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June 2014: Tips, eNews and More!


It was a busy month for Diana. She had the opportunity to attend her cousin's wedding in Jamaica at the beginning of the month. She also went to Cuba for the May long weekend with seven of her friends. She is already looking forward to her next vacation!

Celia is glad that the weather is starting to warm up. She had a wonderful Mother's Day, which she spent by taking her mommy out for lunch with her two brothers and then enjoying a nice walk, taking in the beautiful sunshine at High Park. Over the May long weekend she did some much needed yard work around the house and even got to plant some veggies. She can't wait until her garden lettuce starts to grow.

The month of May was quite enjoyable for Nicole. With all the nice weather we had she spent most of her days outside with her two girls and their dog, Oso.

Antonella had an extremely busy month with all the dance competitions happening. The family had such a wonderful time watching Isabella and Andrew perform their routines. She is so proud of them. Antonella's two other children, Adriano and Gabriella, are their number one fans.

Due to the winter weather, Dr. Dan stopped cycling to work in mid-December but now he is back on the trail and loving it. He also recently got to cycle at the Ride for the Heart. He did comment that he loved the atmosphere and the energy of being one of the 13,000 cyclists on the DVP & Gardiner Expressway.

With the weather warming up Dr. Dan and his family have been making the best of it by venturing outdoors as much as they can. His daughters Yael and Limona have been getting their hands dirty with some urban gardening and planting lots of vegetables and herbs. They are all looking for another year with a big crop of cherry tomatoes which they can eat non-stop as if it was candy.

Aside from all the things going on in our lives, all of us here at the Haas Dental Centre are looking forward to the start of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and are excited to be able to cheer on our favourite teams.

Have a great month, and Happy Father's Day on June 15th to all of the dads out there.

The Team at Haas Dental Centre

Are You Putting Your Smile Under Pressure?

Watching a thrilling movie or the championship game can be a 'nail biting' experience. The excitement has us sitting at the edge of seats, our hearts pounding... and some of us even taking the 'nail biting' aspect literally.

How does nail biting affect your teeth?
The primary issue with nail biting is the pressure it puts on your front teeth. These teeth are not built to withstand the same amount of pressure that your molars are. Nail biting can cause the enamel protecting your teeth to fracture as well as wearing down and chipping the edges. Despite being the hardest substance in your body, enamel is by no means invincible.

Chewing your nails creates rough edges which can cut the tissue in your mouth. Complicating this is the presence of bacteria and fungi that are on your fingers and under your nails. When you bite your nails you put yourself at an increased risk of infection, by giving these bacteria a new way to access your mouth and even your bloodstream. Conversely, the mouth has many bacteria that can infect your finger tips.

If you have braces, nail biting adds an extra level of stress to your teeth. Braces already put pressure on your roots as they reposition your teeth. With the added pressure of nail biting the roots can be shortened. In extreme cases this shortening can reach a point where the teeth are significantly weakened.

Need more reasons to not bite your nails? Click here to continue reading.

Fig and Prosciutto Salad

Looking for a delicious salad that is filling, yummy and very easy? This fig and prosciutto salad is the perfect thing to bring to the beach or a picnic.

It's very easy to assemble and the combination of sweet and savoury creates an interesting balance of flavours. Take your special someone on a picnic and surprise them with this beautiful salad!

Click here for the full recipe!

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