October Dental Office News
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great way to cover your co-pays and out of pocket
dental expenses!
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Philip Duell, DDS, PC
Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
22341 West Road,
Woodhaven, MI 48183
Tel. 734.671.1620
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Philip  Duell,DDS, PC
            22341 West Road, Woodhaven, MI 48183           (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
Sat. 10/6         9:00am- 2:00pm
Sat. 10/20       9:00am- 2:00pm      

We will start back with Saturday
appointments in September. We
generally work 2 Saturdays a month
from September- June.  
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!
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/

Make a future
appointment
and be
eligible to enter our
RAFFLE for a Homegoods
gift card AND a cool
halloween pumpkin!

Raffle ends Thursday,
October 25th.  
Good luck!
On Halloween,
Wednesday October 31st,
we will be closing at 2:00pm so
our employees can enjoy the
holiday with their
children and grandchildren.
Get ready for the holidays:
BOOST
in office teeth whitening
special
until January 31st
$399 (reg. $602)
See a receptionist for details!
Year-end reminder  
Please do not miss the opportunity to take full advantage of your dental insurance coverage in 2018.  Please make
appointments soon to allow enough time to pre-determine your dental treatment before the end to the year.  Most
insurance coverages span from January to January.  Pre-determinations can take at least 30 days to process with
your insurance company.  A pre-determination is estimation from your insurance company for dental procedures and
what dollar amount will be covered for items like bridges and crowns.  A pre-determination estimates how much your
insurance company will pay for specific dental services and how much might be out of pocket for you- so you can
make an informed choice on possible treatment options.   Talk to our receptionists today on what insurance
coverage you still have available and what dental work may still be needed.  Also remember for most insurance
companies’ preventative services (like cleaning appointments) have no or little out of pocket costs to you.
Happy Halloween to all children (and their teeth)
When the little ghosts and witches of Halloween have put away their costumes, moms and dads may be facing a
ghastly dilemma – how to protect their children’s teeth from weeks worth of candy.  The lingering, sweet spoils of
Halloween can pose challenges to parents who want to make sure their children’s teeth stay healthy.

Dr. Duell says parents can still let their children enjoy their Halloween treats-but to protect children’s teeth from
harmful decay, he offers parents the following helpful suggestions:
•        Steer your children away from candies that stick to their teeth, such as caramels. The best candies are
those that can be quickly chewed and swallowed.
•        Rather than giving children free rein to snack on their candy throughout the day, use the treats as dessert, to
be eaten immediately after meals. By reducing the number of times a child snacks on candy or sugary foods
during the day, teeth are less exposed to the potentially harmful acid created when residual food is left behind in
the mouth.
•        Remind your children to brush their teeth at least twice a day, especially at bed-time.
•        Help your children floss between the teeth once a day.

Remember, even the littlest trick-or-treaters need a dental exam twice a year starting at age 2. Halloween is a lot
of fun for kids and with a little guidance from mom and dad it also can be a healthier holiday for teeth.