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.

Enamel Erosion: What Causes It and How to Solve the Problem

Have you been experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity recently and aren’t quite sure of the cause? It is very possible you might be experiencing the result of enamel erosion. Enamel is the outer layer of the tooth. Even though it is quite thin, it is the strongest substance in your body. Although strong, the enamel is not indestructible. Enamel can begin to wear away over time from normal wear and tear. However, there are many outside influences that can also cause enamel to show signs of wear.

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.

Frequent Questions About Holistic Dentistry Answered

Are you interested in taking a more natural approach to different aspects of your life? Over the past few years, there has been an influx of companies and products that follow a more natural, or holistic approach. After the circumstances of the past year, many adults have been re-evaluating their medical care, and that includes the care of their oral health. Joel D. Singer, DMD practices an alternative approach to dentistry that recognizes the connection between your overall health and the health of your teeth and gums. Our practice believes in using safe, non-toxic materials and state-of-the art technology to support your oral health. We wanted to answer some of the most popular questions we are asked about how we mesh standard dentistry with holistic approaches.