February 4, 2016
Dr. Rosenfeld and his team at East Islip Dental Care do everything they can for patients to help them enjoy optimal oral health. This commitment to care goes way beyond what happens in the dentist’s chair to include helping you afford the dental treatment you or another member of the family needs. With this in mind, East Islip dentist and his team offer an In-House Dental Fee Plan. Let’s take a look at how this plan is set up and how it might be helpful to you.
January 18, 2016
Customer service just isn’t what it used to be—unless, of course, you’re at East Islip Dental Care. Dr. Rosenfeld and his team place a premium on treating each and every one of their patients with the best of care and service. Patients come from all over Long Island for the VIP treatment we provide in all areas of our practice.
January 11, 2016
Want to keep your teeth for a while—like for your entire life? Then take care of your gums. Research shows that more 75 percent of American adults over the age of 35 have some degree of gum disease, either gingivitis—the early stage—or periodontitis, the later stage. And gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Fortunately, there is a way for you to both avoid and treat gum disease: brush and floss your teeth every day and see Dr. Rosenfeld at East Islip Dental Care for regular checkups and for periodontal therapy if necessary.
December 1, 2015
Your trusted dentist in Islip, East Islip Dental Care, discusses the benefits of digital radiography over traditional x-rays.
Your Dentist in Islip Discusses Digital Radiography VS Traditional X-rays
Until 1895, dental and medical patients alike relied on physical examination by a doctor to determine the underlying cause of health concerns like broken bones, tooth decay, and bullet wounds. Unfortunately, this reliance lead to spurious beliefs about dental health such as the widely known fact that tooth decay was caused by worms that lived inside teeth. Luckily, in November of 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen stumbled upon the technology used in radiography today. In the past decade, many dental and medical practices have shifted to digital x-rays in much the same way people prefer digital images to rolls of film. At East Islip Dental Care, we offer patients the convenience and increased safety of digital radiography. This technology makes it possible for our team to safely and efficiently keep track of dental health during regular checkups.
Traditional VS Digital Radiography
Many of us remember the traditional x-ray process. Numerous images were taken, and retaken when we weren’t able to stay immobile for the required amount of time. Practitioners attempted to minimize patient and employee radiation exposure. The result of these images was a “negative” image like those of 8 mm film cameras that then needed to be developed. Using harsh chemicals, dental team members developed this film, and created a set of exposures of each section of the mouth. In some cases, patients weren’t able to see their x-rays on the day of their visit.
Consequently, the introduction of digital x-ray technology dramatically changed the way dentists use radiography. Digital x-rays take significantly less time to capture, expose patients and employees to 90% less radiation, offer higher quality results, and are available immediately for review or transfer between computers. There’s no doubt, the innovative digital x-ray technology has changed preventive dentistry for the better.
Benefits of Digital X-Rays
- Better images – the images produced using digital radiography are of a higher resolution than those captured with traditional x-rays meaning the dentist is able to more readily detect even minimal decay or damage and offer treatment at the earliest possible stage.
- Green option – because there are no hazardous chemicals or developing paper and storage rooms required, digital x-rays make it possible for dentists to keep track of patient’s developing dental health without adding harsh chemicals or excess paper waste to the environment.
- Easily transferred – no more headache moving x-rays between practices or taking physical x-rays to a specialist. Digital x-ray files are easily transferred.
- Make patients part of the planning process – the key to helping patients achieve and maintain the optimal level of oral health is making them part of their treatment planning, and digital images make this easier than ever. Patients are able to see x-rays right away, and review their smile in partnership with the dentist and team becoming active participants in their own treatment planning.
Contact Your Islip Dentist to Find out More
If it’s time for your next dental checkup and teeth cleaning, contact East Islip Dental Care today. We look forward to seeing you soon.
August 25, 2015
There’s a problem no one’s talking about, even though it kills one person every hour. That means that by the time you eat lunch, it will have killed more than seven people since you woke up. And only slightly half of those who have it will live more than five years. It’s more deadly than cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma and testicular cancer–cancers we hear about far more often.
July 20, 2015
Before you send your children back to school, you probably make sure they have all the right school supplies, clothes, and shoes. You may even schedule an appointment with your child’s pediatrician to make sure they’re healthy before they start a new year, but did you ever consider scheduling a dental checkup before the school year starts? Some schools in the area require dental check-ups at various grade levels. East Islip Dental Care encourages you to schedule a back to school dental checkup and cleaning for your child today. Contact our friendly staff to request an appointment, or find out more about our dental care services today.