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.

3 Important Oral Health Warning Signs

Dealing with an unexpected emergency is no fun, especially if it involves a costly repair or it disrupts your plans. Thankfully, many of the things we use on a daily basis, our cars for example, often give us warnings or have indicator lights to notify us of a pending problem we should have checked out before it becomes a significant and expensive issue. Our mouths work in much the same way. We often have patients who are surprised when they experience a dental emergency, but then realize their mouth has been giving them warning signs for quite some time. Interested in learning more about the warning signs your mouth might be telling you? Read on to learn more.

Importance Of A Proper Bite

When we have patients who visit our office and are interested in straightening their teeth, most patients are only concerned about the appearance of their teeth. They want to smile and show off beautiful, straight teeth. However, when we examine patients who are considering orthodontic care, we have a different concern — their bite. In fact, we often have patients who are suffering from a different problem and are surprised to learn they have an incorrect bite and it is leading to their oral health issues. Your bite is the way your upper and lower teeth fit together when you have your mouth closed as well as when you are chewing your food.

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.

Has It Been A While?

Although we recently started a new year, for many of us we are just getting into planning and scheduling appointments for 2022. Speaking of appointments, when was your last visit to our office? We know that life gets busy and obligations with work, family and social commitments always seem to pop up, not to mention lingering illnesses that continue to circulate. We want you to think about your overall oral health and consider scheduling an appointment for your routine hygiene examination, especially if it has been longer than six months since we have seen you. Delaying your dental exam can lead to discomfort, dental decay, as well as other conditions. If you have been delaying dental care due to lack of insurance or overall cost, we have a solution for you. Read on for more details.

No Dental Insurance?

Do you avoid visiting our office due to lack of dental insurance and the fear of out-of-pocket costs? Are you looking to make your dental care more affordable? We never want dental insurance concerns or worries over treatment costs to be a reason that you do not visit our office. A lack of routine dental examinations and cleanings can lead to numerous issues with both your oral and overall health. With that in mind, we have an option for our patients to save money and get the quality dental care they need. Interested in learning more? Continue reading to learn more about this great opportunity for you and your loved ones.

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.

Aftercare Is Just As Important As Treatment

Are you scheduled to receive dental treatment in our office in the near future? We see a number of patients in the office daily for various treatments that are used to improve the function and appearance of their teeth and smile. Following the completion of treatment, we review with every patient any instructions and restrictions necessary in the coming days. We want to stress the importance of following our directions, no matter how your mouth and gums may be feeling. Read on to learn about the serious danger you can cause to your oral health when care instructions are not properly followed.