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Monthly Archives: August 2021

Stir-Fried Eggplant with Basil and Chilies

August is peak eggplant season! Eggplants are packed with many good vitamins and minerals, very few calories, and are also high in antioxidants. This delicious and easy-to-make recipe is a flavourful way to add eggplant to your weekly dinner. Look for Japanese or Chinese eggplant varieties that are longer and thinner, which are less bitter and can become creamy-tender with minimal cooking. Ingredients (serves 2) 2 red chillies, such as cayenne, Fresno, or jalapeno 1… Continue reading

Protect Your Smile with a Mouthguard

Mouthguards are flexible dental appliances that can be worn to protect your teeth from clenching, grinding, and sports injuries. In other words, they are used to prevent the lower jaw from colliding into the upper jaw, averting major injuries such as concussions, jaw fractures, neck injuries as well as limiting bruising and laceration of the lips and cheeks. Mouthguards are usually made of plastic materials that fit comfortably over your teeth and gums. There are… Continue reading

Say Hello to Summer with a Fresh Bright Smile!

As we slowly begin to regain some sense of normalcy in our daily lives, we can finally start looking forward to seeing our family and friends again. What better way to greet them than with a radiant smile! A smile is one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. A confident, healthy smile can help you feel better about yourself and leave a memorable, positive impression. Over time, your teeth may be… Continue reading

Peach, Tomato & Corn Arugula Pasta Salad

This easy, vibrant and flavourful salad recipe is the perfect addition to your summer picnic or backyard BBQ sessions! Made with seasonal ingredients such as juicy ripe peaches, cherry tomatoes and sweet corn, this dish can be enjoyed on its own or as a side dish to accompany salmon or chicken. Ingredients: (serves 6) 1 cup fusilli or bowtie pasta 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more… Continue reading

The "Ice Cream Toothache": How to Deal with Sensitivity to Cold Food and Drinks

Summer sunshine calls for longer days and warmer nights, making us gravitate towards colder food and drinks. However, for some of us, biting down on ice cream or having a sip of a cold beverage can trigger a jolt of pain. Teeth sensitivity towards cold foods and drinks is caused when the nerves within your tooth are “exposed due to receding gums or worn tooth enamel.” The worn-down enamel exposes the dentin, a layer in… Continue reading

Avocado Blueberry Quinoa Salad

A refreshing salad packed with fresh ingredients such as fresh corn, red onion, tangy feta cheese, crunchy pistachios, topped with cilantro, and lime dressing. This vegetarian quinoa salad is perfect for a warm summer day as a quick meal for lunch; plus, it will stay good in the fridge for up to 5 days! Ingredients For the Salad: 1 cup uncooked quinoa 1 firm but still ripe avocado, sliced or diced 1 cup of blueberries… Continue reading

The Connection Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Severity of COVID-19

An international study led by researchers at McGill University has discovered that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. By looking at digital medical and dental records of over 500 patients with COVID-19, they discovered that patients who showed signs of gum disease, or periodontitis, were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit, 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator, and 8.8 times more… Continue reading

Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

Who said desserts had to be filled with sugar to be enjoyable? These strawberry oatmeal bars are a healthy option, filled with natural sweetness from fresh strawberries. Packed with under 100 calories, this is a perfect dessert for adults and kids alike. If you are vegan, you can substitute butter for coconut oil. We hope you will love this delicious healthy dessert option that is easy to make and refreshing for the Spring season. Ingredients… Continue reading

Aging and your Oral Health

As we age, many factors are involved in how it impacts our body. Our teeth and oral health is no exception. It is a myth that as you age, losing your teeth is inevitable. With proper care and maintenance, your teeth can last you a lifetime. Some physiological changes that you may notice include symptoms of xerostomia (dry mouth), periodontitis, root and coronal caries, and increased sensitivity to certain drugs that are used in dental… Continue reading

Spaghetti al Limone With Asparagus

Spice up your pasta game with this super quick healthy and flavourful pasta recipe. The lemon zest and garlic give the pasta a slight kick while the asparagus provides a hint of colour and crunch. You can eat this dish by itself or add in your meat of choice for more protein. Enjoy! Ingredients 4 SERVINGS 1lb. spaghetti 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large bunch asparagus, trimmed, thinly sliced on a deep diagonal 4… Continue reading

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