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Cold weather and feeling under the weather go hand in hand once the winter months arrive, with coughs, sneezing, fevers and sore throats becoming the status quo. But before you head to your local pharmacy and reach for the syrup and/or throat lozenge, take note that what may offer you fast relief, can potentially have longer term side effect: tooth decay. (more…)

Tooth be told, there’s a lot of potential misunderstandings when it comes to dental treatment and proper dental care which fuels the lack of excitement when you see an upcoming dental appointment on your calendar. And while its true that going to the dentist isn’t all fun and games, knowing the truth behind certain myths will certainly help your chances of maintaining good oral health. (more…)

Women know that a slew of bodily changes occurs once they enter menopause—most commonly, hot flashes and night sweats; but what may be surprising, are the oral symptoms that they can also be experiencing.

Registered Dental Hygienist Anaida Deti is regularly tapped to provide tips and commentary to Canadians on how to take better care of your oral health. She explains that women are at an increased risk for oral health problems because of the dips in progesterone and estrogen that accompany menopause hormonal fluctuations.

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With Halloween just around the corner, your little ghosts and goblins are eager to hit the candy jackpot. But what else can be spookier than creepy crawlies and witches? Rotting teeth from too much sugar and dental plaque. It just might be why Dental Hygiene month falls on the same month as Halloween, possibly a marriage of convenience?

Halloween candy

Certified Dental Hygienist Anaida Deti is regularly tapped to provide tips and commentary to Canadians on how to take better care of your oral health. So before you handover any goodies to your trick-or-treater, check out Anaida’s 7 tips on how to keep a healthy smile for Halloween:

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With summer in full gear, it’s easy to fall into the sugary trap of so-called ‘healthy’ cool-down treats. You’d be surprised at how quickly your sugar consumption can sky rocket as you reach for another slice of refreshing mango (a whopping 13grams of sugar in only 3oz) or another cup of fruit sorbet (roughly 35 grams!). And while it’s always a better choice to go with natural sugars—like you find in fruits and vegetables, it should still be in moderation…because at the end of the day, sugar is still sugar and will cause the same damage to your pearly whites that added sugars—such as corn syrup, fructose, etc.—can do.

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