January 2013

A little about me…..

I strive to get to know our patients – what makes them comfortable in the office, what time they like to come in, which one of our fantastic hygienists they like to see each time.  I also like to hear about their lives – where they are from, where they work,  where they took their recent vacation, what their kids are up to.

Are you at Risk for OSA?

Do you wake yourself by snoring or have been told by others that you snore? Have you told your dentist?   Many people are surprised to learn that a dentist can be trained  for treating snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition that occurs when the upper airway (back of your throat) is blocked or obstructed causing significant airflow disruption or even no airflow at all for 10 seconds or more.

Self Test For Sleep Apnea

NATIONAL NON-SMOKING WEEK

In Canada approximately 190,000 people die each year, and of these deaths some 40,000 of these are attributed to tobacco use. It is estimated that smoking is directly related to 30% of heart disease cases, 85% of lung cancers and 85% of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

It is estimate 25-30% of Canadians continue to use tobacco and evidence to suggest that the incidence of new, predominantly female, is on the rise.