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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. 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.

    er wearing small business owned merchandise. Toledo family. Toledo Father
  3. Sweet summer sun, smiles, and sangria! On Friday April 29th Frankel Dentistry and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry met in one of their favorite places to celebrate a quarter of growth and ownership mindsets! Majestic Oaks is a locally owned winery who offers delicious, fresh beers, wines, and sangrias! Our teams first visited Majestic Oak last summer and immediately fell in love with the atmosphere, beauty, and sangria flights!

    This year Drs. Frankel and Puhl treated us to another beautiful day at the winery to spend time out of office with the ones we love to change lives with. This was a chance to meet the newest doctors to join our practice, and fresh, fun front and clinical employees!

    Find a workplace you love! Both the Toledo and Maumee offices are home to dozens of friendships. As we continue to grow and intermix with one another we build even more relationships and friendships through our careers and passion. Changing lives is even more meaningful when you work with people you love. We are grateful to come together and creating lasting memories like these. 

    As a 100% employee owned practice, taking time to build culture and meet our fellow owners is important to us. We all  work together as a team not only to create positive experiences for patients and serve our community, but to build our practice! 

    A special thank you to the amazing Toledo local photographer Kurt Nielson for taking the time to come out and capture the friendship behind Changing Lives, Majestic Oak Winery for allowing our practice to take over your beautiful grounds, and Lulu Fare for amazing snacks and sweets. 

    Always Better. Serve All. Gratitude. Encouragement. Trust. Owner Mindset!

    Frankel Dentistry and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry- Majestic Oak 2022

  4. February is American Heart Month. The dentists, healthcare providers, and staff at Frankel Dentistry have seen the correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body.

    Patients are advised to brush and floss daily, see their dentist regularly, take care of small dental issues before they become big problems.

    Visits are made easy with two locations, evening and Saturday hours, online scheduling, and more.

    Patients are surprised with unannounced patient appreciation days. This year heart-shaped stress relief balls were gifted for Valentine’s Day.

    Does your dentist give you presents?

    Frankel Dentistry is 100% employee-owned. It shows. The two locations are abuzz with heartfelt caring and smiles. They truly are changing lives a smile at a time.

  5. The Toledo Blade held their first ever Reader’s Choice Awards. This year Toledo Blade Readers voted Frankel Dentistry as Best Dentist! We are honored and grateful to serve our Toledo community through excellent, quality dental care. Our doctors, healthcare providers, and staff consistently strive to create a positive experience for every patient. From the minute you step in our door to the second you leave we want to ensure you feel safe and welcomed. Our patients are what motivate us to be the best. Our team is guided by our core values, “Serve All” and “Always Better” and everyday we highlight the importance of gratitude, encouragement, and togetherness. These values lead us to create gold standard, genuine dental care for our community. Thank you The Blade and thank you Toledo, we are grateful to serve you!

  6. Frankel Dentistry takes your heart health seriously. The doctors, healthcare providers, and staff stress updated medical histories, regularly scheduled well care visits, proper brushing and flossing.

    February has been designated American Heart Health month. https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/heart-month

    Several of these dedicated dental professionals posed for photos sharing the love for those with heart disease themselves or with family members with heart issues. Others offered their top hints for heart health.

    Tristan Lipp

    Rebecca Miller, R.D.H. shared, “Keep a healthy mouth, floss, brush, and see your dentist regularly.”

    Zach Duckworth, Practice Integrator

    “Brush, floss, and exercise regularly”, offered Dr. Andrew Smith.

    Emily Schimming, RDH

    Dr. Karim reminded us, “Monitor your blood pressure. We check it at each dental visit.”

    Olivia Slates, RDH

    Dr. Uveges added, “Limit your salt intake”.

    Pamela Weitzel, Dental Concierge

    Olivia Slates and her patient, a Toledo registered nurse, suggest, “Watch your intake of sweets and processed food.”

    Love Your Smile
  7. National Heart Health Month


    February is American Heart Month and you don’t have to be in a relationship to celebrate, just make a doctor’s/dental appointment. The month of February acts as a reminder to check in with our health, especially our heart health. That’s right, February isn’t just all about showing your partner that you care, but it is a time to show yourself some care.  

    Toledo Dentist is all Heart

    Heart disease can happen at any age and comes with many risks such as suffering a heart attack, stroke, or even death. Heart disease or cardiovascular disease is one of the top leading causes of death in our Nation. In fact, according to the Heart Foundation, it is the number one leading cause of death for women in the United States. This statistic is scary, but heart disease can be prevented. 


