Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Dental Patient Care

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

  3. Tis the season!

    Giving Tuesday is a newer holiday that originated in 2012 to encourage people to do good.

    This holiday falls on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Giving Tuesday is the kick off for the giving season!

    As you know, Frankel Dentistry loves spirit days. Meaningful spirit days are even more remarkable! This year our office participated in CrazZzy Sock Day to kick off our gifting season. Giving back to the community is especially magical during the holidays. All December we will be collecting new, unused socks to be donated to a local non-profit here in Northwest Ohio! 

    Hannah’s Socks is a non-profit organization whose mission is to donate socks to the less fortunate in homeless and domestic violence shelters. Did you know that socks and undergarments are the most needed, yet least donated items? Together we can make a difference.

    We have been changing lives a smile at a time since 1946. We want to continue to serve through beautiful smiles and warm toes! Supporting local and giving back to those in need has always been important to us. We are grateful to come together and serve all in our community in a variety of ways.

    You can learn more about the Hannahs Socks mission at https://www.hannahssocks.org/

  4. Frankel Dentistry’s Five Top Tips for Dental Insurance Coverage

    Dental insurance is a great benefit. Midwest dentist, Dr. Jon Frankel has five tips to best use dental coverage.

    1. Study the plan options during open enrollment and find the plan that best serves your dental health. Make sure there are dentists in your area who accept your plan.

    2. Find a dentist who will do complimentary benefits checks and treatment plan consultations. Understanding your treatment options and insurance benefits helps you gain and maintain dental health.

    3. Schedule your new patient exam and subsequent visits early in the year.

    4. Make sure to schedule at least two well checks or hygiene re-care visits every year. Take care of small issues before they become big problems!

    5. Understand your dental insurance is a great help but behavior is the key to a healthy smile. Brush. Floss. Complete needed treatment as soon as possible.

    Want additional information? Check the American Dental Association website at https://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/dental-care-concerns/paying-for-dental-care/using-dental-benefits

    or call Frankel Dentistry at 419-474-9611 Toledo, Ohio or 419-483-0221 Maumee, Ohio.

  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/

    Frankel Dentistry shows the love.

    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. Space Age Dentistry has arrived.


    The future is here.

    Space age technology is part of dentistry today. When Dr. Sheldon Frankel opened Frankel Dentistry in 1946, he was making gold crowns with the lost wax technique. He melted down the gold and poured it into a plaster cast embedded with a wax model of the crown. Pouring the molten gold into the plaster cast melt the wax. The gold-filled void held the new crown. While the crown was created,  the patient cautiously wore a temporary crown for 2 or more weeks.

    CAD/CAM Designed and Manufactured Dental Crown

    Now CAD/CAM (computer aided design and manufacturing) is used daily. Images of the prepared tooth are uploaded into the computer with a camera wand. The doctor designs the crown in the computer. It is routed to a milling system in the office. Milled then polished and shined, the new crown is seated in the patient’s mouth. All done on the same day.

    Art and Science are wed in current dental technology.

    I’m a new patient at Frankel Dentistry. My first appointment was in January of 2020. I’ve been so happy with the care that I’ve received from them. The staff and doctors have been so friendly to me. I was so pleased to see that the practice uses the state-of-the-art dental equipment for their procedures. My last visit was for a crown. It was amazing to see Dr. Smith measure and make my crown right in the office lab, all in one appointment. I had a perfect fit crown installed with no grinding to fit it. It just dropped into place with a perfect fit. I’m very happy with my new crown. Thank you, Dr. Smith and staff. WH

    Photo taken before COVID-19 PPE.

    Some our current PPE is space-age!

    Frankel Dentistry has been serving the Toledo, Ohio community through dentistry with an always better philosophy since 1946. They are grateful to be changing lives a smile at a time.

    Same Day Crowns
  7. Today is National Corn on the Cob day.  Generally, in the Toledo area the corn fields are knee high by the 4th of July. A scenic drive in this area usually yields an eyeful of corn fields.

    June 11th is National Corn on the Cob Day


    Toledoans seem to love corn and especially corn on the cob. Local county fairs offer roasted corn on the cob. Families pass down recipes for corn chowder, corn pudding,  and corn bread. It is important to understand corn requires more than just a happy smile.

