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October 2015 Newsletter  
  

  

 
Fall is Here!

It is no wonder autumn is the favourite season of many in our office. The morning air is crisp but not cold, it is getting dark earlier but not before dinner, and comfy sweaters and scarves can come out of the closet but there's no need for winter jackets just yet!

Thanksgiving (October 12th) and Halloween (October 31st) are just around the corner. Halloween falls on a Saturday, so ghosts and goblins will be out early and all through the night. Be careful as you drive through your neighbourhood. As always, with Thanksgiving and Halloween kicking off the holiday season, remember not to overindulge too early and avoid binging too much.

Even scarier than Halloween is the approaching cold and flu season. October is Influenza Immunization Awareness Month. The flu is highly contagious and the severity of its effects can differ vastly 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, not touching your face, and - most importantly - staying home when you are sick!

What's Your Plan?

Is your dental insurance plan based on the calendar year?

If so, your coverage maximums start over on January 1st, and your unused benefits may not roll over into the New Year. That means if you don't use them, you lose them!

If we haven't seen your smile in a while, be sure to schedule an appointment today.

Have a safe and healthy month,

    
    

Welcome Dr. Abraham!

 
St. Clair Dental Associates is pleased to officially welcome Dr. Ashley Abraham to our outstanding team.

Dr. Ashley Abraham graduated with honours from the Faculty of Dentistry at the University of Toronto where she was awarded the prize for the highest achievement in clinical endodontics. During her time at U of T, Dr. Abraham served on the board of the Alpha Omega dental fraternity and continues to be an active member.

Dr. Abraham sees patients of all ages, providing all treatments including fillings, root canals, crowns and bridges, extractions and cosmetic dentistry. She is committed to continuing her dental education, having completed courses in various topics including Invisalign orthodontic treatment, implant restoration, and conscious oral sedation, allowing her to comprehensively work with patients to develop a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Abraham is known for her gentle touch and provides a comforting environment for even the most anxious patient.

Although her passion is dentistry, when she is not working Dr. Abraham enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and spoiling her dog, Charlie.

Learn more about the St. Clair Dental team here.


 
Halloween Tips for Kids and Kids at Heart Baked Cinnamon Apples
 
Whether you have little ghost and goblins around the house or not, the lure of Halloween candy and treats will be all around this month. If you do have young ones, there are a few tips we can offer before the inevitable increase of their candy consumption.

Click here for our tips!
 
What a beautiful time of year! The leaves are colourful, apple picking is giving way to pumpkin season and warming spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger capture our senses.

But let's face it, sugar is what makes October so popular!

October is renowned for empty calorie treats but there are countless healthier alternatives if you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

This month we are featuring a delicious fall recipe for cinnamon baked apples! They are naturally sweet, full of fibre and can be quite visually appealing when topped with maple syrup, raisins and some nuts.

Click here for the recipe.



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