    Dental Education with Heart


    Educating those who are at high risk of heart disease will better increase their chances of beating it. The staff at Frankel Dentistry knows that there is a direct correlation between a healthy mouth and a healthy body. We promote the importance of a healthy body every day with all of our patients. But we decided to do more this past Friday.

    Showing they care by what they wear

    On Friday, February 8th, the Frankel Dentistry staff took part in the American Heart Associations National Wear Red Day. This campaign is part of their Go Red for Women cause that raises awareness about cardiovascular disease in women. Wearing red on the first Friday of February promotes the important topic of cardiovascular disease in women and how we can avoid it. The Frankel Dentistry staff wore red and took part in this conversation.

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    Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. It is also one of the most preventable, so do your heart a favor and get your appointments and checkup in this month.

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

    February is a quick month but is earmarked to bring attention to a long- standing problem, heart health. Toledo dentist, Dr. Jonathan Frankel agrees with the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion.

    https://healthfinder.gov/nho/februarytoolkit.aspx

    Floss Daily

    A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. “Brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist for re-care wellness visits at least twice a year are important for overall health”, states Toledo, Ohio dentist Dr.  Jon Frankel.

    The Colgate Palmolive Company promotes heart health through education.

    https://www.colgate.com/en-us/oral-health/conditions/heart-disease/how-oral-health-and-heart-disease-are-connected-0115

    February is Heart Health Month


    The Cleveland Clinic offers 5 hints toward heart health. They agree with Dr. Frankel, reminding us all to brush and floss.

    https://health.clevelandclinic.org/5-things-to-do-every-day-to-keep-your-heart-healthy/

  9. We love your Heart!

    Toledo Dentist celebrates Heart Health all year long.


    February is National Heart Health awareness month. Oral health affects your overall health. Periodontitis (gum disease) and heart disease share risk factors and
    may occur simultaneously. Thorough brushing can help lower levels of inflammation in your body which can lower your risk for heart attacks.              
    “Although the findings indicate a strong link between gum disease and heart disease, it’s still unclear whether one actually causes the other,” says the American Heart Association. The two conditions have some of the same risk factors, including smoking, poor nutrition and diabetes. Researchers believe that inflammation caused by periodontal disease may be responsible for the connection. 3
     

    Prevention is the best medicine to lower your risk. Health professionals recommend patients:

    • Brush and floss regularly 
    • Quit smoking
    • Manage their weight
    • Control their blood pressure
    • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
    • Stay active

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

     

    It’s important to see a dentist regularly to make sure your teeth, gums and tongue are healthy. Your dentist will be able to detect poor nutrition and signs of developing health problems.

     

     

     

  10. I still say, ‘Shoot for the moon; you might get there.’

    Buzz Aldrin

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    The last night’s snow moon reflects the sun just like your smile mirrors your overall health. The new moon is a great time to reflect and make choices toward health.

    Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body

    Why are Dr. Frankel and his staff always saying “Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body?” 7 quick facts that explain why maintaining good oral health is essential to achieving great overall health.

    Oral health and overall health are not mutually exclusive, in fact, they are inextricably connected. WOW! That’s a lot of big words, but basically what we are saying is if you let the health of your teeth and gums decline, you are setting yourself up to get really, really sick.

    Dr. Frankel with Patient

    Routine cleanings, flossing, sealants and fluoride may seem like a hassle, but in reality

    they are saving you from dangerous conditions such as heart disease and stroke.

    1.) Gum Disease causes halitosis, better known as “knock-you-over bad breath.”

    2.) 2x. Seeing double? Patients with gum disease are twice as likely to develop heart

    disease.

    3.) 3x. Triple what? Patients with gum disease have an increased risk of stroke triple that

    of those patients without gum disease.

    4.) 4x – the average increased cost of one restorative dental procedure as compared to a

    regular checkup appointment.

    5.) The number of primary things you need to do to maintain your healthy mouth:

     Brush 2x daily

     Floss 1x daily

     Visit 2x yearly

     Avoid tobacco products

     Eat a well-balanced diet

    6.) 62% – The percentage of increased risk, according to Harvard researchers, for

    patients with gum disease to develop pancreatic and kidney cancers.

    7.) 7x. Women with gum disease are seven times more likely to deliver premature or

    underweight babies.

    It is so important to keep a healthy mouth in order to promote a healthy body! Don’t let

    fear, cost, or time be a factor to keep you away. Dr. Frankel says, “I care about people’s

    smiles and firmly believe that with a great smile, you can improve your appearance, self

    confidence, and your life.” You can schedule a free consultation today.