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.
We frequently speak about the importance of oral health and ways to help you keep your teeth and mouth healthy. One of the best ways to do this is to teach healthy oral habits at a young age. Bad habits that start in childhood can be extremely difficult to change. We would hate for these habits to lead to problems with your children’s oral health now and in the future.
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!
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
At Joel D. Singer, DMD, we practice biological dentistry, also commonly referred to as holistic dentistry. We have a large focus on your oral health and how your overall health can impact and cause problems with your teeth and mouth. For example, you know that your diet and what you eat and drink each day make a difference in your overall health. If your diet is high in sugar and fat, it can lead to weight gain as well as problems with your blood pressure and heart, just to name a few. But did you know that diet can also have a significant impact on your oral health too? Patients who drink mostly sugary beverages, snack throughout the day, and have a diet high in sugar are more likely to experience dental issues such as decay and gum disease. So, can improving your diet improve your oral health? Absolutely!
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.