Dental Care Through The Stages Of Pregnancy

Are you or a loved one planning to start a family, are currently pregnant, or a new mom? At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we want to help you with your oral health during each important stage in your life. You may be surprised to learn that not only does your body change during pregnancy, but your mouth can experience changes as well. We don’t want you to end up with dental decay and other issues along with your bundle of joy, so we want to explain how your dental health can be affected during pregnancy and give you some helpful tips to keep your teeth in the best possible shape. Even if you aren’t expecting, please forward this to someone you know who is or is planning to get pregnant.

Are You Sure You’re Cleaning Your Teeth Properly?

When was the last time you visited our office for a hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than our recommended time frame since your last visit, you are due for an appointment. Since we see you so infrequently during the year, the bulk of your oral health falls on your shoulders. If you are not cleaning your teeth properly, you run the risk of increased decay and gum disease. Even though you have been brushing your teeth and caring for them since your youth, you may be surprised to learn that you are cleaning your teeth incorrectly. Continue reading to learn the proper techniques and steps to properly clean your teeth.

Tooth Enamel Damage

If you are experiencing persistent tooth sensitivity issues or have tooth discomfort, your tooth enamel may be compromised. Although your tooth enamel, the covering of your teeth, is the hardest substance in your body, it can become damaged if not cared for properly. Your tooth enamel is put to the test multiple times a day when you eat, but there are often other reasons for damage.

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?