Learn About Cavities

When you visit our office for an oral hygiene examination, there are a few steps we take to ensure you have optimal oral health. We thoroughly clean your teeth, removing any lingering plaque from the surface and along the gumline. In addition, we look for problems such as gum disease, oral cancer, and decay. If we detect decay, there are a number of treatments we may recommend. Another common name for decay is a cavity. Many people are aware of the term cavity, but do you really understand what it means and how it is caused? Read on to learn more about cavities and what can happen if they are not treated.

Dangers Of Leaving TMD Untreated

Do you frequently experience discomfort in your face and jaw? If so, you may be suffering from a common condition known as temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMD. TMD is a condition that affects the temporomandibular joint. This is the ball-and-socket joint that attaches the lower jaw to the base of the skull. If you place your fingers on the back of your jaw near your ear and open your mouth, you can feel the temporomandibular joint move. One of the biggest struggles with this condition is that patients are often undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because many of the symptoms resemble other medical conditions.

It’s Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

We are passionate about helping our patients enjoy long-lasting oral health. One way this can be accomplished is with regular, routine oral hygiene examinations. We recommend that our patients visit us every four to six months, depending on their oral health needs. During these appointments, aside from cleaning your teeth, we look for potential oral health problems, including mouth cancer or oral cancer. November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to promoting knowledge of this form of cancer. Mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that can be detected anywhere in the mouth or oral cavity, including the lips, tongue, cheeks, and gums.

What Happens When You Put Dental Care On The Back Burner?

Did we recommend a dental treatment for you or a loved one during your last visit, but you have yet to schedule the appointment? There is no time like the present to contact us to get on the schedule. We know that our patients have busy schedules. It seems like there are countless tasks on the to-do list, and you may feel like you are constantly on the go. We encourage you to make your dental health a priority, even if your schedule is a little tight. It would be a shame for your plans to be disrupted because of a dental emergency. This can be especially challenging with the holiday season around the corner. Read on to learn more about what can happen when you delay treatment.

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.