A big thank you to Dr. Appleton for treating us to a fabulous night in Toronto.

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at The One Eighty Restaurant!!!

The celebration continues…. stay tuned!!!



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As part of our celebration in June, we are giving away free Recycle Grocery Bags to our patients !!

Our newest staff member Sierra models the new bag !!

Please stop in or call the office at 905-668-6301 to reserve your bag.

Quantities are limited.




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You’ll find a large selection of toothbrushes available, both manual and electric. It’s a good idea to choose one that:

  • has a small head so it’s easier to move around inside your mouth
  • has soft bristles
  • fits comfortably in your hand

Most important is brushing your teeth properly at least twice a day.

Adapting Toothbrushes for Special Needs
If you have difficulty controlling hand, arm or shoulder movements, here are some ideas on adapting standard toothbrushes:

  • Enlarge the handle with a tennis ball, sponge foam or bicycle grip
  • Lengthen with a stick or rod
  • Attach to the hand or arm with elastic or Velcro straps or hand brace
  • Bend the toothbrush handle
  • For people who cannot manage fine movements, try using an electric toothbrush

Caring For Your Toothbrush

  • Do not share your toothbrush or use someone else’s toothbrush
  • After brushing, rinse your toothbrush thoroughly with tap water and allow to air-dry
  • Store standing upright. If it is near other toothbrushes, do not let the heads touch
  • Do not store in closed containers
  • Replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles look worn and bent

Information provided by the Ontario Dental Association

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Dr. Appleton and staff attend a full day in downtown Toronto attending the Annual Ontario Dental Association Convention.

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april is oral health month

Please call us at 905-668-6301 to book your spring check-up and cleaning appointment.

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Most of us realize that diet and exercise play an important part in keeping us healthy. But did you know that a healthy mouth is also an important part of a healthy body?

Poor oral health can affect a person’s quality of life. Oral pain, missing teeth or oral infections can influence the way a person speaks, eats and socializes. These oral health problems can reduce a person’s quality of life by affecting their physical, mental and social well-being.

Oral disease, like any other disease, needs to be treated. A chronic infection, including one in the mouth, is a serious problem that should not be ignored. Yet bleeding or tender gums are often overlooked.

Research has shown there is an association between oral disease and other health problems such as diabetes, heart disease and stroke, respiratory illness in older adults, as well as pre-term and low-birth-weight babies. Although researchers are just beginning to understand this relationship, evidence shows that oral disease can aggravate other health problems and that keeping a healthy mouth is an important part of leading a healthy life.


5 Steps to a Healthy Mouth

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1. Keep your mouth clean

  • Use a soft-bristle toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.
  • Wait at least 20–30 minutes after eating before brushing your teeth.
  • Floss every day.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Limit foods and beverages containing sugar or carbohydrates.
  • Ideal snack foods: cheese, nuts, vegetables, and non-acidic fruits.
  • Look for oral care products with the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) Seal.

2. Check your mouth regularly

Look for signs of gum disease:

  • Red, shiny, puffy, sore or sensitive gums
  • Bleeding when you brush or floss
  • Bad breath that won’t go away
Look for signs of oral cancer:

  • Bleeding or open sores that don’t heal
  • White or red patches
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Small lumps and thickening on the sides or bottom of your tongue, the floor or roof of your mouth, the inside of your cheeks, or on your gums

3. Eat well

  • Good nutrition helps build strong teeth and gums.
  • Munch on mouthhealthy snacks like cheeses, nuts, vegetables, and non-acidic fruits.

4. See your dentist regularly

  • 48% of Canadians who haven’t seen a dentist in the past year have gum disease. Regular dental exams and professional cleanings are the best way to prevent and detect problems before they get worse.

5. Don’t smoke or chew tobacco

  • Smoking and chewing tobacco can cause oral cancer, heart disease, gum disease, and a variety of other cancers.

Find a Dentist

Don’t wait for a toothache or a dental emergency to look for a dentist. Ask for recommendations from friends, family, neighbours, or co-workers. If you’re moving, ask if your current dentist can refer you to a dentist in your new area.

Please refer us to your family and friends!!

Call Dr. Appleton’s office at 905-668-6301 to schedule your regular dental checkup.




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Dr. Appleton is offering a Spring 2017 special promotion for our take-home tray whitening treatment.


$ 199.00 (tax included)


– a set of custom made whitening trays

– 2 tubes of bleaching gel


Ask Lori at the front desk for details, or call


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Cameron on Ice

Michelle, Dr. Appleton`s dental assistant,  knows the importance of the sportsguard (pictured above is her son Cameron playing for the Clarington Toros).

The sportsguard appliance covers and cushions your teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to your teeth, jaws, lips and gums during sporting activities

Please call us at 905-668-6301 and Michelle will custom make your sportguard in the colour of your choice.



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Apple Pancakes

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Tuesday February 28th,  2017 is Pancake Tuesday.

As per Lori’s son Jake,  these are the ” best pancakes he has ever tasted !! ”

Lori recommends to add a teaspoon of vanilla to enhance the flavours.






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