DSK Dental wishes everyone a very Happy Holiday and Happy New Year!
The DSK Team had a wonderful Holiday Dinner to celebrate another fantastic year together! We are very blessed and thankful for the amazing team we are privileged to work with every day and appreciate all they do for our patients.
Happy holidays everyone!
There’s an abundance of pumpkin spiced treats and a chill in the air. This can only mean one thing - Halloween is around the corner!
For most kids this means fun costumes and a chance to build a stockpile of sweet treats for the winter. No surprise, Halloween can presents parents with a variety of health challenges. DSK Dental is here to help! Here are some ways you can help your children stay mouth-healthy during Halloween and year-round.
1. Meet the Switch Witch
The switch witch is a friendly way of trading a bag of treats for a special surprise. On Halloween night at bedtime, kids leave a heap of their trick-or-treat sweets with their Switch Witch pal . . . . . and in the morning they will see that their candy has been switched (wink! wink!) for a special switch gift! Visit: http://switch-witch.com
2. Time It Right
Eat Halloween treats (and other sugary foods) with meals or shortly after mealtime. Saliva production increases during meals and helps cancel out acids produced by bacteria in your mouth and helps rinse away food particles. Avoid using treats as snacks between meals, instead opt for healthy options like cheese and crackers, veggie sticks with cream cheese or nuts and seeds.
3. Choose Treats Carefully
Avoid hard candy and other sweets that stay in your mouth for a long time. Aside from how often you snack, the length of time sugary food is in your mouth plays a major role in tooth decay. Sucking on a hard candy for 30 mins will promote new cavities.
4. Avoid Sticky Situations
Sticky treats cling to your teeth. The stickier treats, like toffee and gummy bears, take longer to get washed away by saliva, increasing the risk for tooth decay.
5. Keep it Clean
Brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. Kids should be using an age-appropriate fluoride toothpaste from 2 years. From 7 years they can use an adult toothpaste. Clean between your teeth with floss every night. Decay-causing bacteria get between teeth where toothbrush bristles can’t reach.
6. Visit Your Dentist
Regular visits to your dentist can help prevent problems from occurring and catch those that do occur early, when they are easy to “treat.”
Adapted from: American Dental Association, Mouth Healthy
The DSK Team wore their best Santa Hats in support of#theSIXagainsthunger. All proceeds go to The Daily Food Bank. We nominate our patients to do the same!
" I've never had a dentist spend this much time explaining in great detail.... I walked away well informed and extremely confident I've made a well-educated choice. It gets better; the hygienist spent an hour explaining what she was about to do, what to expect, what I should do to maintain healthy teeth and did a fantastic job.
Don't take my word for it, try them for yourself!" A.R.
Proud of our DSK Dental team members Kayla and Carol for getting their certificates in Treatment Coordination!
Kayla hopes everyone had a Puuurrrrrfect Halloween!
Check out our new DSK Dental display in Bayview Village Shopping Centre!
Julie joined the DSK Dental Care Team in 2011 as a dedicated, enthusiastic, caring Dental Assistant. She has a gift for assisting the Dentists and putting everyone at ease. Julie will always find a way to brighten everyone’s day. In her free time, Julie loves flowers, gardening, nature and photography.
Our office is very excited to introduce Sharon, DSK Dental’s newest Hygienist. After obtaining her Honours BSc in Human Biology and Psychology, Sharon went on to complete her Dental Hygiene Diploma at George Brown College. Sharon is an experienced, dedicated team member whose Science and Biology background enhances her patient care. Sharon is fluent in both English and Korean, and loves spending her free time with her family.
DSK Dental is proud to support a cause close to our hearts by handing out Tulips last week in support of the Hope in Bloom tulip fundraising campaign. April is Parkinson's awareness month and the tulip is a symbol of hope for people living with Parkinson’s disease.
DSK Dental welcomes a ray of sunshine to their growing smile team. Since 2010, Kayla has been working in the dental industry with a strong clinical and administrative background.She enjoys spending time with her dog-Axel and enjoys spinning and learning new recipes for the slow-cooker. Be sure to stop in the office and say "Hello"!
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