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!
Category Archive: Healthy Mouth
Last month, Dr. Frankel spent some time studying with two incredible dental innovators Dr. Michael Apa and Dr. Larry Rosenthal. Both world renowned dentists based out of New York City and known for their work in Cosmetic and Aesthetic Dentistry! Drs. Apa, Frankel, and Rosenthal spent time discussing advances in porcelain veneers. Cosmetic Dentistry is one of Dr. Frankel’s passions. A very special thank you to Dr. Rosenthal, Dr. Apa, Cathy and the rest of his incredible team.
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.
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.
The Cleveland Clinic offers 5 hints toward heart health. They agree with Dr. Frankel, reminding us all to brush and floss.
Your oral health care needs change as you get older. When children become teenagers, they face different issues than when they were younger. By the teenage years, a teen has lost all of his/her “baby” teeth and the adult teeth have made their stay.
In addition to going through puberty, teens also face some oral health changes:
1) Braces – everyone wants a smile that is full of straight teeth. Braces may be a good option for teens to explore.
2) Bothersome wisdom teeth – these teeth or “third molars” can be an issue as teens get older. They may cause pain and need to be removed.
3) Bad Breath – changes in your oral health routine may make a difference – including brushing with an electric toothbrush, flossing daily and adding a mouth wash. Tonsils made need to be checked as well.
The best advice you can give your teen is to adhere to a strong oral health routine and to make sure they attend their regular cleanings. Teenage years are one to smile and laugh a lot, so teens should never feel embarrassed or ashamed of their teeth. Our office is here to discuss all of your options, so you can be proud of your smile.
Toledo, Ohio dental practice, Frankel Dentistry, have been Changing Loves a Smile at a Time since 1946. Voted Best of Toledo for 8 consecutive years by the reader’s of The City Paper, this dental practice loves what they do. Their always better attitude is focused on offering the best dental experience.
Patients become dental family. It is not surprising to have third and even fourth generation patients. The doctors and staff at both the Toledo and Maumee location are accessible, professional and feel caring their dental family is a privilege. They are grateful to care for your smile.
Spring is the season for cleaning. Check out these tips from Frankel Dentistry.
Spring Cleaning for Your HealthSpring is here and it’s a great time to clean out your house. Rainy day? Perfect time to get some extra cleaning down before the weather gets nice. Make a list and prioritize what you want to accomplish as your health should always be at the top of the list!Here are some suggested areas to clean that can affect your health:1) Toothbrush – when is the last time you replaced yours? It’s recommend to replace our toothbrush at least every 2 months and more often if sick.2) Bathroom – wipe down and disinfect anything and everything in your bathroom – this includes toothbrush holders and medicine cabinets that may touch your oral hygiene products .3) Food pantry – is your pantry and fridge stocked with healthy snacks? Now is a good time to go through any old expired items or items you wish to trade in for healthier alternatives.4) Carpets – winter can track some much dirt and dust and really affect your health if you have allergies.5) Dusting – clean under the bed, top of the bookshelves, picture frames and any place where dust can collect.Your total health affects the health of your mouth, so make sure to keep both in the best shape.
Summer is here and with hot weather comes cold drinks. Water helps prevent staining on your teeth and flushes away sugars and acids. Water also helps keep your saliva levels high which is important. Saliva is a defense against decay.
There are many health benefits from drinking water:
- Increased energy
- Promotes weight loss
- Improves skin complexion
- Boosts Immunity
Not to mention, you can save money by drinking water! The best beverage choice you can make is water. If you want to spice up your flavor, add fresh citrus like lemons or oranges. If you’re looking for a healthy snack, try watermelon which is hydrating and nutritious.
Spring Clean Your Food Choices
Have you done your spring cleaning? Is your house fresh and clean? Did you add to the list your pantry and refrigerator? A healthy diet will help support a healthy mouth. If you can take the time to make your own food and snacks, you will gain nutrients and skip on the added sugars and fats. Most processed, packaged foods are packed with unwanted additives and sugars.
Here are a few of our favorite swaps:
- Trade deep fried chips for heirloom popcorn.
- Ditch bottled salad dressing and make your own.
- Switch out ketchup or ranch dipping sauce, try hummus
- Avoid the drive-through fast food habit, plan a crock-pot meals.
- Trade boxed macaroni and cheese for homemade whole grain pasta and low fat cheese.
- Instead of sugary popsicles, try homemade popsicles made with yogurt or real fruit juice.
- Stop the syrupy soda pop, bring on water with a slice of lemon.
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!
“I’m strong to the finish because I eat me spinach!”
Have you been eating your spinach like Popeye, but have found the spinach makes your teeth feel funny and chalky? Not only do you find spinach may get stuck in between your front teeth, but it may leave a strange texture to your teeth. “Spinach teeth” is caused high quantities of oxalic acid. In scientific terms, the oxalate crystals leak out from spinach as you chew which then coats your teeth. Don’t worry – eating spinach is not bad for your teeth.
Beautiful Smile!Chocolate, rhubarb, beets and kale are other foods that are high in oxalic acid. Spinach is a great vegetable that is high in calcium and helps promote a healthy lifestyle. To help remove that chalky coat, try brushing your teeth after eating spinach.http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/What-Causes-Spinach-Teeth-551249
How to Get Stronger Teeth
We all know that you can build stronger muscles by exercising and lifting weights, but did you know you can also build stronger teeth?
Here are three ways to strengthen your teeth at home:1. Eat a healthy diet — avoid foods high in sugar and acid that can weaken tooth enamel.2. Make sure your diet contains enough calcium and vitamin D – calcium helps to strengthen your jaw bone and makes your teeth stronger. Calcium will help protect your mouth against gum disease.Vitamin D helps your body absorb calcium and can also help to decrease inflammation of gums which is associated with gum disease.3. Properly brush your teeth two times a day – if you’re unsure if you are properly brushing, ask our staff at your next cleaning.Eating healthy is easier than you think – here are some foods high in calcium and vitamin D that are healthy for your teeth:
- Dairy foods such as cheese, milk, and yogurt
- Brown Rice
- Forfeited cereals
- Fish Oils