Happy NewYear

Wishing everyone a Happy New Year. May this year bring happiness and success to all!

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Financial Assistance for those who need oral health care.

For those in need of financial assistance in oral health care in Ontario, there is help for you. 

Healthy Smiles Ontario – kids under 17 may be eligible

Children In Need Of Treatment – for kids 17 and under who need treatment

Ontario Works – Kids age 16 and above

Ontario Disability Support Program – helps people with disabilities

Assistance for children with severe disabilities

Non-Insured Health benefits – First Nations and Inuit

Click on the link below for more information.

http://www.cdho.org/Publicbrochures/AdvocacyArticle.pdf#zoom=75

Reduce tooth decay??

Very interesting. Importance of Vitamin K2 to reduce tooth decay.

http://www.thedentalessentials.com/The_role_of_vitamin_k2_on_tooth_decay_s/29.htm

 

Before starting any type of treatment or therapy please consult your health care professional.

Dental TIPS

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toothbrush and toothpaste (Photo credit: orofacial)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toothbrushes

So many toothbrushes … which one to choose?!?!?!?!?!

They fall into two major categories – manual and automatic.

Before choosing a toothbrush, know what it will do for you:

1. remove food and plaque.
2. help interrupt plaque formation.
3. stimulate the gums, keeping them healthy and well exercised
Manual toothbrushes comes in many sizes, designs and levels of stiffness. The automatic toothbrush also comes in different designs with various brushing methods and other features that should be considered in the selection process.

Here are some things to consider when choosing a toothbrush:

Individual size
Effectiveness and ease to manipulate
Ease to clean and maintain
Durability
Cost

Your dental hygienist can help you make the best choice.

Thanksgiving

 

 

Eruption of baby teeth

Ever wanted to know when your child’s teeth should come in? Here is a quick overview for you.

Remembrance Day

 

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Make Brushing Fun!

Tooth-Care

Tooth-Care (Photo credit: Lutz-R. Frank)

 

Fun youtube video for children to watch while they are brushing their teeth!

Remember you should brush for 2 minutes… So watch the video twice!

Happy Brushing!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ModUhHZVCU&feature=related

TGIF

 

Happy Friday!! Have a safe weekend!

Relax and have a latte!

The Mouth Tells Your Health Story

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mouth (Photo credit: Darwin Bell)

“The mouth tells your health story and registered dental hygienists provide your first defense in oral health. With over 500 kinds of bacteria in your oral cavity, good oral hygiene is important for your overall best health. Practice advisor and patient relations liaison Robert Farinaccia from The College of Dental Hygienist of Ontario talks about how we can brush up our skills when it comes to better oral hygiene”.

 

www.cdho.org

http://www.betterlivingtv.ca/portfolio-post/the-mouth-tells-your-health-story/