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Chickpea Vegetable Coconut Curry

Chickpea and Vegetable Coconut Curry

The shortest month of the year can sometimes feel extra long due to the dreary winter cold. Why not spice it up with this cozy and fulfilling curry recipe? The ingredients in this recipe can be swapped for any veggies you’ve got left in your fridge, so feel free to improvise! Ingredients (serves 4): 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 red onion, thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced… Continue reading

Impacted Wisdom Teeth

What You Should Know About Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third set of molars located at the very back of your mouth, usually erupt during your late teen years or early adulthood (between 17-21 years old). Sometimes, these teeth do not erupt properly and may get stuck under your gum or do not have enough room to break through the gum. Dentists would consider these impacted wisdom teeth. In some cases, there may be no apparent or immediate problems…. Continue reading

Oral Cancer

Do You Know the Warning Signs of Oral Cancer?

Our office is trained to be on the lookout for many signs of disease. Many oral cancers have a high success rate of being treated, especially when diagnosed and treated early. Therefore, early detection of precancerous tissue can minimize or eliminate the potential effects of oral cancer .  There are multiple factors that might affect your risk profile. Though it is not definitive what triggers the mutation of cells, the following factors have been found… Continue reading

Winter Vegetable Chili

Winter Vegetable Chili

This vegetarian version of the classic chili recipe uses in-season items for a fresh and cost-effective meal. After a long day at work, this easy recipe is the perfect comfort food to make for the whole family! Ingredients:  Olive oil, to taste 1 medium white onion, diced Kosher salt, to taste 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups parsnip, peeled and diced 3 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced 1 teaspoon paprika 2 teaspoons dried oregano… Continue reading

Stuffed Mushrooms

Stuffed Mushrooms

Upcoming holidays require new delicious recipe ideas! We hope you can try this garlicky, herby, cheesy stuffed mushrooms recipe as it can be a warm and flavourful appetizer or a simple side dish.  Ingredients: Cooking spray, for pan 1 1/2 lb. baby mushrooms 2 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 c. breadcrumbs Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/4 c. freshly grated Parmesan, plus more for topping 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 tbsp…. Continue reading

Some friends enjoying a party together

Were You Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth This Year?

The holiday season is definitely one to look forward to, with sweets, treats and feasts abound! Between all the fun times with friends and families, we can often lose track of our daily dental care routine. Be sure to keep your dental care habits on the nice list! Check out our tips below on how to keep your smile bright and cavity-free: Control your sugar consumption We are surrounded by candy canes, Santa cookies, peppermint… Continue reading

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

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