|January 2013: Tips, eNews & More!
We hope you had a wonderful holiday season and were able to enjoy some time with family and friends.
Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey last month. Many of your suggestions will be incorporated into our office over the New Year.
Is quitting smoking on your list of 'to-dos' for 2013?
National Non Smoking week is January 20-26. If you have tried in the past to quit or are looking for options to ensure your best chances of success, please speak to us. We may be able to help you! Once you've quit smoking we can help you make smoking a distant memory. Removing tobacco stains and working to reverse damage done to your gums and soft tissue will restore your smiles health and beauty.
Is Your Dental Insurance Based on the Calendar Year?
If you have any outstanding dental work to be completed or are maintaining an oral health and hygiene routine that corresponds to your dental benefits, now is the time to come in and see us. You can request an appointment by clicking on this link.
Until next month,
The Team at Haas Dental Centre
|How to Prevent Tooth Decay?
Tooth Decay describes the break down of strong healthy teeth over time. Your tooth's surface is composed of a hard mineral coating called enamel. Enamel is the hardest tissue in your body, but by no means indestructible. Actually, enamel is exposed to bacteria all day which produce plaque. Plaque is the substance that covers your teeth and eats away at the enamel causing the holes known as cavities.
Brushing your teeth, flossing and regular dental visits will help keep plaque under control. Leaving plaque on your teeth leads to tartar buildup which brushing and flossing alone can not remove. Letting plaque get out of control can lead to many oral problems ranging from bad breath and cavities to gum recession Periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Even teeth with fillings aren't immune to plaque. The acidic substance damages fillings and other dental work and can lead to future problems.
Under your enamel is a layer of the tooth made of dentin. Dentin is also high in mineral content, but much softer and more vulnerable to plaque. Once a cavity has reached this layer it starts effecting blood vessels and eventually the root. This is why dentists often fill small cavities long before they reach a level where they become problematic.
Preventing is key: Click here see what they are!
|Are You Throwing Away the 'Best' Part?
We wanted to take a moment to offer new meaning to some old advice your parents used to offer; "Eat your fruits and veggies!"
Fruits and vegetables are a must-have in your diet. They are rich in fiber, minerals and vitamins, (usually) low in calories, and excellent energy sources.
Here's the twist. When your parents told you to 'eat your fruits and vegetables', they were referring to the sliced, skinned and prepared portion on your plate - we are referring to 'all of the fruit and vegetable', skins, tops and stems included.
Skins, tops and stems often have higher concentrations of nutrients than the fruits or vegetables themselves.
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