Northport Family Dental
Caring...For You.

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 often should I come in for an exam and cleaning?

Exam & Cleanings Northport NY The obvious answer is, “As often as it is necessary for you to maintain a stable oral environment, free of disease and inflammation.” Of course, whatever that answer might be today will change over time depending upon many variables. Age, medications taken, prior dental history and restoration, stress levels, diet, and changes in host resistance all interact clinically.

The time and effort you expend at home also varies over time and is often dictated by external events. Since we are trying to control an opportunistic disease process, it is not uncommon to see flare-ups when our home care drops below optimum levels.

The team at Northport Family Dental spends a lot of time monitoring the results of your efforts and how effective they are. Based on what we see, we’ll make our recommendations as to how often you should be seen, re-evaluate the effectiveness of your home care, and help you refine your technique for maximum effectiveness. A little encouragement can go a long way toward achieving a healthy mouth.

Results From Regular Cleanings

As an example, a patient previously seen every three months due to an underlying periodontal condition may see improvements due to lifestyle changes. Visits every four months or even twice a year may now be adequate to maintain health.

On the other hand, systemic illness, life stresses, and medication may change the oral environment such that someone who had no issues previously suddenly develops problems. More frequent visits may be necessary in order to maintain health and avoid larger and deeper problems. Recognition is key.

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