This thanksgiving I would like to thank everyone who has trusted me to look after their oral health needs. I am grateful to have such great clients to work with and a great team to be able to serve everyone with. I could not do what I do daily if it wasn't for my wonderful staff and patients. I hope everyone has a wonderful thanksgiving and is healthy and happy.

Fall is back-to-school season for many. These back to school dental tips can help you stay healthy. Set a specific time to brush your teeth. If you have a fixed schedule like most parents and students you should know ahead of time when you will and won’t be home. Figure out exactly when you plan to brush your teeth each day. Even if you can only do it at lunchtime and before you go to bed, that’s much better than not brushing at all. Incorporate brushing habits into your routine for yourself and your kids for example, pick a specific time after dinner to brush your kids teeth well. As the morning brush might be rushed getting them ready for school. Don’t forget to floss your teeth and your kids. Some people neglect to floss their teeth because they focus on brushing. Flossing can take practice, but it’s very important if you want to maintain your oral health. If you haven’t flossed much in the past, your gums may bleed a little when you start flossing regularly, but this should pass within a few days or weeks of regular flossing. Please find a time in the day to floss your kids teeth if they are not old enough. Pack healthy foods and drinks. Consider bringing a travel toothbrush to school or work if you will be gone all day and will have a chance to brush your teeth there. If this isn’t an option, at least make sure you pack healthy foods and drinks. Avoid packing sugary foods and beverages that can eat away at your teeth all day until you get a chance to go home and brush them! Bring a refillable water bottle to school and you’ll always have a healthy beverage option. In all the chaos of the season, don’t forget to follow these back to school dental tips and make an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning or checkup if you haven’t been in for a while. It’s important not to neglect your health while you’re maintaining a busy life.

Fall is back-to-school season for many. These back to school dental tips can help you stay healthy. Set a specific time to brush your teeth. If you have a fixed schedule like most parents and students you should know ahead of time when you will and won’t be home. Figure out exactly when you plan to brush your teeth each day. Even if you can only do it at lunchtime and before you go to bed, that’s much better than not brushing at all. Incorporate brushing habits into your routine for yourself and your kids for example, pick a specific time after dinner to brush your kids teeth well. As the morning brush might be rushed getting them ready for school. Don’t forget to floss your teeth and your kids. Some people neglect to floss their teeth because they focus on brushing. Flossing can take practice, but it’s very important if you want to maintain your oral health. If you haven’t flossed much in the past, your gums may bleed a little when you start flossing regularly, but this should pass within a few days or weeks of regular flossing. Please find a time in the day to floss your kids teeth if they are not old enough. Pack healthy foods and drinks. Consider bringing a travel toothbrush to school or work if you will be gone all day and will have a chance to brush your teeth there. If this isn’t an option, at least make sure you pack healthy foods and drinks. Avoid packing sugary foods and beverages that can eat away at your teeth all day until you get a chance to go home and brush them! Bring a refillable water bottle to school and you’ll always have a healthy beverage option. In all the chaos of the season, don’t forget to follow these back to school dental tips and make an appointment with your dentist for a cleaning or checkup if you haven’t been in for a while. It’s important not to neglect your health while you’re maintaining a busy life.

Why do I have to worry about cleaning my child's baby teeth? They're just going to fall out anyway. Baby teeth are actually very important. They help children chew food, speak clearly, and retain the space for the permanent teeth. If baby teeth aren't cared for properly, they can decay, and if the decay is deep enough cause pain for the baby or toddler. The babies often can't tell you they are in pain and as a result some studies show that when a baby is in a lot of tooth pain the constant crying can lead to shaken baby syndrome. It can also lead to a infection that can affect the spacing and the health of the permanent teeth. Also it is very costly to fix so prevention is key. Moreover, children who learn to take care of their baby teeth tend to have good dental habits as adults. You can start oral care even before your child's teeth come in. Wipe her gums once a day with a warm, wet washcloth. Once the first couple of teeth come in, you can continue using wet gauze to clean the baby teeth (now twice a day), but also introduce a very soft baby toothbrush. Rub it across baby's teeth to help her get used to the feeling. You probably won't need to use the brush to actually clean her teeth until she's eating only table foods (and has a significant number of teeth), at around 18 months. However, if your toddler has eaten sticky, sugary foods, you should get rid of the residue by gently cleaning her teeth with a wet toothbrush and a smear of tooth paste. Once your baby is about 2, you can begin using a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. It's crucial to also not put a baby or toddler to bed for naps or the night once they have teeth with anything but water in the bottle to prevent bottle decay. As the infant falls asleep with the bottle the last suck as they are falling asleep is held between their tongue and upper teeth. If they are drinking anything but water say milk or juice that final sip as they fall asleep is held against their front teeth and the sugar in milk or juice held against the teeth starts rotting the teeth. This rot or decay can quickly spread to many other teeth and cause major holes in the tooth and pain for the baby or toddler. To prevent this only let them fall asleep for naps and nighttime with water in the bottle. Finally it is important for a pregnant moms and dads to be to go for regular cleanings before the baby comes. The bacteria your mouth if it's more than 6 months since you had a professional cleaning can be transferred to your baby. Studies are just now being done asking how this extra bacteria affects the developing newborns. To be on the safe side anyone who will be holding your baby close and giving it kisses should have a clean mouth and when I mean clean they should see a dentist for a professional cleaning if it's been more than 6 months since they one.

