|October 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
What a beautiful time of year! We Canadians spend too much time complaining
about the weather!
It's Too Hot...
It's Too Cold...
Right now feels just right!
The leaves have changed, the days are a little shorter, but hopefully there's still a long way to go before the first snowfall. It's a great time of year to go on long hikes and bike rides.
Around this time of year, we tend to turn to hot drinks like coffee, tea and hot chocolate to stay warm. While these delicious caffeinated drinks can give you an extra energy boost on these shorter days -- and a warm feeling in your belly -- they can also wreak havoc on your pearly whites!
And don't fool yourself into thinking that adding cream or milk to your coffee or tea will stain them any less!
If your favourite warm autumn drinks are staining your teeth, contact us about tooth whitening options!
Use it or Lose it!
Does your dental coverage renew each calendar year? If so, be sure to max out your benefits by making an appointment soon. Maybe you can use your remaining coverage to pay for the teeth whitening needed after indulging in all your favourite warm beverages!
Talk to our office about your coverage to determine how to get the most out of your plan. Whether you're overdue or just want to get one more cleaning in before the year is out, book an appointment today!
We wish you a great Thanksgiving and a fun-filled Halloween!
Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team
Your Safety is Our Priority
On Wednesday September 18th, Dr. Benedict, Dr. Liz and the team completed their yearly renewal of their CPR training. Instructor/fireman Mike from Rescue 7 was awesome and got the team all “fired” up to be top rate first aiders. Click here for more photos from our training session.
Dr. Benedict Receives Appreciation Award
|Dr. Benedict with Paul Allan (Treasurer) and Eugene
Todd (Co-chair) of the Northumberland Sports Council.
Since 2007, Dr. Benedict has been a dedicated supporter of KidSport Northumberland – a local agency that helps keep youth physically active by providing funding for organized sports.
On September 26th, 2013, Dr. Benedict was honoured by the Northumberland Sports Council with an appreciation award for his continuing support. Way to go Dr. B – your team is very proud of your hard work!
Help Us Help Others
The holiday season is just around the corner and our team is holding a food drive in support of our local food bank.
We are pleased to be collecting non-perishable foods, canned goods, and unopened toys between October 1st and December 13th, 2013.
Check out photos from last year's drive!
Zoom! Whitening is now available at Dr. Benedict's Port Hope Dental Office
This in-office procedure is safe, effective and fast. Zoom! Whitening is ideal for anyone looking for a brighter, whiter smile and immediate results 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. To request an appointment, 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!
|A Message from Your Hygienists
With Halloween being around the corner, our Hygienists - Laura and Hayley - would like to give out a few tips about how to help your kids to make the right choices for candies and snacks.
When allowing kids to have their Halloween candy, it is best to let them have 2 small chocolate bars at once, compared to a bunch over the course of the day. This will limit the amount of sugar that will stay on their teeth throughout the day. Also, when choosing their treats, try to avoid sugary, chewy snacks such as licorice, jujubes, raisins and taffy as these treats can stick to teeth and cause cavities.
Remember to keep your regular dental hygiene appointments and brush and floss daily.
Keep smiling and have a safe and Happy Halloween
Laura and Hayley RDH
|Yam Pecan Loaf
Classic Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
...Even Pumpkin Donuts at Timmies!
It is Halloween season, and that means you're likely bombarded with tons and tons of pumpkin-related recipes and specials. Well, we decided to resist the urge to share yet another pumpkin recipe. We're sure you have plenty of those.
Instead, we have decided to share a unique, tasty, and warm meal that is great for a snack on a crisp afternoon or as part of a hearty breakfast to get your day started off well. While this meal is vegan, there are certainly no compromises in this delicious recipe!
Click here for a recipe to get you started!