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Cross Country Coach DDS; Our Dr. Klassen Giving Back

July 20th, 2018

There are so many ways to give back! Our Dr. Alexis Klassen is an amazing cross-country coach for her local high school.

Dr. Klassen is an avid runner and a US Navy reservist. The mother of two, still finds time to fix teeth and give back to young athletes.

We love her passion for community...and you can see that clearly on her cross-country team's t-shirts. Go Team Stefano Dental!

She has a remarkable ability to energize and inspire others to do their best and to keep going. These characteristics are perfect for a high school coach and a good dentist.

Look around your community, and see how you can give back. It can be monetary donations, volunteer time, advisory roles or even coaching your favorite sport that can make a difference in you area.

Some of the best ways to give back are giving back to the next generation. Dr. Klassen is a great example of that.

And we won't hold it against her that she's a native of Michigan (smile!). At Stefano Dental, it's  Go Bucks!

Next time you see Dr. Klassen, ask her about her cross-country team. You might even get Dr. Klassen to talk about her many marathons and races that she's competed in throughout the years.

Dr. Klassen is committed to a fit mouth, and a fit body!

Remember, it's never too late to see what you can do to make a difference! No matter how big or how small, everyone can contribute to their community.

Stuff the Bus; School Supplies for Kids in Need

July 15th, 2018

We're in the middle of summer, and school seems like a long way off. In the middle of vacationing and enjoying long, sunny days at the swimming pool, many of us don't think about buying school supplies.

Stuff the Bus is a program that starts in July and goes through Aug. 4. Stefano Dental is joining Stuff the Bus to help donate school supplies for local Erie County kids in need.

School supplies add up quickly. Stefano Dental is helping to collect backpacks, pencils, notebooks, binders, markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, composition books, pencil pouches, scissors, crayons, pens and more.

By ordering schools supplies now, the Stuff the Bus teams have time to get school supply kits assembled and arranged in time for school starting in August. Many schools start the 3rd week of August.

Many parents report spending an average of $100 on just school supplies.--that doesn't include new school clothing either. A good backpack can cost close to $40 or $50.

While you're planning your next trip to the dentist, don't forget to drop off some pencils or paper or glue sticks. Even the smallest donation can make difference.

Stefano Dental has been supporting Stuff the Bus for the past couple of years. If you want more information on where you can support Stuff the Bus, check out, http://www.sanduskyregister.com/story/201707110044#!. There are so many locations that are taking Stuff the Bus donations in the Sandusky community area.

Help us give back to kids and prepare every child for a successful start to the 2018-2019 school year.

 

Braces or Invisalign?

July 5th, 2018

Not only does Stefano Dental offer general dentistry services, but Dr. Stefano was also trained in Invisalign and braces.

Some studies suggest a great smile boosts self-esteem and can help people feel better overall.

Many patients aren't sure if Invisalign or braces is the way to go for their dental needs. Both will correct teeth rotations, both require patients to wear them for a lengthy amount of time.

For more serious dental or bite corrections, many dentists choose braces over Invisalign. Although braces can be more cumbersome and aren't invisible to the eye as its counterpart, braces.

Braces can take more effort in cleaning your teeth. You have to be able to floss with a threader and a brush and get in between the braces. The Invisalign allows you to pop the Invisalign retainer in and out making it easier to brush your teeth.

Invisalign tends to be a bit more expensive than braces, but prices can vary depending on a case-by-case basis.

Sometimes the question of Invisalign versus braces comes down to a cosmetic one. How do you feel about wearing braces over a period of time? Are you concerned about how you would look in braces? Nowadays, there are many band-color choices for braces, which many people enjoy, especially children and teenagers.

You also don't have to worry about losing braces. Many children and/or teenager have a hard time remembering where they put their Invisalign retainers once they take them out, as they must be removed in order to eat. Braces might restrict one from eating certain food, but you don't have to worry about removing them.

Braces versus Invisalign comes down a personal choice. The end result is similar though.

Brighter smiles and happy patients!

Roundabouts; Road Detours; Re-Direction

June 26th, 2018

If you've visited Stefano Dental in the last few months, you've noticed the new roundabout in progress. How could you miss it?

It's caused some havoc. Roads are closed. People are having to leave earlier to make appointments, and delays are caused by the many road detours.

The roundabout is going to take a few more months before it's complete. We'll all have to get accustomeed to the new way of getting to our destinations.

Let's face it though. Road closures always feel like an inconvenience. We look forward to returning to 'normal.'

We'll be lightening the mood in July with the roundabout construction crew...bringing ice cream to everyone! Who doesn't love ice cream? When patients, staff and road crews can share a dish of ice cream together, we remember that we're all just people doing our jobs, going about our days, trying to get places.

Road closures and road detours are sometimes like life. Things happen and get in our way. People interrupt us. Kids cause us to change our plans. Bosses make us do something different than we had initially planned. We find the path we had planned for the day went completely different than what we had thought.

Maybe we meet new people along that new way, that new path. Maybe we learned to do something a new way, maybe we needed a new view or to be reminded of what's important.

Detours can sometimes be inconveient, but sometimes they're exactly what we need.

Drive safely and don't miss the view!

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