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July 2012: Tips, eNews and More!
We Hope You Enjoyed Your Canada Day Long Weekend!
Canada Day gives us time to reflect on what a remarkable country we live in. Canada is the second largest country in the world by land mass, has the world's longest coastlines, and boasts one of the highest standards of living.

Did you know that we officially became a country in 1867 and the final step in our independence took place in 1982? Take a moment to read up on some Canadian facts today: you will be amazed!

BBQ season is well underway, and social network photo albums are filling up with smiling faces. If you want to bring out the best in your smile for the summer, request an appointment today. There are still plenty of photo opportunities ahead!

For the Health of it!
While being active, wearing sunscreen, and staying hydrated are important summer tips, we would like to add one more to your summer mantra. 'Think before you drink!' In our case we are talking about the consumption of 'sugary drinks' such as sodas, colas and juice 'cocktails'. If you enjoy the occasional 'sugary drink', here are some tips to limit the damage to your teeth:

  • Try the sugar free versions (although they still damage tooth enamel).
  • Drink your 'sugary drink' during a meal.
  • Drink through a straw to minimize contact with teeth.
  • When you are finished, rinse your mouth, then follow up with a tall glass of water.
  • Most importantly, limit your 'sugary drink' consumption.
Have a great month,

Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team

What's New!

Port Hope Dental Pot Luck!
We celebrated the start of summer on June 12 with another one of our delicious pot luck lunches. Dr. Benedict is lucky to have so many talented chefs! We also had so much fun playing "Dental Charades".

Habitat for Humanity
On June 21, our team was overjoyed in supplying lunch to the Habitat for Humanity Women's Build volunteers! Dr. Jordan Benedict and his team congratulate everyone on a job well done.

Get Into the Swing of Things

Knights of Columbus had a charity golf tournament in support of Our Lady of Mercy window restoration on Saturday June 23. Dr. Jordan Benedict sponsored the tournament and donated a lovely gift basket including dental products. Fore!

Digital Xrays

Dr. Jordan Benedict is proud to offer our patients digital x-rays. Click here for more details.

The Spa Dent teeth whitening system is now available at Dr. Jordan Benedict's Port Hope Dental Office. With this in-office whitening system, teeth may whiten 2 - 8 shades in as little as 30 minutes. Spa Dent whitening uses a cool blue and red LED light that activates the product, whitening your teeth deeper and faster for longer lasting results. There is virtually no sensitivity.

We recommend that you get your teeth cleaned before getting the whitening done for best results. Click here!
To see results in our smile gallery, Click here!

Sports Mouthguard Clinic

It's that time of year again!
We are hosting our Annual Sports Mouthguard Clinic on Wednesday August 15, 2012 from 5:00pm 8:00pm.

50% of profits will go to KidSport West Northumberland.

Space is limited. Please call our office to reserve your appointment time.

New Patients Welcome!


If you know of someone who would benefit from our dental services, please let us know.

We truly appreciate your confidence and your referrals!

Nutrition and Healthy Teeth

Making good nutritional choices, especially if started at a young age, helps to maintain healthy teeth throughout your life.

Combining the right nutritional choices with proper dental maintenance helps to ensure proper oral health.

How, you ask? Click here to find out!

Summer = Ice Cream? or Does It?

While ice cream offers one option for a delicious frozen treat, is it really ice cream you want? If you read the labels of many commercial "ice creams," dairy/cream components seem to be lower on the list of ingredients than cheaper artificial or 'natural' additives. The calorie-per-serving count of many dairy-based ice creams is often enough to make us rethink our craving.

It's summer! There is no need to deprive yourself of a frozen delight. Perhaps it is just time to consider a healthier frozen treat for the more sophisticated palette!

Click here for the recipe.

If you have a favourite recipe and you would like to see it featured in a future newsletter, we invite you to submit your recipe to