Hidden Sugars in Health Foods – Dietician’s Advice

There are certain foods, which we all know contain sugar, such as candy, desserts and soft drinks. But what about hidden sugars found in health foods? Unfortunately, certain health foods could be contributing to your excess sugar intake without you even noticing. Thankfully, many food brands are trying to improve their products to accommodate a more health-conscious population. However, there…

Continue Reading

Treat Oral Thrush – Oral Medicine Specialist Advice

Oral thrush, also known as "oral candidosis" or "oral candidiasis" is a fungal infection. A fungal species called Candida is the cause of oral thrush. In most cases, when Candida is present, it's harmless. They are what we call "commensal" organisms, which means they can live amongst us in harmony and not cause any harm. However, when our immune system…

Continue Reading

Sugar Free vs No Added Sugar, What’s Better?

In recent years, there has been an increase in food awareness. People have now started to read food labels in an effort to make healthier food choices. However, nutrient claims on food packaging can be a little confusing, and sometimes deceiving if clever marketing strategies are used. A popular health claim on food packaging is, Sugar Free vs No Added…

Continue Reading

Dark Chocolate is Good for Teeth!

DARK CHOCOLATE is GOOD for your teeth! Dark chocolate is a far better alternative than other sugary and sticky desserts. Good quality dark chocolate has traces of cocoa bean husk, which is a great source of antioxidants for the whole body. But wait, research shows that dark chocolate also has anti-cariogenic factors, which means that it can protect your beautiful teeth from getting cavities! Sounds too…

Continue Reading

Geographic Tongue – Red Patches on the Tongue

Patches on your tongue may be due to an inflammatory condition called benign migratory glossitis (BMG). This condition has many names, the most common one being 'geographic tongue', but medical practitioners may also refer to it as 'erythema migrans' or 'migratory stomatitis'.  What Does Geographic Tongue Look Like? This is a harmless, chronic and benign condition. People will often notice red patches…

Continue Reading

Stop Teeth from Shifting During Pregnancy

Many women who have had babies have mentioned that their lower teeth have shifted. That raises the question; “Can pregnancy cause teeth to move?” But, what if there’s a solution to stop teeth from shifting during pregnancy? Keep reading to learn more. Changes in a Woman's Body During pregnancy, many hormones are elevated in a woman’s body. One of them,…

Continue Reading

Sugar Free Banana Bread Recipe – Dentist Approved!

As a dietitian, I prefer foods sweetened by whole fruits, so we can take advantage of their sugar, but also maintain their nutrients and fibre! A great example of a fruit-sweetened treat is banana bread! After multiple attempts, I have perfected a high fibre, gut-loving, sugar free banana bread recipe below! Ingredients 1/2 cup olive oil 1 +1/3 cup (approx…

Continue Reading

Keep Smiling!

No more pages to load

Close Menu