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Why It’s Important to Maintain Proper Hygiene

Why It’s Important to Maintain Proper Hygiene

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.

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Top 10 Things To Do at Home To Boost Your Immune System

Top 10 Things To Do at Home To Boost Your Immune System

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.

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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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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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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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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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