Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Taste and Tell...

Gluten Free Apple Crisp


Apple filling:

  • 4 large honey crisp and/or granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced into 1" chunks
  • 1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot starch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

Oat, almond meal and pecan topping:

  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free oats for a gluten-free crisp)
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed almond flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. In a 9 by 9-inch square baking dish, mix together the apples, honey, arrowroot or cornstarch, lemon juice, cinnamon and allspice.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together the oats, almond flour, pecans, brown sugar and salt. Mix in the Greek yogurt and melted butter. Stir until all of the flour is incorporated and the mixture is moistened throughout.
  3. Dollop spoonfuls of the oat mixture over the filling and use your fingers to break up the mixture until it is evenly distributed (no need to pack it down). Bake for about 45 to 50 minutes, or until the filling is bubbling around the edges and the top is nice and golden. Let the crisp rest for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
  4. Serve with vanilla ice cream!

Kristine Lundy
Dental Hygienist

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A Message From Your Hygienists

Importance of home care for dental implants

The importance of cleaning around your dental implant is the same as a natural tooth structure. Thorough regular oral hygiene helps remove bacteria and keep tissue surround the implant and adjacent teeth healthy and will help prevent and reduce the risk of peri- implant disease (destruction of hard and soft tissue around the implant).

Instruments to help keep your implants clean:

  • Tooth brush: Electric or hand held brushes remove the plaque on visable tooth/ implant surfaces, and stimulate tissue to keep areas healthy.
  • Floss/ Super floss: Ensures that plaque removal under implants is removed (where tooth brushes do not reach). Also helps with tissue stimulation.
  • Proxy brushes/ Soft picks/ Curaprox brushes: Help removal of plaque between teeth/ implants and under tissue. Similar to floss but helps with larger spaces between implants and or teeth. Also is great for tissue stimulation.
  • Water Pik: Helps with plaque removal between teeth, under implant, and helps stimulate tissue. Flushes areas that are hard to reach, and many patients find it easier then manual plaque removal.
  • Mouth rinses: Help with the removal of bacteria on tissue surfaces. Great for disinfection.
  • Regular dental hygiene cleanings: Your hygienist is one of your best defenses against gum disease. They reach areas that are hard to access, help diagnose tissue concerns, and are your personal coaches to ensure you and your dental implant or implants stay healthy long term.

For patients that have implant supported dentures, oral hygiene under and on your implants are just as important. Proper cleaning and care allows your tissue to stay strong and healthy, keeping your denture comfortable and functional long term.

Sara Agnew

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

What's New at the Office...

We are kid friendly at Dr. Ian Gray's Newmarket dental office.

Our goal is to make each visit a positive one whether 3 or 16, here are something's we do:  

  • Early detection of decay, small cavities are easier to fix and won't develop in to more serious issue if caught early.
  • Prevention is the best medicine, at each visit the hygienist will complete a thorough cleaning, removing plaque and build up. As well as provide a fluoride treatment or sealants as needed.
  • Guidance the hygienist will go over proper brushing technique with your child (and you if they are young) and offer tips and tools to improve their oral hygiene.
  • Habit creating a good positive routine when they are young will help promote a life time of good oral health.
  • Diet Counseling if your child is cavity prone or we see signs of enamel break down (from acid erosion) we will review with them and/or you their diet and what changes can be made to help them avoid the damage and cavities caused by certain foods and drinks.
Kid Friendly Dentist Dr. Ian Gray

Our goal is to make each visit a positive one whether 3 or 16, here are something's we do:  

  • Relaxed and informed we will go slowly and explain to your child as we go along what they can expect. We find that kids are much more relaxed, cooperative and have less fear when they understand what's happening.
  • Rewards we have a well stocked treasure box with toys and stickers for young ones and sugar free gum for the teens. It's nice to end each visit with a reward and positive reinforcement.
  • Hygiene aids we have a large selection of brushes, floss, rinses and paste specifically designed for kids to give to you to help them at home.
  • Fun we have a kids play area and iPad loaded with games to keep them entertained while they wait for their appointment. Our monthly Movie Draw is a big hit, each month we pick a winner, who receives passed to Silver City, be sure to enter when you are in :)

Kim Thompson
Practice Manager

Please note the office will be closed for holidays, March break the week of March 13th. For dental emergencies during this time please call the office for further instructions.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Message From Dr. Ian Gray

A Message From Dr. Ian Gray

In previous newsletter, I have discussed implants to replace a single tooth and implants to help support a denture. Implants also have another application. If you are missing say three teeth in a row, you don't have to replace each missing tooth with a separate implant.

You can place an implant at either end and build a bridge. An implant bridge reduces the cost plus it splints the implant which helps distributes the forces better. (A bridge is something that we do regularly with natural teeth as well.) An implant bridge has excellent long term prognosis.

Dr. Ian Gray

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Taste and Tell.....

Taste and Tell.....

Chicken Zoodle Soup


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 (14.5 ounce) cans low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 3/4 pound cooked chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pinch dried thyme (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 3 zucchini squash, cut into 'noodles' using a spiral slicer or vegetable peeler


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Saute onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil until just tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Pour chicken broth into the pot; add carrots, chicken, basil, oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper. Bring the broth to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer mixture until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Divide zucchini 'noodles' between six soup bowls; ladle broth mixture over the 'noodles

Crispy Prosciutto Flatbread with Balsamic Drizzle


  • 1 pre-baked thin pizza crust or two small rounds of lavosh
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes, to taste
  • 4 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced
  • 3 oz. sliced prosciutto
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese peels
  • 1 1/2 cups baby arugula
  • 2 tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F. Place the crust(s) on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
  2. Layer mozzarella cheese and prosciutto. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until the crust is golden brown. Scatter Parmesan peels and arugula over the pizza and drizzle balsamic vinegar over all. Cut and serve.
(Note: baking times will vary depending upon the type of crust that is used.)

Jennifer Bergeron
Dental Hygienist