Are you eagerly looking forward to the day when life feels completely normal? While things are slowly improving in New Jersey, we still have a ways to go. We can still celebrate the positive changes that we have seen over the past few months, like being able to eat at our favorite restaurants again, even though they are not yet operating at full capacity. Many schools are back to being in person, and some have even returned to full day instruction. Some offices have reopened, and family sports schedules have resumed. We know that many of our patients have missed their routine hygiene examinations or cancelled appointments and have yet to reschedule. We know that you are busy, but we encourage you to put your oral health first. We do not want to see the consequences of postponing or avoiding hygiene examinations. Read on to find out more.
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.
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.