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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."

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When Should You Bring Your Child in for Their First Dental Visit?

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the dentist should see your child around his or her first birthday or within six months following the first tooth. 

At North Port Family Dental, our well-trained staff understands that your child may be uneasy in a pediatric dentistry environment, especially during the first visit. We will do everything we can to put your child at ease. We want your child to enjoy coming to the dentist, and our pediatric patients love it here!

What Happens During the First Visit

During your child’s first oral health check, our dentist will examine your child’s bite and pay special attention to the way his or her ...

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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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3 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Put Off Oral surgery

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Unfortunately, many people are not fans of dentistry in general but say the words “oral surgery,” and even the most confident patients may feel a twinge of panic.

Of course, there’s a very good reason why your dentist recommends oral surgery, and in some cases, the procedure is needed to protect your general oral health and well-being. Whatever the reason in your case, you should know that there have been significant advances and improvements in oral surgery that make these procedures more efficient and comfortable than ever before.

If it has been a while since you last had oral surgery, you should understand that there have been dramatic improvements in the way ...

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How to Get Your Child to Brush Their Teeth When They Have Sensory Issues

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As the parent of a child on the autism spectrum, you know that it can be a challenge to help them brush their teeth.

In many cases, the problem is that kids with hypo- or hypersensitivity don’t like the sensation of having a toothbrush in their mouth. Kids with hyposensitivity are less aware of what’s going on in their mouth, which can create anxiety about brushing. Kids with hypersensitivity, on the other hand, feel everything in their mouth acutely, often causing every touch to be perceived as painful.

Tips for Helping Your Child Brush Comfortably

If your child has sensory issues, you may be frustrated because you know how critical it is to ...

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The Close Ties between Your Smile and Your Self-Confidence

A beautiful, confident smile is an enormous asset. When you know your teeth look bright and healthy, you are apt to smile more, which helps you feel good about yourself, and your confidence soars.

The Power of Smiling

What happens when you smile? For one thing, a smile releases endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, so your reason for smiling in the first place is enhanced by feelings of well-being. Another benefit is that smiling can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure.

Of course, you also look good when you smile, and others are more likely to view you as being attractive, sincere, and reliable. Studies have shown that others believe attractive people ...

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Does Your Child Have This Common Childhood Disorder?

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As parents, we want our kids to have the happiest, most positive childhood possible. We instinctively shield them from negative experiences now because we know they will have enough of them to face later in life!

You ensure your child's health by taking them to the doctor for checkups and routine immunizations. But there's one important aspect of their health you may not give a lot of thought to, and that's the condition of their teeth. 

How Poor Oral Health Affects Your Child

The Centers for Disease Control reports that dental caries (tooth decay) is the number one chronic childhood illness in children between the ages of 6 and 11. Tooth decay ...

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3 Signs That Might Mean Your Partner Has Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects nearly 20 million American adults. It occurs when the tongue and soft tissues of the throat collapse against the throat during sleep, blocking the airway.

Unfortunately, about 80% of sleep apnea cases go undiagnosed. Many patients either don’t realize that common symptoms like snoring are a sign of sleep apnea, or they are aware of the disorder but don’t understand its severity.

If you are concerned that your partner is suffering from sleep apnea, here are three symptoms you should look out for.

  • Loud, excessive snoring is a common symptom that’s associated with sleep apnea. Your partner’s snoring occurs because of vibrations in ...

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