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  1. Dentist Offers Free Smiles

    A Toledo, Ohio dentist shows thanks by giving. Every year for the last 8 years Frankel Dentistry has opened their doors the Wednesday before Thanksgiving offering free dental care on a first come, first seen basis.

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    It’s the most wonderful time of the year for a Toledo area dentist…Free Dental Day! On November 27th, the day before Thanksgiving, this Toledo office opens its doors to those in need of dental care free of charge. The event started about eight years ago when Dr. Frankel came up with the idea to give back to his community through his passion for dentistry. “No one should miss out on Thanksgiving because of dental pain, which is why we invite those in need of dental care to take part in this opportunity,” says Dr. Frankel. This is our practice’s holiday tradition.

    Frankel Dentistry sets itself apart with generous, caring doctors.

    “It is a real honor to be able to help those in need of dentistry who may be a little down on their luck,” said our office manager Zach Duckworth. This year’s Free Dental Day was a huge success! We were able to see 83 patients with a total cost of over $36,000 of treatment. This event wouldn’t be possible without our wonderful staff who all volunteer their time to be apart of this day.

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    The doctors, healthcare providers and staff feel extremely blessed to have this wonderful opportunity to give back to our community through dentistry. Changing lives a smile at a time is this practice’s passion. “I am so pleased I got up so early this morning because I met everyone I needed to meet to have my smile back!” said a patient. “I am so happy and I feel so much better already. Thank you guys so much. You’re all angels!” she continued.

    Beautiful Smiles are priceless at Frankel Dentistry!

    Patients participating in Frankel’s Free Dental Day started lining up at 3:30 a.m. Everyone was thankful to Tim Horton’s located on Monroe Street for donating coffee.

  2. Frankel Dentistry has two locations, Toledo and Maumee employing close to 90 dental professionals. If you ask them, they will tell you they wouldn’t work anywhere else. How is that possible?

    The clues are obvious from the moment you contact either location. There are systems in place that make serving the community through dentistry efficient and convenient. Once at one of the offices, it is clear, these dental professionals love what they do and know what they are doing.

    Frankel Dentistry has defined the best dental experience. They live it.

    How is it possible they are always better? Continued training and constant communication through the EOS business model L10 meetings eliminate big problems by addressing small issues. Recently the entire group read What the Heck is EOS?  They made it into a book club activity. Chapters were reviewed and discussed together.

    Halloween candy buy back.  The staff and doctors at Frankel Dentistry assist each other. Birthdays and anniversaries are celebrated. Personal goals are shared and supported. Service to others is seen not only by their two free dental days and

    It makes sense that the annual State of the Business meeting was filled with laughter. It was fun. Reviewing where they have been, reiterating where they are and forecasting where they are going couldn’t have been a better experience.

    Frankel Dentistry is changing lives a smile at a time for patients and each other.

  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. Cheers to 20 Years!

    Pamela Weitzel

    Celebrating 20 years of dedication 

    In a world where job changes are frequent Frankel Dentistry is different. Recently an employee retired after nearly 25 years. Several staff members have accrued decades of service through dentistry. This quality of dedicated staff sets Frankel Dentistry apart. Frankel Dentistry is known for the best dental experience because of its people.   Realizing one of their own had a 20 year anniversary the doctors and staff decided on a surprise celebration.  

    Pamela is a dental hygienist. She has lived in several states and abroad. Her frequent moves gave her distinctive experience in and out of dentistry. In the past, she has been a pharmaceutical sales representative and a personal shopper. Her vocation has always been serving through dentistry. Once she became part of the Frankel family, it was meant to be. She began her Frankel Dentistry career by reminding patients of their recare and later by providing dental patient care as a dental hygienist. Currently, she serves by delivering dental education in treatment consultations and through marketing. When asked why she has stayed so long, Pamela was quick to answer, “I have always enjoyed caring for others. Dental health promotes general health. Dentistry is a perfect fit. It is always getting better through either science, art, psychology or business. Most importantly, I was so impressed by Dr. Sheldon Frankel. He was not only an exceptional dentist but an incredible person as well. He shared his caring wisdom with patients and staff alike. I am still at Frankel Dentistry because of him.” 

