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!
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:
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.
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!
Would you love to improve your smile but are hesitant to express your desires to our team? We are here to listen to any and all concerns you have about your oral health and the aesthetics of your smile. We offer a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can bring about any improvement you want to make. You can be assured that we have your best interests at heart and will never recommend a treatment that would not be beneficial. In fact, many patients will see noticeable results with the most common and simplest cosmetic dental treatments. Read on to learn more.
Dr. Joel Singer and his team are dedicated to helping patients improve their oral health as well as their overall health. Dr. Singer practices holistic dentistry, which focuses on promoting overall health and wellness and looking at the signs your body is providing to determine what is causing the issues with your oral health. One way this is possible is when patients follow routine oral care. We typically see our patients twice a year, unlike general practitioners who typically only see patients once a year. This gives us the opportunity to talk with our patients about how they are feeling as well as anything they are noticing with both their oral health as well as their overall health.