Before I post what I want to talk about today I just want to make sure if you have seen Dr Benita in the past please call and make your appointment at her new home here. She is booking patients for work and cleaning and she wants to make sure you book any work she told you about in the past is not forgotten and treatment booked for her to finish a her new office at Northpointe Dental 403-226-1155 As well as if your due for a cleaning and check up with her She is looking forward for all her patients she say at other offices to come see her here at Northpointe dental.

Hygiene and brushing tip from Dr Georgie Good Oral Hygiene Takes Time A white smile doesn't happen overnight. Several small positive changes in your routine will contribute to this gradual process. Plaque, the sticky film of bacteria constantly forming at the gum line and on the surfaces of your teeth, can take time to remove. Brush your teeth two to three minutes at a time, and twice daily. Consider using a timer to help ensure you're spending enough time at the sink. Interdental tools such as floss reach many areas of the mouth that your toothbrush can't and should be used at least once daily before bedtime. Finish your routine by rinsing with alcohol free mouthwash according to label directions to help keep your teeth and gums healthy. Proper Technique with the Proper Products Toothbrushes come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but choose one that fits in your mouth comfortably. Correct brushing technique means placing the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle toward your gum line and gently moving the bristles back and forth in short strokes. Make sure to brush the outer, inner and biting surfaces of all your teeth. Brush your tongue as well, or use a tongue cleaner to kill the bacteria that are there.

I want to express my thanks to my patients who have trusted me with their dental health and that of their children over the years. I do not take your trust lightly. It has been an honour to help all my clients and my fathers (Ed Rosenbaum DDS) over the years and get to know you all so well. I believe that unlike other offices in the neighbourhood who are being bought up by big dental groups and being stocked with associates that either own their own office elsewhere and there to fill in until their own offices somewhere else in the city get busy again and then leave or filled with many associate dentists that work a day or afternoon here at one office and there at another and who have an average turnover of about a year and finally the owner of these big associate run offices rarely practise in these clinic and don't get to know their clients. I am happy I do not run my office this way. I want to get to know you my client. I want you to get to know me. I value above all the relationships we have formed and I love watching you grown up, get married and have kids of your own. I love that my office has always been about good dentistry and reliability of always having me or my dad or my one associate see you. My hygienist too have a bond and trust with you and that matters to me. As dentistry seems to be going in my part of the city to non owner operated many associate dentistry I hope you tell your family and friends that I will never operate that way. I only and have ever only worked in the office I own and want to always have a long term relationship and the continuity that you can and will see the same staff you trust and like. I will never have an associate that has a practise elsewhere in the city just looking to get paid until he or she can go work at their office when the economy turns around. I will never have an associate practise that has each associate working limited hours at my office and other offices. I want you to have a continuity of care and develop a long term trust in my staff who have been with me for years and hope will be with me for many years to come. I have welcomed Dr Benita and yes she is new to my office but she has been in the area for 5 years and I hope if all goes well she will be not just an associate but a partner of mine sooner rather than later. She like me values long term relationships and has proven this by being at her last office near us for 5 years and would have stayed forever if she could have. She like Ed and me are old school. We value the hands on relationships and work the practise and love getting to know you on a long term personal way. We don't run like some new revolving door non hands on owner offices. Which is better? I don't know but I think from what you my clients have told me you have a relationship and trust in me and my staff and I hope we continue to keep that trust and relationship as I know you don't give it lightly. My opinion is that to have owner operated and low turnover of staff for your continuity of care is better but that is just my opinion. Maybe some people don't mind seeing a different dentist in the same office every other time or starting new with a new dentist every year but that is not how I do business. Thank you so much for that trust. If you ever feel I have not served you right I want to hear from you personally. I strive to grow and learn and can only do that if you give me feedback. Feedback on me and my staff. Call me anytime or you have a concern and again I thank you my valued customer for your years of trust and friendship. Georgie

Fun tooth fact The most valuable tooth belonged to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1816, one of his teeth was sold in London for $3,633.00 or in today's terms $35,700.00 The tooth was set in a ring.

We are excited that Dr Benita Yan will be joining us starting September. She is eager to help make it easier for you to come get dental work done. Starting Mid September she will be working Mondays but also Thursdays until 8 pm and Friday until 7pm. We look forward to adding some Saturdays also. We hope these extended hours makes it easier to get in without having to take time off work or help kids not miss school. She is looks forward to meeting everyone. For anyone that has seen her she at another office you can now find her here. Same parking lot as Ginger Beef