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Dental Check-Ups

General Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba


When most people look at their calendar for the year, they don’t often note how many times they’ll be visiting the dentist as a part of their regular check-up routine. The problem that occurs from this general pattern is that often, when people do visit their general dentist, it’s because they’ve already developed an oral health issue that very well could have been prevented in the first place. Irregularity of dental check-ups is one of the biggest sources of oral health problems that Beausejour Dental Centre runs in to with patients.


So… how often should you visit Beausejour Dental Centre?

    Adults and children alike should schedule dental check-ups on a regular basis. For those people with a preexisting oral health issue, or one that comes to light as a part of one of your dental check-ups, Beausejour Dental Centre might request to see you more frequently. For those who proceed with routine Beausejour Dental Centre will still probably hope you schedule an appointment at least twice a year. Regular visits to Beausejour Dental Centre are the best way to ensure your oral health is in top condition, so that your overall health and wellness are aiding you in being the best that you can be!

If nothing hurts, why do I need to go to Beausejour Dental Centre?

    Believe it or not, pain is one of the last conditions to surface around oral health issues. Tooth pain is often a serious side effect of cavities that have already become deep enough to disturb gum tissue, meaning treatment might very well be a root canal, or even tooth removal to ultimately destroy the infection. Thankfully, by attending regular dental appointments with Beausejour Dental Centre, you can ensure that your oral health is not in jeopardy in the face of cavities.

The truth is, there are few things more important than your health and wellness, and one of the best ways to make sure you’re in top shape, is to start with your mouth! Regular dental check-ups are a vital step in keeping your healthiest self, so don’t hesitate to schedule your next dental check-up with Beausejour Dental Centre today!


For more information about regular dental check-ups, or to schedule your next appointment with Beausejour Dental Centre, call 204.268.1782 today!


Toothbrush Storage

General Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba

You have a shoe bin, and a sock drawer, a shelf for all the cookbooks, and a basket for the laundry, but have you ever thought about how you store your toothbrush?


Believe it or not, toothbrushes can easily become home to millions of microorganisms that cause oral infections and disease! Avoid dental disaster by following these easy solutions to keeping a clean toothbrush for all members of your family:


Air It Out

Damp, dark places are breeding ground havens for bacteria, so consider the counter or medicine cabinet as a better place to let toothbrushes dry before next use.


    Put Some Thought into Placement

Toothbrushes left on the counter should be well away from the toilet. Every time the toilet flushes, germs inevitably fly through the air, and a toothbrush in the “splash zone” is a dangerous place to be. Similarly, a toothbrush too close to the sink risks catching splashes from dirty soap and water anytime someone uses the sink.


    Change is a Good Thing!

You should change toothbrushes approximately every three months, but should be keen to signs of wearing even before the three month mark. Frayed or pushed down bristles are a sign it’s time to splurge for a new toothbrush!


For more information about proper toothbrush care and storage, or to schedule your next appointment with Beausejour Dental Centre call 204.268.1782 today!


What Your Teeth Say About Your Overall Health

General Health and Wellness Beausejour Manitoba

Taking care of your teeth does more for you than just keep your smile shining; oral health can help you prevent medical diseases far beyond tooth decay, and the condition of your teeth is often a telling sign of certain medical problems arising in other parts of your body.

Anxiety or Sleep Disorders

Do you find yourself waking up with a sore jaw? Are you perhaps grinding your teeth throughout the day? These could be signs of a sleep disorder as teeth grinding is statistically more frequently found in those who also suffer from sleep apnea. People who suffer from severe anxiety might take to teeth grinding as a subconscious way to cope with stress- a very dangerous habit to develop!

Eating Disorders or Poor Diet

Enamel erosion is often easy for a dentist to spot, and enamel erosion from purging caused by certain eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia may cause the dentist to begin to ask questions of the patient's health and well being.

Much like oral problems caused by eating disorders, a poor diet can lead to discolored, defenseless, and cavity-filled teeth. Dark liquids like coffee, tea, or sodas can easily stain teeth, and the sugars in food and drinks can cause cavities. Those patients who suffer from alcohol abuse are also likely to be noticed by a dentist, as most dentists can still smell the alcohol on a patient’s breath, even hours after consumption.

Heart Disease

Some people may have heart disease or diabetes and be completely unaware! One possible sign to look for is gum problems. Although the connection between gum disease and heart health is not totally clear, professionals do know that those with gum disease are more likely to suffer from diabetes, and those with diabetes are more likely to suffer from gum disease. Brushing and flossing regularly are two ways you can avoid gum disease and keep your oral health in top shape!

If something doesn’t feel quite right in your body, it’s always a good idea to clear up any concerns with a medical or dental doctor. For more information about oral health care in relationship to your overall health and wellbeing, or to schedule your next appointment, call Beausejour Dental at 204.268.1782 today.

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!

Tips for Healthy Teeth

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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!