| August 2014: Tips, eNews & More!
Warm weather, long days and so much to do!
There's always a palpable hurry in August to get as much done before the summer is over and it's time to go back to school.
The CNE at Exhibition Place is always a fun place to be on a summer's day. If you're like most people, a must-see attraction is the famed Food Building wherein you'll find all sorts of fantastical delights.
While it's fun to be gluttonous and enjoy yourself every once and a while, be sure to take care of your mouth and avoid eating anything too hot, too spicy, or too sugary. At the very least, chew sugar-free gum (preferably a gum like Trident Xtra Care Gum) after you eat. Chewing sugar-free gum helps protect your teeth and gums between meals as it helps the mouth to produce more saliva - the mouth's natural defense against acid. And don't forget: chewing sugar-free gum is no substitution for brushing, so make sure you still brush your teeth when you get home.
School is just around the corner...
If you are heading off to college or university, bring your good oral health habits along with you.
Be sure to check your school's student health plan as it may include dental coverage. Remember to review the coverage offered to you and let us know if you have
any questions. As for the younger kids, August is a great time to come in for a checkup before the hectic school year begins. Call or click here today to book an appointment.
Dr. Tsang and Team
|How Smoking Affects Your Oral Health
We all know how bad smoking is for your overall health, but what about your oral health? Smoking has extremely detrimental effects on your mouth and teeth.
Some of the oral complications that can result from tobacco use include:
- Increased risk of oral cancer
- Increased the risk of gum disease
- Gum tissue damage causing receding gums, exposed roots, increased sensitivity and decay
- Bad breath
- Stains that cannot be removed by brushing
- Build up of tartar resulting in more frequently needed dental cleanings
- Damaged sense of smell and taste
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| Chocolate Coconut Pudding
We know ice cream is great on a warm summer day but to enjoy this frozen delight, it needs to stay in a freezer. So what to do when you want the sweet, refreshing cool taste of ice cream, but also want to enjoy the great outdoors for an afternoon?
Pack along some cool Chocolate Coconut Pudding!
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