Choosing the Best Whitening Treatment for You

While many people focus on oral hygiene – and rightfully so, they tend to forget about the whiteness of their teeth. Certainly straight, cavity-free teeth are a sight to behold but if they where sparking white as well your smile would be more radiant and noticeable. Remember that choosing the right solution in teeth whitening is important but managing your expectations before a treatment should not be overlooked. Here is a recent article that uncovers some of these issues to help you become familiar with the options.

Healthy Holiday Desserts and Drinks

The holiday season is upon us, along with an abundance of delicious holiday desserts. Tasty desserts are a staple at holiday gatherings of friends and families and for people trying to eat healthy, getting through the holiday season can be a difficult task. Not all holiday desserts will derail you from your healthy eating habits; there are little tips and tricks you can use to make your favourite recipes healthier and they’ll still be just as scrumptious as ever!

If cookies are your favourite holiday treat, consider making mini cookies or bite-sized cookies instead of standard sized or jumbo cookies. Smaller cookies contain fewer calories, saturated fat and other things you’re trying to avoid. You can sometimes substitute butter with honey, as honey is a healthier sweetener that provides a rich, sweet taste. If you cannot substitute honey for butter, try and use unsalted butter if possible.

No holiday dessert plate would be complete without delicious chocolate treats. There are several secrets to make your chocolate recipes healthier, including using natural cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate with 70% cacao as an alternative to regular chocolate. These tricks apply to chocolate cake, chocolate cookies, chocolate puddings and any other tasty treats that contain chocolate. Now you can be a chocolate lover and a healthy eater at the same time.

And don’t forget the holiday drinks! Mulled wine is an excellent holiday drink, as red wine is quite healthy for the heart. It’s the perfect drink to keep you and your guests warm and cosy on a cold winter’s night and it’s very simple to prepare. No holiday party would be complete without egg nog; most recipes call for whole milk but you can substitute a low-fat alternative instead. A great cup of egg nog really keeps the cold out. And let’s not forget about great mocktails like an Apple Cinnamon. This simple recipe from the Food & Drink Mag; simply fill a wine goblet with ice. Add 2 oz. cranberry juice (think antioxidants) and 4 oz. chilled apple cider. Stir to mix. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and voilà, a great non alcoholic treat for the party.
Eating healthy during the holidays doesn’t have to be impossible. There are tips and tricks you can use to create delicious, holiday desserts that will allow you to indulge while still focusing on your healthy habits.

How important are your child’s teeth?

As a parent, you’re tasked with a million things to worry about. Your child’s dental health however, should be high on your priority list from the moment your child’s first tooth appears. Prevent cavities and help them grow strong pearly whites by enforcing good eating habits and daily teeth cleaning regimens. Here are a few easy tips and interesting facts for parents :

How your dental hygiene affects your heart and health

Since we were kids, dentists have been telling us to brush our teeth three times a day and to floss regularly. Although all of us know how important it is to follow a proper dental hygiene regimen, few of us really follow through with this advice…

According to the 201 Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile Survey, a staggering 68% of people disregard the advice dentists give them. The problem is that poor dental hygiene doesn’t only lead to yellow teeth and bad breath – it can also lead to heart disease. Even more surprisingly, doctors are able to predict heart disease by simply peering into your mouth and checking out your teeth!

Kids dental health

Give your kids the right start and keep them smiling brightly with these dental health tips! Like any parent, you want your child’s gorgeous smile to be there for a lifetime – that means being […]

Why is Canada Day such a big deal?

Canada Day takes place on July 1st and the reason it’s such a big deal is simple – it’s Canada’s birthday! Thousands of people flock to places like Ottawa, Ontario and other major Canadian cities to get involved in the wide range of celebratory activities and functions that happen on this date each year. In fact, Canada Day is such a big deal that there are even international celebrations in other countries where there’s a Canadian population!

Prevent Oral Health Problems with Oracare

As a dentist, one of the most frequently talked about topics among my patients is the question of oral care, specifically how to keep their breath fresh all day long. For this and other oral healthcare related issues, I recommend Oracare. This two-part system is the latest advancement in oral health.

One of the reasons Oracare is so effective at helping my patients overcome bad breath is that, unlike many other products, it doesn’t just mask the problem of bad breath. Oracare is designed to address the cause of the problem and subsequently offer a permanent solution. Volatile sulfur compounds usually cause bad breath and Oracare effectively eliminates the VSC bacteria from the mouth.