We can’t believe another year is coming to a close. Are you planning to set any New Year resolutions? While most people resolve to lose weight or eat healthier, we think there is another way to look and feel good about yourself. Click here to learn more about how Dr. Sorkin and our team can help keep you healthy this year.
Millions of Americans have anxiety about going to the dentist. Some are so fearful that they avoid their dental checkups altogether. Not only does this jeopardize your oral health, it can also harm your overall health as well.
With oral sedation dentistry, you don’t have to cringe in fear at your next appointment. Whatever the dental procedure, we can help make your dental experience relaxing and comfortable.
Thanksgiving is one of our favorite times of year at our practice. Of course we love to spend time with family and friends and fill our bellies with turkey and apple pie, but we find that it gives us a moment to reflect and give thanks for all that we have. That includes you, our dear patients. What are we thankful for?
The field of dentistry has benefited greatly from advances in technology. One advance that has revolutionized many dental procedures is the air brush, or air abrasion, device. If you hate the sound of a drill, are afraid of needles, or have sensitive teeth, you will love air brush technology.
Kids of all ages with a sweet tooth look forward to Halloween and a treasure trove of candies and treats. It is also the time emergency visits to see us skyrocket due to a chipped or cracked tooth from biting hard candy. And we all know the long-term effect that sugar has for creating dental caries and related issues. But Halloween hasn’t always been a day drenched in sugar. Read on to discover how Halloween has evolved into what it is today, and some tips to make it less frightening.
Technology is constantly helping meet patient needs by making dentistry more precise, efficient, and above all else, comfortable. Laser dentistry, or more precisely, Waterlase laser dentistry, is a technology that has revolutionized the way many procedures are performed.
Are you keeping your smile hidden behind your hand due to missing teeth? Are you tired of missing teeth or dentures preventing you from eating your favorite foods? Well, we may have the perfect solution for you. Read on to discover what we feel may be your best choice.
We have seen a lot of patients over the years at Caring Dental of Spotswood, and we have enjoyed helping each one to achieve better oral health. One of the ways we help is by providing accurate information about oral health care and dispelling any falsehoods or “myths” they share with us. Here are a few we would like to share with you.
We look forward to seeing you each time you visit our office. But we know that you may not be so anxious to see us because you could be one of 75% of the population that suffers from dental anxiety.
There are instruments and sounds that can trigger this fear and, sometimes, even previous bad dental experiences can leave you with a dread of the dental office. We know it can cause stress and lead you to avoid keeping your appointments, which of course isn’t good for your oral health. Click here to learn our way of helping you deal with your anxiety so you can get the care you need.
It is estimated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disorder that interferes with the body’s ability to process the glucose produced from the foods we eat into usable energy. Did you know that it can also affect your oral health?
High blood sugar weakens the immune system, so those with diabetes have a decreased ability to combat the bacteria that can cause infection in the gums. In fact, research indicates that those with diabetes are three times more likely to develop gum disease than those who aren’t diabetic.
The diabetes-oral health connection is a two-way street. Not only are people with diabetes more susceptible to serious gum disease, but periodontal disease could make it harder to control blood sugar levels, which could contribute to the progression of diabetes.