One of my main goals as a dentist is to ensure you have a healthy mouth, and I do everything I can to help you keep your natural teeth. Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but when they are not cared for properly or treatment is avoided, it can lead to the discussion of extraction and tooth replacement options. Before a tooth extraction, there is one more treatment that can save your natural tooth — root canal therapy. This treatment gets a bad reputation, and we want to set the record straight on the truth about root canals. Read on to learn more.
When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than six months, you are due for a visit. Patients with an outstanding oral hygiene routine sometimes feel they don’t need to visit for routine appointments because they are cleaning their teeth thoroughly at home. Unfortunately, that is simply not true. Everyone, no matter how excellent their oral health is, should be visiting our office at least every six months for a check-up, with some patients requiring visits more frequently.
Do you find yourself postponing or delaying routine dental care and necessary treatments due to nerves or anxiety about visiting the dentist? If so, you are not alone. When it comes to dental care, a large percentage of adults experience some form of nervousness or anxiety. While we are sympathetic to everyone’s feelings, we never want dental care to be avoided, as it can lead to serious consequences for your current and future oral health. We want to share some helpful ways you can relax both during and prior to your dental visit. Read on to learn more about these tips.
At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we want to help our patients restore their oral health. If they are in need of a tooth replacement, we want to be sure they are making an educated decision on a treatment that will be beneficial to their needs and lifestyle. Many patients who are in need of a tooth replacement or are experiencing severe decay that is irreparable often inquire about dental implants. For some of our patients, dental implants are an excellent choice. If you are unfamiliar, dental implants provide a permanent base for replacement teeth. Over time, the prosthesis fuses with the jawbone to create a permanent and lasting solution. We want to answer some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants.
March is a very special month for my practice because it’s the 30th anniversary of my Fort Lee dental practice. I’ve had many long-term relationships with my patients over the years, and I am so thankful for each and every patient that I have met and treated since March 23, 1993. I take great pride in how my practice has grown tremendously over the past 30 years. Continue reading to learn more about my journey over the past 30 years and how much I appreciate patients like you.
At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we practice biological dentistry, also commonly referred to as holistic dentistry. We have a large focus on your oral health and how your overall health can impact and cause problems with your teeth and mouth. For example, you know that your diet and what you eat and drink each day make a difference in your overall health. If your diet is high in sugar and fat, it can lead to weight gain as well as problems with your blood pressure and heart, just to name a few. But did you know that diet can also have a significant impact on your oral health too? Patients who drink mostly sugary beverages, snack throughout the day, and have a diet high in sugar are more likely to experience dental issues such as decay and gum disease. So, can improving your diet improve your oral health? Absolutely!
I am so pleased to share the news that Dr. Bradley Entrup is joining the Singer Family! He is a Bergen County native and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at the University of Maryland Dental School, the first dental school founded in America. While there, he was inducted into the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic honor society. He also completed a clerkship specializing in managing and treating victims of domestic violence.
Would you love to improve your smile but are hesitant to express your desires to our team? We are here to listen to any and all concerns you have about your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. We offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can bring about any improvement you want to make. You can be assured that we have your best interests at heart and will never recommend a treatment that would not be beneficial. In fact, many patients will see noticeable results with the most common and simplest cosmetic dental treatments. Read on to learn more.
At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we provide dental care with a focus on well-being. Since we see our patients so infrequently during the year, the bulk of our patients’ oral care falls on their shoulders. This is one of the reasons we stress the importance of properly caring for your oral health between visits. We know that many of our adult patients have children or young loved ones in their lives. Children have the benefit of still having an adult help them properly care for their teeth.
The arrival of a new year is the perfect time to evaluate the state of your oral health and think about any dreams you have for your smile? Would you love to straighten your teeth but have been hesitant to move forward with treatment? There is no better time than today to start the process of improving your teeth. Not only can orthodontic treatment improve the appearance of the teeth, but it can improve the function of the teeth as well. Read on to learn more.