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Happy Holidays!

There’s no disputing that 2020 has been a very trying year. But there is some good news on the horizon. While the Holidays may be different this year, it is nevertheless a festive time of year to remember what truly matters. The entire Prisma team would like to take this opportunity to wish you a […]

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Celebrate foods that are good for your teeth

The Holiday season is often synonymous with eating. It can be difficult to make good food choices. Here are our tips for choosing the best foods for your teeth from amongst the many tempting items on the dinner table: Vitamins: Green vegetables provide a good supply of vitamins. They are neither sweet nor acidic. They […]

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Brushing your teeth: Are you using the proper technique?

As you already know, brushing your teeth regularly (preferably after each meal) helps prevent cavities, reduces plaque, and prevents gum disease. But over time, you can develop bad brushing habits or be unaware of the latest dental recommendations. Here’s a handy little overview to keep in mind. Hold the brush properly: You should hold your […]

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Want to start next year on the right foot?

Consider restoring your smile’s radiance with tooth whitening. Watch the video below to learn about the Opalescence gels used by your Prisma dentist. Their effectiveness is instantaneous. That’s a good reason to smile!

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November: The news and you!

It’s official: several regions of Québec, including ours, are back in semi-lockdown. Restaurants, gyms and some public places and other services had to close. On the other hand, dental clinics have quickly established protocols to create a safe environment. The Ordre des dentistes du Québec is still giving the green light for treatments of all […]

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The ABCs of your next visit

Have you made an upcoming appointment with one of our dentists and, because of the pandemic, you’re not sure what to expect when you arrive? Rest assured, our team has thought of everything to ensure your safety and comfort. New measures, which are easy to follow, have also been implemented. At the entrance, our staff […]

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How to choose the right toothbrush

Brushing your teeth at least twice a day is great. Choosing the right toothbrush for yourself is even better! In general: Select a toothbrush with a compact, rounded head that can follow the surface of the teeth. Opt for soft bristles that preserve enamel and protect the gums. This is even more important as we […]

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Is your sleep may be disturbed?

With the return to semi-lockdown times are stressful—and your sleep may be disturbed. Is this the normal result of current events or a sleep problem that requires consultation? Here, Dr. Lechner explains what to do when anxiety sets in and sleep becomes almost impossible. Click here to watch the video

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Ready for fall?

The change of season is welcomed after a summer marked by a series of heat waves. For some, fall means getting the first bad cold or experiencing sleep problems because of a hectic schedule. The biggest challenge for people of all ages is to come up with a Halloween costume that will wow everyone (Disney […]

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Dental sealants: A plus for children

With Halloween and its sweet challenges looming on the horizon, now is the perfect time to talk about dental sealant, one of the best ways to prevent cavities in toddlers. Our first adult molars grow at around six years of age. Our second ones appear in adolescence, between 11 and 13 years old. For a […]

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Keeping your Halloween sweet tooth healthy

Every time you consume sugar, some of it is deposited on and between your teeth, causing a risk of cavities. Many people are all sensitive to the challenges posed by overconsumption of candy on Halloween. Here are some tips for dealing with your sweet tooth and those of your children. Not all candy is the […]

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Do you experience parasomnia?

From sleepwalking to night terrors or insomnia, sleep disturbances have inspired horror movies in Hollywood and elsewhere. In real life, these parasomnias often affect the quality of life of those who suffer from them. The professionals at Clinique Santé Sommeil Dr Lechner can help you find solutions. You can easily make an appointment with them. […]

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All smiles for back-to-school time!

