Jon Frankel Dentistry

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  1. Toledo is more than a great town. It is a town that supports small businesses. Dr. Sheldon Frankel opened the doors to Frankel Dentistry in 1946 knowing this was going to be home. Originally from Manhattan, New York, Dr. Frankel graduated from Ohio State Dental school and settled in with his wife, Toledo native, Ervine Frankel, a beautiful, Toledo Hospital trained registered nurse.

    The Frankels grew their family and dental practice. Eldest daughter, Karen, became a dental hygienist graduating from the four year Ohio State Dental School program. Youngest son Jonathan graduated from Ohio State Dental School in 1996 and joined Frankel Dentistry with his father’s same always better attitude.

    This is a small business that serves all by giving back twice a year with Free Dentistry and paying it forward by buying back Halloween candy and sending it to local troops. They have defined the best dental experience and continue to perfect it through high tech dentistry and continuous education for all staff from doctors to assistants to call center specialists and insurance verification employees. Frankel Dentistry wants to change lives a smile at a time.

    Call for an appointment and be guided to the best dental experience. From the moment you walk in the door until the moment you walk out, you know you and your dental health are their top priority. You will find smiling faces and hear laughter throughout the office.

    This local small business remembers its roots. A plaque honoring Sheldon Frankel, DDS greets all entering the Toledo location. To serve the community more there are two locations, Toledo and Maumee. Frankel Dentistry exemplifies small business done right. They are grateful to serve by encouraging dental health. You can almost imagine the late Dr. Sheldon Frankel smiling at the progress his small business has made in Toledo, Ohio.

  2. Keeping up with your oral hygiene is very important and should not be thought about only in the mornings and evenings, but rather all day long. Even while you are at work. This might sound like a lot of work, but here are some easy tips and tricks you can bring into the office that will keep your mouth happy and healthy all day long.

    Keep a Travel Toothbrush at Your Desk

    Brushing your teeth after every meal is critical for keeping up with good oral hygiene. Store a travel dental kit at your desk for quick and easy access. You can fill your bag with a travel-sized toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. These items will not take up much room and will keep your smile looking great.

    Drink Water

    We all know the importance of drinking enough water throughout the day, so here is one more reminder. Water is important for proper oral health. People who sip sugary beverages during the day, even fruit juice, create a situation where their teeth are assaulted from the acid produced by bacteria all day. The best choice for dental health is to spend the day drinking water. You should also rinse your mouth with water after eating anything sticky or sugary.

    Healthy Over Sugary

    Snacking at your desk can be hard to avoid so if you do choose to munch during the day make it healthy. Avoid those sugary snacks and go for more fruits and vegetables.

    Sugar-Free Gum

    No one likes coffee breath so when you go for a piece of gum, make sure it is sugar-free. Chewing gum stimulates saliva, which is the mouth’s natural defense mechanism against plaque acids which cause tooth decay and bad breath. Xylitol is an ingredient in gum that has been shown to prevent tooth decay.

    Smile!

    Smiling can be a powerful tool in the office. During a typical workday, you come across many different people such as your coworkers, clients, and managers. Presenting a clean and healthy smile says a lot about you. It can also be an instant mood booster! Got a case of the Monday blues? Try smiling. This simple act can reduce stress, lower heart rate and decrease blood pressure. Not only will smiling make you feel a little better, but others around you as well.

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    9 Tips for National Eating Healthy Day

    Did you know the first Wednesday in November has been National Eating Healthy Day since 2009? We did not but now we do!  In celebration here are some healthy eating tips from the Frankel Dentistry dental professionals.

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  4. March is National Kidney Month Jon Frankel Dentistry

    Did you know your kidney health is related to your oral health? March is National Kidney Month, so it’s important to take time to understand how they are related.

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  5. 2018: The Year of Your Smile

    It’s a new year and that means it’s time for a change! Your health should be at the top of the list.

    Did a new smile make your New Year’s Resolution List?

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  6. Boy with mouth guard

    School will be starting before you know it and sports practices may already begun! Your child will begin stocking up on all annual school supplies, but did you remember to get him/her a sports guard? Fall is a popular time for sports such as football, soccer and volleyball, which can be harmful to the mouth if facial injury occurs.

