Archive for January 2018

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!