Brush, Floss, Rinse and Smile

posted Apr 6, 2014, 9:40 AM by Susan Young RDH

Smile at your dental hygienist, it's National Dental Hygiene Week April 6 to 12.

Electric Toothbrush Winner Announced

posted Mar 2, 2014, 12:00 PM by Susan Young RDH   [ updated Mar 2, 2014, 12:06 PM ]

Congratulations to Katie L. who is the winner of the electric toothbrush draw from Dental Hygenix that was held on March 1 at the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre.

Silver Harbour - March 1

posted Mar 1, 2014, 11:09 AM by Glen Lancaster DHX

Phyllis is Dental Hygenix's cheerleader at Silver Harbour this morning until 2pm. 

Come and visit her at 144 East 22nd Street North Vancouver. You could win an electric toothbrush. 

The winner will be announced here tomorrow.

Senior Expo - March 1, 2014

posted Feb 24, 2014, 9:18 AM by Susan Young RDH

Dental Hygenix is participating in a Senior Service Provider Expo at Silver Harbour Seniors Centre.

Date:  Saturday March 1, 2014
Time:  10 am to 2 pm
Location: Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, 144 22 St E, North Vancouver

Come out and say hello to Phyllis at the Dental Hygenix display.

For more information: 604-980-2474  /

Rembrance Day 2013

posted Nov 11, 2013, 9:33 AM by Susan Young RDH

Seniors Flash Mob

posted Jul 20, 2013, 6:22 AM by Susan Young RDH   [ updated Jul 20, 2013, 6:29 AM ]

On Friday, July 19th the audience at the Adam Woodall concert in Edgemont village in North Vancouver got a special treat.  A group of over 200 seniors from all over the North Shore entertained the crowd in a seniors flash mob to the song "Fever".  What a night to remember.

To read the more on the story and to see a video clip, click this link.

Happy 146th Birthday Canada

posted Jul 1, 2013, 9:34 AM by Susan Young RDH

Proud to be a Canadian

Sing to me and I'll Remember it

posted May 31, 2013, 3:39 PM by Susan Young RDH

SINGING to elderly people with dementia helps them form new memories, one of the first skills they tend to lose.

Music is known to aid memory, especially recalling autobiographical information. 

Brandon Ally at Boston University and his team were inspired by the report of a man with Alzheimer's who could recall current events if his daughter sang the news to him to the tune of familiar pop songs. They decided to try it out for themselves.

We don't yet know why singing should help, but Ally says that music engages areas of the brain, including subcortical regions, that are typically spared until later on in dementia. Music may also improves attention, he adds.

Susan Young receives Teaching Award

posted May 28, 2013, 3:24 PM by Glen Lancaster DHX   [ updated May 28, 2013, 3:25 PM ]

Susan gets award from Dean of Dentistry at UBC

Congratulations to Sue for receiving the Sessional Faculty Teaching Award from the UBC School of Dentistry. Here she is receiving her award from the Dean of Dentistry.

Just one daily soda can raise diabetes risk, study finds

posted Apr 29, 2013, 5:30 PM by Susan Young RDH

Drinking just one 12-ounce soda a day may increase the risk of Type 2 diabetes, a new study from Europe suggests. 

In the study, people who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened soda daily were 18 percent more likely to develop Type 2 diabetes over a 16-year period compared with those who did not consume soda. And people who drank two sodas daily were 18 percent more likely to have a stroke than those who drank one; those who drank three sodas daily saw the same risk increase compared with those who drank two, and so on.

The results held even after the researchers took into account risk factors for Type 2 diabetes such as age and physical activity levels, body mass index (BMI) and the total daily calorie intake.

The findings agree with earlier studies in the United States, which found daily soda consumption increased the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 25 percent.

However, the study found only an association, and cannot prove soda consumption causes Type 2 diabetes. It's possible other factors not accounted for by the study influenced the disease risk. In addition, participants answered questions about their diet just once at the study's start, and it's possible they changed their diets over time, the researchers said.

Something to think about when you reach for the sugar-sweetened soda.

Full article click here

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