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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
love building people’s confidence through their smiles.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Toledo Dentist offers three easy ways to take care of small issues before they become big problems.
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.
Moving to the Midwest, one notices the casual, laid-back friendliness and honesty. Dr. Shannon Keiser is Nebraska born, Michigan raised. She moved to Ohio following the completion of her doctorate at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. She is thoroughly Midwestern and we couldn’t be happier to have her at Frankel Dentistry.
It won’t surprise you, Dr. Keiser loves spending quality time with family. She was married in 2015. Her family is expanding with the arrival of baby Owen in September 2016. Along with a love for family, she enjoys to learn new technologies, while exploring new and innovative ideas and advancements. Once again, Dr. Keiser is obviously a perfect addition to Frankel Dentistry. We share the same values.
Dr. Keiser always knew she wanted to be a dentist and thoroughly enjoys helping people. Thirteen years prior to dental school she held positions as a dental assistant, a dental assistant consultant and in dental research.
Living a faith based life we know Dr. Keiser will soon realize; she is already home at Frankel Dentistry.
Frankel Dentistry in Toledo, Ohio has news. He’s Back!
Jason DiTerlizzi, D.D.S.
Local is better.
Frankel Dentistry welcomes back Jason DiTerlizzi. You may remember him as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and Dental Hygienist. He has been on a 4 year hiatus. He was busy studying dentistry at the University of Michigan Dental School where he excelled not only in clinical skills but in his chair side manner as well. We couldn’t be happier to have him back.
Deeply rooted in Toledo, Dr. D’s family members are small business owners. For over 60 years they have owned and operated Pasquale and Sons Shoe Repair. While at Frankel Dentistry, which was founded in 1946, it was obvious he is a standout in building relationships and giving back to his community.
It didn’t take long to realize dentistry is more than a career, it is his passion. Specifically, he enjoys patients. He values caring for their dental health while promoting overall health. Also, he likes getting to know them personally and as part of a dental family. He enjoys caring for hesitant and anxious patients. Dr. D’s patients don’t remain anxious long. Before they know it they are looking forward to visits.
By the way, it is obvious staff love Dr. DiTerlizzi. In 2013 he married hygienist, scheduling and financial coordinator Patti Begin’s beautiful daughter Brittany. Dr. and Mrs. D look forward to starting a family soon. Baby D will surely be an avid Toledo and Detroit sports fan.
Welcome Dr. DiTerlizzi back. He is living proof; You’ll do Better in Toledo!
April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month which includes cancer of the mouth, tongue, tonsil or throat. Risk factors for oral cancer include a long term use of tobacco and alcohol as well as exposure to the HPV-16 virus (human papilloma virus version 16) which is also responsible for a large majority of cervical cancers in women.
Cancers of the mouth are the most preventable. Ways you can reduce your risk of oral cancer include:
– Avoid tobacco in all forms.
– Consume alcohol in moderation.
– Practice safety in the sun by limiting your exposure and wear SPF
– Remove your dentures every night and clean them daily
– Visit your dentist for your routine exams and cleanings
Most importantly, oral exams will help detect any signs or symptoms of oral cancer. At Frankel Dentistry, we provided oral cancer screenings with your exam. If you wear dentures, we are able to evaluate them to ensure they are in good condition.
Please help spread the word and help educate your family and friends about oral cancer this month.