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  1. July 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!

    Erin Waples, DDS.

    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.

  2. How often do you feel oral pain after enjoying a bite of your summer sundae on a nice July night? Or struggle to enjoy a nice hot cup of soup? You could be struggling with tooth sensitivity. 

    What is tooth sensitivity?

    Tooth sensitivity is pain or discomfort as a response to hot and cold stimuli. This can be anything from hot foods to cold air.

    What causes tooth sensitivity?

    Let’s look at the anatomy of a tooth. The strong outer layer of a tooth is called enamel. The more enamel is worn down the more sensitive the tooth becomes. 

    There are many factors which could contribute to tooth sensitivity such as:

    -brushing too hard

    -Acidic foods

    -Teeth grinding

    -Tooth decay

    -Gastrointestinal issues such as GERD

    How to care for sensitive teeth?

    First and foremost visit a dentist for a full exam. A cleaning and professional exam can help detect any deeper issues which could be causing your sensitivity or any other oral health concerns. Your dentist may recommend fluoride treatments to help protect and rebuild your enamel. They may also recommend alcohol- free mouthwash and a toothpaste specialized for sensitive teeth. Specialized products often have desensitizing ingredients to help block discomfort and limited irritating ingredients. 

    Maintaining a strong, consistent oral health care routine at home can do wonders for your oral health. Invest in products which can help rebuild and protect enamel. Practice a healthy diet and try limiting acidic foods. Frankel Dentistry wants to help you achieve and maintain optimal oral health care. Visit us on our other online platforms to learn more about your oral health.

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  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. November is National Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know over 300,000 cases rise a year? 

    There are dozens of habits and behaviors which may contribute to mouth cancer development but we’re here to bring awareness to the signs and help encourage preventative care. Cancer of the mouth may develop due to smoking, poor eating habits, and poor oral hygiene, untreated sores or ulcers and more. 

    Did you know at Frankel Dentistry during your comprehensive dental exams performed by our doctors, we take the time to look for any signs of cancer. We will work with you every step to ensure we can provide the best care for your needs. 

    Any dentist will tell you smoking can damage not just your lungs but mouth and throat. As a preventative care suggestion, putting a stop to all tobacco products can help limit the amount of carcinogens you are exposed to. We also advise you to establish a strong and efficient oral care routine to promote a healthier lifestyle.

    If you have any concerns regarding your oral health or dental health needs please call our Toledo or Maumee office to schedule an appointment today.

     

  5. October is Dental Hygiene Month

    Toledo Dentist Jon Frankel, DDS celebrates dental hygienists.  Dr. Frankel knows dentistry. His father, uncle and two cousins served the community through dental care as dentists. His aunt and sister have practiced dental hygiene for decades. Dentistry is in his DNA.

    Frankel Dentistry has served the Toledo, Ohio area since 1946.


    The hygienists at both the Toledo and Maumee locations of Frankel Dentistry report that the doctor, healthcare provider, staff team works together seamlessly.  It is the ideal dental practice for career dental hygienists. They are not shy to boast how proud they are to work at Frankel Dentistry.

    Love what you do. Serve all.

    Weekly meetings, monthly reviews, bimonthly training, and room for advancement make their careers in dental hygiene exciting. The collaboration of advanced technology and direct communication between doctors, healthcare providers, and patients take this dental practice to another level.

    Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl lead the Always Better approach.

    Patients notice the difference. They often mention that to their surprise they look forward to dental visits. One patient explained dental hygiene in an interesting analogy. “ If exploring my mouth was like the Lewis and Clark Expedition on the Oregon Trail, my hygienist would be Sacagawea. The trail scout and guide reporting findings to Dr. Lewis and Clark.”

    Your guide (dental hygienist) and doctor keep your smile healthy and beautiful.

    Patients are scheduled to see their dental hygienist every 3 or 6 months. Exams with the doctor are minimally an annual event. To better understand the role of a dental hygienist check this description post on the American Dental Association website: https://www.ada.org/en/education-careers/careers-in-dentistry/dental-team-careers/dental-hygienist.

    Frankel Dentistry Dental Hygienist love what they do.

    When asked why they chose careers in dental hygiene the Frankel crew was quick to answer. It is easy to see how much they enjoy what they do. It is important and they know it.



    Rebecca:

    Dental Hygiene is the best career in two ways. You have the privilege of helping people gain and maintain oral health while sharing the experience of them feeling better about themselves.

    Olivia:

    I love building people’s confidence through their smiles.

    Sarah:

    I adore working with children. Parents who bring in their children at an early age are giving them a beautiful inheritance. These children are in position to enjoy a lifetime of oral health. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.

    Pamela:

    Dental Hygiene challenges the mind and warms the heart. It is ever evolving in diverse arenas: psychology, science, business, and art. Stretching oneself while enhancing the well-being of others both emotionally and physically. You must be grateful to enjoy a career that gives so much.

