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.
Same Services, Different Treatment
Dr. Singer is skilled in providing a variety of dental care options such as general, cosmetic, and restorative treatments. The difference with the type of care offered is Dr. Singer is mindful to use materials that won’t harm your body. He is among a select group of dentists trained to safely remove mercury fillings. The office also uses ozone therapy to treat a variety of conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, tooth sensitivity, and canker sores.
Medical History is Important
There are many relationships between your medical history and your oral health. Patients are surprised to learn that various conditions and medications can negatively impact dental health. Patients who suffer from certain heart conditions may need additional preventive care before treatment. Oral medications, such as those that treat acne, can lead to severe staining and tooth discoloration. There are a large percentage of medications that can cause dry mouth. Dry mouth is a condition where there is not enough saliva. It can lead to increased levels of bacteria remaining in the mouth, causing tooth decay and gum disease. We may change our treatment plan depending on your overall health, so it is imperative that you share as much information with our team as you can.
If you are interested in learning more about holistic dentistry we would love to speak with you. If it has been longer than six months since your last hygiene examination, we encourage you to call our office located in Fort Lee, NJ to schedule your next appointment. We look forward to helping you achieve a healthier smile.