Northport Family Dental
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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."

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How can we help you?

We believe that we can provide the highest quality dentistry when our patients are an active part of the decision-making process. Answering your questions isn't just a courtesy – it gives us an opportunity to explain things to you in such a way that you feel confident about the information you're receiving and what it means to you and the direction of your oral health care. No question is too small, and the only silly question is the one that goes unasked. 

We've shared a few of the questions we hear most often below. You probably have plenty of your own, though, so please don't ever hesitate to contact our Northport dental office, and we'll find the answers you're looking for.

Other

Age to bring Children to Dentist | Northport NY Dentist Great question, and certainly potentially confusing based on what you may read or hear from other people. The best age to take your child to the dentist is the age when your child will benefit the most. Advising and educating parents and their children is appropriate at all ages, including during pregnancy. The mothers’ periodontal health is often dictated by other changes going on in her body. Recognition and early treatment yields health benefits to both mother and child.

After many years of providing dental care to children and adolescents, Northport Family Dental would suggest the first checkup and cleaning for your child around age 4. It’s a reasonable developmental marker to enable your child to fully benefit.

Making Your Child's First Appointment Easier

It can be helpful to have your younger child accompany you or an older sibling to their check-up visit. They can watch a fun instructional video and become familiar with our office environment. The appropriate behavioral cues are learned simply by observation, setting the stage for their “Big Day” when they’re ready to participate fully. Remembering where the Prize Box never seems to be an issue.

Northport Family Dental has been caring for families for over 30 years.

If there is a concern or perceived need for treatment, call our office and arrange to speak to either Dr. Rubin or Dr. Quinn. Different things happen at every age and there are no stupid questions. 

Flexible Appointment Times | Northport NY DentistSome of us have busy schedules and finding the available time to take care of ourselves can be difficult. Often, our schedules are not our own and are subject to last minute changes. Northport Family Dental is open two nights during the week and Saturdays. These appointments and our early mornings are quite popular. We always recommend booking your time ahead in order to reserve the time that works best for you.

Some of our patients’ schedules change often and unpredictably. Keeping a record of your preferences on file allows us to contact you as our schedule changes. A simple phone call, email, or text can be sent detailing current appointment availability. Feedback from our patients has been very positive for this service.

New Patients Welcome

If you are a new patient, we want to welcome you to Northport Family Dental. Our goal is to make your initial experience positive and encouraging. Subsequent visits should only reinforce your choice. Our goal for you is to be confident in your decision to be cared for in our office by our knowledgeable and caring staff and doctors. The referral of family and friends is a high compliment that is appreciated greatly by all of us at Northport Family Dental.

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.

flex payment plans Northport NY Many of our patients do not have dental insurance. A few have flex plans through their employer, but most pay out-of-pocket for our services that keep them healthy and smiling.

At Northport Family Dental, if you're uninsured, you don't have to worry about compromising your oral health due to budgetary limitations. We will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs and satisfies your goals as well as prioritizing treatment into a logical sequence that fits your needs. Depending on your priorities, we may choose to complete your treatment in a short period of time or extend it out over a longer period so we stay in line with your budget.

Dental Financing Plans

We're also pleased to offer our patients the convenience of in-house financing plans as well as interest-free CareCredit financing. We can discuss all your options during your preliminary consultation. Our team will work with you in every way possible to see that you get the important dental treatments you need without having to worry about finding ways to pay for it.

Knowing the cost of treatment beforehand is important. Knowing that you are having that treatment provided in the right office and by the right doctors and supporting team members: priceless.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Invisalign is a very popular way to correct the alignment of crooked or crowded teeth. Our patients like Invisalign because the aligner trays are removable, so their oral hygiene isn’t hampered by having to work around unattractive brackets and wires. Invisalign treatment is referred to as a cosmetic orthodontic treatment because when worn, it is nearly invisible. The clear aligner trays must be worn consistently in order to work, upwards of 22 hours each day. The aligners are taken out when eating or drinking anything but clear liquids.Invisalign | Dr. Rubin Jeffrey

The great majority of patients are candidates for Invisalign. The important thing to consider is what your expectations are for your treatment. As dentists, we care about the proper alignment of teeth so that the supporting bone and surrounding soft tissues are healthy. We want the teeth to work together without causing excessive and premature wear. Properly aligned teeth exist in a healthier environment.

