Oral issues you need to be aware of as you get older

Oral issues you need to be aware of as you get older

As we get older, our bodies go through various changes which can sometimes lead to new health issues. The same situation happens in your mouth, although many people are not aware of differences in their oral health until something drastic has happened. This is why we’ve written down all the things changing in your mouth that you should be aware of as you age.

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Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions Is As Easy As 1,2,3!

It’s officially New Year’s resolution season and perhaps you have decided that this is the year to get in gear and improve an area of your life. According to Twitter Canada, most Canadians are making New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, eat better, and unplug from electronics. While these are great goals to have, they don’t mean much unless you actually do the work.

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to keep, the pressure of a new year leads us to make lofty goals and expect immediate change but often results in a recipe for failure. So to help you truly make 2017 the year of a positive change in your life, we wanted to share with you some tips on how to avoid the pitfalls of goal making and actually achieve your New Year’s resolutions.

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7 Yellowing Drinks to Avoid This Holiday Season

7 Yellowing Drinks to Avoid This Holiday Season

With the holiday season in full swing, many people are making an effort to look their best for seasonal celebrations, and this includes having a pearly white smile. However, there are beverages we consume daily, and may not give a second thought about, that can thwart your teeth whitening efforts. Make sure you know what they are before you indulge so you can have a sparkling smile well into the new year.

Here are the seven drinks of the holidays that can yellow your teeth and you should watch out for.

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The History Of Santa Claus

The History Of Santa Claus

Santa Claus has become one of the most recognizable folklore figures worldwide, and is one of the most iconic elements of this holiday season. His fur trimmed red outfit and bushy white beard is iconic, but good ol’ St. Nick has not always looked the same.

Santa as we know him today has been refined many times over the years, with the legend of good ol’ Saint Nick dating back all the way to the third century.

Read on to discover the true history of Santa Claus like you’ve never heard before!

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Healthy tips for soothing a teething baby

Healthy tips for soothing a teething baby

Teething refers to the time when a child’s teeth begin to grow in and break through the gum line for the first time. This happens between 6 and 24 months of age and can be quite painful and aggravating for the child. During this time, children are drawn to putting things in their mouth in an attempt to reduce the discomfort that comes from swollen and tender gums. Luckily, there are some ways you can help your child ease their teething pain. Read on to discover the best healthy tips for soothing a teething baby.

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Protecting Your Teeth During Sports – CTV Morning Live

Protecting Your Teeth During Sports – CTV Morning Live

We’re pleased that one of our very own dentists was the guest on CTV Morning Live’s “Ask An Expert” segment on November 17, 2016.

Dr. Alison Fransen, owner of Wesbrook Village Dental Centre, a dental clinic at UBC, provided tips for protecting your teeth during sports (and emergency tips if you lose a tooth) in a video segment with Keri Adams.

Watch the video, or you can read the transcript below.

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Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

Remembrance Day – Why We Remember

We wanted to provide some insight and background on what Remembrance Day is about, and to also let everyone know about many of the events that are happening around the lower mainland.

Many of us grow up accustomed to watching the services or parades on November 11th, but a large number of people living here now may be unaware of the meaning behind the tradition.

So whether you’ve been aware of Remembrance Day your whole life and still don’t quite know why we do it, or whether you’ve never heard of it before and the whole thing is new, we hope that this post will shed some light on the matter.

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