Jon Frankel Dentistry

Category Archive: Healthy Mouth

  1. 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.

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  2. June 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!

    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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

    Dr. Larry Rosenthal
    Dr. Michael Apa
  5. 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
  6. 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/

  7. 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.

     

  8. 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 Health

    Spring 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.

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

    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.

    Refreshing and Healthy

    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.

    Water is delicious!

     

  10. Spring Smiles

    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.

    Healthy Snacks bring Smiles

    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.

    Healthy Smiles

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