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Category Archive: Dental Care

  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. 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.

  5. There seems to be a lot of confusion regarding prophylactic pre-medicating (taking a prescribed dose of antibiotics) before dental treatment.

    Do I need an antibiotic before dental treatment?

    At Frankel Dentistry a medical clearance specialist calls the patient’s primary care physician, internal medicine specialist, cardiologist, or orthopedic surgeon to verify if a single dose of antibiotic need be taken minimally one hour or the night before dental procedures.

    Medical Clearance Specialist contacting patient’s physician or specialist before appointment.

    This once common precaution currently pertains to cardiac patients with restorative surgery to heart valves, a history of infection of the sac around the heart, heart transplant patients, individuals born with unrepaired heart disease, those with hearts repaired with shunts or those with leaky valves. For more information, check: https://www.todaysrdh.com/cutting-premedication-confusion/

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    Patients with joint replacement such as knee, hip, or shoulder may or may not require a pre-dose of antibiotic. It varies from one orthopedic surgeon to another. It keeps the Frankel Dentistry medical clearance specialist busy assuring the health of our patients.

    We will check if you need prophylactic premedication.

    Dental Hygienist, Brittney Gates adds, “Recently we have found many of our long-time patients think that a pre-med is only for anxiety. We would like to remind all our patients with heart issues repaired or not and joint restoration or replacement  to play it safe. Take your pre-med if your doctor recommends it.”

    Brittney Gates, RDH

  6. Frankel Dentistry has provided dental care throughout the pandemic.

    They maintained a skeleton crew to care for patients with dental emergencies  keeping hospital ER clear and available for the Coronavirus patients.

    Once The Honorable Governor Mike Dewine announced the reopening of dental offices the staff at Frankel Dentistry was ready to make the changes necessary to see their patients.

    What drives these doctors, healthcare providers and staff to return? We asked them. The replies seem to have a common thread.

    I originally looked for a career in healthcare to help others. It is gratifying to guide patients to a better understanding of the importance of dental care. Dental health promotes overall health. It is vital patients keep their smiles healthy not merely for the psychological benefit but for overall health. How could I not be here?

    Pamela

    We are family. We take care of each other. One of the values at Frankel Dentistry is “Serve All.”  This value has taken on a whole new life during the pandemic. I am here working to “serve all” just like I do with my personal family.

    Jenny

    Helping patients is my passion. I cannot imagine not seeing them especially now. I get back so much more than I give. The patients see each new measure of precaution as an expression of how much we care. I love it!

    Britt

    I am not letting my life stop. We have implemented the safeguards and are available to see our patients with the quality of care they have learned to expect.

    Deb

    Caring for the health of our patients motivates me. Meeting them in the parking lot and explaining our new protocol is gratifying. I want them to feel safe and happy. I have seen how we truly do change lives a smile at a time. I would not want to be to anywhere else.

    Meg

    A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. I am committed to my patients. Frankel Dentistry is like family and I am happy to see everyone. The response I have received from my patients is overwhelming. Their gratitude is a privilege. I feel fortunate to be here.

    Emily

    The pandemic has brought to light many dichotomies. This is certainly one. Many folks are staying home to prevent the spread of the virus. Others, such as the amazing professionals at Frankel Dentistry are offering services to optimize the health of the community.

    Together we will do this. Be Preventative. Take Precautions. As this dental family in Toledo, Ohio would suggest, Smile!

  7. Since 1946 Frankel Dentistry has served the Toledo community with an “always better” philosophy. This commitment to upholding the Best Dental Experience attracts amazing dental professionals. Frankel Dentistry would like you to get to know your dental family. Matea Cousino has been with Frankel Dentistry for over a year and a half. She is simply terrific.

     

    Brief Description of your position.

    CDA/EFDA

    Why did you chose your career?

    My Dad had an accident and lost his teeth. I saw him struggle. I wanted to help others not have the challenges he had.

