Here we are into February and we are still awaiting Winter. Perhaps I should
keep quiet as we don't want to anger Mother Nature.
I want to take this opportunity to welcome back from maternity leave, our
hygienist Shveta. I also want to welcome to the practice, dental assistant
Iris who will be filling in for Habiba as she has gone on maternity leave.
As I write this note, Habiba has not given birth yet but Laura has given
birth to a baby girl. We wish her all the best and good luck to Habiba.
Here at the practice things are very busy and we are all looking forward to
seeing you at some point throughout the year.
Have a warm February
Dr. Ron Barzilay
|The Importance of Regular Dental Examinations
Why does your dentist want to schedule another appointment with you so soon - even if today's oral examination was perfect? Regular dental visits are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums. For maximum benefit, a good home care regimen must be supplemented with an examination at least every six months. Depending on the status of your oral health, your dentist may recommend more frequent visits.
Several months after cleaning, teeth can have plaque build-up as well as stains from food, beverages, tobacco, etc. Over time, plaque build-up can harden into tartar (or calculus) formation.
Checking your teeth for decay is only a small part of a thorough oral exam. During each visit, your dentist (or dental hygienist) will also: check your gums (gingiva) for inflammation, tooth mobility and pockets; examine your mouth for indications of possible cancer, diabetes and vitamin deficiencies; and note any irregularities in your facial structure, bite, saliva and temporomandibular joint (TMJ).
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|Hot Apple-Cinnamon Pie..."A LA MODE"!
There's nothing like warming up with some Hot Apple Pie!
With the deep freeze outside, choosing the right 'warming foods' during these winter months is key for nourishing you body and soul.
The body naturally craves, starchy, heavy and sweet foods during the winter season. Instead of reaching for processed 'foods' that leave you feeling lethargic, try making your own creations that will satisfy your craving as
well as offer nutritional value.
Since apples are widely available during the winter months and there is thing better than a little cinnamon and nutmeg to warm you up, may we suggest a HOT APPLE PIE! To help add some nutrition to the recipe you may notice some
ingredients that you may not have in your pantry. All of these ingredients are available in the organic section of larger grocery stores or your local specialty grocer.
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Recipes provided by Marni Wasserman and fullynurished.ca.