|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 offer 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.
Until next month,
The Team at Haas Dental Centre
|In Office - Oral Cancer Screening
Screening for oral cancer is performed as part of your oral hygiene check-up and dental exam. If
anything suspicious is detected during your examination we will explain to you the risks of oral cancer
and perform further tests.
Oral cancer is not a rare disease. According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, it takes the life of one person every
hour of the day in the US and 100 new cases of oral cancer will be diagnosed each day.
Factors that contribute to increased risk of oral cancers include:
*Heavy use of alcohol
*Smoking or use of tobacco products
*Prolonged exposure to the sun's harmful rays (lip cancers)
*Family history of cancer
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Kale Slaw Salad
What's in it:
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- 1 bunch of kale (any variety), chopped into bite size pieces with rib removed
- 1 fennel
- 1 head red cabbage, shredded
- 2 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