Be Proactive With Your Oral Health

Dr. Joel Singer and his team are dedicated to helping patients improve their oral health as well as their overall health. Dr. Singer practices holistic dentistry, which focuses on promoting overall health and wellness and looking at the signs your body is providing to determine what is causing the issues with your oral health. One way this is possible is when patients follow routine oral care. We typically see our patients twice a year, unlike general practitioners who typically only see patients once a year. This gives us the opportunity to talk with our patients about how they are feeling as well as anything they are noticing with both their oral health as well as their overall health.

Don’t Let Sensitive Teeth Ruin Your Spring

We could not be more pleased that spring has arrived. We don’t know how you feel, but we thought this winter was never going to end! The return of spring also signifies the return of some of our patients’ favorite locations — the local ice cream and ice shops. Would you love to have a big bowl of ice cream but hold off because it brings nothing but discomfort to your teeth? If so, you are experiencing tooth sensitivity. While we all experience it from time to time, if you find that you always avoid certain foods because of sensitivity issues, your mouth might be telling you there is a problem. Read on to learn about what your teeth may be trying to tell you.

Make Your Gum Health A Priority

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.

Don’t Let Stress Ruin Your Holiday Celebrations

It’s hard to believe that we are in the middle of December and the new year is right around the corner. Whether your holiday celebrations are over or you are in the midst of planning, there is plenty of excitement in the air. No matter which holiday you celebrate, December is always a busy and exciting time. Events are planned, parties are attended, shopping never seems to end, and meals need to be cooked. Everywhere you turn, there is something that can add stress to your life. You may be surprised to learn that added stress can not only impact your overall health but your oral health as well.

What Your Bad Breath Could Be Telling You

Are you self-conscious when you speak in close proximity to others? Do you find yourself keeping your distance from others due to concerns over your breath? Everyone experiences bad breath from time to time. Whether you finish a big cup of coffee or enjoy a meal filled with garlic, it is normal to be on the hunt for a mint or some mouthwash to combat the smell of your breath. After a thorough cleaning of your teeth, including brushing and flossing, your breath will be fresh once again. However, if you experience frequent bouts of bad breath, you may be experiencing a bigger problem with your oral health. Read on to learn what conditions you may be experiencing.

Is It Too Late to Fix Your Damaged Teeth?

We want to stress to our patients the importance of caring for your oral health. For many, life is always busy, and the years seem to fly by. Between work, family obligations, activities with children or grandchildren, and enjoying life, there never seems to be a dull moment or any down time. With all that is going on in your schedule, it can be easy to put off the appointments that don’t seem like an emergency, such as hygiene examinations. However, what happens when time continues to move on and those appointments are still put off? We know that we have patients that have put off coming to our office for years and now feel uncomfortable about scheduling an appointment. These same patients may also be experiencing oral discomfort or are dealing with a dental health problem and feel it is too late to fix their teeth. Does this sound like you?

Link Between Overall And Oral Health

At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we offer a holistic approach to dentistry where we not only have a concern about oral health, but we also focus on the overall health and well-being of our patients. An ordinary dental practice may not be interested in topics like your medical history, medications you take, or your exercise and eating habits, but we don’t practice ordinary dentistry. We like to look at our patients as a whole and use as much information about your overall health as we can to treat your dental health.

Three Healthy Habits for a Healthy Mouth

Have you been lax with your oral health and care in the last few years and are looking to make a change towards a healthier lifestyle? The good news is that it is always the perfect time to improve your oral health. The best part is that it is not difficult to change your ways. By simply adding some steps to create a new routine, it can easily lead you to a life of healthy dental habits.

Why Is It Important To Reschedule Missed Appointments?

New Jersey has been an interesting place to live over the past year. For many months, we have adjusted to a change in our way of life. Many of you are still working from home, children might be virtually learning or going to school in a hybrid model of learning, restaurants are still not open to capacity, and we rejoice when our local supermarket has paper towels or toilet paper in stock. During the height of the pandemic many of our patients cancelled their dental appointments. We want to encourage them to reschedule hygiene examinations or treatment procedures as soon as possible. Delaying and postponing an examination or needed treatment can greatly affect not only your oral health, but your overall health as well. It also isn’t great for your wallet as additional treatments lead to added costs. Continue reading to learn more about the harm in delaying dental treatments.