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May 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
Warmer Days are Here!

By now you've undoubtedly completed your spring cleaning and finalized plans to take advantage of the season (don't worry, neither have we).

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week As you begin to plan for upcoming events, we would like to remind you that being prepared for the unexpected (a snow storm in late April for example) can help make the unplanned more manageable. It is suggested that you have enough supplies to support your family's needs for at least 72 hours in the case of an emergency. Are you prepared? Click here to learn more.

Are you planning on playing a contact sport this season? Talk to us about a custom fitted mouthguard. We may not be able to improve your game, but we can help protect your winning smile!

May 31 is World No-Tobacco Day If you are planning on quitting smoking, we may be able to help. Speak to us during your next visit. Once you've kicked the habit, we can whiten any stains and start to repair the damage caused by the tobacco and smoke.

We hope all of the moms out there have a great Mother's Day (May 12) and that everyone takes full advantage of the Victoria Day Long Weekend (May 20).

Until next month,

Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team

What's New!

Our office will be undergoing renovations this summer. The office will be closed June 27 and re-opening July 16. We appreciate your patience and look forward to all of our patients seeing our office "makeover".

Port Hope Dental goes to the ODA!
On May 2 - 4, 2013 Dr. Benedict and team attended the Ontario Dental Association Annual Spring Meeting. The conference included a keynote speaker featuring Canada's own Rick Mercer. It was an awesome experience!

Zoom! Whitening is now available at Dr. Jordan Benedict's Port Hope Dental Office

This in-office procedure is safe, effective and fast. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for immediate results for a brighter, whiter smile in just one office visit. Click here for more information.

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!

Sedation Dentistry at Port Hope Dental - Don't be afraid anymore!
Did you know that fear is the number one reason why people avoid the dentist. Avoiding the dentist might help you ease your nerves and anxiety, but it can also make a negative impact on your oral health.

Dr. Benedict is thrilled to offer Sedation Dentistry. Sedation Dentistry allows us to care for your oral health needs, while you are relaxed, under supervised sedation. Sedation Dentistry can be used for patients with dental anxiety or other conditions.

Click here to learn more about Sedation Dentistry.

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!

Dentistry for Moms-To-Be!

Pregnancy is filled with exciting changes to your body, and your mouth is no exception. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy increase the potential for dental problems, emphasizing the importance of proper and sometimes extra-ordinary oral hygiene.

Pregnancy induced gingivitis is the most common of the dental concerns during a pregnancy. This form of gingivitis is most prevalent between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. The symptoms associated with pregnancy induced gingivitis include: gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding during brushing and flossing.

What can you do to decrease your risk? Click here to find out.

Greek Pasta Salad
Our recipe this month is one of Berni's favourites... Greek Pasta Salad. Awesome to take for a family BBQ or potluck! Also a super healthy addition to any meal, kids love it so it's a great way to have them get extra servings of veggies.

  • 1 box cooked whole wheat pasta (I like bowtie or fusilli)
  • ½ cup of each cut in loonie size pieces: red onion, red & green pepper, cauliflower, broccoli and celery
  • Crumbled feta
Click here for the steps!

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