|March 2013: Tips, eNews and More!
After the Winter Storm of 2013, it's hard to believe that spring is just around the corner!
March 20th is the first day of spring. Certainly many around our office are anxiously awaiting the warmer temperatures. For many of you, March Break is also quickly approaching. This is a great time to come in for a cleaning or catch up on a treatment that you may have started last year.
Nutrition Month is hosted annually by the Dietitians of Canada. This year's theme is 'Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!' What you eat plays an integral role in your wellbeing, and directly affects your oral health. You can visit this link for some helpful tips and tools regarding nutrition and your health, and 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 try new things.
Until next month,
The Team at Haas Dental Centre
|Cracked Tooth? Call The Dentist!
There you are watching a movie, innocently eating your popcorn...
Crack! Ouch! Uh oh? Was that your tooth?
Time to call the dentist!
What is a Crown?
A crown is a covering that sits over the top of the tooth. Crowns protect, cover, seal and strengthen your tooth. When a filling just won't do the job, we often turn to the crown.
There are many situations that may call for a crown:
1. Large old fillings - When large old fillings break down, or get decay around them, the tooth often needs to be crowned. It is important to crown a tooth that has been structurally weakened to prevent further damage such as cracking or breaking.
Click here to read about crowns & onlays.
|Black Bean Salad with Fresh Mint
Legumes are plant-based foods that are packed with nutrients and can be instrumental to maintaining your overall health. They are high in protein, soluble and insoluble fibre and low in cholesterol. Legumes can be helpful in weight control, low in aid in digestion and extremely versatile, making them easy to incorporate in your diet.
This month we've included an easy-to-make salad that can be used as a satisfying lunch or great side to any dinner.
Click here for the recipe!