Archive for March 2018

Common Bad Brushing Habits

Preventative Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba

You’re brushing your teeth every night, and flossing at least semi-regularly, so there’s definitely no problem with your oral health care routine - right? The truth is, there are a few things you could be doing unknowingly that are contributing to dental damage that Beausejour Dental Centre won’t be happy to see. 
 
Maybe You’re Brushing too Hard
Brushing all the plaque and grime off your teeth and out of your mouth is important, but there is such a thing as scrubbing too vigorously. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to eliminate the threat of tearing up your gums and enamel, and consider the muscles you’re using when you’re brushing your teeth to be sure you aren’t using too much force against your gums. 
 
Gums are meant to be stimulated by a toothbrush, so rather than grinding away with your big shoulder muscles and clasping your toothbrush with a closed-fist like a caveman, gently allow your finer-motor skills to clean your teeth, and avoid the repercussions of receding gums and enamel-less teeth later. 
 
Maybe You’re Brushing too Fast
Remember that slow and steady wins the race? The same can be said for the overall cleanliness of your teeth when you s l o w d o w n and take your time to brush in and around the gumline of every individual tooth. It’s important to pay attention to how each of your teeth feels around the gumline, so that you might thereby pay more attention to possible signs of early gum disease. 
 
By wiggling your toothbrush down into the gumline of every tooth, rather than rapidly scrubbing across multiple teeth at once, you are more likely to disrupt and remove built-up plaque formations that have settled into the smallest crevices of your teeth and gums. 
 
Maybe You’re Not Paying Attention to Your Brushing
One of the most important things you can do for your oral health is to pay attention! Brushing unconsciously could eventually lead to tooth or gum damage, and an awareness of the type of toothbrush, toothpaste, and brushing and flossing techniques you use could save you years of oral disease and dental damage! 
 
To learn more about taking care of your teeth and avoiding bad brushing habits in your future, call Beausejour Dental Centre at 204.268.1782 today!

Tinnitus and Your TMJ

TMJ Symptoms Beausejour Manitoba

 

There are many symptoms associated with TMJ, but tinnitus, or the clicking, ringing, or buzzing sounds many TMJ sufferers hear, is often one of the worst symptoms. Tinnitus is common, affecting on average 25% of those who suffer from TMJ. Some variations of tinnitus may sound like a “buzzing” or “hissing”rather than a ringing noise, but no matter the pitch or ____ you hear, the TMJ Specialists at Beausejour Dental Centre do NOT want you to suffer any longer!

 

Studies show that those who suffer from tinnitus have an increased likeliness to develop hearing loss in later years; furthermore, those with TMJ issues are also almost 3 times as likely to develop tinnitus as one of their symptoms. TMJ is often the underlying cause to many jaw and head ailments, and by addressing your TMJ before it gets the best of you, you can save yourself years of pain and strife!

 

Get ahead of your TMJ and say goodbye to tinnitus today by calling your Beausejour Manitoba TMJ Specialists at Beausejour Dental Centre at 204.268.1782!

 
 

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!