How to Stay Happy and Healthy During Social/Physical Distancing

How to Stay Happy and Healthy During Social/Physical Distancing

COVID-19 is a form of the Coronavirus that’s easily spread through physical contact with or close proximity to those who have the virus. For this reason, the Government of Canada has recommended social distancing throughout the outbreak. Social distancing means voluntarily staying away from others, particularly in large groups. While this can create a lot more time at home, it doesn’t have to mean suffering physically, mentally, or socially. Here are some ways to stay happy and healthy while practicing social distancing.

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What Can My Family and I Safely Do While Practicing Social/Physical Distancing?

What Can My Family and I Safely Do While Practicing Social/Physical Distancing?

The Coronavirus COVID-19 is impacting communities around the globe, creating the urgent need for mindful measures which can slow the spread of the disease, like social distancing. Social distancing is a new concept and one that many people have questions about. Learn how to practice social distancing and what you should and should not do.

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The What, Why, and When for Social Distancing

The What, Why, and When for Social Distancing

The Coronavirus strain, also known as COVID-19, has significantly disrupted routine activities in locations across the globe. As more cases are reported, it’s become increasingly important for citizens to take proper measures to slow or prevent the spread of the virus. As of March 13, 2020, this included recommendations to cancel all events of over 250 people in Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, and Manitoba, while Nova Scotia discourages events of over 150 people. This is all part of a process known as social distancing, which can help slow the spread of the virus.

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International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

International Women’s Day: A Celebration of Women in Dentistry

Times have certainly changed since 1898, when Emma Gaudreau Casgrain became the first woman licensed to be a dentist in Canada. Today women are a growing force in the dental industry within Canada and beyond. According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information, the number of women dentists in Canada rose from 16 percent in 1991 to 28 percent in 2001. By 2011, the proportion had grown to 29.5.

International Women’s Day is the ideal time to take a closer look at the role of women in the field of dentistry.

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4 Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Kids

4 Healthy School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Packing lunches for your kids to take to school can be a fun task, however, it can also be challenging. Constantly trying to think of new and healthy things to pack can be difficult, especially with busy schedules, hectic mornings, and picky eaters. A little planning and inspiration can go a long way toward helping you and your kids pack healthy lunches every day.

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Nutrition and Your Oral Health

Nutrition and Your Oral Health

Nutrition affects your entire body from the inside out. If you’re not eating and drinking the right things on a regular basis, then you’ll be more susceptible to disease and dental problems. Changing your daily diet and oral hygiene habits will improve your overall health and well-being. Here are a few simple steps you can take toward a more nutritious lifestyle that will result in healthier teeth and gums.

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How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

How Did Family Day Get Its Start?

Family Day is celebrated on the third Monday of every February. Though not an official national holiday, the event is celebrated far and wide across the country, with dozens of family festivals and things to do organized each year in the provinces where it’s observed: New Brunswick, Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and British Columbia. (NOTE: Interestingly, the same day is a statutory holiday in three other provinces and one territory too, but for different reasons. Manitoba celebrates Louis Riel Day, Nova Scotia and Yukon celebrate Heritage Day, and in Prince Edward Island, they celebrate Islander Day.)

Family Day has become a staple in areas across Canada, but when exactly did it begin — and why do we celebrate it now? Take a closer look at how Family Day got started in Canada, and see our suggestions for a fun celebration with your family this year.

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Don’t Have a Sitter This Valentine’s Day? No Problem

Don’t Have a Sitter This Valentine’s Day? No Problem

Valentine’s Day can be a wonderfully romantic time that couples spend months planning, looking forward to, and desperately needing. This year, this lovely holiday falls on a Friday — and if you have kids, that means planning around work and school while booking a baby sitter if you want to get out in the evening.

But even if you can’t get a sitter so you and your partner can enjoy a night out, there are plenty of ways to make this holiday a memorable one that recharges your relationship. Try these 10 ways to connect with your partner on Valentine’s Day when you can’t find a sitter to help out with the kids.

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The History of Groundhog Day

The History of Groundhog Day

By the time you’re reading this, you may already know that Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow today, thereby giving hope to residents of Pennsylvania for an early spring.

Here in Canada, Ontario’s Wiarton Willie also did not see his shadow, nor did Alberta’s Balzac Billy, giving us some hope that winter’s end is around the corner. But Nova Scotia’s Shubenacadie Sam swung the prognosticating rodent pendulum back by predicting 6 more weeks of winter.

It’s fun to entertain these superstitious notions, but you may be wondering, where do they originate? Read on to learn about the history of Groundhog Day in North America.

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Teeth

5 Things You Shouldn’t Do With Your Teeth

We all know that unhealthy habits are hard to break, but it is possible to do so. Sometimes just knowing what could go wrong can help you stop your current behaviors. The sooner you put an end to harmful dental habits, the safer and healthier you’ll be. If you continue to do some of the worst things with your teeth, then you should expect serious dental problems to arise. Avoid damage, decay, and irritation when you stop doing these five things with your teeth.

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Are Your Beverage Habits Hurting Your Teeth?

Are Your Beverage Habits Hurting Your Teeth?

Everything that passes your lips has an impact on your teeth, including what you drink. Not only can certain drinks stain your teeth, but their overall acidity can also soften tooth enamel, which can make your teeth more sensitive and vulnerable to cavities. If you’re trying to live a healthier life, discover how what you drink might be hurting your teeth and what could be better instead.

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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 2020 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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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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How to Find Alternatives for Gift Wrap This Holiday Season

How to Find Alternatives for Gift Wrap This Holiday Season

The holiday season is often a stressful time of year for many people. It’s also a time of year that tends to produce a lot of waste. If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed during the holiday season and you’re looking for ways to celebrate that are better for you and the environment, consider following these tips that promote a positive and sustainable approach to gift-giving.

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Family Friendly Holiday Events in BC for 2019

Family Friendly Holiday Events in BC for 2019

The holiday season is upon us, and for some that means spending time with your loved ones checking out local holiday events. When we get together as families and friends, we celebrate the spirit of the season, and that act of celebration helps bring us and bond us together.

At 123Dentist we regularly post community events, so in celebration of the holiday season, we have compiled a list of fun, family friendly events across the Lower Mainland for you to enjoy!

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