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."


Are You Accidentally Bathing Your Teeth in Sugar?

Do you brush and floss regularly and wonder why you still get cavities? There can be underlying causes, but it’s more likely that something you do is undoing your efforts for a healthier smile.Most of us know that too much sugar is bad for our teeth. But even if you make healthy food choices, you need to watch your beverage choices, because you may be consuming a lot of “hidden” sugar. And the problem is that bacteria in your mouth love sugar, which is then converted to acid. Sugar starts the process, but it is the acid that leads to decay.The Worst Drinks for Your TeethUnfortunately, many popular beverages today ...

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Health Care Includes Dental Care

Dental Care | Northport NY Dentist
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 ConnectionIn 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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Sleep Apnea - How Your Dentist Can Help

Sleep Apnea | Northport NY Dentist
If you have sleep apnea, you know how it can take over your life. Since you struggle to breathe while you sleep, you don’t get adequate rest, and you always feel tired. It can take a toll on your partner as well since they have to put up with the loud, forceful snoring that characterizes sleep apnea.The Dangers of Sleep ApneaSleep apnea is a severe sleep-related breathing disorder. It occurs when you fall asleep and the muscles in your tongue and throat relax, closing up your airway and making it difficult or impossible to breathe. Patients with sleep apnea experience pauses in breathing that can last for several minutes and ...

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What Are Your Best Bets for Cosmetic Dentistry?

Back in the day, if you wanted to improve your smile, there weren’t a lot of treatments to choose from. Now, with tremendous advances in technology and the updated materials we use, there are nearly endless options for customizing smile makeovers.The Smile ConsultationWhether you want to transform your smile completely or you just have a few flaws you would like to correct, the process starts with a smile design consultation. At this point, you may not even be sure what it is you would like to change; you just know you want to improve your smile.That’s why it is a good idea to take some time to prepare a list ...

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4 Things That Affect the Whiteness of Your Smile

Teeth Whitening | Northport NY Dentist
A teeth whitening treatment at our Northport, NY dental office can give your smile a much-needed boost for any special event. Whitening is a simple way to brighten your smile and enhance and lighten the color of your teeth.If you wonder exactly what it is that causes your teeth to stain or darken over time, here are a few things to be aware of:The Aging ProcessTeeth naturally wear and discolor as we age. Over time, the dental enamel will become slightly pitted and worn no matter how much care you take with your oral hygiene. This slight erosion makes teeth prone to discoloration since stains can more easily penetrate porous ...

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What to Look for in a Northport Family Dentist

Northport Family Dental | Northport NY
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 DentistMake 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

E-Cigarette | Northport Family Dental
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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