Ellwood Dental


December 2020

Join us to celebrate 10 years in business!

As this year comes to a close, and we eagerly anticipate what 2021 will bring. We would like to take this opportunity to say “Thank you!” to you, our valued patients. We appreciate your trust in us to provide the best oral care for you and your family through all the challenges that 2020 has brought us.

It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since Dr Kuras took over Parsons Road Dental, now Ellwood Dental. We have been through so much together including the move to a new office and Dr. Kuras’s growing family. Adventures with chubby babies, clever puppies and globe-trotting companions are moments we have shared together. We embrace each and every story you so openly tell us and cherish the relationships you allow us to build with you.

We love that you trust us enough to refer us to your friends and family and would like to ‘give back’. For every qualified referral we receive until the end of March 2021, we will be donating $20 to the Stollery Children’s Hospital.

Watch future newsletters to see our donation grow.

It’s that time of year

It’s time to end the year by wearing holiday sweaters, making a favourite hot beverage, and preparing for joyous celebrations with friends and family while social distancing! Whether this means enjoying the holiday festivities via Zoom meeting or watching old movies, the holidays are a special time to connect, bond, and reflect with those you love.

Although the holiday season can be busy with holiday preparations and festivities, don’t forget that your dental insurance may reset at the end of the year. Therefore, maximize your dental benefits by booking an appointment with us. We are always happy to see you!

Please be advised that our holiday hours are:

Monday 21  – Wednesday 23 December  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Thursday 24 December 8:00am – 12:00pm

Monday 28  – Thursday 31 December  8:00 am – 3:00 pm

We look forward to caring for your smile in 2021 and for many more years to come!

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

Dr Kuras and Team at Ellwood Dental

Tips for Maintaining Your Smile during the Festive Season

The holidays can be a busy time and we can often lose track of our daily routine. So we will just cut to the chase and tell you 8 quick tips to make sure you keep your holiday smile this festive season!

1. Schedule a pre-holiday check-up

Get a head start with planning your holidays by booking an appointment with us so we can make sure your oral health is on point. We know with a healthy smile, you can take over your entire to-do list in no time! Besides, your benefits may be resetting in the New Year, so now is even a better time to take advantage!

2. Control your sugar consumption

We are surrounded by candy canes, Santa cookies, peppermint lattes, and caramel popcorns. Eat them all, but do limit your consumption, especially if you are eating sticky candies or fudgy chocolates, as they tend to get stuck to your teeth. Make sure you drink lots of water and don’t forget to brush and floss your teeth twice a day!

3. Limit your alcohol consumption

We are not trying to kill your vibe, we promise! As much as this is the season for bottomless eggnogs and bottles of wine with dinner, unfortunately, red wine stains your teeth and too much alcohol dries up your mouth. That being said, consume everything in moderation and you are all set.

4. Drink Water

We cannot stress this enough! Especially after eating candy, sticky food, or consuming alcohol.

5. Sugar-free gum could be your next BFF

This is the season to be surrounded by unlimited snacks and delicious treats. Whether you are at work or at the mall, it’s hard not to snack on these treats. We know brushing and flossing throughout the day is not possible – chew on a piece of sugar-free gum instead after your meals. Chewing sugarless gum helps boost saliva, which flushes out food remains and freshens up your breath. (But this really doesn’t mean you should skip brushing and flossing – twice a day!)

6. Travel Smart

Are you travelling this holiday season? Have a fresh smile on the go! How? Just stash a toothbrush, a mini toothpaste, and even a mini mouthwash in your toiletries bag.

7. Be prepared for emergencies

If you use your teeth as a nutcracker (which you really shouldn’t) and crack it, or have your fillings pulled out by a sticky candy, be prepared because you may not be able to see us as we do have limited holiday office hours. Be stocked up on gauze, floss, and over-the-counter pain relievers for minor problems. For bigger emergencies, keep your Emergency Dental Hospital’s number on speed dial!

8. Schedule a post-holiday cleaning

Once the holidays are over and you have added improving your oral health to your New Year’s resolutions, come and book an appointment with us for cleaning so you’re smiling brightly into the New Year!

Peanut Butter Bars

Whether you use them as stocking stuffers or enjoy them as a delicious treat after your holiday feast with your family and friends, these bars are not only healthy, but super easy to make in advance. And they taste just like peanut butter cups!

Prep Time: 25 mins

Total Cooking Time: 1h 25m


1 cup butter or margarine, melted

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup peanut butter (for the crust)

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

4 tablespoons peanut butter


In a medium bowl, mix together the butter or margarine, graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar, and 1 cup peanut butter until well blended. Press evenly into the bottom of an ungreased 9×13 inch pan.

In a metal bowl over simmering water, or in the microwave, melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring occasionally until smooth. Spread over the prepared crust. Refrigerate for at least one hour before cutting into squares.

recipe from All Recipies

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