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October 2016: Tips, ENews & More!


After the searing summer, the cool fall weather is a welcome relief! It's time to get cozy with a cup of hot chocolate and pull out your favourite scarf. Of course the most important fashion choice you might be making this month will be your Halloween costume! Dust off your old Ghostbusters uniform because it's new again! Or, maybe pick your favourite Game of Thrones character or, for the kids, there's plenty to choose from in costumes this year. But also, lots to choose from in snacks! Why not try healthy alternatives this Halloween? Instead of candy look to fruits, veggies and cheeses for healthy, wholesome and delicious snacks. Simply limiting the amount of sweets, such as cakes, cookies and candy, is a great place to start a healthy snacking trend. For the occasional treat, it’s best to eat those sweets as dessert with a meal rather than between meals, and limit them to once or twice a day. All day snacking on sugary treats is most unhealthy for your teeth! And don’t forget to brush and floss!

This season offers a variety of great activities such as apple picking or just enjoying the colourful autumn leaves. For those who need a little more excitement, check out the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. For gallery lovers, there's Art Toronto and for book lovers, the International Festival of Authors will be happening end of month.

With the Thanksgiving holiday just behind us, October is also a time to give thanks for all that we are grateful for. From all of us at Kaydental, thank you for letting us take care of you and your family!

Be safe and healthy,

Dr. Stephen Kay, Dr. Melvyn Kay, and the Kaydental Team

Dental Sealants


Do you know what causes tooth decay?

If you said sugar, you would be correct! More accurately, the answer is sugar and bacteria. Food often gets stuck in your teeth and when bacteria in your mouth come into contact with food (especially sugary and starchy foods) the bacteria form a harmful acid that causes tooth decay (a cavity). Fillings are the only option once a tooth becomes decayed.

Fortunately, the incidence of cavities can be reduced by having dental sealants placed on teeth that are susceptible to decay. The sealants “seal” your teeth and protect them from the decay-causing acid. It is best for children to get sealants as soon as a permanent tooth comes in, but dental sealants can also be advantageous for teens or young adults who are prone to getting cavities.

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Pumpkin Pancakes


We know that October means Halloween and Halloween means pumpkin. It seems like every autumn there are more pumpkin flavored treats - pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies. Now you can add pumpkin pancakes to the list!

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