As a child, you may have constantly been reminded to brush your teeth every morning and night, as well as floss, so that you would have healthy white teeth when you grew up. You may also have been taken to the dentist twice a year and never missed a routine cleaning and exam appointment. As adults, however, we can get complacent with our dental care because we don’t have any problems. We might think it’s ok to miss a night here or there of brushing and no big deal if we skip a dental visit because we are too busy. This is a bad habit to fall into, however. Taking care of your teeth is just as important as it was when you were a child. Consistent care can reduce many of the tooth, gum and mouth diseases that not only wreak havoc on your mouth, but can affect your overall health, as well.
February is the month we love to show our appreciation to patients just like you. We care for our patients so much that we want to provide you with the most comfortable, pain free dental experience possible. Yes, that is possible! Would you like to know how we do it? Click here to learn how this cutting edge technique can save you from discomfort.
If you wear dentures, do you find that they are constantly slipping? Are you missing teeth and want the benefits of a denture but with a more secure fit? With overdenture treatment, you can enjoy the advantages of dentures that are stabilized with implants rather than adhesives. Using implants to hold the denture makes it fit and feel better while giving you a healthy and beautiful smile.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever bought a new car and told yourself, “I’m going to take great care of this car. I’ll wash it every week, change the oil when due, do the mileage tune-ups and keep the inside spotless”? But the “new” wears off and little by little your commitment fades and the tasks are performed…