    More than just a Pretty Smile

    A beautiful smile can be life changing.  Psychologists report that smiling reflects on how your feel and how you make others feel. Dentists will tell you a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.  Speech therapists share how teeth assist in communication. But here in Ohio it is well known that a healthy set of choppers is required to enjoy corn.

    Smiles help us Celebrate

    So, start young and visit regularly. Your corn dining delights depend on strong healthy teeth. Keep the dentist on your calendar. Always have an appointment on the books at least 2, 3 for 4 times a year. 

    Schedule a Dental Appointment

    Save your smile. Enjoy your corn on the cob. Remember Dr. Frankel wants to see your smile!

    National Corn on the Cob Day https://nationaltoday.com/national-corn-cob-day/

    The Power of a Smile https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/changepower/201605/the-9-superpowers-your-smile

  8. Everyone knows the importance of starting the school year off right.
    Picking out the right backpack, getting all the school supplies, and selecting the right lunch box is already on your children back to school list, but what about a back to school smile? Scheduling a trip to the dentist should be on every parent’s summer to-do list. This will not only help your child get the best and healthiest smile but a trip to the dentist office also acts as a reminder of how important oral health is. Taking proper care of your teeth can be hard for children but educating them from an early age will help them ace their oral exam. Here are some tips on how you can help your children’s smile be the best it can be.

    Regular Dentist Trips – Maintaining regular dentist visits is important for many reasons. Dental hygienists will keep their mouth healthy and happy. Your dentist will be able to catch or prevent early signs of trouble. They will look for any signs of mouth, head, or neck cancer. Dentists will also be able to give you the best advice for your kid’s specific needs. 

    Pack the Right Snack – Parents know the importance of a healthy snack choice for their children but educating them on their diet is also important. When it comes time to pack a school lunch, try giving them a swing at it. Letting your kids pack their own lunch can be very rewarding to them. Giving them healthy options to pick from will give your kids a better understanding of what a healthy snack should look like. Avoid any sugary items that could harm their teeth. 

    Make Brushing Fun! – Brushing your teeth twice a day is very important. Kids should be brushing their teeth every morning and night for at least two minutes. Play a song while your children brush. That way you know they are reaching that two-minute target. Let your kids pick out their tooth care products. Picking their favorite color and favorite flavor can get them excited about brushing their teeth. 


  9. Frankel Dentistry has been serving the community through dentistry since 1946 with an always better philosophy. The doctors and staff consider it a privilege to offer the highest standards of dental care.

    To better serve their dental family. The two locations Toledo and Maumee have evening and Saturday hours.

    The Toledo location has found two exceptional new additions. Drs. Karim and Willis come with broad experience and innate talent and skill. They are a perfect fit for the Frankel Dental family. Their biographies tell it all!

    Changing Lives a Smile at a Time

    The Maumee location has exciting news as well! To better serve they are expanding. The expansion should be complete by year’s end.

    The Maumee expansion will make scheduling appointments more convenient.

    Always Better! Serve All! Gratitude!

  10. Frankel Dentistry is known for having terrific staff. The caring, family feel is contagious from the minute you walk in to the moment you leave. We thought you might like to get to know this dental family better.

    We asked a few questions of our Frankel Staff to share with you.

    Name: Kenyetta Lee

    Brief Description of your position.

    Dental Assistant

    Why did you chose your career?

    I am a people person. I want to make people feel and be better. Also, for some strange reason I like teeth!

    Why do you love Frankel Dentistry?

    You are not just a number or a person. At Frankel Dentistry you are considered family.

    What is your favorite recipe?

    Homemade Macaroni and Cheese

    What is your favorite snack on the go?

    Cheez-it Crackers

    What is your favorite local restaurant?

    Texas Roadhouse

    What is your favorite way to exercise?

    Walking

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

    I am an empath. I love to make people feel comfortable especially when they are upset.

    What is your dream vacation?

    Disney

    What is your favorite leisure activity?

    Watching movies at the theater.

    If you had a power, what would it be?

    Read minds

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

    The day my extended family went to the Ohio State Fair. I was 12 years old.

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

    Kit-Kat Wafers