One sign that we are slowly returning to normal is that the beginning of the school year is here, with children going back to school and parents once again on the run. The Ordre des dentistes du Québec has allowed resumption of dental visits, subject to strict protocols to ensure everyone’s safety. If you’ve had […]

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Your teeth are your mirror/Your teeth are a reflection of your health

These are uncertain times, but did you know that your dental health provides a valuable clue about your overall health? It is even said that the mouth is the mirror of our health. A dentist’s gum exam—like an eye exam at the optometrist—can sometimes detect the warning signs of certain disorders and help prevent them. […]

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Choosing the right toothpaste

There are several types of toothpaste on the market that meet the various needs for various age groups. When choosing, look for toothpastes displaying the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) logo, which have been analyzed and found to be beneficial to oral health. Whitening toothpastes: These toothpastes are formulated to remove stains caused by coffee, wine […]

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Explaining cavities to children

Getting a cavity can cause some children to worry, while others see no problem—until they have to get their first filling! Share this cool video with them; it’s a great way to start a conversation with them and add your own parenting advice.  

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Ready for back to school?

This year, August promises to be a transition between summer and a back to school period that will be somewhat different this year. We hope that going back to school will be as normal (and successful!) as possible! When you think about it, changing habits is the perfect opportunity to rethink your lifestyle, work, diet, […]

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6 foods that are good for your teeth

When it comes to good health, food is at the centre of everything. Not surprisingly, some foods are more beneficial to our teeth than others. Here are 6 food that can easily be added to your diet. Apples and raw vegetables Crunchy fruits and vegetables force us to chew and dislodge tartar. They also stimulate […]

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Anti-migraine tips

Migraines and sleep have a connection that is well-known to those suffering from them. Sleep can relieve a migraine—or trigger one! Lack of sleep can cause migraines, and sleeping too late can also cause migraines. In other words, it’s important to strike the right balance. Daily stress, a snoring partner, an irregular schedule that disturbs […]

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Is snoring so bad?

Does your better half snores. Can’t sleep? Are you looking for ways to mitigate your snoring? Is snoring really a problem? Our Sleep Disorders Professionals have an informative video that will give you an in-depth look at the issue. And rest assured: there are solutions! Click here to watch the video.  

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Smile! It’s summer!

Summer is here and we are all starting to get back to our somewhat normal routines after being confined by the COVID-19 pandemic. Outdoor activities, especially in nature, are especially recommended for social distancing. The good news is that summer is the perfect time to go outside more often, exercise more often, and eat more […]

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Apnea: A disturbing sleep disorder

Is the news causing you sleep issues? You are not alone, especially when considering Canadian sleep habits—even before the pandemic! In Canada, 1 person in 20, which represents 5% of the population, suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)*. It is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep and includes various symptoms, such as […]

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10 tips to eat better

COVID-19 truly changed our lives and habits. Lineups at the grocery store. Trips and events cancelled. Our homes became our world. Here are 10 tips to snack better—whether during confinement or not. Nibble on snacks: When hiking, at the park, or stuck in traffic, people often eat on the run. Pack healthy snacks, such as […]

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Have a great Spring Break!

Spring Break is finally here! It’s a sign that winter is coming to an end. For many, it’s the perfect opportunity to unwind and spend more time with your family, especially at this moment of the year when the lack of sunshine makes us feel more tired. If you’ve been putting off going to the […]

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Apnea: A disturbing sleep disorder

In Canada, 1 person in 20, which represents 5% of the population, suffers from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)*. It is a disorder that causes breathing to stop during sleep and includes various symptoms, such as headaches, difficulty concentrating, drowsiness, fatigue, etc. To find out if you suffer from OSA, you should consult a doctor for […]

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Detecting good dental hygiene in 3 easy steps

How do you know if you have good dental hygiene? It’s as easy as 1-2-3! Your teeth are clean and free of plaque. Your gums are pink and don’t bleed when you brush or floss. Yin general, you do not have bad breath. Good oral hygiene involves brushing after every meal, regular dental cleanings and […]

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Bye to sleep disorders!

How does an appointment at the Dr. Lechner Sleep Health Clinic look like? After more than 30 years of treating sleep disorders related to dental health, Dr. Lechner gives an overview of the steps and state-of-the-art equipment used, including virtual design. Do you dream of a truly restorative sleep? Click here to see..

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Chocolate can be your teeth’s ally?

