At Lakeport Dental, we like to tell our clients that autumn is a great time to schedule family dental checkups; to switch out summer’s worn-out toothbrush and to begin thinking about fun alternatives to candy, during candy season.
Lots of people try new fitness programs following a holiday season that included parties, rich food, treats a-plenty and overindulging of same. Some make it; some don’t; but just taking the small step of acknowledging change is needed can often give a person the boost they need to seek an improved lifestyle.
Lakeport Dental staff suggest that if you are thinking of making changes to improve your body’s health, now is a good time to also make changes to your oral health habits. These ones are simple and easy: Just two small changes to your daily habits can lead to an improved smile.
Other symptoms of dehydration may include chapped lips and skin; an annoying, dry cough; nosebleeds; a mild headache that won’t go away, and skin blemishes.
Avoiding dehydration is important for your overall health - and that includes your oral health, too. Adequate water intake will keep your salivary glands operating properly, helping rid your mouth of excess food debris and bacteria.
We surveyed the staff at Lakeport Dental, and many said family holiday traditions involved special baking, sweets and special meals. Even Valentine’s Day, which not everyone considers a holiday, offered a reason for families to seek special mealtimes together and bake special treats for loved ones.
It seems to be everywhere, that sweet stuff, linked to our cultural celebrations and popping up on television and the Internet with advertising promoting its ability to take you past the afternoon slump.
In Western culture, we have so many choices for food and drink items, it’s almost embarrassing.nChoices for drinking items, in particular, are so plentiful, it’s often hard to choose.
Lakeport Dental staff know that we are creatures of habit, so when we reach for something to quench our thirst, it’s going to be something we can easily get, without thinking too much about what it contains or what it might do to us.
Here’s where our education program comes in: If you choose to quench your thirst with anything other than water - and there are smart choices out there - you may be compromising your oral and overall health.
Beginning in October with Thanksgiving and Halloween, and lasting until the Easter basket is empty, the prevalence of sweets and our inability to keep from enjoying them can lead to damage to our teeth.
We specialize in cosmetic and restorative dentistry, and our aim is to have your smile light up a room. Cosmetic dental procedures like bonding, veneers, dentures, dental implants and whitening or bleaching can certainly help this happen. They are just some of the procedures people just like you choose to improve their smile’s appearance.
Baseball diamonds will be occupied, and soccer stars will take to the field, ready for action. Tennis, volleyball, swimming and cycling will take place in parks, backyards and facilities throughout the region. Families will go hiking with the dog; kids will be learning new skateboard and roller-skate tricks, and runners will be lacing up their sneakers to exercise in the great outdoors.
Does this sound like you, or someone you know? If so, the staff at Lakeport Dental want you to be aware of a few safety tips.
Canal Days takes place this year Aug. 4 to Aug. 7, with activities and attractions that celebrate the history of the area and its unique locale. Visitors can take in all that the festival offers – live entertainment; tall ships; awesome food and snack items; heritage artisans and crafts; museum displays; carnivals rides and games; shopping kiosks, and Ontario’s largest outdoor classic car and international kite show.
Much like you check your smoke detector batteries when daylight saving time arrives and departs, always replace your toothbrush every three months as recommended by the Canadian Dental Association. At Lakeport Dental, we have a system. We replace our toothbrushes at back-to -school time, at Christmas break, at March break and when school ends for the summer break.