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Newsletter 4th Qtr 2016 September 30, 2016
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Smiles For Life 2016 Totals

Smiles For Life 2016 Totals

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 charities include Children’s Miracle Network, Children of Romania, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, CURE (in Cambodia), Smiles for Hope, and the Kids Cancer Care Foundation.

For the fourth year, Stefano dental participated in the Smiles for Life campaign from March 1st to June 30th. We are happy to announce that with your help we were able to raise a total of $8,055.00 with half of the proceeds going locally to The Safe Harbor Domestic Violence Shelter. Thank you to all who participated.

"Like us" on Facebook

Did you have an incredible experience? Do you “Like Us”? If you would like a chance to win an incredible prize, next time you’re on Facebook, “Like Us” & “Check in” at Stefano Dental on our Facebook page for your chance to win!

Candy at our Counter

Candy at our Counter

Is this candy?? At the dental office!!!???  Yes, after your incredible visit we offer sugar free candy at our check out stations! Sugar free candy does have many benefits, including an increased salivary flow. 

Saliva is very important as it helps your mouth in the following ways:

  1. It clears food products from teeth.
  2. It degrades bacterial cell walls and inhibits bacteria growth.
  3. It is vital in the remineralization process of restoring damaged tooth enamel.
  4. It acts as a buffer to the acids in your mouth.
  5. It facilitates with eating and speech due to its lubricating properties.
  6. Saliva is also used in several areas of diagnostic testing.

 Another product that is also found in candy and gum that has dental benefits is xylitol.  Xylitol is a natural sweetener that does not break down like sugar.  It can help keep a neutral pH level in the mouth and also prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth. Typically after consuming a food product containing sugar, the acid attack on your teeth lasts about a half hour.  Xylitol can help stop this attack.

 Bacteria in your mouth are unable to digest xylitol and in its presence, their growth is greatly reduced.  Where there is less bacteria, there is less acid, and therefore less decay.

 

The dental benefits of xylitol also include saliva stimulation. Saliva that has xylitol in it is more basic than saliva stimulated by other sugar products. When the pH of saliva is above 7, calcium and phosphate salts in saliva migrate into the weak parts of enamel and can help restore it. Therefore, soft, calcium-deficient enamel sites begin to harden again.

Food Drive 2016

Food Drive 2016

Join us in giving back to our community this holiday season and enter to win a $50 gift card! From November 1st thru November 22nd we will be collecting non-perishable food items to take to our local food pantry this Thanksgiving season.

Toy Drive 2016

Toy Drive 2016

If you haven’t noticed, we love to give back to our community! In previous years at Christmas time we have worked with “Toys for Tots”. This year we have decided to partner with Vacationland Federal Credit Union in their 3rd annual Toy Drive! From Monday November 14th thru Friday December 9th we will be a drop off location. Please donate an unwrapped gift that will be given to a family in need in our local Erie and Huron Counties. Also, please join us at the “Wrap Up” event at the Sandusky Mall. This will take place mid-December, dates and times to be announced. When you drop off a gift, remember to fill out a slip for your chance to win a Sonicare Toothbrush.

Meet Lee & Her Favorite Recipe

Meet Lee & Her Favorite Recipe

Lee is a certified dental assistant here at our progressive office. Her position at Stefano Dental keeps her on her toes every day. Helping our patients achieve their dental goals in a friendly environment is very rewarding to her. As many years as she has been in the dental field, our patients feel like family to her. She has two grown sons, Skyler and Travis. They are the joy of her life with whom she spends as much time as possible. She can’t forget her four-legged buddy, Miss Izzy, her dog who keeps her laughing on a daily basis. She does not have a favorite recipe, she truly enjoys going out to local upscale food and drink establishments.

Special Offers 4th Qtr

Special Offers 4th Qtr

Sept- Tongue tools $6+tax

Oct-Save 10% on Sonicare Toothbrushes

Nov-Food Drive Donate & enter to win $50 Meijer’s Gift Card

Dec-Toy Drive Donate & enter to win a Sonicare Toothbrush

Make A Vet Smile November 2016

Make A Vet Smile November 2016

Here at Stefano Dental we are proud to serve those who have served our country. We will be closing our office to re-open for a one day only, Friday November 11th, 2016 for Make-A-Vet-Smile-Day! All veterans are welcome. We will be performing all aspects of dentistry from x-rays, exams, cleanings, fillings, root canals, and extractions all at no cost! With the limited time we will only be addressing the most urgent dental need and follow up care may be needed with their regular dentist. This will be first come, first serve starting at 7:30am until 2pm.

Quick Links
Email: incredible@stefanodental.com
Phone: 419-626-2205
Web: http://www.stefanodental.com
1617 W. Bogart Rd., Sandusky, OH, 44870