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February 2016: Tips, eNews & More!

 
It's important to bundle up during the chillier months of the season, but even more so to be mindful of your health. February coincides with Heart Month, an initiative to raise awareness and funds for those affected by heart disease and stroke.

At least 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor, so make sure you are aware of the symptoms and to check up on family and friends who may be at risk.

Taking care of your teeth can also help with your heart health. Research has shown that bacteria found in gum disease can spread to the heart so make sure you brush and floss regularly.

February also means Valentine's Day (February 14th) and Family Day (February 15th) are fast approaching! We hope you are able to spend time with loved ones and enjoy the time off.

If it's been awhile since we've seen you, click here to schedule an appointment.

Dr. Tsang and Team


How to Avoid the Dreaded Dry Socket

 
If you have recently had a tooth removed you will need to carefully follow your homecare instructions to heal your mouth properly. Otherwise you run the risk of a condition known as a dry socket.

What is Dry Socket?

Dry socket is the most common complication that occurs after having a tooth removed. It is caused when the blood clot is dislodged from the site of extraction. The clot is important to the healing process as it protects the bone and nerve endings while allowing new tissue and bone to grow as the affected area heals.

Click here to learn more about dry socket and how you can avoid it!

Chocolate Raspberry Parfait

 
Looking for a healthy way to indulge?

Try this Chocolate Raspberry parfait which is easy to make, good for you, and will still satisfy your chocolate and fruity cravings.

Click here for the full recipe!


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