Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a common ailment affecting as much as 65% of people in the world at some time in their lives. If you’ve ever suffered from dry mouth, you may wonder what has caused it and how you can treat and prevent it. Learn more about how this common health condition can impact you at all stages of your life.
Canada is turning 153 this year, and while we can’t get together physically, we can definitely get together virtually! New social distancing norms mean that there will be no large gatherings to mark the national holiday, but that doesn’t mean you can’t throw a great Canada Day party at your home for your household. From local performers, to at-home crafts and projects you can do to celebrate, we have created a list of great virtual parties that you can check out on Canada Day. The best part is, you can check out celebrations from anywhere across Canada, without travelling! Have a happy Canada Day!
As the COVID-19 pandemic wears on, hygiene is at the forefront of everyone’s mind. You’re probably conscious of staying clean to avoid the virus. However, you might not realize how hygiene impacts oral health and overall wellbeing. With dentists closed across Canada, maintaining proper hygiene to keep your mouth clean is more vital than ever. Here are just some of the reasons why.
Our bodies cannot function optimally without the support of a healthy immune system. Even without the threat of pandemic, during cold and flu season it becomes especially important to nourish our bodies with plenty of vitamins and minerals so as to decrease our chances of becoming sick.
Fortunately, there are a number of simple ways to boost your immune system that can be found in your very own kitchen.
Game nights are an excellent opportunity for the family to get together and spend some quality time with one another. There are many different games that you can play with a variety of ages and group sizes. Here are seven card games the whole family can enjoy.
Social/Physical distancing, while incredibly beneficial to your physical well-being, may take its toll on your mental health. Thankfully, there are ways to cope with the stress of self-isolation that allow you to thrive during this challenging time.
While you’re physically distancing, you may be wondering what you should watch next. Luckily, there are plenty of great movie marathons you can start now that you will probably have time to finish. Here is a list of 10 family movie marathons you can watch with your family.
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.
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.
Easter is coming, and while the COVID-19 pandemic will keep you home this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t celebrate. Here are some things that you can do to celebrate Easter at home this year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The winter season and its many indoor celebrations can mean you’ll find plenty of tasty snacks around every corner. While those cookies, cakes, and pies look good and taste delicious, they’re not the best choices for your teeth. To help keep your smile healthy this winter, consider reaching for one of these healthier seasonal snack alternatives.