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March 2014:  Tips, eNews and More!

 
Do you deserve a break?

It has been an especially cold winter and while the days are getting a little longer and warmer every day, the cold can take its toll on everybody. As spring approaches, take time to relax.

It is also a good time to get ahead of your dental care before summer really starts. What better time than now to make an appointment for the whole family?

March is a great time to start getting fit for the summer, so it is appropriate that March is National Nutrition Month and this year, the theme is 'Simply Cook and Enjoy!' Proper nutrition is integral to overall health and vitality. The foods you choose to eat also impact your oral health from the moment you put them in your mouth.

Click here to learn more about Nutrition Month. As always, we encourage you to learn more about your health, and remember that the kitchen is a great place to experiment with new ingredients. Let us know what you think of this month's healthy recipe.

Have a fun and safe month,

The Team at St. Clair Dental Associates



Survey Reminder

 
If you have not already done so, please take a moment to complete our short, five question survey. We are always looking for ways to serve you better and you feedback will help us to continue to strive for excellence in 2014.

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Completing a survey automatically enters you in a draw to win either a Cineplex Odeon Gift Card or an Indigo Gift Card valued at $25 each.



Waking Up With Headaches?

  
Bruxism is the term used to describe the grinding and clenching of teeth, often during sleep. As with most problems that occur during sleep, bruxism often goes undetected until a spouse or partner hears the grinding at night or damage is detected by your dentist.

Bruxism can be caused by several factors including stress, a reaction to pain, certain sleep disorders, or teeth that are misaligned. The problem is often increased with the consumption of caffeine and alcohol. In severe cases grinding and clenching can cause dental problems including chipping, hot and cold sensitivity, damage to dental work and more serious scenarios.

Click here to learn more about the signs of bruxism!



Guilt-Free Comfort Food

 
A big bowl of pasta makes great comfort food. Who can resist rich pasta topped with a thick and creamy sauce? And despite how delicious this recipe is, there's no reason to be afraid of carbs and calories. This Brown Rice Pesto Pasta is complete comfort without the guilt!

Pesto is a fun, easy sauce to make. It is full of chlorophyll and protein. The miso and pinenuts give it a "cheesy" flavour. Pesto tastes great on anything from brown rice pasta and quinoa, to homemade pizza crust, on wraps or simply as a dip for veggies. If beans are added to this recipe it will give your pasta a hearty boost of protein and fiber and make each bowl of pasta more filling!

Click here for a recipe to get you started!


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