With the arrival of November, we are entering into the holiday season, although certain stores have been decorated for Thanksgiving and the December holidays since August. So it may feel like the holiday season has been here forever. We know that many of our patients have exciting plans over the upcoming holidays, whether they are staying local to celebrate, traveling, or simply taking a much needed vacation. No matter what your plans, we want to encourage you to be mindful of your oral health. Not caring for your teeth properly over the holiday season can leave you with oral health issues in the new year. Read on for some tips on how to care for your teeth and avoid the post-holidays oral health blues.
Do you find yourself constantly reaching for a mint or gum to mask your breath? It is common to experience bad breath after enjoying certain foods such as coffee or an Italian feast full of garlic, but after you thoroughly brush your teeth, your breath should be fresh again. Bad breath can be a problem when you find yourself constantly dealing with the issue. It can be embarrassing and cause anxiety. Persistent bad breath is a sign that you are experiencing an issue with your oral health.
Since we are in the middle of December, we know that many of our patients are in the thick of their holiday celebrations and plans. Whether you are enjoying traditions with family and friends that you didn’t get to experience last year or you are taking a much needed trip or vacation, the winter sniffles and other illnesses can crop up at any moment. While we hope all of our patients remain healthy during this time, occasional illnesses are always possible. If you should happen to fall ill, there are certain changes that you should be making to help your oral health and help improve your overall health.
Summer in NJ is a magical time. Whether you head to the shore, hang poolside, head outdoors to enjoy your favorite outdoor spot, or take a quick train ride to the city, there is much to do and see. We are lucky that we have so many close destinations available to enjoy without needing to take a long road trip or vacation. This year, we are finally able to enjoy many of the activities that we missed out on last summer. While you are having summer fun, we encourage you to remember some important tips to ensure that your mouth remains healthy and emergency free. Continue reading to learn more.
With the warm weather on the horizon in New Jersey, beachgoers, runners, and people who enjoy the outdoors are going to be grabbing their favorite thirst quenching drinks when the hot weather hits. Depending on your activity of choice, your first instinct may be to grab a sports drink, soda, or alcoholic beverage that is filled with sugar. Oftentimes, we think about the sugary foods that we are consuming and don’t realize that certain beverages are just as unhealthy for your oral health.
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.
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.
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…