Importance Of Following Before And After Treatment Directions

Our goal is for our patients to have excellent oral health at all times. While this is ideal, we know it is not reality. Thankfully, we have the treatment know-how and technology to fix any oral health problem you may be experiencing. If we recommend a specific dental treatment, it is extremely important to schedule and receive that treatment in a timely fashion. Failure to do so can lead to serious complications with your oral health and may cause you to need additional or more extensive treatments. While it is critical to schedule your treatment appointments on time, it is also critical to follow any before- and after-care instructions for your treatment and recovery. Failure to do so can negatively impact the results of the treatment.

How Beverages Can Negatively Affect Your Oral Health

With the hot summer weather, you have probably been enjoying some nice, cold beverages to keep you hydrated and refreshed. Do you stop every day and get an iced coffee with special syrups and flavoring from your local coffee shop? Or perhaps your child plays sports, and you give them sports drinks to cool off. You may be surprised to learn that your beverage of choice could be damaging to your teeth and mouth. Unfortunately, some beverages, such as sports drinks, flavored iced coffees, juices, and soft drinks, often have more sugar than some candy bars!

Is Your Medication Harming Your Oral Health?

When you visit our office for any reason, whether it be an oral hygiene examination or a recommended dental treatment, we will ask for an update on your medical history. It is important that you share any medical conditions or treatments you may have had since the last time we saw you. It is also necessary that you share any medications you may be taking. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications. Read on to learn more about how medications can affect your dental treatment.

Now Offering Facial Enhancements!

We are loving the warm summer weather! Now is a popular time for weddings and outdoor events because of the beautiful weather in New Jersey during this time of year. Do you have an upcoming event and would love to do something to improve your look? Aside from cosmetic dentistry treatments and improving your teeth, we can also help improve your overall appearance! You can attend your upcoming celebrations with a new and improved look. Read on to learn more.

Are Your Lifestyle Choices Affecting Your Oral Health

At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we are passionate about our patients’ optimal health and living their best, healthy lives. One of the best ways to do this is to make wise choices in your everyday life that do not negatively affect your oral health. Unfortunately, some patients do not always make the best choices when it comes to their oral health. Here are some ways your lifestyle may be negatively affecting your oral health:

Schedule Your Next Checkup & Learn About DenVantage

When was the last time you visited our office for a routine hygiene examination and cleaning? If it has been longer than four to six months, you are due for a visit. Now that Memorial Day is over, it finally feels like summer in New Jersey. Summer is a time for relaxation and to catch up on what you have postponed in the winter and spring, making it the perfect time to schedule your appointment. Delaying a routine examination can lead to a dental emergency down the road, and we would hate for you to experience that during the summer. If you have been avoiding our office due to insurance and the cost of your appointment, we may have the perfect solution for you! Read on to learn more.

Why Are My Gums Bleeding?

We want to help our patients have excellent oral health. We know that it can be concerning when you experience a problem with your teeth or mouth. One issue we see often is bleeding gums. This can happen because of something as simple as food being stuck between your teeth and irritating the gums, but in other cases it could be a warning that something more serious is occurring with your oral health. Some possible causes of bleeding gums can include:

Why Regular Dental Check-Ups Are Important

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.

It’s OK To Be Nervous

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.