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Season’s Greetings! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidaaaays… What if it isn’t Happy or Merry?  What if this is one of the most stressful, if not the most stressful period of the year? If you are feeling anxious, lonely or overwhelmed; you have mental health concerns or are grieving, what do you do at this time of […]

Tips for Treats

Halloween is all about tricks and treats. The trick for parents is how to keep their kids healthy and safe. Considerations should include the type of costume, treat collecting route, and of course the weather. For kids Halloween means bags of free goodies. For parents it present challenges when it comes to the collected hoard […]

September is Healthy Aging Month!

September is a perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging Month since it is the time after summer when many people think about starting new tasks. Drawing on the “back to school” urge embedded in everyone from childhood, the month’s observance activities are designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that […]

It’s Time for Back- to School Dental Checkups!

Summer is almost over; the new school year is creeping ever closer. That means back-to-school shopping, appointments and scheduling your kid’s activities – Mom, did you remember signing up as a taxi driver? Dental checkups should be one of the appointments. The number one health problem that keeps children from attending school is dental disease. […]

Bruxism & Stress Management Help

Stress! Stress is harmful. You know this….it’s getting worse day by day. You are not immune. So what are you going to do? Dentally it may be experienced as grinding or clenching, known as bruxing or bruxism. When stressed you may grind and clench during the day or the night. It is detrimental to your […]

Mother’s Day

  Mother’s Day is fast approaching and that means it’s time to find the perfect gift to show mom how much we care. Unfortunately, this task is no easy feat and we often end up resorting to the time-honored homemade cards or chore booklets. While most moms will appreciate any gift and enjoy the thought […]

Palliative Care and Oral Health

Oral health care is an integral part of healthcare and well-being.  Rarely talked about, it is also a component of palliative care. This is not surprising as oral care tends to be forgotten about in spite of research showing its relevance to general health. As we say, “Oral wellness, Whole health”. This is also not surprising as […]

Vampire Fangs…

Your Halloween costume persona needs teeth –fangs, broken down teeth, or ’missing’ teeth. If you’ve rented a costume they may supply the extras to do this. If not, you are on your own to figure how and what to do for teeth. Your choices range from do-it-yourself to custom made. If you want to spend […]

European Hypnosis Meeting in Manchester

Recently I had the pleasure of presenting at the triennial meeting of the European Society of Hypnosis (ESH) in Manchester and subsequently workshop in Glasgow. The ESH meeting was multidisciplinary with participants from around the globe and the Glaswegian was exclusively for dentists. The underlying premise that drives these meetings is the fact that we […]