| December 2014: Tips, eNews & More!
As another year comes to a close, it's time to reflect on all the amazing memories we've created this year.
We've enjoyed serving you this past year, and we appreciate the opportunity to care for you and your family. It has been a pleasure helping you maintain your oral health. We hope that we have surpassed your expectations, and we look forward to caring for your smile for years to come!
The most generous compliment that we can receive is a referral to your friends and family. We would be honoured to provide your loved ones with the same level of care and attention that you have come to expect of our practice.
Is your smile all that it can be?
Has it been a while since we last saw you? Were you waiting for your coverage to renew? We are booking appointments into 2015. We would love to help make this coming year a healthy, beautiful one for your smile.
And don't forget, as your dental insurance may reset at the end of the year, if you need to book a final appointment to maximize those benefits, we'll do our best to fit you in before December 31st!
Please be advised that we will be closed from Dec 24th, 25th, 26th and January 1st and 2nd. We will be open regular hours Dec 27th, 29th, 30th, 31st and January 3rd.
Wishing you all the best this holiday season,
Dr. Tsang and Team
Children and their Oral Health
Proper oral hygiene, even from the early stages of a child's life, help contribute to a life time of oral health. We recommend cleaning your child's mouth and gums twice daily (you can use a clean washcloth or specially purposed finger covering that you can buy at most pharmacies), to remove particles and bacteria as well as to create a comfort level. We recommend introducing a soft bristle toothbrush from the very first tooth.
Did you know that tooth decay is more common in children than hay fever and asthma?
Teeth generally begin to erupt at around 4 months of age and usually continue through their 3rd year. Teeth erupting can often cause discomfort making your little one quite irritable. Teething causes tender gums and can be frustrating for a young child who has few options for expressing their discomfort. While teething may be a rite of passage that we have all gone through, there is no reason not to make the process a little easier. If your little one is teething, ask us about options to soothe their gums.
Once a child starts teething, the importance of maintaining oral hygiene becomes even more essential.
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Surreal Sweet Potato Leek Soup
It's winter and it's time to get rooted!
Are you eating root vegetables? Do you know how good they are for you? If you aren't including yams, squash, beets, carrots, radish, and rutabaga – it's time to start.
The root veggie we are most excited about is the white sweet potato, also known as the Japanese sweet potato. So here is a recipe that is quick and easy to whip together. Don't worry, this recipe also works great with regular sweet potatoes!
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