| April 2022: Tips, eNews & More!
It's finally April, and that means that spring is here! Many of us have missed the outdoors and warm weather, so now is a perfect opportunity to take part in all of your favourite outdoor activities such as hiking and sports. As restrictions ease up, we hope that you are able to celebrate spring holidays like Easter, Passover, and Holi with friends and family and enjoy them even more!
April is Oral Health Month, a perfect time to review how to maintain good oral health and to schedule a spring cleaning for your teeth if you haven't been in to see us in a while. Click here to request an appointment with us today!
While masking requirements have been removed in most places by March 21, 2022, this does not include healthcare settings. As a healthcare provider, our office has infection prevention and control requirements, including PPE requirements, that are essential to the delivery of safe and effective oral health care. Therefore, you are still required to wear a face mask inside our dental office. The Ministry of Health also continues to require that all patients be screened before being treated.
This month, we would like to highlight a topic not often discussed: the impacts of smoking cannabis on oral health. Cannabis has become much more common and public since its legalization in Canada, but many people don't yet know the effects it can have on your teeth, gums, and overall oral health. Read our article below to learn more!
Have a safe and healthy month,
Dr. Kotansky and Team
|Use of Cannabis and Your Oral Health
According to the World Health Organization, cannabis is the most popular recreational drug worldwide. Even though cannabis has been legalized in Canada, some patients might feel uncomfortable mentioning the use of recreational drugs to their dentists. Being transparent when filling out medical forms is extremely important because it helps dentists find the best solutions and treatments for your oral health.
Quinoa Asparagus Salad
This simple Quinoa Asparagus Salad is tossed with English peas, fresh dill, parsley, and toasted almonds in a lemony dressing. This salad is very healthy and flavorful, and can even be made ahead, making it perfect for special gatherings or midweek lunches! Plus, it's gluten-free and vegan-adaptable!
Check Out The Recipe!