    Deb:

    I am a hygienist who started as a patient! I was a patient at Frankel Dentistry. My dental hygienist impressed me so much that I became one! Once I graduated and passed my boards I joined Frankel Dentistry. It is eighteen years later, and I still love what I do. I am the Toledo location Dental Hygiene team leader, one if the Treatment Plan Concierges and actively seeing patients.  I love what I do!

    Jenny:

    I am grateful to be changing lives smile at a time. After 15 years I still love what I do and cannot imagine working anywhere else.

  6. Toledo City Paper BOT 2017

    Thanks to the Best Patients in Ohio, Frankel Dentistry has been voted Best of Toledo by the readers of City Paper for 8 consecutive years.

    Grateful to have served the Toledo Area through Dentistry since 1946 our passion is to Serve All. Dentistry has changed a lot since the 1940s and so have we. Always Better, we embrace technology and consider our patients dental family.

    It is a privilege to be Changing Lives, a Smile at a Time by offering The Best Dental Experience.

  7.  

    Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S.
    Frankel Dentistry

    5012 Talmadge Rd. | 419-474-9611
    4358 Keystone Dr. | Maumee
    419-893-0221 | jonfrankeldentistry.com

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    What’s your philosophy for practicing medicine/healing?
    I continue to build on the foundation set by my father, Sheldon Frankel by setting the standard for dental care.
    How did you select your specialty?
    My father, uncle and cousins are general dentists. It may be genetic. I love what I do.
    What medical advancement have made, or will make, the biggest impact in your field?
    There are so many in the 71 years Frankel Dentistry has been caring for Toledo area patients. I think same day dental crowns, dental implants and porcelain veneers are incredible advances in dentistry.
    What do you wish your patients would do differently?
    Brush and floss twice daily and come for regular dental visits. Then we can take care of small issues before they become big problems. Also, call in advance to reschedule.
    When you’re the patient, what’s the most important thing you look for in another health care provider?
    I need a time-conscious provider. My patients don’t wait. I respect their time.
    What summer fruits and vegetables are you most excited for?
    Great question, I eat apples year round but I enjoy grapes in the summer. My Dad used to grow grapes.
    How do you deal with stress?
    I work out and practice yoga.
    Never, ever… Skip a dental appointment. A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body.
    Laughter is medicine. What’s your favorite health care provider joke?
    It is an old standard but my Dad used to say, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.”
    What’s the most rewarding thing you’ve ever heard from a patient?
    I often hear a patient say they wish they had completed their treatment sooner or they can smile for the first time. It just doesn’t get better than that.
    The world would be a better place if…
    We treated each other like family.
    What life lesson did you learn from your parents?
    Never boast or complain. Do your best.
    No matter how hard I try, I just can’t get the knack of…
    Car repair.
    When do you feel invincible?
    When I have the love of my family.

  8. 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!

  9. To Know Us Is To Love Us

    Toledo’s Frankel Dentistry was established in 1945. Frankel Dentistry offers the latest in proven technology in a beautiful, relaxed environment.

    It isn’t unusual for dental professionals to have been part of the Frankel Dental Family for 10, 20 even 30 years.

    According to Economic News Release from the U.S Bureaus of Statistics on September 22, 2016:

    “The median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.2 years in January 2016, down from 4.6 years in January 2014…” 

     

     

    What keeps the Frankel Dental Family Staff for decades while the national longevity at a workplace is declining?

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    Zach… Camaraderie

    Brittany… Getting to know the patients

    Lisa… Being able to help people

    Olivia… Coworkers, getting to know patients, I love Dental Hygiene

    Dr. H… Because of Dr. Frankel

    Jess… My patients

    Jennifer… Teamwork

    Pamela… Continuing Education and Ongoing Training

    Courtney… I love my fellow employees

    Ashley… The opportunity to help people

    Vickie… Friendly, helpful work environment

    K.D… I like working with people especially patients

    Mary Ann… I like how we care about our patients’ overall health and well being, not just their teeth

  10. Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S. Toledo, Ohio

    Jonathan Frankel, D.D.S.
    Toledo, Ohio

    Toledo Dentist offers three easy ways to take care of small issues before they become big problems.

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    1. Visit your dentist at least twice a year.

    Preventative care is the cornerstone in building a healthy mouth. If it has been awhile since you have been to the dentist, schedule an appointment. Work out a treatment plan with your dental professionals. Once dental health has been restored, visit twice a year. Keep your smile healthy!

    2. Use your insurance benefits.

    Don’t let time pass when it comes to dental health. Schedule your dental appointments early in the year. Often dental office schedules are filled toward the end of the year.

    3. Floss and brush.

    What you do at home is as important as the best professional dental care.