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Vision health month makes eyesight a priority

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Vision health month makes eyesight a priority

May is vision health month, and a great reminder of how important eye health and routine eye exams are. Although adults can usually detect changes in their own vision, this isn’t always the case for children. Oftentimes, the subtle signs of vision changes in kids can be easily missed by parents. They might rub their […]

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Five questions your dental hygienist might ask about your cannabis use

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Five questions your dental hygienist might ask about your cannabis use

If you consume cannabis, it might be affecting your oral health, so it’s a good idea to discuss this with your dental hygienist. If you feel intimidated sharing any of this information, just remember that they are there to help you manage your oral health based on your oral habits. The more your dental hygienist […]

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Five ways having a dog improves your health

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Five ways having a dog improves your health

Coming home after a long and stressful day and being greeted by a wagging tail, you instantly feel happier. Not only does your own experience show this, but so does research. Scientific evidence shows that having a dog in your family improves your health and well-being. Here are some of the ways your canine companion […]

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Say no to sugar and yes to oral health

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Say no to sugar and yes to oral health

Canada’s revised Food Guide confirms the importance of making healthy food and beverage choices for improved oral and overall health. With its specific emphasis on reducing sugar consumption, the Food Guide echoes what dental hygienists have been saying for years: the more sugar we eat, the worse off our teeth and body will be. As […]

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Springtime smiles: April is oral health month

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Springtime smiles: April is oral health month

As part of oral health month in Canada, National Dental Hygienists Week takes place from April 6 to 12/2019.  It’s a perfect opportunity to set new goals to help your smile shine. Start with six simple steps: floss, brush, use an antibacterial oral rinse, eat a healthy diet, eliminate tobacco use, and see a dental […]

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Tips to help lower your kids’ intake of sugary drinks

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Tips to help lower your kids’ intake of sugary drinks

Did you know that sugary drinks are the main source of sugars in the diets of Canadians? Drinking sugary drinks may lead to increased risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cavities in children. Sugary drinks can include: iced tea fruit juice soft drinks sports drinks energy drinks fruit-flavoured drinks and punches sweetened plant-based beverages […]

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