Scheduling Your Invisalign Consultation

Northport Family Dental is pleased to offer complimentary Invisalign consultation. It is a great opportunity to meet our knowledgeable staff and doctors. Our discussion will educate you about orthodontic solutions as well as alternative treatments. With this knowledge, you will be better able to make an informed decision about whether or not Invisalign is an appropriate solution for you. 

Teeth whitening northport nyThe biggest problem with teeth whitening tends to be tooth sensitivity. This is especially true if you attempt to whiten yourself using store-bought products.

If you want to avoid sensitivity, your best bet is to rely on the professionals to get the job done safely. While it might seem like too big of an investment, consider the fact that you can spend a lot of money on whitening products at your drug store. And even if you follow the instructions to the letter, you still won't get the bright, dramatic results you're looking for.

Take-Home Teeth Whitening

At Northport Family Dental, we have found our patients get the best results with take-home whitening. Customized trays are designed to cover all surfaces of your teeth for consistent results. Your hygienist will show you how to place the whitening gel in the trays in a way that helps prevent it from seeping out and irritating tender gum tissue.

For your peace of mind, it's also comforting to know that you have an experienced professional to turn to if a problem develops. If you are thinking about whitening your teeth, please call our office. We'll help you decide if whitening is right for you or if there's another cosmetic dentistry service at our Northport, NY dental office that would better suit your needs.

Dental Implants

Same Day Implants | Northport NY Dentist If conditions are not favorable, we recommend not placing a temporary in areas that are not esthetically critical. Where aesthetics are a concern, we can discuss the best option that applies to your individual situation.  We want to ensure clinical success in the long term as well as make the transitional period of healing as uneventful as possible.

Local factors usually determine whether or not this is feasible and/or recommended. If there is adequate bone volume and initial stabilization of the implant can be achieved, “immediate” placement can be an advantage. Not only does it eliminate a separate procedure but it advances the timeline, allowing the tooth replacement to be placed that much sooner.

Reasons We Can't Place It at the Same Appointment

If infection is present at the time of the extraction, “immediate” implant placement is contra-indicated. As always, local factors such as smoking, alcohol usage, underlying medical issues and medications influence our decision.

Inspection of the condition of the bony socket, following extraction,  is necessary before actual placement. If it is deficient, implant placement will be postponed and the site may be grafted in order to achieve the bone volume necessary for proper long term implant function and “health”.

 

Dental Implants Northport NY Dental implants are a very predictable and successful procedure. However, a small percentage experience problems. Most are associated with the implant to bone interface and can occur at different stages over the life of the implant. Fortunately, in most cases, either a replacement implant can be placed or remediation of the existing implant can resolve a developing problem.

 Our experience has been very positive when faced with this challenge. All of our cases where we experienced an initial problem have been successful when a second implant needed to be placed. The additional time to achieve a successful finish to these cases becomes a reality but in retrospect, our patients appreciate our determination to achieve their treatment goals.

Early Failures  

This usually involves a failure to achieve osseointegration; the migration of bone that forms an attachment to the surface of the implant that results in structural rigidity. Some of the factors involved are:

  • Pre-Surgical Site Infection
  • Inadequate quantity and quality of supportive bone at the surgical site
  • Underlying medical conditions that effect the healing response, such as diabetes
  • Smoking and/or Alcohol Consumption
  • History of Biphosphonate Use (for Osteoporosis)
  • Excessive chewing forces

 

Intermediate Failures

These are usually seen soon after the implant has been exposed or placed into function. Although seemingly normal on xray examination and routine evaluation for stability, the quality of the implant to bone attachment is inadequate. Once recognized, the implant may be allowed to heal for an additional time or removed entirely if circumstances suggest

 

Long Term Failure

 

Most of the issues seen over the course of time are related to either excessive or misdirected forces on the implant restoration. These forces are transmitted through the restoration to the supporting implant fixture and can initiate deterioration of the attachment to the bone and/or damage to the restoration.

