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May 2018: Tips, ENews & More!


With spring finally here to stay in Canada, we are more than ready for some bright sunshine! There are plenty of outdoor activities to get excited about, so it is essential to restart great habits like using sunscreen and drinking plenty of water to help prevent heat-related illnesses. As we get even more active, keep these precautions in mind for outdoor safety:

  • Tune up your bike before your first ride and remember to always wear a helmet when you go cycling.
  • Wear the appropriate footwear and protective gear for all sporting activities.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings.

The Canada Safety Council also held a Summer Safety Week (May 1-7) educating the public about potential health concerns during summers. For more tips to help you and your loved ones, visit Canada Safety Council.

Have a cheerful month!

Dr. Ron Barzilay

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 home game of the Ticat's season.

To Enter, simply provide us with your name and email address, or fill out a ballot in our office. The winners will be notified throughout the month on our website and Facebook page, as well as the following editions of our newsletter.

Keep an eye on our Facebook page and newsletters for winners and upcoming contests!

Winners From Our Survey Draw

Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual survey.

We would like to announce the winners who received the $25 Amazon gift cards from our survey draw.

Congratulations to the winners: Paula L., Donna N., and Danielle V.!

Thank you once again for helping us in improving our dental office.

Mental Health and Dental Health


Are they actually related?

The connection between mental health and overall physical health has been extensively studied, but not much focus has been placed on how mental health and dental health can affect each other.

Mental and dental health are cyclical, where poor mental health results in the neglect of oral hygiene, which in turn can result in social anxieties and self-esteem issues. One of the most obvious mental health issues that directly affects oral health is dental anxiety.

Click here to find out how mental health and dental health relate to one another.

Zesty Quinoa Salad


This bright and colorful salad is a great summertime recipe (or anytime you want to feel like its summertime). Light and citrusy, it's a whole new way to enjoy quinoa. Lime juice and cilantro give it a refreshing kick, while quinoa and black beans serve as tasty vegan protein. If you're not vegan, add even more protein by adding chunks of chicken or turkey. Yum!

Click here for the full recipe.

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