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May 2021: Tips, eNews & More!

 

Strawberry season has arrived as have the relatively warmer days! Why not bring in the fresh sweetness to celebrate all the wonderful occasions this month? Mark celebrations like Mother's Day, Victoria Day, Asian Heritage Month, and Eid with a delicious and healthy strawberry oatmeal bar recipe for you to enjoy with your loved ones. Did you know that strawberries contain malic acid, which has been promoted as a natural tooth-whitener? However do not use it on your toothbrush as damage to your teeth can result in the long run. This fruit may help keep your teeth free of surface stains, and as a bonus, it's delicious! However, eating excessive amounts can damage the enamel of your teeth, so remember to eat smart! Rinsing with water after eating is helpful.

A recent international study led by researchers at McGill University has suggested a link between poor oral hygiene and more severe COVID-19 complications. Read our article below to understand more about the importance of maintaining your regular dental cleaning habits and dental visits for both a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Book your regular dental visit with us today!

Stay safe and have a healthy month,





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




The Connection Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Severity of COVID-19

 
An international study led by researchers at McGill University has discovered that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. By looking at digital medical and dental records of over 500 patients with COVID-19, they discovered that patients who showed signs of gum disease, or periodontitis, were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit, 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator, and 8.8 times more likely to die from COVID-19. Their research suggests a possible association between gum disease and severe COVID-19 disease and consequently that good oral health may be important in the prevention of COVID-19 complications.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

 
These strawberry oatmeal bars include the tasty sweetness of fresh strawberries. Packed with under 100 calories, this is a perfect dessert for adults and kids alike. If you are vegan, you can substitute coconut oil for butter. We hope you will enjoy this dessert option that is easy to make and refreshing for the Spring season.

Check Out The Recipe!



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