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July 2011: Tips, eNews, and More!

 
Happy 144th Birthday Canada!
We hope you enjoyed the long weekend in celebration of Canada's independence. Did you know that although we officially became a country in 1867, the final step in our independence took place in 1982? So I guess, happy 29th birthday Canada?

Patio season is well under way and the cameras of family members and friends seem to be out in full effect. If you've been considering bringing out the best in your smile for the summer, request an appointment today. There are plenty of summer gatherings and photo opportunities ahead.


Eat well, be active!
 
While, being active, wearing sunscreen and staying hydrated may be overriding themes of the summer, we would like to add a tasty tip to your summer mantra. Eat more fruits and vegetables. With weekend farmers markets scheduled around the city it is easy to stock up on fresh produce that is healthy and delicious. According to Canada's Food Guide, an adult should be eating between 7-10 servings of fruit and vegetables a day. How many servings have you had today?

Have a safe and healthy summer!


The Team at St. Clair Dental Associates




Health Tip: Nutrition and Healthy Teeth

 
Making good nutritional choices, especially if started at a young age, helps to maintain healthy teeth throughout your life.

Combining the right nutritional choices with proper dental maintenance helps to ensure proper oral health.

How, you ask?

The accumulation of plaque, a film of saliva, mucus, bacteria, and food residue (particularly from food that are high in sugar and starch) that builds up on the surface of teeth, can lead to decay and gum disease.

This build up is limited by consistent brushing and flossing combined with healthy food choices.

Overall, the key to healthy teeth lays in a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, limiting unhealthy snacks, proper oral care, and seeing your dentist on a regular basis.



Beet Quinoa Veggie Burger

 
In keeping with the themes of patio season and eating more fruits and vegetables, it is only fitting that we offer you a recipe for nutritious home made veggie burgers.

You may not have some of the ingredients in your pantry, but you should be able to find them during your farmer's market adventure or during a trip to your local grocery store (the result is worth the trip in both taste as well as health benefits).


Click Here for the recipe.

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