Many of our patients have clenching/grinding habits, which may have been the underlying cause of the tooth needing to be extracted and the necessity of the implant being placed. Implants have less of a protective mechanism than teeth and the need to control those underlying forces remains. How your teeth function changes over time due to shifting and this means that periodic routine assessment of how the implant restoration is functioning in this ever changing environment is crucial to long term success. As necessary, adjustments to the biting surfaces of the teeth may be necessary to have the teeth continue to function smoothly.

Dental Implants in Northport NY The process of osteointegration, the attachment of bone to the implant surface, takes about 3 months. Once the implant is exposed, an impression can be taken. Your new tooth may be ready in as little as a few hours or a few days, often depending on personal preference.

Sites which have been grafted at the time of implant placement are ready usually in 4-6 months. Simultaneous implant placement with a sinus lift requires a minimum of six months healing.

Bone density varies widely in different areas of the mouth. Implants which are placed into dense bone tend to be more stable initially and our expectation is that they can be restored sooner than an implant placed in less dense bone.

Local factors play an important modifying role in the healing response and need to be considered.

Factors That Slow Healing Time

Factors such as smoking, underlying medical conditions (such as diabetes), and the amount and quality of bone available at the time of placement all effect surgical outcomes. The better the local surgical environment and associated favorable history, the sooner we expect to see a favorable healing response.

Children's Dentistry

Age to bring Children to Dentist | Northport NY Dentist Great question, and certainly potentially confusing based on what you may read or hear from other people. The best age to take your child to the dentist is the age when your child will benefit the most. Advising and educating parents and their children is appropriate at all ages, including during pregnancy. The mothers’ periodontal health is often dictated by other changes going on in her body. Recognition and early treatment yields health benefits to both mother and child.

After many years of providing dental care to children and adolescents, Northport Family Dental would suggest the first checkup and cleaning for your child around age 4. It’s a reasonable developmental marker to enable your child to fully benefit.

Making Your Child's First Appointment Easier

It can be helpful to have your younger child accompany you or an older sibling to their check-up visit. They can watch a fun instructional video and become familiar with our office environment. The appropriate behavioral cues are learned simply by observation, setting the stage for their “Big Day” when they’re ready to participate fully. Remembering where the Prize Box never seems to be an issue.

Northport Family Dental has been caring for families for over 30 years.

If there is a concern or perceived need for treatment, call our office and arrange to speak to either Dr. Rubin or Dr. Quinn. Different things happen at every age and there are no stupid questions. 

When to Bring Child to Dentist | Northport About half of our patients have some form of dental insurance. Most people have a basic understanding that they have some form of coverage but don’t really understand the role their insurance plays in their ongoing dental health needs. At Northport Family Dental, we're here to interpret your insurance plan design, and acting as your advocate, enabling you to obtain maximum allowable benefits for services rendered.

On your behalf, we’ll be happy to obtain the coverage details of your plan before we start. Knowing benefits available relative to proposed treatment allows us to accurately estimate any costs that would be your responsibility. Any and all associated paperwork necessary to file claims is generated and sent.

Making Your Procedure Affordable

Although Northport Family Dental is not an insurance-driven practice we recognize that affordability is often an important factor in your decision making. Our treatment recommendations are based on what we feel best meets your needs and the goals you set for yourself. We can interpret your plan and make you aware of its limitations. A better understanding of what your insurance benefits are may impact the sequencing of your treatment,often resulting in a higher overall insurance reimbursement. It should not, however, alter your treatment goals.

If you have questions about our policy regarding insurance, please give our Northport dental office a call. Understanding the ins and outs of insurance can be complicated in any case, and we’re here to make sure all your questions are answered fully.

Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign is a very popular way to correct the alignment of crooked or crowded teeth. Our patients like Invisalign because the aligner trays are removable, so their oral hygiene isn’t hampered by having to work around unattractive brackets and wires. Invisalign treatment is referred to as a cosmetic orthodontic treatment because when worn, it is nearly invisible. The clear aligner trays must be worn consistently in order to work, upwards of 22 hours each day. The aligners are taken out when eating or drinking anything but clear liquids.Invisalign | Dr. Rubin Jeffrey

The great majority of patients are candidates for Invisalign. The important thing to consider is what your expectations are for your treatment. As dentists, we care about the proper alignment of teeth so that the supporting bone and surrounding soft tissues are healthy. We want the teeth to work together without causing excessive and premature wear. Properly aligned teeth exist in a healthier environment.

