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  1. Frankel Dentistry has provided dental care throughout the pandemic.

    They maintained a skeleton crew to care for patients with dental emergencies  keeping hospital ER clear and available for the Coronavirus patients.

    Once The Honorable Governor Mike Dewine announced the reopening of dental offices the staff at Frankel Dentistry was ready to make the changes necessary to see their patients.

    What drives these doctors, healthcare providers and staff to return? We asked them. The replies seem to have a common thread.

    I originally looked for a career in healthcare to help others. It is gratifying to guide patients to a better understanding of the importance of dental care. Dental health promotes overall health. It is vital patients keep their smiles healthy not merely for the psychological benefit but for overall health. How could I not be here?

    Pamela

    We are family. We take care of each other. One of the values at Frankel Dentistry is “Serve All.”  This value has taken on a whole new life during the pandemic. I am here working to “serve all” just like I do with my personal family.

    Jenny

    Helping patients is my passion. I cannot imagine not seeing them especially now. I get back so much more than I give. The patients see each new measure of precaution as an expression of how much we care. I love it!

    Britt

    I am not letting my life stop. We have implemented the safeguards and are available to see our patients with the quality of care they have learned to expect.

    Deb

    Caring for the health of our patients motivates me. Meeting them in the parking lot and explaining our new protocol is gratifying. I want them to feel safe and happy. I have seen how we truly do change lives a smile at a time. I would not want to be to anywhere else.

    Meg

    A healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. I am committed to my patients. Frankel Dentistry is like family and I am happy to see everyone. The response I have received from my patients is overwhelming. Their gratitude is a privilege. I feel fortunate to be here.

    Emily

    The pandemic has brought to light many dichotomies. This is certainly one. Many folks are staying home to prevent the spread of the virus. Others, such as the amazing professionals at Frankel Dentistry are offering services to optimize the health of the community.

    Together we will do this. Be Preventative. Take Precautions. As this dental family in Toledo, Ohio would suggest, Smile!

  2. Toledo has an unspoken treasure. It is not the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Symphony, or the Toledo Zoo. It is not the Toledo Mudhens or the Toledo Walleyes. It is something you sense but cannot explain. It’s the people. Frankel Dentistry is a perfect example of what puts Toledo, Ohio on the map.

    Serve All is a strong value at Frankel Dentistry.

    Since 1946 Frankel Dentistry has served the community through dentistry with an always better approach. During the current pandemic this commitment to others continues. The caring doctors and staff recently received this message.

    “I would recommend Frankel Dentistry to all my friends, family members, and anyone in need of a good honest clean dentist. They were able to help my husband on a moment’s notice, they accepted cash payment. They are handling the overflow of dental issues coming from the hospital due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Frankel Dentistry went above and beyond for my husband, and honor veterans. I thank you very much for your time, you changed my husband’s life.” Amber S

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    Grateful to Serve All


    One of the things that sets Frankel Dentistry apart from the rest is the people. The doctors, staff and healthcare providers go, as Amber stated, “over and beyond.” It is their culture. They wouldn’t have it any other way.

    At Frankel Dentistry, the main goal has always been to protect the health of their patients, their team, and their community. During the COVID-19 pandemic they are seeing patients with dental emergencies only.

    If you have a dental emergency, please contact them and they will take care of you. If you’re in dental pain, please call or text them.

    At Frankel Dentistry as in Toledo, Ohio, it is the people. They are Changing Lives a Smile at a Time.

  3. New Addition for 73 Year Old

    New Englander, Dr. Rebecca Gofman has left the Constitution State for our Midwest Buckeye State! We are thrilled she did. Frankel Dentistry and Frankel and Puhl Dentistry welcome her as a new associate to their Maumee location.

    Frankel Dentistry has been serving the Toledo area since 1946. Their always better approach means two locations, convenient hours and the best staff.

