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May 2013: Tips, eNews and More!

Warmer Days are Here!
By now you've undoubtedly completed your spring cleaning and finalized plans to take advantage of the season (don't worry, neither have we).

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week As you begin to plan for upcoming events, we would like to remind you that being prepared for the unexpected (a snow storm in late April for example) can help make the unplanned more manageable. It is suggested that you have enough supplies to support your family's needs for at least 72 hours in the case of an emergency. Are you prepared? Click here to learn more.

Are you planning on playing a contact sport this season? Talk to us about a custom fitted mouthguard. We may not be able to improve your game, but we can help protect your winning smile!

May 31 is World No-Tobacco Day If you are planning on quitting smoking, we may be able to help. Speak to us during your next visit. Once you've kicked the habit, we can whiten any stains and start to repair the damage caused by the tobacco and smoke.

We hope all of the moms out there have a great Mother's Day (May 12) and that everyone takes full advantage of the Victoria Day Long Weekend (May 20). Notice: Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 20th.

Wishing you countless reasons to smile,

Dr. Nick Babatsikos and Team

Office News

Mother's Day Gift Certificates @LWD!
A brighter smile means better confidence.

Come in today to pick up your Mother's Day Gift Certificate for your special mom, wife or friend! You can purchase the certificate in any amount, and can be used used for any service we provide in our office.

If your special someone has been putting off a dental visit or treatment.... let this be her reason to smile. Show her you care by making her feel her brightest this Mother's Day!

Columbus Centre Athletic Club Contest & Discount

Lawrence West Dental and the Columbus Centre Athletic Club share the common belief that the overall good health of our community is of utmost importance.

LWD is proud to announce the Corporate Discount Partnership with the Columbus Centre Athletic Club.

All customers of Lawrence West Dental will receive a 15% discount on all regular priced memberships for members between the ages of 26-64. This discount applies to both the General membership and the Health Club membership.

For more information please contact: Frieda Babatsikos at 416-785-8586 or email or Jacinta Whelan at 416-789-7011 x 217 or email

Dr. Babatsikos believes in building strong community relations!

Winner of the 6 month Columbus Centre Athletic Club Membership is Sara Morales!

Mother's Day Social Media Contest!

What a great way to express your love to your hard working Mother!  You don't need to be a patient at Lawrence West Dental all you need to do is like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, or join us on Linked In.

You could win 1 of 3 Free Whitening Kits!  
Click here to enter our contest today!

Spread the news to friends and family about Dr. Nick Babatsikos @ Lawrence West Dental. Dr. Nick has a great deal of experience helping clients prepare for their spring time graduations and wedding season.... and don't forget Mother's Day! Come to LWD to get your perfect Spring Smile!

The contest deadline is May 31st, 2013. We'll see you online!

Dentistry for Moms-To-Be!

Healthy Living
Pregnancy is filled with exciting changes to your body, and your mouth is no exception. Changes in hormone levels during pregnancy increase the potential for dental problems, emphasizing the importance of proper and sometimes extra-ordinary oral hygiene.

Pregnancy Gingivitis is the most common of the dental concerns during a pregnancy. This form of Gingivitis is most prevalent between the second and eighth month of pregnancy. The symptoms associated with Pregnancy Gingivitis include: gums that are red, swollen, tender, or bleeding during brushing and flossing.

What can you do to decrease your risk?
We recommend more frequent visits to our office for cleanings and examinations during your pregnancy. You should also...
  • Brush your teeth and tongue after every meal.
  • Floss in the morning and again before bed.
  • Rinse your mouth with an antimicrobial mouth rinse (as recommended during your hygiene visit).
  • Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet.
Click here to continue reading!

Money Matters

  Maria Tsiaousidis
Sales Representative
Re/Max Ultimate Realty Inc., Brokerage
Office: (416) 487-5131
Mobile: (416) 409-9217
As predicted, the Bank of Canada (BoC) held the benchmark interest rate flat. It's not the lowest BoC Rate - for a few months in 2009 and 2010, it was at just 25 basis points, but it is one of the longest stretches in BoC history that the rate has been held this close to "rock bottom".

Why the long "pause"? Our economy seems to be in a holding pattern as the Global economy heels. Surprisingly, a bright spot for Canada may be a recovering U.S. housing market. Its strong growth over the past few months is creating demand for Canadian exports, especially - lumber!

Next BoC Rate announcement is May 29th. That will be the last decision overseen by Governor Carney before he heads to London.

More next time on Money Matters.

Dr. Nick Recommends - Avocado Cucumber Soup

Lighten Up this Season!
As the weather gets warmer, more local vegetables become available and as you spend more time outside, you will likely crave lighter, colder, more refreshing meals. Instead of the soups, stews and grains that warmed you in the winter, opt for more green leafy vegetables, salads, smoothies, raw soups and juices. This not only results in simpler meals to prepare but will help you feel lighter, rejuvenated and more energized!

Here are 5 key ways to lighten up your meals this spring:

1. Start adding more salads to your diet. For lunch or dinner, grab a big bowl and fill it up with fresh local greens. Salads help eliminate toxins, increase energy and provide a balance to your body.

2. Drink your dinner. This isn't ideal all the time. But on nights when you don't feel like eating a heavy dinner, try making a blended cold soup (see the deliciously refreshing recipe below).

3. Change the ratios on your plate. This is the easiest way to lighten up while sparing your body extra calories. For example, instead of taking an extra serving of grain, add more veggies, either steamed or fresh.

Click here to keep reading and see our recipe!

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