Comox Valley Record, November 15, 2023

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Comox Valley Record

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 A33

Art Gallery hosting ‘Walk With Me’ audio journeys The public is invited to learn from people who have lived experience of the toxic drug poisoning crisis at upcoming “Walk with Me” audio journeys starting at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The audio journeys will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 21, at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., and Friday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. They all start at the CVAG plaza at 580 Duncan Ave. in downtown Courtenay. The community is welcome to join the guided walks through downtown Courtenay and listen to the powerful stories on wireless headsets. A static listening option is available for those wishing to listen without walking. The audio journeys are free, but space is limited and people are encouraged to register in advance at www. “Walk With Me” is a project of the Comox Valley Art Gallery. It is an artsbased research project developed by a group

of artists, outreach workers, researchers, and people with lived and living experience. The project started in 2019 with sharing and research sessions that explored the core question: “How has the toxic drug crisis impacted you and your community?” In these sessions, the stories of people with lived and living experience, front-line workers, and family members were recorded and later woven together into the audio journeys. After walking/listening, everyone is welcomed into a circle where they will be fed around a fire and given the opportunity to reflect on what they have just experienced. Project director Sharon Karsten says the experience is “a way to tap into the wisdom of those involved firsthand in this crisis, to connect across community lines and to try out ideas for community, systems and policy change.” The project has been produced in partnership with Thompson Rivers University,

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What foods or habits can contribute to poor oral health?

North Island College, Vancouver Island University, AVI Health and Community Services, the Comox Valley Community Health Network and an array of community partners. The upcoming walks are made possible with support from the UBCM Strengthening Communities fund, Canada Council for the Arts, National Science and Engineering Research Council. Find our more at

Answer: Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial for a healthy smile, and brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups are essential components. However, even with proper dental care, the food we consume plays a significant role in our overall oral health. Let’s unveil some of the worst foods for good oral care, ones that you may not suspect. Citrus fruits like lemons, oranges, and grapefruits provide high levels of Vitamin C. However, the acidic nature of these fruits can erode tooth enamel, leading to tooth sensitivity and decay. Consume citrus fruits in moderation and rinse your mouth with water afterward. While dried fruits are commonly perceived as a healthy snack, they are often sticky and high in sugar, which can adhere to teeth and provide a breeding ground for bacteria. Floss and rinse thoroughly after consuming dried fruits to prevent cavities and tooth decay.



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The Comox Valley Art Gallery will host five “story walks” this fall as part of its ongoing Walk With Me project, an arts-based response to the toxic drug crisis. Photo supplied

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Regular consumption of sodas and carbonated drinks often wreaks havoc on your teeth. Not only are they loaded with sugar, but they also contain carbonic and phosphoric acids, which erode tooth enamel. The combination of sugar and acid is a double whammy for tooth decay. Opt for water, tea, or natural fruit juices instead. Chewing on ice may seem harmless, but it’s actually detrimental to your teeth. The hard surface of ice cubes can cause micro-fractures in your enamel, leading to dental sensitivity and even chipped teeth. If you enjoy the coolness and crunch of ice, try substituting it with sugar-free popsicles or chilled fruit slices instead. Sticky candies, such as caramels and gummy bears, are notorious for their detrimental dental effects. Due to their high sugar content and sticky consistency, they easily adhere to teeth and linger in the mouth for long periods. This prolonged exposure provides fuel for bacteria and increases the risk of tooth decay (not to mention their increased risk of pulling off dental restorations). Opt for sugar-free alternatives or choose healthier snacks for your sweet tooth cravings. While we usually associate candy and sugary snacks as the primary culprits for tooth decay, it’s important to be mindful of other surprising foods that can have a negative impact on our teeth. Although it’s not necessary to completely avoid these foods, moderation, proper dental care, and good oral hygiene practices will mitigate the damage they may cause. Remember to brush regularly, floss daily, and visit your dentist regularly to maintain good oral health. By making informed food choices and practicing proper oral hygiene, you can maintain a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come.

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