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How to Stay Healthy Living with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is an interesting condition. It makes its victims go from feeling like an unstoppable human being to a fragile porcelain doll—avoiding slips and trips anywhere they go to prevent breaking a bone. You’re not alone if you’ve been diagnosed with this condition. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 10 million people have […]



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What to Expect When You Get Dentures

Are you looking into getting dentures? As you age, tooth loss is not uncommon and one solution to this problem is dentures. This is not a minor procedure, however – it requires several dentist visits and can cost thousands of dollars. But if you have lost a lot of teeth, this option offers many oral […]



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Skin Cancer Treatment and Prevention for Seniors

We talked previously about ways you can prevent skin cancer in Hiding from the Sun: Skin Cancer Prevention, but what should you expect if you’re diagnosed with skin cancer—especially as a senior? Here we’ll look at some of the treatment options out there and review ways you can continue practicing prevention. Option #1: Surgery There […]



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Best Treatments for Dry Mouth

Have you ever been so thirsty that your mouth was completely dry? Chances are if this has happened to you, you drank some water and everything went back to normal. But did you know that for some people, this thirsty feeling doesn’t go away so easily? Xerostomia, or dry mouth, is a common problem that […]



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Dental Did You Know: Codeine for Pediatric Pain is now an Unsafe Practice

As of June 6th 2013, Health Canada released an update recommending that codeine not be used in children less than 12 years of age. It appears that the use of NSAIDs (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) along with Morphine (in cases of severe pain) are the recommended routes to treat pain in pediatric cases.

Source: Wong M, Prescribing Codeine for Pediatric Pain: An Unsafe Practice, Oral Health, June 2014, Vol 104, No 6, pg 62-66.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100
Plattsville Dental
43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
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What to Expect from 2014′s Top Medical Innovations

Do you ever stop to think about the medicine you’re using and the treatments you’re given when you’re sick? How about the treatments used for your loved ones who may be dealing with a chronic illness? These treatments didn’t just appear out of nowhere. There was careful research and studies done to make sure these […]



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How to Eat Healthy on a Budget

Eating out at restaurants is convenient, but many people do not have the time or money to eat out every night. Eating at home can be both healthier and cheaper – if you do it right. If you dine at home a lot (or would like to), keep reading for some tips on how to […]



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Learning to Persevere as a Family Caregiver

Being a family caregiver is far from easy, even if you’ve been doing it for a long time. Whether it’s for a loved one who is fighting an illness or one who is struggling with a disability, it can take its toll on your mental, physical and emotional health. According to the National Alliance for […]



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Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

As you get older, it can be hard to find ways to spend your spare time. After retirement, you may find yourself with a lot of extra time, but health restraints keep you from doing the things you once loved. Even mundane activities, such as watching TV or reading, can strain eyes or cause headaches. […]



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Dental Did You Know: The Best Time After a Root Canal to Restore a Tooth

It is always better for the tooth to restore it immediately to prevent leakage of oral fluids into the root canal space. If this can not be done due to the length of the procedure or patient comfort, then a seal over the root canal area and a restoration as soon as possible is recommended.

Source: Glassman G, Bioactive Endodontic Obturation: Combining the New with the Tried and True, Oral Health, May 2014, Vol 9, No 4, pg 18-28.

Hans Skariah, B.Sc., DMD
Promenade Court Dental
2233 Hurontario St., Mississauga, ON, Canada (905) 273-7100
Plattsville Dental
43 Albert St. West, Unit 8, Plattsville, ON, Canada (226) 656-1000
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