    Why do you love Frankel Dentistry?

    It is so family oriented. I like how we care about our patients and each other.

    What is your favorite recipe?

    My Mom makes wedding cake. It is my favorite!

    What is your favorite snack on the go?

    Chocolate Chip Cookie

    What is your favorite local restaurant?

    Susie’s Skillet in Walbridge, Ohio

    What is your favorite way to exercise?

    Taking my baby for a stroll.

    Do you have a hidden talent? If so what is it?

    Drawing, I love to draw.

    What is your dream vacation?

    Bora Bora

    What is your favorite leisure activity?

    Softball. I play four days a week.

    If you had a power, what would it be?

    Make me telekinetic!

    If you could relive any day in the past, what would it be?

    The day my son was born.

    What is the one item you can’t live without?

    Diaper Bag

  8. One Day. Eight Dentists. Free Dental Care in Toledo, Ohio.


    Frankel Dentistry

     

    Thanksgiving is a day of gratitude. Family and friends gather together, often to share a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. What about those who simply can’t smile? They have dental pain.

    Dr. Jonathan Frankel

     

    Eight years ago, Dr. Jonathan Frankel, a native of Toledo, Ohio decided to bring smiles back to those less fortunate. The day before Thanksgiving he opens his Toledo location dental office and offers free dental care.

    “We are so grateful to do what we love at Frankel Dentistry.  Dr. Puhl and I, our associates and staff enjoy serving others”, states Frankel. “What better way is there to show our gratitude and thankfulness than by encouraging others by giving free dental care”,  he asks. 

     

    Free Dental Care

    Each year the Frankel Team starts Thanksgiving a day early by donating their time and talent toward others.  Frankel Dentistry offers dental care free of charge on a first come, first see basis. Come early, the event is scheduled from 7:30 am until 12 noon on Wednesday, November 22nd at 5012 Talmadge Road.

    Olivia Slates, dental hygienist, commented, “Free Dental Day is the highlight of the year for many of us. Our free dental day patients are always so appreciative. The smiles mean the world to us. It just wouldn’t seem like Thanksgiving if we didn’t help those in need”.

     

    Frankel Dentistry has been serving Toledo since 1946. For more information, all the Toledo office at 419-474-9611.

  9. Now you see it. Now you don’t. Dental Insurance Benefits

    Got Insurance? Be Sure to Use it!

    The year is almost over and that means you only have a few months left this year to use your dental benefits. Have you been putting off a dental procedure? Have you been seen for your regular exam yet? Now is the time to make the time to put your dental health first.

     

    Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl urge you to take advantage of your dental benefits — you are paying for them! If you have a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), the dollars are just sitting there waiting for you to use them — and this money will expire, so use it or lose it!

    If you have any questions about your benefit policy, our staff is more than willing to go over any questions you may have. Act quickly! The holidays are a busy time, so if you need to schedule treatment, get an appointment on the calendar.

     

  10. Frankel Dentistry Spring Smiles

     

    Spring has sprung and the flowers are blooming and the trees are budding. You can keep your windows open, but that means you need to start your spring cleaning to get rid of the dust and debris from the winter season. To keep your home clean and healthy, it takes work. Did you know your medicine cabinet needs a good spring cleaning too?

    Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S.

    Dr. Frankel Shares Spring Cleaning Tips

    • Get a new toothbrush! Leave those winter germs behind and make sure to start off the season with a clean, fresh toothbrush.
    • Clean out and disinfect your medicine cabinet and bathroom — anywhere your toothbrush and oral hygiene products are stored.
    • Schedule a cleaning with your dentist! It is best to have your teeth cleaned twice a year.

     


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    Spring is a great time of the year to get re-motivated! Check your new year’s resolution list —  have you met any of your goals? Spring is also a great time to get out and be active! A healthy mouth and a healthy body go hand in hand — enjoy the weather, eat healthy snacks and don’t forget to brush and floss!