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  • "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."


3 Signs That Might Mean Your Partner Has Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea | Northport NY Dentist

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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A 4-Step Program for Effective Flossing

Flossing | Northport NY Dentist

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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Are You Accidentally Bathing Your Teeth in Sugar?

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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 Teeth

Unfortunately, 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 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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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 Apnea

Sleep 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?

Woman Smiling | Cosmetic Dentist in Northport NY

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 Consultation

Whether 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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