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                           Frankel Dentistry

    It may be cold outside but the patients at Frankel Dentistry are feeling warm fuzzies.  Since 1946 Frankel Dentistry has served the Toledo, Ohio area through dentistry with an always better philosophy. It shows. They have received 24 patient reviews in 11 days!

     

    1/1/2019

    Since I have become a patient of Dr. Frankel (going on 7 years), I have had NO problems with my teeth! My previous dentist always seemed to find something “wrong”, and I needed an overlay, or a bridge, or SOMETHING! I am beyond satisfied with all the staff at this practice and I highly recommend becoming a patient here.

     JK

    1/2/2019

    Brittney is a very thorough hygienist with an gentle touch. I would recommend her to all my family and friends. The staff was all very friendly. Dr. “D” was informative. Can’t wait to come back!

    ANON

    1/1/2019

    went well, friendly people

    MS

    1/4/2019

    Dr. Smith and his assistant were so incredibly kind.

    JW

    1/5/2019

    Very welcoming, glad I made the choice to come here!

    JB

    1/8/2018

    Timely, friendly. Overall great experience!

    RG

    1/8/2019

    Would just like to let you know how impressive your office is on cleanliness. From the waiting area to the dental chair all looks so nice. Brittney always does a great job cleaning my teeth but for some reason on this particular visit I happened to notice how professional everything looked. Keep up the good work – we appreciate it!!

    ANON

    1/8/2019

    From the minute I walked in the door I was greeted with a genuine happy smile. Brittney also called me back for my cleaning with a big smile. Check out staff very nice and friendly. So nice to go to a workplace where people smile. Also “love” the quick whitening Brittney did on my teeth. The minimal cost is worth the time I save doing it on my own and treatment does a better job than my home whitening.

    ANON

    1/8/2019

    The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I was seen immediately when I called as a new patient with a problem tooth. I am so thankful I choose this practice. It is also very clean.

    BJ

    1/9/2019

    Very personable

    SJ

    1/9/2019

    I moved to the area from S.C and I needed to find a dentist and chose to go to Dr. Frankel. Upon arriving it was obvious there is team concept strategy within the office. Everyone was pleasant, upbeat and willing. They all made me feel as though they had been waiting specifically for me. Julia did my cleaning and she was very gentle, kind and thoughtful. Dr. Frankel was very nice and seemed genuinely concerned about my overall dental care. This was my first visit however I do believe I’ve found my dentist and that makes me smile.

    BW

    1/9/2019

    Dr. Hill was amazing and her soft voice and compassion made me feel more at ease. I will make sure to have her more often.

    MK

    1/10/2019

    Office and lab were state of the art. Very clean facility, staff was amazing. Had x Ray’s done and cleaning, first time patient. Felt relaxed and at ease by very professional staff.

    EM

    1/10/2019

    great staff and dentists

    BC

    1/10/2019

    The hygienist was phenomenal with my 4 year old son. She made it fun, comfortable, and explained as she went making it a game. It was an awesome experience for him and he left excited to come back and get his teeth “tickled”.

    CP

    1/10/2019

    New patient and I was very pleased with our new dentist. Office was new and up to date and the care I received was excellent.

    EM

    1/10/2019

    They always get you in on time and out in a reasonable amount of time. The staff makes you feel comfortable and welcomed. I actually look forward to my appointments. Dr. Frankel is the best and has the best staff!!!

    MK

    1/10/2019

    Dr. Frankel is the best!! They took great care of me and my little sister yesterday!

    GC

    1/10/2018

    I was promptly escorted to my appointment by Jess. Very professional service. Thank you.

    DE

    1/10/2019

    I enjoy going to Dr. Frankel’s not only to have on going dental care, the staff from Dr. Frankel to the dental hygienist to the office personal make feel welcomed.

    MR

    1/11/2019

    Jess was fantastic! Made it a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Dr. D was also very knowledgeable and helpful.

    ANON

    1/11/2019

    I always receive the best of care with all appointments there. They treat me like I am their only patient.