  4. Everyone knows the importance of starting the school year off right.
    Picking out the right backpack, getting all the school supplies, and selecting the right lunch box is already on your children back to school list, but what about a back to school smile? Scheduling a trip to the dentist should be on every parent’s summer to-do list. This will not only help your child get the best and healthiest smile but a trip to the dentist office also acts as a reminder of how important oral health is. Taking proper care of your teeth can be hard for children but educating them from an early age will help them ace their oral exam. Here are some tips on how you can help your children’s smile be the best it can be.

    Regular Dentist Trips – Maintaining regular dentist visits is important for many reasons. Dental hygienists will keep their mouth healthy and happy. Your dentist will be able to catch or prevent early signs of trouble. They will look for any signs of mouth, head, or neck cancer. Dentists will also be able to give you the best advice for your kid’s specific needs. 

    Pack the Right Snack – Parents know the importance of a healthy snack choice for their children but educating them on their diet is also important. When it comes time to pack a school lunch, try giving them a swing at it. Letting your kids pack their own lunch can be very rewarding to them. Giving them healthy options to pick from will give your kids a better understanding of what a healthy snack should look like. Avoid any sugary items that could harm their teeth. 

    Make Brushing Fun! – Brushing your teeth twice a day is very important. Kids should be brushing their teeth every morning and night for at least two minutes. Play a song while your children brush. That way you know they are reaching that two-minute target. Let your kids pick out their tooth care products. Picking their favorite color and favorite flavor can get them excited about brushing their teeth. 


  5. Happy, Healthy Smile

    June 21 marks the first day of summer. When you hear the word summer, some automatically smile. Summer time can mean extra vacations, breaks from school, sun and warm weather.

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    Summer Time Fun That Is Good for Your Mouth:

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    1) Smile! Are you happy with your smile? Now is the time to make any changes – especially if you put this on your resolution list.

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    2) School is out – schedule those routine hygiene visits.

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    3) Eat healthy – load up on seasonal foods like watermelon and fresh corn on the cob.

    Plan a Hike, Go Kayaking

    4) Exercise – healthy mouth, healthy body is our motto. Enjoy the sunshine (safely) and pick up a new habit like kayaking or hiking.

    Schedule Dental Appointments

    5) Summer time can mean a change in schedule, but don’t forget to keep your oral hygiene schedule the same – if not make changes for the better!








  6. 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.








  7. Zzzzzzz Don’t Hit Snooze on This!
    What you Need to Know about Snore Guards and Sleep Apnea

    Do you snore? Does your partner or family member snore?  Often times, people become irritated and bothered when someone’s snoring wakes them up but did you know there may be an underlining medical disorder?

    Sleep apnea is a serious condition that should not be ignored. When someone has sleep apnea, they stop breathing for short periods throughout the night.

    Did you know your dentist can provide relief?

    Sleep apnea patients may opt for a continuous positive airway pressure device (CPAP) machine that is worn at night. There is another solution that your dentist can treat you with — of you not only snore but are not getting enough oxygen you can be fitted for an oral appliance that opens the airway. Oral appliances and snore guards are similar to night guards but reposition your tongue and lower jaw. This realignment clears your obstructed airway and allows you to breath regularly while you sleep.

    You owe it to yourself and your family to get a better nights sleep — sleep is critical to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

    https://www.jonfrankeldentistry.com/sleep-apnea.php








  8. Age is one factor that we can’t fight, although we really, really try. Truth be told, with all the other age defying tricks out there to help keep our youthful appearance, our smiles should not be one that we neglect.

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    • Tooth decay. Yes, we warn our children and grandchildren about too much sugar and cavities. But just because we are older doesn’t mean we are immune to tooth decay. It is important to still brush for two minutes twice a day, floss daily, and visit Dr. Frankel for an exam every six months. A clean, healthy, white smile is also a nice trick to help keep you looking young and vibrant.

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    • Dry mouth. As we age and are prescribed different medications, we may start to experience dry mouth. Saliva is important part of protecting our teeth from decay, therefore, a dry mouth could be detrimental toward our oral health. Make sure you are staying properly hydrated, and sip and swish water whenever you notice your mouth may be dry.

