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June 2013 - Tips, eNews and More!

 
June 21st is the first day of summer as well as the summer solstice. It will be the longest sun lit day this year and we hope you make the most of it. If you are looking for an excuse to get outside around lunch time, try this: take a look at your shadow outdoors at noon on the 21st, it will be your shortest 'noontime' shadow of the year...That's worth a look!

Are your children on Summer Break?
A break from their schedule does not mean a break from proper oral hygiene. If they are off to camp or traveling over the upcoming weeks, make sure their next cleaning is scheduled ahead of time. That way we can ensure that they start summer off with a healthy smile.

Patio Season Smile
If you are interested in bringing out your beautiful, healthy smile for the endless photo opportunities of Patio Season, give us a call or request an appointment here. Now is a great time for to discuss the smile of your dreams.

Reminder:
While we understand the impulses and spontaneity that the summer can bring, please remember to notify us at least 48 hours in advance by phone if a summer activity creates the need to reschedule an appointment.

We hope all the dads out there had a great Fathers' Day,

Neil Hahn D.D.S. and the High Park Dental Care Team




How Would You Rate Your Smile?

Is it a perfect TEN! A seven, or perhaps even lower? Does your smile make you look younger and more attractive?  It can.

When you look at pictures do you ever wish your teeth were straighter, whiter, more aligned? Cosmetic dentistry allows dentists to perform porcelain veneer 'smile makeovers' which can address all of these issues. We are delighted to be able to offer this effective technique to our patients.

What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are custom, porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of your teeth to cover any imperfections and fix your smile. The veneers are very thin, only about 1 mm thick. When required, adjustments are made to the natural tooth surface so when...

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Lighten Up This Summer!

 
As Spring gives way to Summer many fresh local foods are in season, making it the perfect time to start eating more raw foods. This means trying to consume more fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and sprouts. Raw foods are loaded with fibre, vitamins and nutrients. They lack additives found in prepared foods such as excessive sodium and sugars. Bear in mind that raw food has to cleaned well, you cannot depend on cooking to kill bacteria. Also, in some cases , cooking makes nutrients more bio available.

We are not suggesting you become a 'raw foodie' or adhere to strict guidelines, rather that you incorporate more fresh raw foods into your diet. It has been claimed that if you increase the proportion of raw food in your diet you could have more energy, lose weight and feel better.

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