Happy National Brush Day !

Do you know about National Brush Day and its significance? It’s a day that celebrates dental health habits and reminds us about the importance of good oral health. Here’s all you need to know about National Brush Day.

What is National Brush Day?

National Brush Day is celebrated every year on the 1st of November. Also known as Brush Your Teeth Day, this day is a great reminder to care for our dental health. But how do we celebrate National Brush Day? Here’s what you can do to honor the day and what it stands for:

  • Book a dental cleaning appointment with your dentist. Thorough check-ups and cleaning of your teeth and gum are essential to maintain oral health. Getting an appointment during this time may be difficult due to the new year crowd. However, you can always pre-book your appointment for a thorough dental cleaning.
  • Sugar is the biggest enemy of dental and gum hygiene—Honor National Brush Day by creating an effective plan for reducing sugar intake. Replace sugary drinks with 100% fruit-based drinks. Stop eating sugary snacks, and look for teeth-friendly ingredients. Managing sugar cravings is challenging since everything around us is teeming with sugar. You must have a systematic plan to overcome sugar addiction.
  • Basic oral care hygiene is crucial for everyone. Remember to brush and floss your teeth twice a day, every day.
  • Pay attention to small oral health issues. When left untreated, minor dental problems can turn into severe health conditions. 

Managing sugar

Managing sugar intake during the festive season is challenging, especially for kids. Halloween, for example, is a sugary feast for kids. However, the problem isn’t a single night of candy bingeing. The leftover candies continue to increase sugar intake for kids.

For this National Brush Day, make sure you have a plan to deal with sugary treats. The end of Halloween marks the beginning of the festive season, with Christmas and New Year around the corner. This is also the time when we knowingly or unknowingly consume a lot of sugar.

Here are some strategies to manage sugar consumption during the festive season:

  • Donate leftover candies
  • Consider non-food options for celebrations, like picnics, movie nights, amusement parks, etc.
  • Go for sugar-free candies if completely avoiding them is not possible
  • Only buy a little candy at a time. Buying in small batches will help you control consumption
  • Try healthy versions of traditional desserts that incorporate sugar alternatives

Following these tips, you can effectively manage sugar consumption for yourself and your family this festive season.

Toothbrush tips

Since it’s National Brush Day, we must first know how to use a brush properly. Here are a few quick tips on that:

  • Always floss before brushing your teeth
  • Use a soft-bristled brush
  • Use your brush at a 45° angle
  • Brush both the inner and outer sides of your teeth
  • Brush the top of your back teeth
  • Use a circular motion while brushing to get a deep cleanse
  • Rinse with mouthwash after brushing your teeth
  • Please don’t keep your toothbrush near the toilet since the brush can catch free-flowing bacteria from the air around it
  • Don’t share toothbrushes with anyone. It’s the easiest way of catching a contagious disease.

Technology has made everything more accessible, including brushing. Electric toothbrushes are significantly more effective than regular toothbrushes for cleaning leftover food particles.

Massaging your gums and cleaning your tongue are two things you must do for long-term dental health.

We at Torbram Dental hope you have a happy and healthy National Brush Day. Take this day to remind yourself and those around you of the importance of dental health.

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Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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As a dedicated Dental Hygienist at Torbram Dental, Aalisha brings recent knowledge and experience to ensure the best oral health for our patients. She holds a Diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Toronto College of Dental Hygiene and Auxiliaries and has further enriched her education with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Waterloo. Beyond her professional qualifications, Aalisha has a zest for life that extends beyond the dental chair. She cherishes quality time with family and friends, thrives on outdoor adventures, and has a passion for hiking and water-based activities, especially during the sunny summer days. She is an avid traveler, exploring tropical paradises and historic destinations while immersing herself in diverse cultures and indulging in delicious culinary experiences."

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Supreet was born and raised in Punjab, India and came to Canada in 2016. She graduated from Sheridan College as an Environmental Lab Technician but later decided to change her career to dentistry. She completed her Level I and II Intra-Oral Dental Assisting course from George Brown College and graduated in 2023. In July 2023, Supreet joined the team at Torbram Dental where she enjoys working. In her free time, she loves to read books.

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