    If your child already has a sports guard, make sure they are taking proper care to clean it after each use. The guard can be cleaned gently with a toothbrush under cold water, dried and stored in a box. Avoid hot water when cleaning as it may change the shape of the guard which was fitted for the child.

    Sports guards should be replaced after each season to keep the guard working effectively. If your child does have a guard, remember to bring it to their next appointment to have it reviewed or even fitted for a new one.

    Remember, if injury to your child’s mouth does occur, call our office for assistance or make an emergency appointment. We care about all our patients like family, so Dr. Frankel is available 24/7 to all of his patients.

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  7. Kids drinking juice

    As adults, we know it is very important to stay hydrated by drinking water. Not only does this help our teeth stay healthy and strong, but it is equally important for young children – especially babies.

    New guidelines have been released stating children under the age of 1 should not be given any type of juice. Fruit juice does not provide young children with any nutritional benefit. Nutritionist such as, Sharon Zarabi, says : “When you isolate fruit into a liquid form, you’re mostly getting sugar water, and it’s easy to consume excess calories in liquid form, and those calories can add up, and they’re void of any protein or fiber, which is usually what helps keep people satiated.”

    In addition, new guidelines have been set for toddlers (ages 1 – 3) stating they should only be allowed 4 oz of fruit juice, children ages 4 – 6 are allowed 4 – 6 oz and children over 7 should only consume 8 oz (1 cup) per day. If your child does want a fruit drink on occasion, it’s important to read the labels and chose beverages that say “real fruit juice” and not beverages that don’t contain real fruit.

    Another pointer for parents is to ditch the sippy cups and opt for a cup that has a straw. When a child drinks from a sippy cup, they allow their teeth to be exposed to the juice sugars over a long period of time which can lead to tooth decay.

    Help create healthy habits for your children — they will follow your example – if you consume water they will, too!

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  8. Gum disease

    Did you know that gum disease affects over half of American adults? Left untreated, periodontal disease can painlessly attack your gums, causing teeth to loosen and potentially fall out. Additionally, this infection can creep into your blood stream causing much more scarier problems including heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. Gum disease is the result of poor oral hygiene which consists of plaque buildup on your teeth that turns into tartar. This tartar cannot be removed by brushing for flossing, but a dental professional can remove it.

    Dr. Frankel wants his patient’s to be aware of the signs — if you are in between appointments and notice these signs, give our office a call to be seen:

    • Swollen Gums
    • Reddish Gums
    • Bleeding Gums
    • Bad Breath
    • Loose Teeth
    • Receding Gums
    • Tender Gums

    As Dr. Frankel likes to say, a healthy mouth promotes a healthy body. Taking care of small oral health problems will keep the for frightful issues at bay. This is easily done by scheduling your dental check-ups every six months, brushing for 2 minutes twice a day, and flossing daily. Gum disease can be reversed.

    Links

    Periodontal Gum Disease
    Dr. Lauren Anderson – Periodontal Specialist on Gum Disease

  9. Summer fun

    Summer is here which means the sun is out and it’s hot! You may be enjoying your summer vacation or a break from school. Dr. Frankel and team want all of their patients to have fun and enjoy their summer, but also want to remind them not to forget about their teeth!

    Before summer ends, read up on our summer tips:

    • Opt for healthy snacks by the pool or beach — such as watermelon, homemade fruit popsicles and strawberries.
    • Drink lots of water! Not only will water keep you hydrated, but it’s best for your teeth to keep them strong and healthy.
    • Schedule your cleaning or dental work (if needed) while you have extra time – especially if your child needs an appointment before starting school.
    • Is your child playing a contact sport this fall? Make the appointment to have them fitted for a sport guard before practice starts.
    • If you are traveling, pack a dental emergency kit that consists of cold pack, gauze, over-the-counter pain relief. We are here for you 24/7, so don’t wait to call.

    Most importantly, enjoy your summer and time with family and friends! The time does go by quickly, so make sure to make the most of it!

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