Scheduling Your Invisalign Consultation

Northport Family Dental is pleased to offer complimentary Invisalign consultation. It is a great opportunity to meet our knowledgeable staff and doctors. Our discussion will educate you about orthodontic solutions as well as alternative treatments. With this knowledge, you will be better able to make an informed decision about whether or not Invisalign is an appropriate solution for you. 

Committing to fixing misaligned teeth is an important step towards your overall health. Invisalign gives adults and older teens the ability to improve teeth alignment and bite issues with clear aligner trays that are removable. It’s no wonder Invisalign in Northport, NY is so popular!

Invisalign treatment usually takes from 12 to 18 months. If you and your dentist have determined that you’re a good candidate, here’s what you can expect:

  • After an in-depth evaluation, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth. Your dentist will send these impressions to Invisalign to create a 3-D model of your mouth. Invisalign sends an individualized digital treatment to your dentist showing how your teeth will be moved. Your dentist will work with Invisalign to produce the optimal plan for you.
  • When your Invisalign trays are finalized, you’ll wear them at home for a predetermined number of hours per day (typically about 22 hours).
  • You’ll change your trays once every two weeks, which will continue to move your teeth in the right direction.
  • You’ll remove the trays to eat, brush, and floss.
  • When you’ve gone through all your Invisalign trays, we may need to tweak your results with additional aligners. Once your smile is complete, you will wear a retainer for a few months to ensure your teeth don’t move back to their old positions.

Scheduling Your Invisalign Consultation

If you would like to learn more about Invisalign or to schedule your appointment, call our office and our team will be happy to help you.

Preventative Dentistry

Invisalign is a very popular way to correct the alignment of crooked or crowded teeth. Our patients like Invisalign because the aligner trays are removable, so their oral hygiene isn’t hampered by having to work around unattractive brackets and wires. Invisalign treatment is referred to as a cosmetic orthodontic treatment because when worn, it is nearly invisible. The clear aligner trays must be worn consistently in order to work, upwards of 22 hours each day. The aligners are taken out when eating or drinking anything but clear liquids.Invisalign | Dr. Rubin Jeffrey

The great majority of patients are candidates for Invisalign. The important thing to consider is what your expectations are for your treatment. As dentists, we care about the proper alignment of teeth so that the supporting bone and surrounding soft tissues are healthy. We want the teeth to work together without causing excessive and premature wear. Properly aligned teeth exist in a healthier environment.

Scheduling Your Invisalign Consultation

Northport Family Dental is pleased to offer complimentary Invisalign consultation. It is a great opportunity to meet our knowledgeable staff and doctors. Our discussion will educate you about orthodontic solutions as well as alternative treatments. With this knowledge, you will be better able to make an informed decision about whether or not Invisalign is an appropriate solution for you. 

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.

Periodontal Treatment - Under Construction

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.

Oral Surgery

Same Day Implants | Northport NY Dentist If conditions are not favorable, we recommend not placing a temporary in areas that are not esthetically critical. Where aesthetics are a concern, we can discuss the best option that applies to your individual situation.  We want to ensure clinical success in the long term as well as make the transitional period of healing as uneventful as possible.

Local factors usually determine whether or not this is feasible and/or recommended. If there is adequate bone volume and initial stabilization of the implant can be achieved, “immediate” placement can be an advantage. Not only does it eliminate a separate procedure but it advances the timeline, allowing the tooth replacement to be placed that much sooner.

Reasons We Can't Place It at the Same Appointment

If infection is present at the time of the extraction, “immediate” implant placement is contra-indicated. As always, local factors such as smoking, alcohol usage, underlying medical issues and medications influence our decision.

Inspection of the condition of the bony socket, following extraction,  is necessary before actual placement. If it is deficient, implant placement will be postponed and the site may be grafted in order to achieve the bone volume necessary for proper long term implant function and “health”.

 

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