| January 2013: Happy New Year!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to enjoy some time with family and friends. Click to enlarge the photo on the right.
Is quitting smoking on your list of 'to-dos' for 2013?
National Non Smoking week is January 20-26. If you have tried in the past to quit or are looking for options to ensure your best chances of success, please speak to us. We may be able to help you! Once you've quit smoking we can help you make smoking a distant memory. Removing tobacco stains and working to reverse damage done to your gums and soft tissue will restore your smiles health and beauty.
Is Your Dental Insurance Based on the Calendar Year?
If you have any outstanding dental work to be completed or are maintaining an oral health and hygiene routine that corresponds to your dental benefits, now is the time to come in and see us. You can request an appointment by clicking on this link.
Until next month,
Dr. Tsang and Team
| Smoking and Dental Problems
The effects of smoking on your general health is now well understood. But did you know that smoking also contributes to many dental problems?
• Smoking can cause bad breath.
• Smoking affects the senses of taste and smell.
• Smoking tends to delay healing after oral surgery.
• Smoking damages gum tissue, causing receding gums, temperature sensitivity and eventual tooth loss.
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| Are You Throwing Away the 'Best' Part?
We wanted to take a moment to offer new meaning to some old advice your parents used to offer; "Eat your fruits and veggies!"
Fruits and vegetables are a must-have in your diet. They are rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, (usually) low in calories, and excellent energy sources.
Here's the twist. When your parents told you to 'eat your fruits and vegetables', they were referring to the sliced, skinned and prepared portion on your plate - we are referring to 'all of the fruit and vegetable', skins, tops and stems included.
Skins, tops and stems often have higher concentrations of nutrients than the fruits or vegetables themselves.
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