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Patient Testimonials

  • "Northport Family Dental provides a very welcoming and professional staff with state of the art technology at their fingertips. On my very first visit as a new patient I was made to feel welcome and comfortable in the clean, pleasant and organized waiting area and treatment room."

  • "This was my first visit and I was immediately impressed by the facility and the professionalism of the staff. I was further impressed by the attention to detail, explanations and information given by the Doctor about the available treatments and my options. Dental treatment is not high on my list of things I look forward to but this was a rewarding and relatively painless experience."

  • "My family and I have been going to Northport Dental for the past 20 years and we love it. Dr. Rubin is awesome and his staff of hygienists, assistants and administrators are all so nice and caring and professional. Dr. Rubin's office is total state of the art - with all the latest high-tech equipment and comfortable atmosphere. We've recommended this office to many friends who are all very happy."

  • "The staff was terrific...very friendly and welcoming. Everything went like clockwork. I can't think of an experience with a dentist that was as reassuring. Doctor Rubin was really something. He was approachable and easy to converse with. The technology and expertise was something to behold."


How to Know When It's Time for a New Toothbrush

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You’re an oral hygiene superstar who brushes twice a day and flosses once a day as instructed by your hygienist. You’ve even learned the proper technique for brushing, but you just had your six-month cleaning, and your hygienist informed you that you have gum disease.

How could this happen?

The point of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque and food debris that attract bacteria and lead to decay and gum disease. But a toothbrush with worn or flattened bristles isn’t going to clean your teeth as thoroughly as a fresh, new brush. Getting your teeth clean is the point of the exercise, so you may as well be sure your efforts ...

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A 4-Step Program for Effective Flossing

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Do you floss? Most people understand they need to brush twice a day, but flossing is equally important if you want to keep your smile healthy. Unfortunately, according to the American Dental Association, only about 40 percent of Americans floss daily, and 20 percent never floss at all.

Why You Should Be Flossing

Flossing is essential because your toothbrush can’t reach between teeth to clear away the plaque that collects during the day. Thorough flossing is not complicated or time-consuming; you should be able to do your whole mouth in five minutes. Establishing a routine is the best way to ensure that you floss regularly, so pick a time that makes sense ...

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Fixing 5 Dental Falsehoods

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There is a lot to know and understand about dentistry and your oral health. Unfortunately, many people don’t like the idea of dental visits, and tend to take a “the-less-I-know-the-happier-I am” approach to oral health concerns.

This type of thinking leads to a lot of misinformation and downright falsehoods about dental care that is perpetuated by word of mouth. You don’t have to know everything about oral health care, but you should know the difference between fact and fiction.

Here are 5 dental falsehoods along with the facts:

Myth: If your teeth feel okay, you don’t need to see the dentist

Fact: When your teeth feel fine is the BEST time to make an appointment. ...

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Health Care Includes Dental Care

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You want to keep your body healthy, so you get your annual physical like clockwork. When the doctor prescribes medications to keep you in optimal health, you take them as directed.

But what about your oral health? The fact is that if you do not take care of your teeth and gums, you aren't doing everything you can to enjoy good physical health.

The Mouth-Body Connection

In recent years, numerous studies have shown that there is a connection between the health of your mouth and the health of other bodily systems. You may also hear this referred to as the oral-systemic link.

While research in this area continues, existing studies suggest that bacteria in ...

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What to Look for in a Northport Family Dentist

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When searching for a new dentist, you need to consider what’s important to you and your family. Finding a professional who can meet all your family’s oral health needs may seem like a challenge, so we are sharing a few tips to consider when choosing a Northport, NY dentist.

Tips for Finding the Right Dentist

  • Make a note of all the areas of dentistry that are important to your family. Do you have young children or a problematic smile that results in the need for frequent dental restorations like fillings or crowns? The answer to questions like this will help point you in the right direction when looking for a practice that’s ...

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

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A few months back, one of our monthly newsletters had an article that discussed the oral health risks of smokeless tobacco. And one of our patients wrote me asking, “What about vapors? Any studies?”

Well, (and yes, I actually do read what you send me) there are. More every day it seems.

Clinically, I can state that there are not only visible changes that occur when the oral tissues are exposed to the smoke from tobacco but that it also influences the reparative capacity of those tissues, especially in response to inflammation or injury. A recent University of Rochester Medical Center study suggested that e-cigarettes were equally damaging to gums and teeth ...

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