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May 2021: Tips, eNews & More!

 

Strawberry season has arrived as have the relatively warmer days! Why not bring in the fresh sweetness to celebrate all the wonderful occasions this month? Did you know that strawberries contain malic acid, which is a natural tooth-whitening enzyme? Mark celebrations like Mother's Day, Victoria Day, Asian Heritage Month, and Eid with a delicious and healthy strawberry oatmeal bar recipe for you to enjoy with your loved ones. This fruit can help keep your teeth free of stains, and as a bonus, it's delicious! However, eating too many can damage the enamel of your teeth, so remember to eat smart!

A recent international study led by researchers at McGill University has uncovered a link between poor oral hygiene and more severe COVID-19 complications. Read our article below to understand more about the importance of maintaining your regular dental cleaning habits and dental visits for both a healthy mouth and a healthy body. Book your regular dental visit with us today!

Stay safe and have a healthy month,



The Team at Hillcrest Dental Centre


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The Connection Between Poor Oral Hygiene and Severity of COVID-19

 
An international study led by researchers at McGill University has discovered that those with poor dental hygiene tend to experience more severe COVID-19 symptoms. By looking at digital medical and dental records of over 500 patients with COVID-19, they discovered that patients who showed signs of gum disease, or periodontitis, were 3.5 times more likely to be admitted to the intensive care unit, 4.5 times more likely to require a ventilator, and 8.8 times more likely to die from COVID-19. Oral bacteria can be inhaled into the respiratory tract, which can then lead to worsening conditions such as pneumonia or sepsis. Their research shows that good oral health is vital to the prevention and management of COVID-19 complications.

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Strawberry Oatmeal Bars

 
Who said desserts had to be filled with sugar to be enjoyable? These strawberry oatmeal bars are a healthy option, filled with natural sweetness from fresh strawberries. Packed with under 100 calories, this is a perfect dessert for adults and kids alike. If you are vegan, you can substitute butter for coconut oil. We hope you will love this delicious healthy dessert option that is easy to make and refreshing for the Spring season.

Check Out The Recipe!