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September 2017: Tips, ENews & More!


Are you in Back to School Mode?

Whether you have children in your house or not, fall's routine can feel more demanding than summer's. Take a moment each day to relax and breathe. While the immediate effect may not be obvious, stress and oral health are related. Stress contributes to grinding and clenching teeth, canker sores, and even gum disease. We suggest starting your day off with breakfast and positive thinking. Plan your day ahead while you brush your teeth and floss. This will give you a few minutes to yourself as well help to ward off some of the effects of stress on your oral health.

If you are looking for something with minimal stress to do with family or friends, apple and pear picking season is back. Freshly picked fruits make a great, healthy snack and can often be stored for making pies, treats, and meals that will remind you of your adventure to the farm.

Have a safe and healthy month,

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

Do you grind and clench your teeth?


Bruxism is the term used to describe the grinding and clenching of teeth, often during sleep. As with most problems that occur during sleep, bruxism often goes undetected until a spouse or partner hears the grinding at night or damage is detected by your dentist.

Bruxism is often caused by factors such as:

  • Stress
  • A reaction to pain
  • Certain sleep disorders
  • Teeth that are misaligned..

Click here to learn more about Teeth Grinding and how we treat it.

A Go-To Homemade Granola


If you have been skipping breakfast or grabbing something when you get to the office, you may be missing out on the healthy start that your body needs. By planning ahead and preparing your breakfast in advance you can save time, money and your health.

A good go-to recipe for a homemade granola can be used as a quick breakfast or as a snack you keep at your desk to eliminate the temptation of less healthy alternatives throughout the day.

Click here for the full recipe.