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February 2018: Tips, ENews & More!

February is here and although it's cold, spring is just around the corner! We can already feel our hearts warming up with Valentine's Day coming up on the 14th, and Family Day on the 19th. We hope you enjoy the time off to celebrate it with your loved ones.

Did you know February is also Heart Month? Heart disease is the second leading cause of death in Canada and affects over 2.4 million Canadian adults. This month is a time to bring attention to the importance of our heart's health. In celebration of Heart Month, why not take up that healthy habit you've been telling yourself you would, like quitting smoking, getting more sleep, monitoring your blood pressure/cholesterol levels, and eating a healthier diet low in sodium, trans fat, and cholesterol. In celebration of Heart Month, we have the perfect recipe for you! Check it out below.


We would also like to thank our patients for nominating us for the annual Reader's Choice Awards for 2017!

We still need your support in order to win.

Please click here to vote for us between January 25 to February 15, 2018 to help us win!

Keep an eye out for our future newsletters and our Facebook page to stay up to date for results.

Thanking you in advance,

The Team at Hillcrest Dental Centre

How Should We Contact You?

At Hillcrest Dental we are always looking to improve in any way we can. We are contacting patients for appointment confirmations via email or SMS. You have the choice to receive appointment confirmation via text or email.

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

What is Nitrous Oxide?


As comfortable as we try to make our patients, there are always those that just fear the dental chair. It can be the needles, the drills, or even just the noises. If you're one of our patients that dreads coming in, we may have a solution for you.

What is Nitrous Sedation?

Nitrous Oxide - better known as laughing gas - is an effective sedative that is widely utilized in dentistry to help relax patients during a procedure. The gas is administered through a mask placed over the nose of the patient. After 30 seconds to 5 minutes of breathing the patient begins to feel a pleasant level of sedation. In some patients the cheeks and gums will begin to feel numb.

After the gas has been adjusted to the appropriate dose and the patient is relaxed and sedated, we proceed with the treatment.

Click here to learn more.

Hearty Vegetable Lasagna


In celebration of heart month, we have the perfect vegetable lasagna recipe for you. Low in sodium and trans fats, and high with vitamins and anti-oxidants that leafy greens provide, this recipe is great for the heart and soul. Feel free to mix it up, based on your tastes and what's in your cupboard. Switch the vegetable for olive oil or even add some spinach. The variations are endless!

Click here for the full recipe.