    The celebration was held at Toledo’s Beirut Restaurant. The back room was filled with Frankel Dentistry and Frankel & Puhl staff. It was meaningful and fun to see the woman dedicated to communication become speechless. The night was filled with positive words from staff and Drs. Jon Frankel and Amber Puhl. 

    It is certain, Dr. Sheldon Frankel is smiling somewhere.

  5. 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. 


  6. 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.

     








  7. 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!








  8. 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!








  9. Thanks Mom

    As we prepare to celebrate Mother’s Day this Sunday, we will be reflecting on all those things we must thank mom for. But connected with each of those events is a smile!

    Here at Frankel Dentistry, we also need to thank mom for helping us with those smiles. Without her we would have less to smile about and perhaps less teeth to smile with.

    Be sure not to forget about these three things as you show gratefulness to your mom!

    1.) She makes you smile! From the time you were young she made funny faces and played games to get you to smile. Smiling is still a way of feeling good. Not only can a simple smile enhance your mood, but it can help others feel better as well. Be sure to smile this Mother’s Day- we are pretty sure there is plenty to smile about.

    2.) Who made sure you brushed your teeth before you went to bed? Who handed you floss each morning? Who was honest with you when you had bad breath or something in your teeth? That’s right, Mom! These childhood lessons have turned into adult habits that you too have (or will) pass on to your children. Be sure to thank mom for teaching you that a healthy mouth is part of a healthy body.

    3.) Don’t forget to thank her for keeping your schedule. Aside from running you to soccer practices, dance lessons, or school, mom also scheduled (and most likely took you) your appointments at Frankel Dentistry. Today many of our families continue to bring their next generation through the doors of Frankel Dentistry.

    So, Thanks MOM! Our smiles would not be the same without you!








  10. 10.) 2 minutes seems like a long time to brush your teeth. While brushing divide your mouth into 4 different sections. Spend 30 second brushing each section, allowing a full 2 minutes of teeth brushing each time you brush!

    9.) Be sure that you are brushing correctly. Softly brush up and down or circular on your teeth while aiming the bristles at a 45 degree angle toward the gum line. Be sure that you are not brushing horizontally, which can lead to abrasions.

    8.) To be “Earth Smart” this Earth Day, be sure to turn off the water while brushing. Don’t mindlessly brush your teeth with the water running! Turn on the water only to rinse your mouth and toothbrush.

    7.) A few signs of oral cancer include: a sore, irritation, lump, or thick patch in your mouth, lips, or throat; a feeling that something is caught in your throat; difficulty chewing or swallowing; or difficulty moving your jaw or tongue. If you suspect you may have any of these symptoms, be sure to call Frankel Dentistry to get an exam.

    6.) Frankel employees know their patients. Once you become a patient at Frankel Dentistry, you are part of a close dental family. It is truly a place where everyone knows your name. Knowing the patients is one of the reasons they love what they do! Call today to join the Frankel Dentistry family!

    5.) Oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and pharynx. Typically people who are at risk for this type of cancer are those who smoke cigarettes, use chewing tobacco, and drink alcohol.

    4.) Be sure to rinse your toothbrush after you brush. Bacteria can grow on an un-rinsed toothbrush. The next time you brush, you are putting these bacteria back into your mouth. Be sure to rinse your brush off after each time you use it.

    3.) Frankel Dentistry is not here to lecture you about your oral health. Instead it is their focus to help each patient understand the importance of routine cleanings, flossing, sealants, and fluoride and how each one of these things are all helpful in ensuring a healthy smile.

    2.) Large amounts of sugary foods pose a significant threat to your dental health and promote plaque, the sticky film of bacteria that constantly forms on your teeth and gums. Every time bacteria come in contact with sugar and starches in the mouth, they produce acids that attack your teeth. These acids leave your mouth more susceptible to enamel erosion, cavities, tooth decay and gum disease.

    1.) April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer rates are significantly increasing. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, nearly 42,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Please contact Frankel Dentistry to schedule an appointment and get a screening.

     








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