Those who love chocolate and other delicacies are said to have a “sweet tooth.” Indeed, the relationship between teeth and sugar can be…difficult. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get your sugar fix once in a while! In fact, far from being an enemy to your teeth, chocolate is a little treat with surprisingly beneficial […]

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Think you don’t have time to take care of your teeth?

Think you don’t have time to take care of your teeth? Good dental hygiene only takes 5 minutes every morning and evening (and after lunch, if possible). It’s as simple as 1-2-3!       2 minutes: The time you need to brush your teeth. Given that children have not developed their internal stopwatch, buy them a […]

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Hello, meditation. Goodbye, pain!

Regular meditation does not only improve your mental health but also boosts your mood. Some studies1 suggest that it helps reduce anxiety, addiction, chronic pain, and blood pressure—all while improving memory, awareness and harmony in interpersonal relationships. Eight weeks of practice is more than enough to reduces stress and anxiety, or help you concentrate. Regularly […]

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Do you have bad breath?

Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath, a condition often caused by bacteria on the tongue or teeth that produce an unpleasant odour, including the smell of sulphur. Bad breath does not pose a major health problem, but it can cause awkward situations with other people and be a source of stress. There are […]

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Happy Holidays!

Christmas is fast approaching with its smorgasbord of meals with family and friends—and multiple photo ops that keep you smiling. Make sure you sleep at least seven to eight hours a day and drink plenty of water to keep looking refreshed despite your hectic schedule. It is very important to brush your teeth after each […]

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Winter health is important!

Do you want to stay warm and cozy at home at the first hint of wind and sleet? Make sure to stay active in both winter and summer to keep your body and teeth healthy! There are many exercises that people of all ages and interests can take part it. Keep moving—the benefits are immeasurable! […]

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Superfoods: Your secret allies for good health

 Eating well during the Holidays (and flu season) is often on many people’s minds. Consider adding healthy food to your even festive menu, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber and superfoods, which are very beneficial to improve your immune system, energy levels and both dental and intestinal health. Slip them into soups, salads and smoothies, […]

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Finally! Truly invisible orthodontics

Have you resolved to take care of your health? Are you aware of the fact that more and more adults are resorting to invisible orthodontics to eliminate the dental overlaps that develop over the years? InvisalignTM clear aligners (and without braces!) allow you to realign your teeth easily, without a smirking metal smile. Well-aligned teeth […]

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Are you ready for winter?

With November’s gloomy weather, cocooning is on everyone’s minds. Maintaining healthy habits is important—especially if you’re in hibernation mode. During the harvest season, eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables every day, and excise for at least 30 minutes, regardless of weather conditions. Do your teeth hurt when you breathe in some fresh […]

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Easy tips to mitigate snoring

Do you snore so much that your family grinds their teeth in frustration? Snoring can be caused by sleep apnea, which may require medical and dental care. Here are a few tips to help you reduce snoring. Clear your nasal cavities before going to sleep: a warm shower, a nasal solution, and nasal strips sold […]

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High-tech dental aesthetics

You can improve your smile like never before thanks to the use of technology and dental aesthetics. Invisalign’s invisible orthodontic aligners, tooth enamel restoration and porcelain veneers are all ways to improve the appearance of your teeth. It is even possible to preview the result in advance thanks to design software! For instance, tooth whitening […]

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Enjoy winter sports safely

Children and adults are very happy to strap on their skis and skates in winter—whether it’s for a weekend getaway or a hockey game. Mouthguards are the most important sports equipment for everyone’s well-being. Are you aware that, according to studies1, treating the loss of a frontal tooth can cost between $5,000 and $20,000? Meanwhile, […]

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Smile as you enjoy fall!

October has always been a time when farmers’ markets are overflowing with vegetables and fruit—and eating better is more appetizing than ever. It is time to fill up on calcium and other minerals that are so beneficial to dental health, all while fully enjoying what’s on your plate. Remember to also include food, such as […]

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