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November 2015: Dental Tips, eNews & More!

 
It's hard to believe that fall is almost over and winter is coming. While there's a bit more time before the snow hits, you shouldn't forget to bundle up to avoid getting caught off guard by the sudden change in temperature. The last thing you want is to get sick during the last few weeks of fall fun!

Here are some tips to help you transition to the colder months:

Wear layers - an easy way to stay warm is to layer your clothing. You can easily put on or take off a sweater or a cardigan to adjust to temperature changes when you step out or inside.

Clear your radiators / Change your filters - Make sure there isn't furniture blocking your radiators or vents and preventing warm air from circulating around the house. Placing a piece of tin foil behind a radiator can also help with heat dissipating through the wall by reflecting heat back into the room. Adjust your vents for the cold weather because hot air rises while cold air falls.

Drink warm beverages - the cold gives us the excuse to indulge in delicious drinks like warm apple cider and hot chocolate - but not too much sugar! For those with sensitive teeth, give your beverage a minute to cool before taking your first sip. You'll thank us later!

Make use of your kitchen - what better way to escape the cold then trying new recipes or your fall favourites? It's a great time to whip up a hearty stew or chili! It's also fun to get your kids involved in the preparation process. See below for a delicious recipe for a cold day.


Use it or lose it!

Is it time for a cleaning or to have your dental work completed?

If your dental benefits are based on the calendar year, your maximums may not roll over into the New Year. If you don't use them, they go to waste, so make sure to come into the office!

Call us today or request an appointment and we will find a time that fits your schedule.

Keep Smiling,



 
What's Your Plan?

Is your dental insurance plan based on the calendar year?

If so, your coverage maximums start over on January 1st, and your unused benefits may not roll over into the New Year. That means if you don't use them, you lose them!

If we haven't seen your smile in a while, be sure to schedule an appointment today.

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

Children and Their Oral Health

Proper oral hygiene, even from the early stages of a child's life, help contribute to a life time of oral health. We recommend cleaning your child's mouth and gums twice daily (you can use a clean washcloth or specially purposed finger covering that you can buy at most pharmacies), to remove particles and bacteria as well as to create a comfort level. We recommend introducing a soft bristle toothbrush from the very first tooth.

Did you know that tooth decay is more common in children than hay fever and asthma?

Click here to continue reading.


Healthy One Pot Meals

There's just something so great about getting cozy with a warm bowl of soup or stew as the season turns colder. The best part is how easy it is to make these one-pot meals - in fact, it is easier than preparing your average dinner at home, which usually involves preparing multiple recipes to get a balanced meal.

Click here for a recipe to get you started!