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December 2015: Dental Tips, eNews & More!

 
Where did the time go?

The holiday season is almost here!

With the year quickly coming to a close, it's easy to lose track of time and find yourself scrambling at the last minute to make plans with friends and family and buy gifts for the holidays. To help you avoid making the same mistakes as last year, follow these tips for a stress-free holiday season.

Plan your holiday shopping early:
Whether the gifts are big or small and the holiday dinner ham or turkey, it's never too early to plan ahead. Outline a budget and make note of everything you will need to purchase early to avoid that last minute holiday rush and dinner disaster.

Make a list and check it twice:
Write down the names of all the people you need to remember this holiday season. Whether they're receiving a gift, a card, or a dinner invitation, you don't want to forget anyone during the holidays.

Have a plan B:
While November was unseasonably warm, don't assume that this will be a continued trend in December. Be prepared for snow storms and whatever else Mother Nature might have in store for us. With road closures and flight cancellations being common during this time of year, it's always smart to budget extra travel time and make alternate travel plans.

Be mindful of your oral health:
It is okay to indulge in all the holiday treats and feasts, but don't forget about your teeth! Although travelling can disrupt your regular brushing and flossing routine, we want you to welcome the New Year with a healthy smile!


Happy Holidays from Our Family to Yours

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to you, our valued patients, for a wonderful 2015. We wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season and look forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Have a safe and healthy holiday from the team at Hillcrest Dental


HOLIDAY HOURS

We will be closed after 1pm, December 24th until the reopening on December 28th.
We will also be closed after 1pm, December 31st until the reopening on January 2nd.

Whiten Your Smile This Winter

Has your smile dulled over the years?

Have years of smoking, drinking coffee, tea, wine etc, discoloured your teeth?


Fortunately, we have the solution for your yellowing teeth!

Tooth whitening has become a popular exercise with the rise of personal appearance television shows and over-the-counter solutions.

What are some causes of Tooth Discolouration?
  • Drinking coffee, tea, wine or soft drinks stains teeth
  • Natural aging – the dentin underneath the enamel of a tooth darkens
  • Smoking or any tobacco use stains teeth
  • Accidents – a dead nerve will darken a tooth
  • Root Canal Therapy
Is Whitening Safe?

Whitening is very safe!
Tooth Whitening is a process that restores stained or discoloured teeth to a healthy, natural colour. Our office uses an advanced procedure that is not available over-the-counter.

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Orange Cranberry Bread

Shortbread cookies, chocolate macaroons, gingerbread men- we all know what treats to expect during the holiday season. This year, stand out from the crowd at your family get-together or your office holiday potluck by bringing something new to the dessert table.

This fruity snack is great for after dinner or with your morning coffee. That's real Dessert versatility!


Click here for a recipe to get you started!