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Wisdom Teeth Removal – When?

145-Wisdom-Teeth-3-300x138 Lately, the latest trend amongst trending topics has been celebrities keeping their Instagram followers up-to-date on their dental health. This includes top A-listers like Paris Hilton, Lily Allen, and Emile Hirsch. Even Ariana Grande has gotten in on the act. Recently, Grande gave social media users a front row seat to the removal of her last three wisdom teeth.

While we don’t know if this will continue, we feel it’s a good opportunity to share with you why the extraction of your wisdom teeth can be so important for you.Read More

Labour Day – Honors The Worker

144-Labor-Day-5-Canada-300x250 It’s that time of year again! Labour Day is our last chance to celebrate the summer. But what actually is the meaning behind Labour Day?

The origins of Canada’s Labour Day can be traced back to April 15, 1872, when the Toronto Trades Assembly organized Canada’s first significant demonstration for worker’s rights. The aim of the demonstration was to release the 24 leaders of the Toronto Typographical Union who were imprisoned for striking to campaign for a nine-hour working day. At this time, trade unions were still illegal and striking was seen as a criminal conspiracy to disrupt trade. In spite of this, the Toronto Trades Assembly was already a significant organization and encouraged workers to form trade unions, mediated in disputes between employers and employees and signaled the mistreatment of workers.

There was enormous public support for the parade and the authorities could no longer deny the important role that the trade unions had to play in the emerging Canadian society. A few months later, a similar parade was organized in Ottawa and passed the house of Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John Macdonald. Later in the day, he appeared before the gathering and promised to repeal all Canadian laws against trade unions. This happened in the same year and eventually led to the founding of the Canadian Labour Congress in 1883.

Labour Day was originally celebrated in the spring but it was moved to the fall after 1894. A similar holiday, Labor Day is held on the same day in the United States of America. Canadian trade unions are proud that this holiday was inspired by their efforts to improve workers’ rights. Many countries have a holiday to celebrate workers’ rights on or around May 1.

This would include everyone from plumbers, carpenters, teachers, and yes, even the orthodontic team at Cedarbrae and Danforth Orthodontic Centres!Read More

Buck Teeth – Known As Malocclusion Or Overbite

143-Buck-Teeth-2-300x300 Buck teeth, also known as a malocclusion or severe overbite, is much more common than we think. In many cases, buck teeth are a hereditary condition. But, it can also be worsened by prolonged thumb sucking, bottle feeding or the overuse of a pacifier. Throughout history, they have been the cause of bullying and embarrassment. Studies have shown that the most common cause of bullying is a person’s smile.Read More

Smile – A Glorious Wonder

142-Smile-2-300x199 A simple smile holds the key to many wonderful secrets. When you flash a wonderfully beautiful smile, you are sending a message not only to the world but subconsciously to yourself. You are telling the world that you are happy and confident but also telling yourself. We all smile when we are happy but did you know smiling can actually make you happy. It has been scientifically proven that a smile can literally change the world around you and change the way you feel. A smile is truly contagious.Read More