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We take pride in what we do and in providing our patients with the best treatment possible. With so many factors impacting on your overall health, it can be a bit overwhelming to keep on top of it all. As a caring dental team, we do what we can to stay current and attend courses to learn more about health, nutrition, new innovations and technology in our field, and in doing so, have decided to write what we think are great topics to share with our wonderful patients. We have no direct affiliation with any of the products, instruments, or supplies we discuss, and hope that you enjoy the read.

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Giving The River Its Due Credit

By : Dr. Samson Lee

Credit River Dental Centre was named as a tribute to its proximity to the Credit River, but what do we know about this Southern Ontario river this office was named for? First of all, the Credit River flows from above the Niagara Escarpment near Orangeville and Caledon East and empties into Lake Ontario right [...]

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Modern Business Profile – Mississauga’s Credit River Dental

By : Modern Mississauga Digital Magazine

In this installment of our Modern Business Profile series, we learn more about Credit River Dental and how they’ve set them apart from the competition along with how they’ve overcome challenges to become one of the top businesses in their competitive marketplace.How long has Credit River Dental been in business [...]

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My Journey to Choosing the Right Dentist

By : Khayla

If you ask anyone what the main reason is as to why they don’t like going to the dentist, what's the typical response? "I had a horrible experience the last time I went!" I can honestly say I am one of those people. After a traumatizing visit, I swore off [...]

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Autumn and You and What to Do…

By : D. Santos

As your Port Credit Dentist, we aim to provide you with information that can have a positive impact on your overall health.  With seasons changing, saying goodbye to summer sometimes makes one a little sad with the pending arrival of the long winter months. But, there is still the beautiful [...]

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Tooth Jewellery…the Newest Trend

By : Sue Ellen Umali

You can pretty much find bling on just about anything these days from jewelled cell phone cases to jewelled nails to live jewelled insects.  Adding a little bling to give you that extra sparkle has always been a top accessory and now you can even add a little bling to [...]

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Back to School!

By : A.C.

With August coming to a close it's important that you get out and enjoy the summer before it's too late! While we've had to endure record-setting heat over the last month, the weather has been a little more comfortable lately, leaving you with no excuses to stay indoors.While summer official [...]

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The Science Behind Optimal Oral Care

By : D. Santos

At Credit River Dental Centre in Mississauga, we are always striving to better educate ourselves so we can provide our clients with the best care possible. Whether it is attending a course, dental seminars or conventions, reading up on dental journals or simply testing out new products, it ensures current [...]

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What You Didn’t Know About Gum Disease During Pregnancy

By : D. Santos

Pregnancy is a wonderful time and during this time many changes occur in preparation for the big day. Lifestyles often change from the moment you receive the great news.  We often start to eat healthier, make future plans and keep a healthy mind set.  With the many changes occurring during [...]

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Think Before You Drink!

By : A.C.

School's out and summer weather is well underway!!If you want to bring out the best in your smile for the summer, book your dental appointment at your Mississauga dental office here.While being active, wearing sunscreen, and staying hydrated are important summer tips.  As your Port Credit Dental office, we would [...]

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8 tips to Smart Grocery Shopping while on a Budget

By : V. Tam

Overall health is what we strive for and what we try to help our patients achieve. As your Mississauga Dentist we are always trying to find ways to encourage overall health so naturally, healthy eating is important to us. What we eat can affect our health, energy levels (although Sleep [...]

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Sun’s Out – Make Sure You Protect Yourself!

By : D. Santos

Sun Protection and You! How your Dental Team ensures any concerns are addressedThe sun is out and it’s so beautiful! But as beautiful as it is, it can be very detrimental to our skin. As your Mississauga dentist, we want to ensure that you protect yourself and loved ones while [...]

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8 Gift Ideas for Him this Father’s Day

By : Sue Ellen Umali

With Father's Day soon approaching you might be starting to think about what to get that special Dad in your life.With so many options you may have a hard time figuring out exactly what to get or you may have the opposite problem, what do you get the person who [...]

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5 Everyday Ways You Can Help Our Environment

By : A.C.

Have you ever thought about ways you can help the environment?Does going green ever come to mind? Some people might think that it's hard but in reality, going green is easier than you think.In honor of World Environment Day, listed for you are some of the things that we can [...]

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Lyme Disease got you Ticked?

By : S. Lee

Summer’s here and so is the warm weather. That also means bug season and Public Health Ontario is warning the public that tick borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease are on the rise. What can you do to protect you and your family? According to Public Health Ontario:The best way [...]

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In Honour of Our Culture, We made the Traditional Filipino Adobo!!!

