| April 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
April is Oral Health Month
Oral health is more than just clean teeth and healthy gums. Your healthy smile is a source of confidence, comfort and joy. It is often the first impression you offer others and is a powerful focal point.
Did you know that your mouth can also offers early warning signs of health issues throughout your body? During your dental examination we look for warning signs sleep or stress issues (such as grinding), side effects of medications, effects of diabetes, body imbalances and even oral cancer.
Take some time this month to learn more about your oral health, visit the Canadian Dental Association's Health Month section and feel free to ask us about any oral health topic.
If you would like to come in for a 'Spring Cleaning' and Oral Health Exam, give us a call today or click here to request an appointment.
April Also Hosts:
National Dental Hygienists Week (April 7-13)
Daffodil Month in support of Cancer Awareness and Research
April 22 is Earth Day, visit this link , for events happening throughout the month.
This past winter was one for the books. Heavy snow and ice may have affected your home's exterior and has likely made some changes to your landscaping. While it is easy to see what has happened on the ground, we wanted to remind you look up! Damages eavesdrops can lead to future more expensive repairs and damaged tree limbs can lead to unexpected surprises or worse once the weight of leaves is added over the next month.
Until next month,
Dr. Tsang and Team
| Dentistry for Moms to Be
Pregnancy is filled with exciting changes to your body, and your mouth is no exception.
Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy increase the potential for dental problems, emphasizing the importance of proper and sometimes extra-ordinary oral hygiene.
Pregnancy Gingivitis is the most common of the dental concerns during a pregnancy. This form of Gingivitis is most prevalent between the second and eighth month of pregnancy.
The symptoms associated with Pregnancy Gingivitis include: gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding during brushing and flossing.
What can you do to decrease your risk? Click here to find out!
| Kale Slaw Salad
What's in it:
Click here for the recipe.
- 1 bunch of kale (any variety), chopped into bite size pieces with rib removed
- 1 fennel
- 1 head red cabbage, shredded
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 beet shredded
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ½ cup olive oil or hemp oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2-4 tablespoons raw unpasteurized honey
- 1 tsp sea salt