| July Dental Office News
|You can use CareCredit here.
This are credit option can make your dental costs more manageable.
CareCredit has NO INTEREST payment options.
Ask a receptionist about it today!
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|We appreciate your patient referrals!
To help show our appreciation…
Refer your family and friends to our dental office and for
every referral get a $25.00 credit on your account. This
credit can be used for services and/or products. It’s a
great way to cover your co-pays and out of pocket
Thanks for giving us a reason to SMILE!
|Philip Duell, DDS, PC
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
|22341 West Road,
Woodhaven, MI 48183
|Our Office Hours
We will start back with Saturday
appointments in September. We
generally work 2 Saturdays a month
from September- June. Our next
Saturday appointment is Sat. Sept. 8th.
|Best wishes to all our dads and grads this month!
We hope our website proves to be informative,
educational, and beneficial. Each month we will cover
different topics that can affect your dental health
and the way you look and feel. Please don't hesitate
to e-mail us or call our office with specific questions.
If you have any special dental topics you would like to
have discussed in the future please let us know at
DrDuell@drduell.com. We’d love to hear from you!
|Dental health for Babies and Kids
Teaching your child good oral hygiene habits early can lead to a lifelong healthy smile, but did you know that just
because babies don’t have any visible teeth, doesn’t mean they can’t get cavities? A baby’s 20 primary teeth are
already present in the jaws at birth. And those baby teeth that begin coming through the gums around 6 months
help set the stage for future smiles by keeping space in the jaw for adult teeth.
Baby teeth matter
When a baby tooth is lost too early, the permanent teeth can drift into the empty space and make it difficult for other
adult teeth to find room when they come in. This can make teeth crooked or crowded. That’s why starting infants off
with good oral care can help protect their teeth for decades to come. The ADA recommends that parents take
children to a dentist no later than their first birthday and then at intervals recommended by their dentist.
Cleaning Your Child’s Teeth
Begin cleaning your baby’s mouth during the first few days after birth by wiping the gums with a clean, moist gauze
pad or washcloth. As soon as teeth appear, decay can occur.
When your child’s teeth begin to come in, brush them gently with a child-size toothbrush and water. A baby’s front
four teeth usually push through the gums at about 6 months of age, although some children don’t have their first
tooth until 12 or 14 months.
For children older than 2, brush their teeth with a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. Be sure they spit out the
toothpaste. (Ask your child's dentist or physician if you are considering using fluoride toothpaste before age 2.)
Until you’re comfortable that your child can brush on his or her own, continue to brush your child's teeth twice a day
with a child-size toothbrush and a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste. When your child has two teeth that
touch, you should begin flossing their teeth daily.
| We now accept the Healthy MI dental plan - as well as-
Healthy Kid plans
Looking for health care coverage that works for your health and your
budget? There's a new option to help working people like you get
healthy — at a cost that works in your budget. It's the Healthy
Michigan Plan. The Healthy Michigan Plan makes health care
benefits available to individuals at a low cost. Learn more to see if
the Healthy Michigan Plan is for you and find out if you may be
eligible at https://www.michigan.gov/healthymiplan/
|July schedule changes:
Our office will be closed July 2nd- July
8th for the 4th of July holiday.
We’ll be back Mon. July 9th @ 9am.
As always, when we are closed we pick
up messages remotely and call back as
soon as possible. We can be reached
at (734) 671-1620.