March Dental Office News
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Philip Duell, DDS, PC
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
22341 West Road,
Woodhaven, MI 48183
Tel. 734.671.1620
Philip  Duell,DDS, PC
            22341 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183           (734) 671-1620

Our office is CLOSED from
March 12th- 19th.  
Dr. Duell will be on
a family vacation.  
Our dental office reopens on
Tuesday, March 20th.
We do answer voicemail
messages during this time.  You
can call us at (734) 671-1620.

Our Office Hours
Monday          9:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday         9:00am-5:00pm
Wednesday    9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday        9:00am-7:00pm
Friday             closed
Saturdays       9:00am-2:00pm

Our office works 2 Saturdays a
month from September to June.
In M
arch we work the following
Saturdays:  M
arch 10th and 24th.
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
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Healthy Habit
Your child’s baby teeth are at risk for decay as soon as they first appear—which is typically around age 6 months.
Tooth decay in infants and toddlers is often referred to as Baby Bottle Tooth Decay. It most often occurs in the
upper front teeth, but other teeth may also be affected. In some cases, infants and toddlers experience decay so
severe that their teeth cannot be saved and need to be removed.
The good news is that tooth decay is preventable! Most children have a full set of 20 primary teeth by the time they
are 3-years-old. As your child grows, their jaws also grow, making room for their permanent teeth.
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. 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 younger than 3 years, caregivers should begin brushing children’s teeth as soon as they begin to
come into the mouth by using fluoride toothpaste in an amount no more than a smear or the size of a grain of rice.
Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician. Supervise children’
s brushing to ensure that they use of the appropriate amount of toothpaste.
•        For children 3 to 6 years of age, caregivers should dispense no more than a pea-sized amount of fluoride
toothpaste. Brush teeth thoroughly twice per day (morning and night) or as directed by a dentist or physician.
Supervise children’s brushing to minimize swallowing of toothpaste.
•        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.