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Team at Hass Dental Centre

10 Year Anniversary Pictures & iPad2 Winner!

On Saturday October 15th, 2011, Haas Dental Centre celebrated 10 years at 906 Sheppard Avenue West! Family and friends enjoyed face painting, balloon artist, cupcakes, office tours and a chance to win an iPad2!

Click here for the full gallery!


David was our winner of an iPad 2 during our office's Anniversary party.
He is a special education teacher who was very thrilled to win primarily since he has wanted to get an iPad2 to use with his students some of which are autistic.

Health Tip: Got a Sweet Tooth?

Who loves candy?
I know I do. I love hard candy, gummies, chocolate, I love it all!

Halloween is over and you have all this left over candy in your house, it will be hard to resist your temptation!

You've been told time and time again that candy causes tooth decay, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the occasional treat. If you are going to indulge, there are some things you can do to limit the damage done to your teeth.

Click here to see what you can do!

Energy Granola Bar

During a fast paced day many of us turn to cereal or energy bars as a quick snack to help push back or even replace a meal. Through marketing and often misleading packaging, these 'energy bars' lead us to believe that they are a healthy alternative. While some may be what they claim, others are not even made from foods at all, rather composed of synthetic derivatives from poor-quality sources. Here is some advice on what to look for as a warning sign to stay away or perhaps think of them as good for you as a candy bar.

Common Ingredients of Store Bought 'Energy Bars':
  1. High-fructose corn syrup: Added as an inexpensive sweetener.
  2. Soy isolate: Used to add texture and protein content.
  3. Whey protein: Used to increase protein content.
  4. Natural flavour: Can come from far too many sources.
  5. Fractioned palm oil: A cheap oil used for its high heat stability.
  6. Maltodextrine (corn): Genetically modified cheap sweetener.
  7. Artificial sweeteners (malitol, sucralose): Genetically modified sweeteners
Things to Look for in a more Nutritious 'Energy Bar':
  1. Natural protein source (nuts, seeds, quinoa, brown rice protein, hemp protein)
  2. Natural sweeteners (brown rice syrup, honey, maple syrup, stevia)
  3. An understandable, short ingredient list
  4. It doesn't double as a candy bar (containing 24 grams of sugar, which is the same amount found in chocolate bars!)
  5. As few processed ingredients as possible.
You can also make your own whole-food energy bars instead. Click here for this month's healthy recipe "Energy Granola Bars"

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