Archive for June 2018

TMD Problems and How to Prevent Them

TMD / TMJ Beausejour Manitoba

 
Problems with your temporomandibular joint can be painful and can interfere with basic functions of your jaw like chewing and talking. In order to recognize and prevent TMD (temporomandibular joint disorder) remember to look out for and be cautious towards these things: 
 
Excessive tooth grinding increases stress to the joint.
 
General stress often leads individuals to clench their jaw more frequently. 
 
Women, and especially those adults between ages 20 and 40 are more likely to develop TMD.
 
General aching or tired facial muscles are a common symptoms of TMD.
 
Grating or popping sounds when you chew or close your mouth could be signs of TMD.
 
You can try to prevent TMD by reducing risk factors like wearing a mouthguard if you know you grind your teeth at night, or reducing stress and relaxing to avoid unnecessarily clenching your jaw throughout the day and in your sleep. 
 
The best way to ensure that your oral health is in top condition is to maintain a regular check-up schedule with your Beausejour Dental Centre. To schedule your appointment call 204.268.1782 today!

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental Implants Beausejour Manitoba

 

    So exactly how important is replacing a missing tooth? Those who aren’t missing any of their natural teeth might not understand the sense of identity surrounding your smile, or understand the emotional stress that can come with being uncomfortable with your natural smile. For those who do have missing teeth, you might feel a sense of insecurity upon first impressions or after some goodbyes - you recognize how uncomfortable it can be to doubt your appearance.

 

    Dental implants are an easy solution to keeping your smile in healthy and happy condition, so you won’t be able to help but to show it off to everyone you meet. Beyond replacing missing teeth for the benefits of the aesthetics, replacing missing teeth is also important to keep the balance and structure of your natural teeth in order. As soon as a tooth is lost, natural teeth may begin to shift; this can lead to complicated and expensive dental problems in the future

 

    It’s also much more comfortable to live life with a full set of teeth! Many people with missing teeth suffer after giving up some of their favorite foods, because they can’t bare the discomfort of food touching their exposed dental root. You don’t have to live like this! By replacing missing teeth with dental implants, you are then free to live the life you’ve always loved.

 

    Don’t be held back by missing teeth! Dental implants for replacing missing teeth are a safe and effective way to carry out life with the smile you deserve, and the quality of life worth living.

 

For more information about dental implants, or to schedule your appointment with Beausejour Dental Centre, call 204.268.1782 today!

 

Understanding Dental Fear

Dental fear is another common fear shared by many individuals. Despite the importance of dental care, there are quite many who despise the idea of going to the dentist for a visit. For some people, the pain associated with any type of dental problems is tied up with the fear of that dreaded visit to the dentist. Statistics reveal that dentists are the most feared out of any type of doctors.

It is no surprise as to why dental fear is so prevalent given the different situational causes to it.

Cause of Dental Fear

The fear of dentists vary in their intensity such that some people are afraid of undergoing intricate dental procedures while others dislike the idea of seeing the dentist at all. Due to the importance of dental care as part of taking care of your body, it is also important to assess your level of fear so you can undertake the necessary steps to overcome it.

If you examine the causes for dental fear, these are quite familiar. Therefore, you need to be able to identify them before you can think of ways to eliminate them.

Previous terrible experience with a dentist.

Fear of being embarrassed or ridiculed for your dental condition. This is quite problematic since your own fear is also the reason for your dental neglect in the first place.
Fear of certain dental procedures, specially intricate ones that you might perceive as painful.
Others own scary or terrible experiences with the dentist that impact your own perception about dentists and having a dental check-up on a whole.
Fear of the anesthesia shots and needles registered by the dentist before proceeding to any dental procedure.

Behavioral Techniques To Overcome Dental Fear

As with any other types of fear, dental fear mostly takes place in the mind. Therefore, you can try to combat it with a few psychological methods that will enable you to confront this fear. By following them, you are not entirely guaranteed of being able to let go of that fear altogether. However, it can help you understand that this type of fear can be illogical and enable you to appreciate the importance of having frequent dental care.

The Comfort Zone

This is an important concept associated with psychological fears involved with your dental fear. Undergoing dental procedures can be scary, but you can get over that by re-learning the emotional responses solicited by the experience. This is most common among children. For example, you can try doing basic check up wherein the doctor examines the teeth using a mouth mirror. If a child shows no signs of fear from that, then you can proceed to a more elaborate test. Taking this step by step process and moving in slowly will enable the child or individual to remain in their comfort zone. This is a more useful approach among adults given that they can voice out their experience so that you remain as relaxed about the entire dental visit.

Knowing You’re In Control

This one is related to the idea of the “comfort zone”, which is basically about letting your dentist know whether or not you are comfortable about the dental proceedings. It is important that you learn how to effectively communicate with your dentist so they remain aware about your state throughout the entire procedure. If at some point you become quite anxious about the situation, then it is best to send out warning signals so your dentist know when to stop or proceed.

Also, you need to keep it in mind that dental procedures are not going to hurt. That is what the numbing agent is for, which is also another reason why you should not fear those shots administered before any procedure. Once you have motivated yourself enough to dismiss all these thoughts of fear and anxiety, then you’d be able to come out of the procedure with a healthier dental condition.


For more information on dental fears, contact Beausejour Dental 204.268.1782 today!

 

Go Green!

Green Dentistry Beausejour Manitoba

 
Here are some things we can all do to maintain a healthy and sustainable dental practices at home!. Won’t you join us and make these easy measures an everyday habit?   








Green Your Mealtime
Add some kale or spinach to a smoothie, or smash some avocados on top of your toast for naturally green foods that promote optimal dental health. Schedule an oral exam with Beausejour Dental Centre to ensure your teeth and mouth are well-maintained! 

 

Go Green With Your Oral Health Care
Help motivate your whole family to “Go Green” with their oral health care! Switch to biodegradable dental floss, and look for toothpaste brands that are natural and non-damaging to the environment. Wooden toothbrushes with natural bristles are also a great way to lessen your carbon footprint and “Go Green”!

 

Avoid Dental Emergencies
Beausejour Dental Centre understands that accidents happen, but wants to make sure that everyone is on their best behavior! If you do by chance find yourself in a dental emergency, call Beausejour Dental Centre to schedule an early appointment so that your smile can be restored and you can be back in action. 



To learn more about Going Green, and to schedule your next oral wellness exam with Beausejour Dental Centre, call 204.268.1782 today!