greiss, Madison, and Megan were zigzagging across the parking lot. The clever bird had the edge for longer than one might hope. Eventually cornered and corralled, the rooster was defeated but safe. The now seasoned dentist, hygienist, assistant, and patient returned to changing lives a smile at a time through dentistry. 

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    Frankel Dentistry has offered the best dental experience for 75 years. It is easy to see why they have been awarded the Best of Toledo Dental by the readers of City Paper for 11 years. They are more than dental professionals. They are family, friends, and when needed farmers.

  6. Gratitude Always. It has been quite a year for Frankel Dentistry. We have watched our spirits, team, and leadership grow immensely. With gratitude being one of our Core Values, we find it even more imperative to express gratitude for the big and small during this season. 

    One thing we can always be thankful for is our team. 

    Not only do we have the best patients, but the best team. 

    May Frankel Family and Children Photoshoot

    A positive workplace encourages productivity and inspires drive in all individuals. I’d love to thank our team for being focused on their goals, providing the best patient care, exercising strong communication, and always going above and beyond in their department as well as others. 

    We are grateful to build and grow with a driven, dedicated, and passionate team. Changing Lives a Smile at a Time is even more meaningful with people who uplift you and push us to be the best! So to all of our Frankel Dentistry teams -thank you, we are grateful for each and everyone of you.💙  Happy Thanksgiving!🦃

  7. Dental floss, you know what it is, but do you use it?

    Don’t tell Mom. I can’t find the floss.

    Flossing is the most effective way to remove bacteria plaque and food from in between your teeth. Technique is as important as frequency. Here’s what we know.

    -Floss your teeth as least once every 24 hours.

    -Do not see-saw back and forth against the gums.

    -Pull the floss tight against the tooth.

    -Gently slide the floss up and down the length of the tooth.

    Flossing Mama

    The patients at Frankel Dentistry have shared a few valuable hints regarding their use of dental floss.

    -Find a floss you like. Some of our favorites are Cocofloss, Dr. Tung’s, Glide and Expanding or stretchy floss.

    -Use a mirror. Several patients prefer magnified cosmetic mirrors.

    -Make it a habit.

    -Enjoy a healthier smile.

    Floss it
  8. Global Hug Your Kids Day


    The third Monday in July is Global Hug your Kid Day. Toledo, Ohio dental practice Frankel Dentistry is all about kids. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff may not be hugging their young patients, but they do applaud parents who bring in their children for regular dental exams and cleanings.

    July 17, 2020

    “Children supported by their parents in visiting the dentist inherit a lifetime of dental health”, states dental hygienist, Brittney Gates. “We are seeing more and more children who simply love the dentist”, shares owner/dentist  Dr. Jon Frankel. When asked why, the same answers echoed throughout the office.

    I love the dentist!


    • Modern Technology for all areas of dental treatment
    • Televisions in each operatory
    • The best treasure chest in the Midwest
    • Parents who care
    Hugs, Smiles, Health


    The protocol has changed for children. Infants are brought in as soon as the first tooth pops in. Frankel Dentistry even gifts the baby patients with a bib!

    First Tooth is Time to Schedule

    If you have questions about this new protocol contact the Frankel Dentistry they will send you a brochure on Infant Care. Call 419-474-9611, email at mailoffice@jonfrankeldentistry.com or contact them on Facebook.

    Frankel Dentistry has served generations of patients since 1946. They love what they do. It is obvious they are changing lives a smile at at time. Just ask one of the many patients who have celebrated over 60 years as patients!

    Always Better Since 1946
    Our protocol has changed with COVID-19

    New Protocol

  9. Caring for others has been a key element in a Toledo, Ohio dental office. Asked about their values, to a person, the doctors, healthcare providers and staff at Frankel Dentistry will tell you, they are: Serve All, Always Better and Gratitude.

    Frankel Dentistry


    COVID-19 did not close this dental practice. They remained open to serve those in dental pain, many having been referred by urgent care centers and Emergency Rooms. Following the CDC guidelines and adapting to a new normal was immediate. Systems were designed and implemented. This is a dental practice that thinks like a family.

    Dental Family

    Wondering what insights these thoughtful folks might have, we inquired, “What is a helpful hint for families during the pandemic”?  We were not surprised to find the answers were quick and useful.

    Front Desk Team Leader Danielle Z


    Base everything you do on one premise, do no harm. Think of others.

    Danielle Z

    Wash Your Hands

    Wash your hands.

    Rebecca

    Fresh Air

    Get fresh air daily.

    Julie

    Thanks Mom


    Make a daily schedule for your kids.

    Brittney

    Stay!


    Stay home.

    Lisa

    Leave it at the door!


    Do not wear shoes you have worn outside in your home.

    Brandi

    Before – After


    Use your extra at-home time to organize and clean.

    Pamela

    Keep It Clean

    Wipe down surfaces you touch frequently.

    Elena

    Keep in Touch


    Text at least two friends or family members every day.

    Alexa

    Want to know more about Frankel Dentistry? https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/

    Brush, Floss, Clean and DANCE!
  10. Years back, television sit-coms reflected Pops as sole bread winners. They wore suits and ties. You never saw them cooking in the kitchen or cleaning house. They might don an apron when helping with the dishes after a special meal like Thanksgiving dinner. Dads only did Dad-things like read the paper and carve the roast. Things have changed.

    Today’s fathers cook, clean, babysit, change diapers, and grocery shop. They nearly do it all! There is one thing they avoid. According to the call center at Frankel Dentistry, oddly enough, Dads do not schedule dental appointments. The dental appointment scheduling specialists in this mid-western office report wives, girlfriends and mothers seem to be in charge of dental health. It is curious but let’s keep our fathers healthy. Call and make them a dental appointment!

    Father’s Day is around the corner. We can keep our “more valuable than ever” Dads healthier by getting them back to the dentist. Dental health promotes overall health. It is especially important during this challenging time to optimize health.

    Teeth whitening, teeth straightening, or other elective procedures might sweeten the pot for Pop on his big day. If you have a Dad in need of a dentist. Make him smile. Call a dentist and schedule an appointment for him.

    Frankel Dentistry has been voted Best Dentist by the readers of Toledo City Paper for the last 10 years. For a preview of what to expect. Check out the video of long time employee Kenyetta below.