|August 2014: Tips, eNews and More!
Warm weather, long days and so much to do!
There's always a palpable hurry in August to get as much done before the summer is over and it's time to go back to school.
The CNE at Exhibition Place is always a fun place to be on a summer's day. If you're like most people, a must-see attraction is the famed Food Building wherein you'll find all sorts of fantastical delights.
While it's fun to be gluttonous and enjoy yourself every once and a while, be sure to take care of your mouth and avoid eating anything too hot, too spicy, or too sugary. At the very least, chew sugar-free gum (preferably a gum like Trident Xtra Care Gum) after you eat. Chewing sugar-free gum helps protect your teeth and gums between meals as it helps the mouth to produce more saliva - the mouth's natural defense against acid. And don't forget: chewing sugar-free gum is no substitution for brushing, so make sure you still brush your teeth when you get home.
School is just around the corner...
If you are heading off to college or university, bring your good oral health habits along with you.
Be sure to check your school's student health plan as it may include dental coverage. Remember to review the coverage offered to you and let us know if you have
any questions. As for the younger kids, August is a great time to come in for a checkup before the hectic school year begins. Call or click here today to book an appointment.
Dr. Ron Barzilay
|We Welcome New Patients!
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Your Chance to WIN a Pair of Platinum Ticat Tickets!
Our Hamilton Tiger-Cat draws are back! As a token of our appreciation for your loyalty and support, we want to send two lucky patients to each remaining home game of the Ticat's season.
To Enter, simply click here and fill out the online form. The winners will be notified throughout the month on our website and Facebook page, as well as following editions of our newsletter.
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|Gum Disease and Diabetes
Gum disease is an infection in the gum, bone and tissues. Gum disease may eventually result in unstable base for your teeth, which then become mobile and may fall out or have to be removed.
Gum disease (periodontal disease) is a primary cause of tooth loss, and is often linked to diabetes.
Diabetes slows blood circulation, which can contribute to the onset of infections of gum tissues. High saliva sugar levels associated with diabetes contribute to the growth of bacteria which causes gum disease.
Smoking and poor oral hygiene for people with diabetes significantly heightens the incidence of gum disease.
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|Chocolate Coconut Pudding
We know ice cream is great on a warm summer day but to enjoy this frozen delight, it needs to stay in a freezer. So what to do when you want the sweet, refreshing cool taste of ice cream, but also want to enjoy the great outdoors for an afternoon?
Pack along some cool Chocolate Coconut Pudding!
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