By : Sue Ellen Umali

With Carassauga being this weekend, we decided to make our favorite traditional Filipino Adobo!  To save time, we did another Pot-In-Pot recipe using our InstantPot to cook both our Chicken and our Steam Rice at the same time.  We will be using our 6 qt. InstantPot DUO to do this. [...]

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Did You Know? Recalls and Advisories of Your Everyday Products

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Like with anything, it is important to know when a product can be potentially hazardous to our health.  As a dental provider, we try our best to ensure that we protect our patients and the community when an "oral care product" has been deemed questionable.  Below are some products that have [...]

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Your Refrigerator – 5 Tips on Keeping it Low Maintenance while Keeping it Organized

By : V. Tam

Did you know that your refrigerator can be home to a few unwanted organisms if not kept clean?   Every household has at least one or more refrigerators.  We open it a countless number of times in a day.  It is important to keep it clean, tidy and organized to [...]

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Got Some Orange Juice Left in the Fridge? Why Not Make It Into Some Orange Chicken…

By : Sue Ellen Umali

We're really starting to love using our Instant Pot.  It's been kind of like the FitBit - a motivational tool that as encouraged us to use our kitchen more and create wholesome food vs. restaurant bought food.  Here's another great recipe that we've come across and the beauty of it [...]

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Rib Rageous Recipe

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Who doesn't like a good rack of ribs?  We've always been a fan of "fall-off-the-bone-ribs" and definitely enjoy trying and testing out new and savory recipes especially when it gives us an excuse to use the newest member of our kitchen - our InstantPot.  Although the recipe and images provided [...]

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A Celebration of the Unofficial Start of the Summer…May 2-4: What’s Open, What’s Not, What to Do!

By : Sue Ellen Umali

May 24 Long Weekend is just around the corner.  Not sure what to do this long weekend?  We have compiled a list of some of the top choices for children of ALL ages (Click on each to be directed to their official websites):Places to Visit this WeekendVictoria Day at Fort [...]

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What’s Trending with Hygiene Instruments

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Many people just close their eyes and bear and grin it all especially if they've waited a year or two before seeing you for their appointment.  This isn't what any dental hygienist wants to be known for and definitely not how we want to be perceived as when patients see [...]

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7 Mother’s Day Gifts You Probably Never Thought About Getting but are Gifts She’ll Love!

By : Sue Ellen Umali

When special occasions come along, sometimes the most difficult part of the celebration is what to get that special person.  There's always the question of What do you get the person who has everything?How much should I spend?Where should I get a gift?When everything is said and done and after researching [...]

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What you didn’t know about Bottled Water!!!

By : D. Santos

Health Canada has stated that the quality standards of tap and bottled water are "similar."See this link regarding Why Canadians are---or aren't drinking bottled water (from the Globe & Mail).In this article they state that "A federal agency regulates what is and isn't considered acceptable in public tap water, then [...]

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3 ways to help you maximize your dental coverage

By : A.C.

Many patients typically don't know how their dental coverage works, how the claims are being paid or what their plan pays for.Listed below are 3 ways to help you maximize your dental coverage for the treatment plan we have customized for you:Benefit Year: Truth be told many dental carriers will [...]

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What do you do on a Cloudy Day with Kids? Make Chocolately Cheesecake using the InstantPot

By : Sue Ellen Umali

So after hesitating for a couple of months on whether or not to purchase the InstantPot (we purchased the 6qt. DUO), we took a leap of faith and finally did it and purchased this wonderful kitchen machine about a week ago. It has been a great experience so far and [...]

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To Take or Not To Take…The Controversy Over Taking Antibiotics Prior to Dental Treatment

Updated Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines Prior to Dental TreatmentInfective EndocarditisIn 2007 the American Heart Association’s (AHA) established its latest guidelines for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures to prevent infective endocarditis. The guidelines were changed as a growing body of scientific evidence has shown that the risks of taking preventive antibiotics [...]

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Lasagna Pie

By : Sue Ellen Umali

So I came across a video of a fun way to make lasagna using a glass bowl. Click here for the link to the video of their UpSideDown Lasagna. After searching high and low I couldn't find the exact ingredients or the recipe BUT decided to try it anyways. To [...]

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Did You Know that Oral Cancer is One of the Most Prevalent Cancers Worldwide?

By : D. Santos

April is Oral Cancer Month!!!Oral cancer is an abnormal growth and spread of cells occurring in the oral cavity which involves the tissues and surrounding structures in the mouth.Risk factors associated with oral cancer are smoking, high alcohol consumption, age (higher risk for people over 40), HPV, gender (men are [...]

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Why A Cleaning Isn’t Just A Cleaning: 5 Things About Your Dental Hygiene Visit You May Not Know About

By : Sue Ellen Umali

The week of April 7th to 13th is Dental Hygiene Week! Registered Dental Hygienists in the province of Ontario are required to complete a dental hygiene program by an accredited school specifically designed to train Dental Hygienists. Programs are often at least 18 months to 2 years in length. In [...]

