At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we make both our patients oral and overall health a top priority. We stress to our patients the importance of maintaining routine hygiene examinations as well as continuing with a thorough oral hygiene routine at home. During routine exams in our office, we do much more than inspect for decay and clean and shine your teeth. We also check for other conditions and diseases that can negatively impact the health of your teeth and mouth, as well as lead to severe health complications with your overall health. One disease that can greatly impact your mouth and body is gum disease.