There is a disease that is running rampant through American adults, and while your thoughts probably immediately go to the pandemic situation that we are currently experiencing, we are referencing something that greatly affects your oral health: Gum Disease. Gum disease currently affects more than half of American adults. Since February is Gum Disease Awareness Month, we wanted to discuss the importance of taking care of your gum health and ways that you can help prevent this disease from affecting you or a loved one.
Is a dental practice that keeps up with advancements in technology important to you? Your answer should be yes, because it is important to us. We believe in constantly evolving as a practice to bring you the latest and greatest in dental technology. We have recently added a new piece of technology equipment to the office to bring you more comfortable and efficient procedures. Continue reading to learn about this new addition to our office.
Have you been feeling unusual tenderness or discomfort in your jaw, ears, or face? Maybe you have been experiencing frequent and unexplained headaches. If so, you could be experiencing bruxism.
The past several months in New Jersey have been anything but easy. We have had to completely change our way of life, adapting to the addition of wearing masks, the constant fluctuation of schools being in-person and virtual, and added hygiene procedures for work and daily life.
Now that December has arrived, we are in the throes of planning for the holidays. Along with the added stress the holidays bring, we are also dealing with the effects of the year we have had. For many, the holidays will look very different this year, with cancelled holiday parties and smaller, more intimate gatherings than usual, even just limited to immediate family. Although there will be some differences this year, many of you will still be enjoying a glass of wine at your Hanukkah dinner, a cup of eggnog in front of your Christmas tree, and popping a bottle of champagne to ring in the New Year. Before the liquid courage starts flowing this holiday season, we want you to be aware of how alcohol consumption can affect your oral health.
Most dental problems can be avoided by following good dental hygiene practices and regular visits to the dentist for a professional cleaning and exam. It’s important to know what the most common dental issues are so you and your dentist can work together to prevent them.
Do you have tenderness or pain in your jaw muscles? Have your teeth been worn down, fractured or chipped? If so, you may have bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which you grind or clench your teeth and most of the time, you do it unknowingly. This can occur both during the day and while you sleep. Sleep bruxism is generally more severe and may also keep your bed partner awake because of the sound it makes.
Spring is here! Are you looking forward to warmer weather and longer days as much as we are? It’s a great time of year to freshen our homes, wardrobes and even our dental routines. We can fall into a rut when it comes to taking care of our teeth, but every now and then it’s a good idea to be reminded of these important dental hygiene habits. Read more to find out what you should be doing to take care of your teeth at home.
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.
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.