May Dental Office News
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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
Saturdays       9:00am-2:00pm

Our office works 2 Saturdays a
month from September to June.
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In M
ay we work the following
Saturdays:  M
ay 5th and May 12th.
Best wishes to all our moms 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!

Get ready for Summer:
ZOOM2 in office teeth whitening
on SPECIAL from
April 2nd to June 30th.  
$399 (reg. $604).  

     
Make an appointment today!
                                         Brighten your summer with ZOOM2!
Our office offers ZOOM!2 teeth whitening, an in-office bleaching process that lightens discoloration of your teeth’s
enamel and dentin.  ZOOM2! teeth whitening procedure is done in our office in about 2 hours- the results are
immediate and beautiful.  

How does the teeth whitening process work?  We put a whitening gel on your teeth.  The hydrogen peroxide in
the gel breaks down and the oxygen enters your teeth’s enamel and dentin.  This bleaches colored substances on
your teeth while the structure of the tooth is unchanged.

Are there any medications should not be taken when doing this procedure?  Yes. Photoreactive
medications, such as chlorthiazide, may cause an adverse reaction if used with teeth whitening systems.  
 

How long do the results last?
 By following some simple post whitening care instructions, your teeth will always
be lighter than they were before. To keep your teeth looking their best, we recommend flossing, brushing twice
daily and occasional touch-up.
                               May office hour changes
Our office is CLOSED from Wednesday May 16th to Tuesday, May
22nd for Dr. Duell’s vacation. We are also closed Monday, May
28th.  The 28h is in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  We
will still pick up our messages remotely on these days.  
Have a great Memorial Day!

                                                           Women’s dental health issues

With more than half of all women who reach age 50 in 2000 are living to at least 80, lifelong oral health care is
more important than ever, reports the Academy of General Dentistry, an organization of general dentists
dedicated to continuing education.  "Older women need to relearn how to care for their oral health," says Eric Z.
Shapira, DDS, MS, MAGD, a spokesperson for the Academy. "Women tend to take more medications, are
more susceptible to diseases and have a higher incidence of arthritis."

There is strong evidence linking oral health and general health. During menopause, some women can
experience dry mouth, burning sensation and changes in taste. Gums can even become sore and sensitive.
Hormonal replacement therapy may cause gums to bleed, swell and become red.
Osteoporosis can lead to tooth loss or erosion of the jawbone. Since teeth prevent the jawbone from eroding,
once a woman begins losing teeth, the jawbone can lose its shape, which leads to difficulties with implants and
dentures. Ill-fitting dentures can lead to mouth sores and a loss of oral function, such as the ability to speak and
eat.

"Arthritis limits the mobility of the hands and face joints which affects the quality of brushing and extended care
of the teeth," says Dr. Shapira.  "Floss the teeth you want to keep," advises Dr. Duell. "With a personal oral
health regimen and trips to the dentist at least three times each year for cleaning and screenings after age 65,
women can maintain a healthy smile for life"