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My Invisalign Journey

By : D. Santos

Is straightening your teeth something you've always wanted to do but never got done because you "never have the time" or "didn't have enough money to do it right there and then", or were just simply on the fence about it? That was me when it came to straightening my [...]

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Adjunctive Therapy to your Regular Hygiene Appointment

By : A.C.

Are you one of those patients who sees their hygienist regularly every 3 or 4 months?  Do you have an immaculate dental homecare routine and follow each and every recommendation made to you by your dentist and dental hygienist BUT still have issues with inflammation and bleeding?  If this is [...]

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Top 5 things You’re Missing When You Are Missing Teeth

By : S. Lee

Healthy teeth. A missing tooth can cause the teeth around the space to shift and in turn open up larger spaces between teeth and expose the roots of otherwise healthy teeth. This provides more areas for food and bacteria to hide, making cleaning and hygiene more difficult. This of course [...]

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Eat Right Challenge – 66 Days to Eat Clean so we can Stay Clean

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Food is a very important part of our lives.  Like fuel for a car it helps us to function, getting us from point A to B and so much more.  To emphasize the importance of food, March has been recognized as National Nutrition Month. The Dieticians of Canada have focused [...]

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Pink Shirt Day

By : D. Santos

This upcoming Wednesday, February 28, is Pink Shirt day. It is a day that is being recognized as a health promotion day in Canada for anti-bullying. The Pink Shirt day movement was founded in 2007 by David Shepherd and Travis Price (17 at the time) who stood up for a [...]

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Improving Your Patient Experience by Improving Our Techniques!

By : Dr. Samson Lee

After practicing for many years and using the traditional method of numbing lower back teeth, I was looking for an alternative to this method especially for cases where only a single tooth needed to be numbed. I thought to myself, what is it that patients dislike most about getting numbed [...]

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Treasure Fold

By : V. Tam

The Chinese New Year (the lunar year of dog) is on February 16, 2018. I came across this delicious and balance meal  recipe.  Hope you enjoy it and bring you treasure and fortune. Eight Crystal Treasure FoldChinese New Year's celebrations feast all the senses, especially at banquet time.  This colourful [...]

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Don’t Sugar Coat it! The truth about Diabetes and your Oral Health

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Diabetes has been and will continue to be a growing concern in Canada.  It is estimated that approximately 11 millions Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes and these numbers are expected to rise to 13 million in the next couple of years and that approximately 1.5 million Canadians are living [...]

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BUTT-OUT!!

By : D. Santos

January 21-28 is National Non-Smoking Week. If your New Year's resolution involved butting out for good, you can find helpful advice/tips at: https://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/ss/slideshow-13-best-quit-smoking-tips-everIn addition to your lungs and heart, tobacco use is also detrimental to your smile.Smoking increases the risk of oral cancer, which can progress rapidly and be deadly [...]

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When should you start bringing your infant to the dentist?

By : A.C.

Your bouncing baby has been sleeping and eating for months now: don't forget the importance of of cleaning their mouths.Many parents ask when they should bring their young children in to the dentist. The first answer is as soon as possible, we love the little ones. Bringing your child in [...]

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Happy New Year 2018

By : Sue Ellen Umali

While making New Year’s Resolutions don’t forget to make sure your Oral Health is part of that list. With the Renewal of Your dental coverage make sure those 2017 treatments get completed so that you can smile a better you for 2018. Wishing you and your family a happy new [...]

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Don’t Let Tooth Sensitivity Affect Your Quality of Life!

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Over half of the population is living with undiagnosed dentinal hypersensitivity or tooth sensitivity.  Do you know if you are at risk or if you may have this common condition? Dentinal hypersensitivity is a short, sharp pain in one or more teeth that results from the exposure of dentin (second [...]

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Ensuring your smile is merry & bright for this holiday season!

With all the upcoming holiday events here is one sure way to light up the room!Our office provides Spadent Whitening treatment. It is a light activated sensitivity free whitening treatment. The Spa Dent whitening gel is PH neutral, has no silica and contains xylitol to help neutralize harmful bacteria. We [...]

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Holiday Season is just around the corner!

Where did the time go?The holiday season is almost here!With the year quickly coming to a close, it's easy to lose track of time and find yourself scrambling at the last minute to make plans with friends and family and buy gifts for the holidays. To help you avoid making [...]

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Kids FREE Annual Christmas Event

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Santa Floss is Coming to Town and his elves are preparing for his arrival! Come and join us for our FREE Annual Christmas Event Tomorrow Saturday December 16th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm at 3-114 Lakeshore Rd. East, Mississauga. There will be Holiday Bags for the children, draws for prizes, balloons [...]

