Trouble viewing images? Click here
 
 
 
March 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
 
After the Winter Storm of 2013, it's hard to believe that spring is just around the corner!

March 20th is the first day of spring. Certainly many around our office are anxiously awaiting the warmer temperatures. For many of you, March Break is also quickly approaching. This is a great time to come in for a cleaning or catch up on a treatment that you may have started last year.

Nutrition Month
Nutrition Month is hosted annually by the Dietitians of Canada. This year's theme is 'Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!' What you eat plays an integral role in your wellbeing, and directly affects your oral health. You can visit this link for some helpful tips and tools regarding nutrition and your health, and to learn more about Nutrition Month. As always, we encourage you to learn more about your health.

Until next month,

Dr. Jordan Benedict and Team

What's New!


We were excited to be included in the meeting at Beaver's on Monday February 25. The children had an oral health lesson presented by Jessica & Laura, our dental hygienists and they enjoyed meeting Dr. Benedict. The children learned the importance of proper brushing and flossing and regular visits to their dentist.




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!



Dr. Benedict will be sponsoring the Blood Donor Clinic at the Port Hope Lion's Recreation Centre on Monday, March 18 from 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm



 
Join us at our booth (booth 9) Saturday April 6th, 2013 for Family Wellness Day Expo at Cobourg Community Centre 10am 4pm.

Click here to receive a BALLOT for the Grand Prize Give Away: A Family of 4 weekend stay at the Great Wolf Lodge.

Simply bring this ballot on April 6th, 2013 to Cobourg Community Centre and enjoy the expo!!

Learn more at www.familywellnessday.ca


 
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!





How to Brush and Floss Properly


 
Brushing:
  • Use a soft toothbrush for thorough and gentle cleaning.
  • Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle. Begin by brushing the outside of the front teeth. Use gentle, half-tooth wide, back and forth strokes.
  • Next, brush the outside back teeth, starting along the gumline.
  • For the inside back teeth, use short, angled brush strokes.
  • For the inside front teeth, tilt the brush vertically, and use an up-and-down motion.
  • For the chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat, and use a gentle motion.
Flossing: Click here to find out!





Black Bean Salad with Fresh Mint
 
Legumes are plant-based foods that are packed with nutrients and can be instrumental to maintaining your overall health. They are high in protein, soluble and insoluble fibre and low in cholesterol. Legumes can be helpful in weight control, low in cholesterol, aid in digestion and extremely versatile, making them easy to incorporate in your diet.

This month we've included an easy-to-make salad that can be used as a satisfying lunch or great side to any dinner.

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 dentistry@porthopedental.com.