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    • Too crowding. Pre-teens are not the only ones who experience tooth crowding. As we age our teeth move and shift. This may cause our teeth to crowd. Crowded teeth give bacteria many places to hide, where our tooth brushes and floss may not reach effectively. This breeding ground for bacteria may lead to tooth decay or worse, gum disease.

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    • Gum disease. Gingivitis and periodontal disease effect nearly half of American adults, according to the American Academy of Periodontology. Periodontal disease is a chronic inflammatory disease, which left untreated can affect the gum tissue and lead to tooth loss. The Frankel Dentistry team has a practicing Periodontist on staff, who will be able to treat patients with gum disease. Although gum disease cannot be reversed, there are plenty of ways to manage it, keeping your gums and teeth healthy.

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    • Oral Cancer. 43,000 Americans are diagnosed each year with oral cancer and nearly 8,000 will die from it (Oral Cancer Foundation). It is best to catch oral cancer in the earliest stages. While at Frankel Dentistry we will do a comprehensive exam, including an oral cancer screening, which will help ensure that your mouth is healthy and cancer free.

     








  9. Monthly, Dr. Frankel provides daily tips to the different radio stations to broadcast on air. Here are the 5 tips that you may have missed during the month of May.

     

    #1.) Frankel Dentistry loves technology. One of the cutting edge pieces in our office is our CEREC machine. The CEREC machine is a device that can create a permanent crown perfectly formulated to fit your tooth in about an hour.

    #2.) While flossing, be gentle. Guide the floss between your teeth using a rubbing motion. Don’t snap the floss into your gums. When the floss reaches your gumline, curve it against one tooth.

    #3.) Know when to replace your toothbrush. Invest in a new toothbrush or a replacement head for your electric or battery-operated toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become frayed.

    #4.) Pregnant? Be sure to schedule a dental appointment. While having a healthy mouth is always important, pregnancy can intensify dental problems. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can exaggerate the way gum tissue reacts to plaque, increasing the risk for gingivitis, the first stage of periodontal (gum) disease. Some studies have suggested that pregnant women with moderate-to-severe gum disease may be more at risk to give birth to low-weight or pre-term babies, who are at risk for many serious diseases.

    #5.) Kids are always welcomed at Frankel Dentistry. Be sure to consider scheduling your child’s summer appointments now before the schedule becomes full. And don’t forget that all kids love drawing a special treasure from our toy chest after their visit!








  10. It’s Memorial Day weekend. The kickoff to summer. Kids are off of school and many of us plan our summer vacations. Here are a few tips to help with your packing before you travel.

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    1.) Check-It! 

    It is time to get a 6 month check-up, get it before you travel to ensure that your mouth, teeth and gums are healthy and that you have a beautiful Frankel Smile in all those pictures that you take. Also, by getting your routine check-up you ensure that your mouth is healthy and that small problem are taken care of before they become big issues. It is also a great time to ask Dr. Frankel about how to avoid travelers breath or if you have any mouth sensitivity while traveling at a high altitude.

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    2.) Pack- It!

    Don’t forget to pack your oral hygiene care. Your list should include: toothpaste, toothbrush (manual or electric- if electric don’t forget your charger), dental floss, mouth rinse, sugar free gum, plastic baggie (you don’t want your toothpaste exploding all over your clothes), disposable toothbrushes if you are traveling to a place where the water is not safe, and a toothbrush cap. **Special note about those caps- Yes, they protect your bristles, but they also breed bacteria. Be sure to take the cap off your toothbrush once you arrive at your destination.

    3.) Swish-It! 

    Caught somewhere without your toothbrush? Swish your mouth with water.

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    4.) Share-It!

    Pack healthy snacks to share with your family while traveling. Bring fruits, veggies, nuts instead of candy bars and soda.

    5.) Know-It!

    Dental emergencies happen. Have a plan in case something occurs. Many times it is as simple as asking your hotel concierge for a recommendation in case of an emergency. This video is great for special tips in case of an emergency. Be sure to click it and watch!








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