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October 2016: Dental 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'll 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 also plenty to choose from this year. Why not try to choose healthier alternatives this Halloween? Instead of candy look to fruits for yourself and trick-or-treaters. Simply limiting the amount of processed sweets you'll eat is probably a great place to start, and remember to brush and floss! You'll be glad you did on your next appointment!

We give thanks as well this month. Thank you for letting us take care of you and your family.

There's plenty to do apart from enjoying the colourful autumn leaves. For those who need a thrill this month, check out the Toronto After Dark Film Festival. For gallery lovers, there's Art Toronto. For book lovers, the International Festival of Authors will be happening at the end of the month.

Be safe and healthy,

The Team at Hillcrest Dental Centre

Our October Giveaway Contest

Do you want a chance to win an Oral-B Pro 5000 Toothbrush?

All you have to do is:
  1. Click here and leave a review on Facebook


  2. Click here and leave a review on Google

**Note you MUST be a patient of the office


  • Winner will be announced on Facebook and contacted by phone. Contest closes on October 31 at 11:59pm EST.
  • The Winner will be announced in early November.
  • Winner will be selected by a Random Draw.
  • In the event that a selected winner does not meet the full requirements for contest rules, the prize will be automatically re-drawn and a new winner will be selected.

  • How Should We Contact You?

    At Hillcrest Dental we are always looking to improve in any way we can. Starting in November we will be contacting patients for appointment confirmations via email or SMS.

    Please contact us let us know what your preferred method of communication is.

    Dental Sealants

    Do you know what causes tooth decay?

    If you said sugar, you would be correct! Food can sometimes get stuck in the grooves of your teeth, and when bacteria in your mouth comes in contact with sugar, it creates a harmful acid causing tooth decay. Fillings are the only option when there is a decay or cavity in your teeth.

    Fortunately, cavities can be reduced by getting dental sealants which help seal your teeth from food, sugar, and bacteria. Sometimes, it is best for children to get sealants as soon as their permanent teeth have come in. Sealants can also be advantageous for teens or young adults who are prone to cavities.

    Click here to learn more.

    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!

    Click here for the full recipe!