Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Cosmetic Dentistry

  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? 

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    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. Did you know 69% of American adults are missing at least one tooth? Losing an adult tooth can be devastating, not only does it affect your mental health but your physical health as well. Missing teeth can lead to gum disease, bone loss, and more missing teeth. 

    Looking for a solution?

    Dental implants and implant supported dentures are the best and most permanent way to replace missing teeth. Frankel Dentistry offers partial and full dentures, placed with a titanium root which can be just as strong as your original teeth. This helps prevent bone loss and build confidence in your smile.

    The beauty of implant supported dentures at Frankel Dentistry, is the procedure is done in house. We take a 3D scan that allows us to place the implant virtually, in the perfect spot. Once the dental image of the implant is created we can create a guide. The guide allows the implant supported dentures to be quickly and precisely placed.

    Within three to four months, the implant or implants will fuse to the bone, and the implant crown, tooth, or dentures can be placed.

    Don’t believe us? Meet Alan.

    Alan is a kind, friendly Toledo native who loves family, conversation, and Cafe Donuts. We sat down with Alan, listened to his concerns, weighed out his options and the final result? A beautiful, brand new smile.

    Alan shares how appearances have such an impact on your well-being. While he is still the same kind soul he was before his smile makeover, he finds himself easily accepted by new friends, presented with new opportunities and confidence in his smile. Find your smile again at Frankel Dentistry.

  4. 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. 

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    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!🦃

  5. Frankel Dentistry specializes in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. While Cosmetic Dentistry is one of Dr. Frankel’s passions he also highlights the importance of Restorative Dentistry and the impact it makes on thousands of people each year. Same Day Fixed Implant Dentures fall into this category and at Frankel Dentistry we have changed the lives with this procedure.

    Partial edentulism affects a large majority of adults in America. Over 33 million individuals have dentures. Dentures replace missing teeth with prosthetics and restore the size and shape of the original smile. An Implant Denture is a set of prosthetics supported by a titanium post placed in the patient’s mouth. Implant dentures offer convenience, natural function, natural looking smile, and longevity. Fixed implants preserve the bone and maintain facial features, patients are able to talk, chew, and smile just as before with their natural teeth. Only your dental professional will be able to detect your dentures. If you maintain proper care and stay up to date with you recare appointments your implant dentures can last a lifetime.

    Call today to schedule your FREE consultation. You can meet our team, tour our office, and discuss all your oral care goals.

  6. Last month, Dr. Frankel spent some time studying with two incredible dental innovators Dr. Michael Apa and Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Both world renowned dentists based out of New York City and known for their work in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry! Drs. Apa, Frankel, and Rosenthal spent time discussing advances in porcelain veneers. Cosmetic Dentistry is one of Dr. Frankel’s passions. A very special thank you to Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Apa, Cathy and the rest of his incredible team.

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  7. Dental Veneers are life changing.


    Have you been thinking about a smile makeover, but don’t know where to start. What about veneers? 

    It is all in the smile design!

    Did you know that Dr. Frankel has changed the lives of hundreds of people with a smile makeover using veneers! He is truly Toledo’s smile makeover expert.

    So natural only your dental professional knows about the transformation.

    What are Veneers?

    Veneers are beautifully crafted, custom-made porcelain sheaths that restore crooked, malformed, or damaged teeth, allowing for a balanced, enhanced and unique smile while restoring strength and functionality.

    The ideal combination of art, science and dentistry can be seen in dental veneers.


    Why Veneers?

    Many people consider veneers because they provide a natural-looking tooth appearance; gum tissue tolerates porcelain well; porcelain veneers are stain-resistant; the color of a porcelain veneer can be selected such that it makes dark teeth appear whiter; veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth’s color and shape because they generally don’t require the extensive shaping before the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative. Call today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more.

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    Why Frankel Dentistry?

    Placement of such small, porcelain materials takes much skill, precision and artistry of a well trained cosmetic dentist, like Frankel Dentistry. With his expertise, he will quickly be able to fix such problems as worn enamel as well as chipped, discolored, misaligned, irregularly shaped, cracked, or uneven teeth, giving you a beautiful, natural-looking smile that you would like to show off to all your friends and family.

    Beautiful, perfect teeth in just two weeks, probably sounds too good to be true…but, with porcelain veneers and Dr. Frankel’s eye for detail, Frankel Dentistry can create a total smile miracle in just a few weeks. In fact, many patients wish they had their smiles changed sooner. Call Frankel Dentistry for a complimentary consultation today.

    Dr. Frankel loves creating beautiful, healthy smiles.


    What to Expect?

    In just three short appointments with Frankel Dentistry, you will have your new smile. 

    First, you will come to our office for a consultation. Here, the Frankel Dentistry staff will discuss the different options available to you. We will also take x-rays and go over a treatment plan. Cosmetic digital imaging is also provided to aid you in your decision-making process. If your teeth and gum tissue is disease-free. Impressions will be taken to create a wax mock-up of your new smile.

    Next, during your second visit, Frankel Dentistry will prepare your teeth by filing off about a ½ millimeter of enamel. To avoid the minimal discomfort, you will be given a local anesthetic. Frankel Dentistry staff will place temporary veneers over your teeth. You will leave with a beautiful smile.

    Two weeks later, your veneers will be ready. You will come in for a final appointment. Then, each shell is secured to your teeth with cement. Once finished, the Frankel Dentistry team will review the care process and you are free to leave with your new smile!

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  8. Say “Cheese!”

    If you have ever seen one of the Frankel Dentistry billboards then you might have recognized one or more of those smiles that are up there. Frankel Dentistry staff and patients volunteer to take part in our company’s photoshoots. Why? Because they love to show off their Frankel smile!
    A Frankel smile is one that is healthy, beautiful, and long-lasting. Dr. Frankel, Dr. Puhl and all of our professional team are devoted to enhancing the natural beauty of our patient’s smiles. With the use of state-of-the-art technology and up-to-date procedures, we are able to provide a quality of dentistry that our patients deserve.

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    At Frankel Dentistry, you are part of our family. All of our patients receive the most aesthetic, minimally invasive, caring, cost-effective therapies available. We provide comprehensive examinations and treatment plan options to restore our patient’s natural smile. We also provide cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve the smile you have always dreamed about.

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    With so much attention to details and care, it’s no wonder our patients and staff love showing off their Frankel smile! 

    Want a one of a kind Frankel Smile? Call our office and set up a complimentary consultation. See you soon!

    We would like to give a big thank you to Memories Captured by Brenda for having us this past weekend at her studio.

  9. Ever wonder how your favorite celebrity has such a perfect smile? Hollywood celebrities are known to flash their white, bright smiles on the red carpet. Did you know you can get the same procedures done to get the smile of your dreams? Dr. Frankel and Team specialize in cosmetic dentistry and personalized smiles.
    Here are the top 5 cosmetic dentistry procedures to smile like the stars:
    1) Teeth Whitening – our new patients actually receive a free whitening kit and free refills of gel with cleaning appointments.
    2) Veneers
    3) Cosmetic Dental Bonding
    4) Orthodontics and Invisalign
    5) Dental Crowns
    Schedule a free consultation with our team to discuss how you can achieve your hollywood smile.
    A healthy, bright smile can make a difference – keep your new year’s resolution promise to yourself!

  10. 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.