April 2013: Tips, eNews and More!
April is Oral Health Month
Oral health is more than just clean teeth and healthy gums. Your healthy smile is a source of confidence, comfort and joy. It is often the first impression you offer others and is a powerful focal point.
Did you know that your mouth can also offers early warning signs of health issues throughout your body? During your dental examination we look for warning signs sleep or stress issues (such as grinding), side effects of medications, effects of diabetes, body imbalances and even oral cancer.
Take some time this month to learn more about your oral health, visit the Canadian Dental Association's Health Month section and feel free to ask us about any oral health topic.
If you would like to come in for a 'Spring Cleaning' and Oral Health Exam, give us a call today or click here to request an appointment.
April Also Hosts:
National Dental Hygienists Week (April 7-13)
Daffodil Month in support of Cancer Awareness and Research
April 22 is Earth Day, visit this link , for events happening throughout the month.
This past winter was one for the books. Heavy snow and ice may have affected your home's exterior and has likely made some changes to your landscaping. While it is easy to see what has happened on the ground, we wanted to remind you look up! Damages eavesdrops can lead to future more expensive repairs and damaged tree limbs can lead to unexpected surprises or worse once the weight of leaves is added over the next month.
Until next month,
The Team at St. Clair Dental Associates
| Getting To The "Root" Of The Situation
The root canal procedure is often the most effective way to save a natural tooth once a cavity/decay, infection or injury has gone too far for a simple repair.
The outer layer of your tooth is made of a hard substance called enamel. This layer is made to withstand chewing forces and the daily activities of your mouth. It also protects the dentin and pulp portion of your teeth that are connected directly to your bloodstream and nourish the tooth.
The layer of enamel, although strong, is by no means indestructible. Once a problem has passed the enamel and entered the dentin and pulp of your tooth, infection often occurs. This can be painful for your tooth and your health can...
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|Kale Slaw Salad
What's in it:
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- 1 bunch if kale (any variety), chopped into bite size piece with rib removed
- 1 fennel
- 1 head red cabbage, shredded2 carrots, shredded
- 1 beet shredded
- 2 tbsp hemp seeds
- ½ cup olive oil or hemp oil
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2-4 tablespoons raw unpasteurized honey
- 1 tsp sea salt