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July 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
 
Happy 146 Birthday Canada!

We hope you enjoyed the long weekend and took a moment to get outside and explore a piece of this wonderful country (even if it was just your own patio).

Did you know?
There is no accurate count of the number of lakes in Canada.
If we define a lake as being larger than 3 square km in area, there are over 30,000 lakes in Canada; if we lower the minimum threshold, the number climbs well into the millions, with over 250 000 lakes in Ontario alone. Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined, which contributes in no small measure to our country's overall beauty.

With all of the fresh water at our fingertips we ask, are you drinking enough?

While estimates of how much water you should be drinking vary from one study to the next, there is usually a common theme. Most of us are not drinking enough!
Keep a glass of water at your desk and drink it throughout the day, getting up to refill your glass will give you a reason to take a break every hour or so. Drinking water helps proper hydration, cleanses your body and rinses bacteria from your mouth as you drink!

Have a safe and healthy summer,

Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team

What's New!



OFFICE RENOVATION PICTURES & UPDATES
The extensive renovations are almost complete! We updated our dental office with a new reception desk, new sterilization centre, new floors and paint throughout. We also have added a beverage station where complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and water are available for your enjoyment. In addition, we listened to your suggestions and we now have cable TV in each operatory. We appreciate your patience and look forward to all of our patients seeing our office "makeover". Come by our office to see the amazing results. We would love to hear what you think! Click here to see more photos.





 



POT LUCK
We celebrated summer on June 11 with another delicious pot luck. We shared lots of laughs and definitely enjoyed everyone's homemade goodies. Click here to see photos.






Port Hope Dental Gets Into the Swing of Things
Dr. Benedict and his team enjoyed an afternoon round of golf topped off by an awesome steak dinner at the Port Hope Golf and Country Club on Thursday June 27. They are offering our patients a "Tee Fore 2" special. Click here for details.
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Knights of Columbus had a charity golf tournament in support of N.H.H. Palliative Care and Green Wood Coalition on Saturday June 22. Dr. Jordan Benedict sponsored the tournament and donated a lovely gift basket including dental products.

From left to right: Dave Sheffield (Green Wood Coalition), Ross Fraser (K of C Tournament Chairman), Hugh Penney (Grand Knight Council 6490 Port Hope) and Adrienne Barrie (Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation Chair). Each Charity received $3600.00.

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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!



Sports Mouthguard Clinic


 
It's that time of year again!

We are hosting our Annual Sports Mouthguard Clinic on Wednesday August 14, 2013 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!





The Importance of Regular Dental Examinations


 
Why does your dentist want to schedule another appointment with you so soon - even if today's oral examination was perfect? Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with an examination at least every six months. Depending on the status of your oral health, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.

Soon after cleaning, teeth can have plaque build-up as well as stains from food, beverages, tobacco, etc. Over time, plaque build-up can harden into tartar (or calculus) formation.

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Summer Punch
 
Looking for something fresh to serve your guests on the patio this summer? Try Randi-lee's Summer Punch.

Click here for the recipe. Let us know what you think.

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 dentistry@porthopedental.com.