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Waking Up Tired? Your Dentist Can Help

By : S. Lee

What is Sleep Apnea?Sleep apnea is a common medical condition in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or reduced breaths while you sleep. These stoppages can last a few seconds or a few minutes. Usually normal breathing starts up again with a snort or a choking sound. [...]

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Donation Location for The Compass and The Mississauga Food Bank

By : Sue Ellen Umali

We are working together with the Port Credit BIA, The Compass and The Mississauga Food Bank to give a LITTLE so that we can make a BIG difference in someone’s life during this holiday season. Stop in and drop off a non-perishable food item (we’re mainly collecting Ketchup, Mayo and [...]

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Your toothbrush

Your toothbrush is your toothbrush - don't share it. If you use an electric toothbrush get separate brushing heads for each user.Unless your dentist suggests otherwise, choose a brush with soft bristles. There are many shaped toothbrush heads and bodies: select one that fits your mouth and is easy to [...]

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Crock-pot Chili Dinner

By : V. Tam

Now as the weather gets colder and the days are shorter, we need to make every second count. As working parents ourselves, we know how exhausting it can be to work all day then having to come home and try and get a nutritious meal on the table in 30 [...]

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Lest We Forget

By : Sue Ellen Umali

The 11th month, the 11th day, the 11th hour marks Remembrance Day for Canada, originally call Armistice Day where we take the time to recall the war and the military sacrifice of so many. On this day we honour the fallen but also remember to embrace the peace that resulted [...]

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Mouth Cancer Action Month

By : Sue Ellen Umali

It's hard to believe that fall is almost over and winter is coming. While there's a bit more time before the snow hits, you shouldn't forget to bundle up to avoid getting caught off guard by the sudden change in temperature. The last thing you want is to get sick [...]

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Credit River Dental Centre’s First Annual Hallowe’en Party

By : Sue Ellen Umali

This past Hallowe’en we held our First Annual Credit River Dental Centre Hallowe’en Party for our patients and anyone else that just wanted to enjoy a great time! We had snacks and treats available, both healthy and otherwise (hey…it’s Halloween after all), face painting, a colouring contest for the kids [...]

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DRY MOUTH

By : V. Tam

Dry mouth can cause difficulties in speaking, swallowing, chewing and tasting food.  The condition can make dentures less stable in the mouth.  A chronic dry mouth can lead to tooth decay and oral infections, may be a symptom of certain diseases, conditions and medications.​3 natural tips for dry mouthBrush teeth [...]

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Eat, Drink and Be Scary! Come To Our Annual Hallowe’en Party

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Credit River Dental Centre would like to welcome you and your children to a Halloween Party on Tuesday, October 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Download and print your invite here https://creditriverdental.com/halloween There will be: – Snacks for kids – Coffee and snacks for grown ups – Face painting [...]

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Aiming for a Cavity Free-Future!

By : Sue Ellen Umali

TODAY IS WORLD CAVITY-FREE FUTURE DAY! All around the world, the Alliance for a Cavity-Free Future (ACFF) has come together and recognized that cavities are a worldwide issue that can be prevented through a collaboration of various professionals which will in turn improve the quality of life for those who [...]

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Top 3 things to do to scare away those Sugar Bugs!!

With Halloween fast approaching and the excitement of tasting delicious candy fills the air, one may tend to forget that behind the scenes of sweet sugary snacks is the potential for dental decay - CAVITIES! Here are 3 ways to ensure you and your little monster's oral health is being [...]

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Good bye, Summer… Hello, Autumn

By : Sue Ellen Umali

Autumn is here!! It's no wonder autumn is the favourite season for many. The morning air is crisp but not cold, it's getting dark earlier but not before dinner, and comfy sweaters and scarves can come out of the closet but there's no need for winter jackets... just yet!Thanksgiving (October [...]

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Morning Breath or Something More Serious?

There you are, it's Saturday morning and you have the whole day ahead of you. You roll over and look at your better half and decide to give them a good morning kiss. But wait!!! What's been brewing in your mouth overnight?Here's a question - if we floss and brush [...]

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Brushing: Your Best Defense Against Plaque

"Brush your teeth... round and round" we all remember the song. It's amazing, though, how many people still use improper brushing techniques. Brushing your teeth properly with a good tooth brush is your best line of defense against cavity-causing plaque between dental visits.Improper brushing can be just as, if not [...]

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Make Sure your Kids have their Routine Dental Appointment before Back to School

We often get caught up in preparing our children’s accessories such as their backpack, pencils, binders, lunchbags, etc.. But we sometimes forget some simple things to get done before school starts. Firstly, what’s the best accessory your children can wear on the first day of school when new people will [...]

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