Archive for January 2018

Dental Implant FAQs
Dental Implants Beausejour Manitoba
 
Interested in implants? For years, dental implants have swept the nation as one of the most popular ways to cosmetically improve smiles, and Beausejour Dental Centre is ready to help you bridge the gap your mouth has been suffering!
 
As far as tooth-replacement systems go, dental implants have been regarded as the best option for replacing missing teeth, as they function the most similarly to natural teeth, and with proper care, can last a lifetime. The replacements have two parts- a part that functions as the anchoring root, as well as the cosmetic “tooth” that appears above the gumline. The “root” in this system, is the dental implant, and the “tooth” is called the crown.
 
Together, this root and tooth system, in combination with the practiced and skilled implant procedure perfected by the dentists at Beausejour Dental Centre, your smile imperfections can become a thing of history, and your smile secrets can be tucked away behind your new, improved, and beautiful smile! 
 
You may be wondering what sets the implant system above and beyond other measures of tooth replacement; here’s the key: the titanium of which the implant is made has special properties that allow it to fuse with your natural jaw bone, creating lifetime functionality base for your new tooth.
 
If you’re ready to make the move to implants, or for more information about this life-changing process, call 204.268.1782 to schedule an appointment with your Beausejour Dental Centre!
 

Preventative Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba


So what’s the real 4-1-1 on flossing? Flossing is important not only to help remove food that may be stuck between teeth, but also to help scrape and remove plaque that is otherwise left-over after cleaning. Flossing is important when remembering your oral health routine as it can help prevent gum disease and tooth decay that brushing alone might not clear. By being proactive with your flossing, you can avoid being one of the 27% of Americans who lies to their dentists about how often they floss - a lie dentists can easily spot as soon as you open your mouth!

Here are a few tips the ADA recommends about flossing:

Use about 18 inches of floss so that you can use new sections of floss as you move around your mouth.

Wrap the floss around your middle and index fingers, and glide the floss gently in between teeth, forming a ‘C’ shape firmly around each tooth. Use a gentle push-pull motion between teeth to remove any food or plaque stuck between teeth.

Repeat this process around each tooth, and use new sections of floss as you go.

Whatever your technique, remembering to floss every day is one of the best ways you can take care of your mouth! For more tips on flossing, contact Beausejour Dental 204.268.1782 today!

New Year’s Pledge to Our Patients

General Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba

The American Dental Association, or ADA, has a code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that each and every dentist agrees to abide by. While each dentist may each have his or her own style or professional opinions, the ADA code ensures that dentists act in such a way as to uphold their ethical obligations to society.
 
At  Beausejour Dental we live by the values set forth by the ADA, and we want to take thats promise to society one step further by reevaluating our pledge to clients, and highlighting the key pillars we strive to exemplify in this new year.
 
We pledge to dedicate myself completely to having the knowledge and performance skill to execute the highest standard of oral and total health care.
 
It is our responsibility to stay current and ever-practicing of the highest concerns for safety and well-being of oral care for all who come to us. We will ensure that our patients are comfortable and relaxed during their entire visit.
 
Beausejour Dental is honored to enlighten patients on their own oral health, and we take pride in helping my patients become the best versions of themselves without discrepancy or judgement.
 
We pledge to live by these values every day, both in and outside of the office, and we pledge to give my all to our patients, peers, and community through all that I do.
 
From all of us at Beausejour Dental, happy new year! We’re excited to demonstrate our core values in 2018, and we can’t wait to serve you!
 

Tips for Healthy Teeth

General Dentistry Beausejour, MB
 
Maintaining a strict dental hygiene routine is one of the best ways that you can keep a healthy and happy smile for yourself and for the world. However, have you ever wondered about the little things you do everyday that could be hurting your teeth? More than just brushing and flossing regularly, consider these tricks and tips for keeping your smile safe.
 
Change your toothbrush regularly, and make sure you’re brushing with a soft-bristled, multi-tufted brush as to avoid rough abrasion on teeth and gums.
 
Watch what you’re crunching! Chomping on fingernails, ice cubes, or using your teeth as tools to open plastic bags or bottle caps strains your teeth much outside the realms of what they are designed to withstand! Forcing so much pressure on your teeth can easily and immediately cause cracks or fractures.
 
Refrain from constant acid consumption through sugary drinks like sodas, sports’ drinks, or coffee. Monitor your regular sugar intake through candies and carbohydrates as these too lead to immediate and intense acid production in the mouth - inevitably breaking down tooth enamel and lead to gum erosion, leaving your mouth defenseless against lurking bacteria.
 
For the best defense against tooth decay, wait about 30 minutes after eating or drinking to brush your teeth. While you’re eating and drinking, acid is created as a part of your body’s natural process to break down food. Immediately brushing after food consumption can allow that acid to break down tooth enamel, rather than scrubbing your enamel clean. 
 
To learn more about maintaining healthy teeth and gums, or to schedule your next appointment at Beausejour Dental Centre call (204) 268 1782 today!