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Bloor Dental Health Centre

415 Bloor Street West
Suite 300
Toronto, Ontario
M5S 1X6

Phone: 416 538-8883
Fax: 416 538-9906

Office Hours
10am - 7pm
10am - 7pm
8am - 4pm


8am - 4pm

  February 2014: Tips, eNews & More!

Do you have Olympic fever?

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games are finally here. We are all excited to cheer for our Canadian athletes as they go for gold. Go Canada Go!

Are you feeling the chill of the season? We say embrace it! Take advantage of Family Day on the 17th and get outside! Ski, skate, or just put on some snow pants and play in the snow! The cold isn’t going away anytime soon (despite what some groundhogs may say), so why not enjoy it? Be sure to bundle up and layer yourself well, you don’t want to catch a cold.

If you do feel yourself getting sick, be sure to drink plenty of warm fluids and orange juice to load up on vitamin C to help your body stay strong. Some other tips to stay healthy this season include:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Throw tissues away after use
  • Get plenty of sleep and good rest
Until next month, stay warm and keep smiling,

Bloor Dental Health Centre

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We are always looking for ways to serve you better. Please take a moment to complete our short (5 question) survey and help us continue to strive for excellence in 2014.

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 What Is TMJ?

Each person has two TMJ joints that are used to open and close our mouths when we chew, talk, and swallow.

The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull. The lower jaw and the skull are connected by a number of muscles and ligaments, which function in harmony when the lower jaw is in the correct position. The head of the lower jaw bone is called a condyle and it fits into the concavity of the temporal bone called the glenoid fossa and are separated by an articular disc. The two bones of the TMJ are held together by a series of ligaments.

For normal function to occur, a piece of cartilage called an articular disc acts as a cushion or shock absorber between the two bones. Since the disc is attached by muscle, it actually moves with the movement of the TMJ. When the lower jaw opens and closes, the disc stays between the condyle and the glenoid fossa of the temporal bone at all times.

Click here to more about TMJ.

  One Pot Wonder

How are you staying warm this winter?

There’s just something so great about getting cozy with a warm bowl of soup or stew. By the end of the day, after trudging through the snow, you’re tired, but there’s still dinner to be made… That’s the beauty of the one pot meal, not only are they warming and delicious, they’re pretty easy too!

Click here for the full recipe!