April 2012: Tips, eNews & More!

 
If March was any indication of how this summer is going to look maybe we should skip spring this year. On second thought, spring is a crowd pleaser among many in the office. It's not too hot, not too cold, it is kind of the baby bear of the seasons.

Spring is a time of rebirth and rejuvenation. In the past we talked about spring cleaning around the home: this year we'd like to suggest a little spring cleaning for.. yourself! When was your last visit to your family doctor for a physical, your eye doctor, your ear doctor, and wink, wink, nudge, nudge, our office. You've got a lot going on in your busy schedule, but you should always make time for your health.

April is Oral Health Month
Regular visits to our office for cleanings and dental exams are an integral part of your health care. Your mouth often presents early warning signs of health, and contributes significantly to your comfort, confidence and overall well being.

The Canadian Dental Association offers these five Steps to Good Oral Health:
  1. See your dentist regularly
  2. Keep your mouth clean
  3. Eat, drink, but be wary
  4. Check your mouth regularly
  5. Avoid all tobacco products
Click here for a detailed explanation.

If you are overdue for a check-up or want to discuss your oral health and beauty, give us a call today or click here to request an appointment.

Happy Oral Health Month,


Dr. Paul Branco and the Clinton Dental team




Why Have Your Teeth Cleaned?

 
Proper oral hygiene is important not only for your appearance, but also for your overall health. Improper oral hygiene may lead to infection, gum disease, bone and tooth loss, circulation and cardiovascular disease, and even strokes.

Why is cleaning part of good oral hygiene?

Oral Cancer
As part of the cleaning, you are also screened for oral cancer, which is curable if diagnosed and treated early.

Gum Disease
If gum disease is diagnosed early, it can be reversed through treatment. Gum disease is caused by infection in the gum tissue and bone, eventually leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and check ups help to prevent gum disease..

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Mac n' Cheeze Pleeze!

 
From spring cleaning to the endless outdoor activities we find in Ontario, the warmer temperatures are likely to get you moving. This month we wanted to share a high energy, health conscious, vegan recipe inspired by a Canadian classic...Macaroni and cheese!

Some of the ingredients in this recipe may not be readily found in your pantry. All of them should be easily found in your local grocer's organic section and all are worth having around for their nutritional value.

Click here for the recipe.