Do you find yourself grinding your teeth when you’re stressed or anxious? Have you noticed pain in your jaw or unnatural clicking sounds when you move it? Some of our patients don’t even realize this is an issue until we notice that their teeth have unnaturally been worn down. Coupled with symptoms such as jaw pain and headaches, it might mean you have a common problem that affects an estimated 10 million Americans. Read more to find out about this jaw disorder.
When you hear the word ozone, you might think of the ozone layer in the atmosphere. It is made up of a naturally-occurring gas that protects us from harmful sun rays that can cause cancer. Due to its sterilization properties, here on land, cities across the world have used ozone to sterilize their public water systems and the European medical community has been using it for decades to heal wounds faster. We use it as part of our holistic dentistry practice to sterilize and heal, as well.
Patient safety has always been our top priority, but it is more important now than ever. We are taking every precaution to ensure that our team and office is updated on the latest safety protocols and implementing new cleanliness procedures. To verify our procedures, I recently took and passed a COVID-19 cleanliness certification test.The test confirms that our dental practice meets established standards for cleanliness and sanitation during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, American Dental Association, and the Occupational Health & Safety Administration.
Peaceful, painless, professional. Those words may not typically come to mind when describing a dental practice, but at Dr. Joel Singer’s practice in Fort Lee, NJ, that is the kind of feedback we hear from our patients. Known for our cosmetic dental services, holistic dentistry, and dental sedation options, we love to learn what our patients experience about our practice from their perspective. Would you like to hear exactly what patients think of us? Watch this video to find out:
We love to hear feedback from our patients because it helps us learn what we are doing well and if there is anything we can improve upon. The responses we received from a few patients recently were really great and we thought we’d share them with you in case you may know of a friend or family member who is looking to make a switch in dental care providers.
When a patient gets a cavity, it’s important to seal that opening with the help of special materials that will help prevent infection, pain, and the eventual loss of the tooth. The mouth is a very unique environment, though: it’s constantly moist, there’s a lot of motion, and bacteria accumulates pretty quickly. The material of choice, therefore, needs to be very resilient.
While most of our patients know what holistic dentistry means, from time to time we are asked how it’s different from traditional dentistry. We thought providing you with some basic facts might help make explaining how we practice dentistry to family and friends a bit easier:
At Singer Dentistry of Fort Lee, NJ, we are often asked why Dr. Joel Singer chose to follow the path of holistic dentistry and what the difference is between holistic and conventional dental methods. With a passion and commitment to holistic dental techniques, he enjoys educating his patients on the subject. Here is Dr. Joel Singer to better explain his background and the benefits of holistic dentistry:
We recognize that some patients feel uncomfortable and even fearful when visiting the dentist. This can lead them down the path of poor dental health. In some cases, patients are so fearful that they avoid critical dental treatments that would save a tooth from decay and damage. The good news is that we have a solution to help those patients have a more comfortable and relaxing dental experience so that they can get the dental care they deserve. Read on to learn more about the options available for dental phobia.