Jon Frankel Dentistry

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  1. Wearing down your smile by grinding your teeth throughout the night? Unbearable migraines as a result from uncontrollable clenching?
    Our Maumee office, Frankel and Puhl Dentistry could have a solution for you! Dr. Amber Puhl, DDS is now administering Botox to help treat TMJ and bruxism.

    Not sure what TMJ is? Let us break it down for you.

    The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) acts like a sliding hinge, connecting your jawbone to your skull. You have one joint on each side of your jaw. TMJ disorders, a type of temporomandibular disorder or TMD, can cause pain in your jaw joint and in the muscles that control jaw movement. Over 80% of patients suffer from some sort of TMJ disorder.
    Woman suffering from jaw pain and aches from TMJ.

    What causes TMJ?

    TMJ can be the result of a number of factors. Arthritis, jaw injury, teeth clenching and/or grinding all contribute to TMJ development. During early signs of teeth grinding and clenching we recommend visiting your dentist regarding night guards to protect your enamel and your jaw.

    Signs and symptoms of TMJ disorders may include:

    • Pain or tenderness of your jaw
    • Pain in one or both of the temporomandibular joints
    • Aching pain in and around your ear
    • Difficulty chewing or pain while chewing
    • Aching facial pain
    • Locking of the joint, making it difficult to open or close your mouth
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    Dr. Amber Puhl, DDS and Dr. Jon Frankel, DDS

    Botox Can Help!

    You have undoubtedly heard of Botox injections used to enhance lips, cheeks, or to smooth out wrinkles across the forehead or around the eyes. But you may not be familiar with Botox treatment for TMJ. When the Botox is injected into the temporalis and masseter muscles, it limits muscle function and relieves facial pain, headaches, and swelling associated with TMJ.

    Always Better! Frankel and Puhl Dentistry is adding Botox as a treatment option for patients who suffer from TMJ disorders. Continuing to learn and grow to best serve our patients is very important to us. After training and continued education with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics,  our very own Dr. Amber Puhl, DDS will be offering botox treatment!

    Struggling with tension headaches and jaw pain from TMJ? Botox could be your answer. Visit us online or call today to schedule an appointment.

  2. There is nothing like working in a field you love with people you love.

    “The team at Frankel Dentistry is like nothing I’ve ever experienced. The front staff are warm, kind make you feel welcome immediately. My dental team from assistant to doctor was knowledgeable and compassionate. I know I am in great hands when I am with Frankel. Always making sure I feel safe and understand treatment and upcoming dental work. Smiles throughout the entire appointment. These are professionals who you can really tell, love what they do.” -Juliana Mayberry

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    The truth is, we love our careers and we love our workplace. Everyday we come together with individuals who are devoted to serving others, passionate about excellent patient care, and are simply hard workers. We are fortunate enough to have built a team where everyone is willing to go above and beyond for the next. Working in healthcare allows us to touch the lives of hundreds of patients and truly make a difference. We’ve said it hundreds of times but… a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body! The mouth is the gateway to the rest of the body. Practicing a strong oral health care routine and caring for your mouth can help spread infection and prevent gum disease, tooth loss, diabetes and heart disease. We are grateful to serve others and make a difference through healthcare and excellent patient care.

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    We love Monday’s!

    Creating a workplace our employees love is very important to us. We celebrate all the big and small joys in life. We come together for quarterly events, annual celebrations, and daily gratitude’s, so show appreciate for one another and our growth as not only a dental team but a dental family. Frankel Dentistry is always hiring. We are always looking for friendly, diligent professionals to join our team. Whether you are looking for a clinical or clerical position please submit your resume and application online at jonfrankeldentistry.com.

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    We hired a professional photographer to take family photos for team members and their children.

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    Toledo and Maumee teams come together for our favorite bonding event at Majestic Oak Winery in Whitehouse, Oh.

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    Team bonding with the Toledo Walleye!

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    Voted Best of Toledo for over 10 years in a row!

  3. The holiday season is full of celebrations! In true Frankel fashion, we can always find a reason to express gratitude and celebrate our wins. This holiday season we are celebrating another year of growth, ownership mindsets, and the opportunity to love the ones we work with! On November 4th, we celebrated with all our Ohio team members at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Toledo. With over 200 guests, our holiday gathering transpired into quite the party!  Drs. Frankel and Puhl opened our night highlighting peaks in our year past, acknowledging our employees whose dedication should never go unnoticed and introducing our newest partners Foundation Dental and Firestone Dentistry.

    This was an incredible opportunity to get to know our new team members from Akron and Canton. We spent the evening enjoying dinner, drinks, photo booths, gifts, and dancing!  Gratitude always, we gifted our team’s new Frankel Dentistry swag from our favorite Toledo local vendor, JUPMODE as a thank you for their kindness and dedication to their team members. Kurt Nielsen provided not one but two photo booths! He now offers a mobile photo booth with custom photo frames! These are photos we can look back on and remember the beginning days of our journey as an ESOP. 

    There truly is something special about loving your workplace and loving the ones you work with. We couldn’t be more grateful to serve our NW Ohio community with teams who are so passionate and dedicated to excellent patient care. We can’t thank Dr. Frankel and Dr. Puhl enough for gifting us their company. Grateful to serve with you. Looking forward to another year of growth and Changing Lives a Smile at a Time!

    Check out our event captured by Wildeyes Videography!

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  4. 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.

  5. 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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  6. 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/

  7. 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.

     

  8. 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.

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    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.

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    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.

  9. 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.

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    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.