Newsletter 2nd Quarter 2018 May 2, 2018
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Upcoming Road Construction

Upcoming Road Construction

We have heard that there’s always road construction because they have nowhere to store all of those orange barrels. Beginning soon, the intersection of Bogart Rd. and Campbell St. will be under construction for the installation of a roundabout. According to the Erie County Engineer’s Office there will be two phases to this construction. Starting in June, Campbell Street will be closed. The only access to our office would be from the East on Bogart Rd. The alternate route would be Columbus Ave. Starting in July (approx.) Bogart road will be closed. Again, the only access to our office will be from the East Bogart direction Signs will say “open to local businesses” at that time. Please allow enough travel time to get through the detours for your next visit. Also please check our Facebook page for the most up to date construction and detour information.

Food For Thought (Alcohol, Wine, Coffee, Juice)

Food For Thought (Alcohol, Wine, Coffee, Juice)

We all love happy hour, the specials, the snacks, the drinks. Keep in mind that all alcoholic beverages pose a serious threat to your oral health. Alcohol causes dehydration and dry mouth. This reduces saliva flow which can cause serious problems over time such as tooth decay and gum disease. Sipping on sugary cocktails has the added danger of bathing your teeth in sugar for a long time.

Wine deserves special mention as we know it stains your teeth. There are other concerns as well. Being an alcohol, wine dries the mouth and can also make teeth sticky, promoting stain formation. In addition, both red and white wines are very acidic which we already know may be harmful to your teeth. Keep in mind that while red wine can stain your teeth, white wines are more acidic, so they might be even more dangerous to your enamel.

When it comes to coffee, its common knowledge how bad coffee stains your teeth, and coffee stains are among the worst for your teeth as they are very stubborn. In addition, just like with wine, coffee makes teeth sticky and also dries out your mouth. It gets even worse if you add sugar to sweeten your coffee as there are few things worse for your teeth than sugar. If that’s not enough, coffee is also acidic, which we know wears down enamel. Of course, we don’t expect you to stop drinking your favorite beverage, but to minimize the damage please drink plenty of water afterwards and try to avoid additives like sugar.

Fruit juices, even though not as bad as the drinks listed above, it’s good to know most fruit juices are highly acidic and have been linked to an increased risk of cavities. Of course, 100% fruit juices have some health benefits as well, so just be aware of their acidic nature and at least rinse your mouth with water after drinking them.

As always: Brushing after a meal/beverage is of course always a great option, remember to wait 20 minutes if you’ve consumed highly acidic foods/beverages that have weakened your enamel. If possible, always rinse your mouth with water after a meal and drink lots of water throughout the day as well. Also use a straw when drinking highly acidic beverages to minimize their contact with your teeth.

Stuffed Animal Drive Follow Up

Stuffed Animal Drive Follow Up

February was Children’s Dental Health Month, we collected OVER 200 new stuffed animals for The Erie County Volunteer Center to give to our local police & fire stations to give to children in emergency situations. One lucky family received a children’s Sonicare toothbrush in our donation drawing. Several stuffed animals have already found homes with local police and fire departments and the local Heartbeat Pregnancy care center. It was a pleasure to be able to do this for our community. Thank you so much to all of you that donated.

Invisalign Special August 2018

Invisalign Special August 2018

Take advantage of our August Invisalign Special! 

Complimentary Invisalign consultation and $500 off Invisalign treatment when your appointment is reserved in August with Dr. Stefano.

Straighter teeth can lead to:

Healthier Gums – Invisalign® aligners are removable so patients can brush and floss normally which can help prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay. Research has shown that gingival health may improve during Invisalign treatment.

Easier Cleanings – The chances of having plaque retention, tooth decay and periodontal disease can be reduced with properly positioned teeth.

Less Stress – Properly aligned teeth are less stressful on the supporting bone and provide better function. Invisalign offers an alternative to aggressive, restorative solutions for orthodontic problems.

Call today to reserve your complimentary Invisalign consultation with Dr. Stefano!

Stefano Dental Memories

Stefano Dental Memories

Do you know we have a scrapbook in our reception area where we keep news articles, photos and letters featuring our team? Stefano Dental is proud to be of service to our community in many ways. Next time you are in the office, take a look for the large green binder and see what we’ve been up to.  You may even find a surprise! (Hint Hint)

Meet Colleen and Her Favorite Recipe

Meet Colleen and Her Favorite Recipe

Certified Dental Assistant

She stays busy each day by assisting our hygienists and doctors with whatever they need. She often takes X-rays, handles charting, and assists our practice in whatever way is needed. She loves interacting with and catching up with our patients; they are all so interesting!  When she is not in the office, she enjoys relaxing with her husband and daughter on their boat and she loves taking trips to the islands. She loves going to the gym, and she truly is a foody. Enjoy one of her favorite recipes listed below, perfect for a summer time cookout as an Hors d'oeuvre.

Lettuce Cups

1 Bunch of Crisp Romaine Lettuce

1 English Cucumber

1 Large Tomato

1 Avocado

1/2 Red Onion

3 Radishes (optional)

1/2 Bottle of favorite vinaigrette dressing for marinade

Finley chop all ingredients, place in a bowl with marinade for 2 two hours.

Fill lettuce cup with mixture and enjoy.

Special Offers 2018

Special Offers 2018

April- Smiles for Life

May- Smiles for Life

June- Smiles for Life

July- Stuff the Bus

Aug- $500 off Invisalign &

$99 CUSTOM Athletic Mouth Guards

Sept- $6 Tongue Tools

Oct- 10% off Sonicares

Nov- Food Drive

Dec- Toy Drive

Smiles for Life 2018

Smiles for Life 2018

Here is a chance for YOU to make a difference. Hundreds of dental practices throughout the U.S. and Canada professionally whiten teeth to raise money for seriously ill, disabled and underprivileged children in their local communities and around the world. Fifty percent of the donations are earmarked for each dental practice’s local charity partner, and the balance goes to the Smiles For Life Foundation to be distributed to children’s charities across the U.S., Canada and worldwide. Participating children’s charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, and St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (Cambodia), Smiles for Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.


For the sixth year, Stefano Dental is participating in the Smiles for Life campaign that started March 1st and runs through June 30th with our half of the proceeds going locally to the Junior Achievement Program. Junior Achievement focus on how they can have a positive impact on the lives of students, guided by their core values. They believe in the boundless potential of young people, market-based economics and entrepreneurship and are passionate about what they do and how they do it. They respect the talents, creativity, perspectives, and backgrounds of all individuals. They further believe in the power of partnership and collaboration, and the conviction in the educational and motivational impact of relevant, hands on learning.

Our custom bleaching system is regularly $431. During the Smiles for Life promotion, the fee is reduced to $200 and 100% of that is donated to charity!

If you choose not to bleach we've set a goal to raise at least $1,000 this year in additional donations. Please consider making a donation the next time you visit our practice. For more information stop in or call us today, or you may also visit and our Facebook page.

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1617 W. Bogart Rd., Sandusky, OH, 44870