| May 2012: Tips, eNews, and More!
As your partner in oral health and beauty we want to help you make the most out of every season. To improve your spring experience we can help in the following ways:
Sports leagues - A professionally fitted mouth guard can add to your safety as well as your game.
Patio season - A smile enhancement (such as bonding to fix that gap between your teeth) will encourage you to smile more often for photos.
Call us today or click here to request an appointment and let us get you ready for summer!
Are You Ready To Quit?
Bad breath, stained teeth, an increased risk of oral cancers... the oral health related reasons to end your relationship with tobacco is endless. May 31st is World No-Tobacco Day. If you were looking for a quit date, we can't think of a more definitive one on the calendar.
For more information about World No-Tobacco Day go here
If you've tried to give up a tobacco habit but had difficulty we may be able to help. Speak to us during your next visit. Whether you smoke or not, oral cancer screening should be an integral part of your routine dental exam. If we haven't seen your smile in a while you can request an appointment here.
May 21st is Victoria Day. Get together with family and friends and enjoy the season.
Wishing you countless reasons to smile,
Dr. Tsang and Team
Why Are Crowns & Bridges Mentioned Together?
If a tooth has been damaged or decayed to an extent where a filling will not suffice, a Crown (also called a Cap) is often needed to restore the tooth's shape, strength and structural function.
A Crown or Cap, as its name suggests, is a covering that is placed over the effected tooth. The tooth is prepared by removing any decayed area and shaping the tooth to be capped. The Cap is then cemented in place to protect the tooth for years to come. Crowns are also used to reinforce a tooth that has been badly cracked or broken, as well as to seal a tooth after root canal therapy.
A Bridge is a dental device that uses adjacent teeth as anchors to hold an artificial tooth in the place of a missing one. Bridges can be used to replace one or multiple missing permanent teeth in order to avoid more serious problems associated with missing teeth (such as shifting, bone loss and periodontal disease).
Click here to know why crown and bridges are mentioned together.
Homemade Whole Foods Veggie Burgers
With Victoria Day Long Weekend quickly approaching there is one thing that is sure to open... your barbecue lid.
This year, instead of christening your grill with beef burgers and hot dogs we suggest trying something a little healthier and easier on the waist line. Beet Quinoa Veggie Burger.
Click here for the recipe.