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March 2013 - Tips, eNews & More!
 
After the Winter Storm of 2013, it's hard to believe that spring is just around the corner!

March 20th is the first day of spring with: certainly many around our office are anxiously awaiting the warmer temperatures. For many of you, March Break is also quickly approaching. This is a great time to come in for a cleaning or catch up on a treatment that you may have started last year.

Nutrition Month
Nutrition Month is hosted annually by the Dietitians of Canada. This year's theme is 'Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!' What you eat plays an integral role in your wellbeing, and directly affects your oral health. You can visit this link for some helpful tips and tools regarding nutrition and your health, and to learn more about Nutrition Month. As always, we encourage you to learn more about your health, and remember that the kitchen is a great place to try new things.

Until next month, stay warm and keep smiling,

Dr. Modi and the Parkway Dentistry team


How to Brush and Floss Properly

 
Brushing:
  1. Use a soft toothbrush for thorough and gentle cleaning.
  2. Hold your brush at a 45 degree angle. Begin by brushing the outside of the front teeth. Use gentle, half-tooth wide, back and forth strokes.
  3. Next, brush the outside back teeth, starting along the gumline.
  4. For the inside back teeth, use short, angled brush strokes.
  5. For the inside front teeth, tilt the brush vertically, and use an up-and-down motion.
  6. For the chewing surfaces, hold the brush flat, and use a gentle motion.
Flossing: Click here to find out!


Black Bean Salad with Fresh Mint

 
The cold outside seems to have many of us reaching for a warm drink, often several times a day. While a hot chocolate or specialty coffee may provide temporary comfort from the weather, they often offer several unneeded components as well such as excess sugars and caffeine.

Here is a suggestion for a drink you can enjoy with friends that is not only delicious but is warm and loaded with antioxidants.

Click here for the recipe.

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