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October 2012: Tips, eNews & More!
Autumn is the favourite season for many of us. The brisk morning air makes for a perfect walk before we head to work, while the colourful leaf displays seem a fair trade for the shorter days.

Halloween (October 31) is just around the corner. Halloween falls on a Wednesday, meaning that ghosts and goblins may be out early in the evening, so be careful as you head home from work or school. Whether you are hosting a get together, attending one, or are just looking for a treat, we've included a recipe that uses pumpkin!

What's Your Dental Plan?
Is your dental plan based on the calendar year? If so, your coverage maximums start over on January 1 and your unused benefits may not roll over into the new year. That means if you don't use them, you lose them! If we haven't seen your smile in a while, click here to schedule an appointment in time to benefit from your Plan.

October is Orthodontic Health Month
Straight teeth and proper bite alignment are more important than just a beautiful smile. Straight teeth are essential to gum health, speech, proper chewing and more. Bite alignment contributes to jaw comfort, facial appearance and oral hygiene - and the list goes on. It is never too late to straighten your teeth and correct your bite. We would be pleased to discuss the health and beauty aspects of your mouth. Feel free to request a consultation today!

Remember to be extra careful on the roads and have a safe and healthy month.

Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team

What's New!

Port Hope Dental's 8th Anniversary - Let's Play Ball!

Dr. Jordan Benedict celebrated his 8th anniversary by taking his team and their families to the Blue Jays baseball game on Sunday September 30, 2012 against the New York Yankees! In the end, the Blue Jays were defeated by a score of 9 to 6; however, a great game and good times had by all.

Click here for more photos from the game.

On Friday September 7, Dr. Benedict and his team attended Invisalign training at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto. See more photos here.

Dr. Benedict is thrilled to offer Invisalign treatment. Invisalign creates custom fitted removable trays which are changed about every two weeks, progressively straightening, aligning and improving your smile.

Please call our office to book a complimentary consultation.

Click here to learn more about Invisalign.

A Healthy White Smile is Always in Season! Special Fall Offer
School is back in session, make sure you have the best smile for photo day! Port Hope Dental is offering a special teeth whitening promotion from September 1, 2012 October 31, 2012.

REV Whitening (take home) is $199 (regularly $350). Required to have dental exam including necessary X-rays.

For more details call our office.

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.

Digital X-rays

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!

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!

Help Us Help Others

Christmas is fast approaching and our team is holding a food drive to benefit the Northumberland Fare Share Food Bank.
Please bring in a non-perishable food item between November 1 and December 11 and help us help others.

The Port Hope Food Bank Is In Need Of:

• Back to School Snacks • Pudding Cups/Fruit Cups/Jello Cups
• Cans of Salmon or Tuna • Spaghetti Sauce
• Quaker Instant Oats • Granola Bars
• Peanut Butter (small jars)  

Got a Sweet Tooth?

It's almost Halloween!
Who loves candy? I know I do. I love hard candy, gummies, chocolate, I love it all!

You've been told time and time again that candy causes tooth decay, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional treat.

If you are going to indulge, there are some things you can do to limit the damage done to your teeth.

Click here to see what you can do!

Pumpkin Muffins
This month we have a delicious recipe that's perfect for Halloween parties. Instead of pumpkin pie, try this delicious recipe, a great fall snack, also packable for lunches. It is Pumpkin Muffins compliments of Julia Mason, the Coordinator of the PC Cooking School at Loblaws Bowmanville.

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