    MC

    1/11/2019

    Very professional, nice staff

    SC

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  2. Back to School Smiles

     

    The start of a new school year can also signal a fresh start. It’s important to teach children the importance of their health and teach them healthy habits. Start the school year with a smile!
    Here are a few tips for getting your child ready for back to school:

    Ready for the First Day of School!

    1) Does your child need dental health forms completed for their school record? It’s important to have their annual exam and cleanings, but also to make sure their health is up to date with their school.

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    2) New toothbrush = new start to school. In addition to new pencils and notebooks, don’t forget the oral health aisle.

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    3) Does your child need a sport guard (or get fitted for a new sport guard) for their upcoming fall sport?

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    4) Stock up on healthy snacks and lunch items to pack in your child’s lunchbox. Instead of potato chips, stock up on dried fruit and veggies which can easily be stored.

     

  3. 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!

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    12 Reasons to See a Dentist
    Patients schedule appointments for a variety of reasons including anything from a routine hygiene cleaning to a toothache. It’s important to listen to your body and never ignore or put off any signs that something is not right in your mouth. Put your health first and make the appointment – the sooner a problem is detected the better and it could save you in the long run.

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    Here are 12 reasons you need to see a dentist:

    1) You experience pain or swelling in mouth, face or neck
    2) You have inflamed gums or a history of gum disease
    3) You are not proud of your smile
    4) Your dental history includes fillings, crowns, bridges – this work needs to be monitored.
    5) You have ongoing medical issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, cardiovascular disease or HIV positive.
    6) You are pregnant – it is safe to still go to the dentist.
    7) You have difficulty eating and chewing and avoid eating certain foods.
    8) You suffer from dry mouth
    9) You use tobacco of any form
    10) You experience jaw pain
    11) You notice mouth sores or spots or have been diagnosed with oral cancer.
    12) Your teeth are healthy – it’s important to maintain your twice a year checkups and hygiene cleanings.

     

  5. 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.

  6. Warm Smiles Inside

    Cleanings – Make this First on your 2018 List 

     

    It’s the new year! Happy 2018! Is getting a dental hygiene cleaning on your list of resolutions? Why do people procrastinate on scheduling cleanings? Cleanings are one of the best things you can do to stay healthy! If you have dental insurance benefits, most policies cover your hygiene cleanings  — so it’s time for you to get your teeth cleaned! Prevention is less expensive than extensive dental work.

    Frankel Dentistry sees patients every 3, 4, or 6 months. Patients may start at four visits per year and graduate to twice a year. Folks with health complications such as diabetes find more frequent visits very helpful. Some patients keep their smile in-check by maintaining their 3 month re-care, others do well visiting twice a year.

     

    Here are a few of the Benefits of Getting Routine Hygiene Cleanings:

    1) Professional cleanings remove plaque and calicified build-up.

    2) Less plaque =  less cavities

    3) Less plaque = lower risk of gum disease

    4) Regular cleanings help lower your risk of some diseases such as heart disease – early signs of these diseases can be detected in your mouth.

    5) Less plaque = lower risk for needing extensive dental treatment such as a root canal, filling or crown, which saves you money

    6) Frequent visits include instructions to keep your at-home cleanings fine tuned.

    It’s still important to take care of your mouth at home and maintain strong oral health habits. Schedule a professional cleaning and oral exam.  If you would like Frankel Dentistry’s Insurance Benefit Coordinator will check with your insurance to see what is covered.

    Put your health first this year and make the appointment!

     

  7. Best of Toledo Seven Years

    What do you do?

    Stiff Jaw? Headaches? Pain in jaw muscles? Jaw pain can affect millions of people and if left untreated it can be a real pain. People may grind their teeth during the day and at night and not even know it. The clenching can cause your jaw to stiffen and trigger headaches that become chronic.

    Who do you call?

    Call the Dentist!

    Another source of jaw pain is TMJ disorder. TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is when two joints slide out of alignment. Signs of TMY diorder may include: jaw locking or popping, jaw stiffness, achey/sore jaw, neck and face.

    How can a dentist help?

    Jon Frankel, DDS

    Your dentist can help provide relief! Certain exercises may help relax your jaw. You may benefit from a special diet including soft foods. Ice packs may help. Another treatment option includes an oral appliance such as a splint or bit guard.

  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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