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February 2020: Tips, eNews & More!

 
February is for the Heart!

February may be the shortest month, but it is packed full of celebrations of the Heart!

It's Heart Health Month

And speaking of heart health, while many studies have suggested a link between poor oral health (gum disease in particular) with cardiovascular issues like heart disease, more research needs to be completed before any definitive link can be established. However, experts are sure that good oral health is a factor in overall health and well-being.

So, in honour of this month, we hope you are still on track with your New Year's resolutions and taking good care of your oral health and overall health. If we haven't spoken to you this year yet, book your appointment today, so we can make sure your oral health is up to speed.

Stay safe and healthy,





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




Hate Flossing? Here are Some Alternative Methods to Try

 
Flossing is required in order to practice good oral hygiene. Every time we eat, leftover food particles get stuck in the mouth and between the teeth. Flossing helps to remove the food debris and plaque from areas that are hard for a toothbrush to reach. If you think flossing is not as essential as brushing, think again. A toothbrush can only reach 60% of the tooth surfaces. Therefore, not flossing can increase your chances of tooth decay, gum disease, and inflammation of the mouth.

For some people, flossing can be one of the most difficult habits to adopt. Similarly, many people hate the traditional way of flossing because it may be difficult for them, especially to reach the back teeth, if they are traveling, or have braces or permanent retainers. If you are one of these people, thankfully there are many alternative options you could try.

See our list of Flossing Alternatives





Crispy Delicata Rings With Currant, Fennel & Apple Relish

 
What fruits and vegetables are currently in season? Apples, Limes, and Delicata (Winter squash) - why not combine these distinct flavours all in one, healthy recipe. Perfect for appetizers, sides, or just snacking in this cold season.

Check Out The Recipe!



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