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October 2011 - eNews, Tips, and More!

Autumn is here!

 
Autumn seems to be the season of choice amongst many in our office. The morning air is crisp, but not cold, it's getting dark earlier, but not before dinner, warmer clothes return to the closet but there's no need for heavy jackets...yet!

Scarier than Halloween, cold and flu season is approaching. October is Influenza Immunization Awareness Month. The flu is highly contagious and its effects can range vastly in severity between individuals. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or not you can help stop the spread of the flu by avoiding people who are sick, properly covering your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze, washing your hands frequently, avoid touching your mouth, eyes and nose and most importantly, staying home when you are sick! More here.

Use it or Lose it!

Your dental coverage may be based on the calendar year!
That means that your coverage maximums start over on January 1. Depending on your plan, your unused benefits likely do not roll over into 2012.
This means: If you don't use them this year they will go to waste!

If we haven't seen your smile in a while call us today to book an appointment or better yet you can request an appointment from the computer you are sitting at right now!


Have a safe and healthy summer!


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





Happy Halloween! Brush Brush Brush.

Teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, sweet, sour and even to brushing and flossing may have a condition referred to as Hypersensitivity. The source of the pain is often the Dentin that is a layer of the tooth structure under the hard enamel surface. Dentin has nerve endings that can be responsive to temperature, acidic foods, touch and more.


The pain associated with sensitive teeth is often described as a sharp pain in a tooth or several teeth that often leaves as quickly as it came. Yet the experience is disturbing enough that it may cause you to rethink food and drink selections or even how you brush your teeth.

Although some dietary changes may be a good idea based on nutritional concerns, changing your brushing habits (if they are currently correct) can lead to other dental problems like tooth decay and gum disease.

Dentin Hypersensitivity or Sensitive Teeth are extremely common and for the most part treatable.

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A Go-To Homemade Granola

If you have been skipping breakfast or grabbing something when you get to the office, you may be missing out on the healthy start that your body needs. By planning ahead and preparing your breakfast in advance you can save time, money and your health.

A good go-to recipe for a homemade granola can be used as a quick breakfast or as a snack you keep at your desk to eliminate the temptation of less healthy alternatives throughout the day.

Some Tips for a Great Morning Granola:

  • Start with good quality whole rolled oats. This is the basis of the recipe.
  • Use sweeteners such as maple syrup, agave nectar, and honey.
  • Use healthier plant based oils such as organic canola oil. Have fun adding healthy things you love, such as almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds, coconut flakes, apricots, raisins, goji berries... Add whatever you want! It's yours to enjoy.

Click here for the recipe.

Recipes provided by Marni Wasserman and fullynurished.ca.



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