April 27, 2016
Tooth colored and silver fillings — they’re both common ways to restore a tooth from decay and damage. Which is better, though? Your dentist at East Islip Dental Care is here to help you understand your options. Keep reading to learn more about the differences between silver and tooth colored fillings in Islip!
April 19, 2016
Root canal therapy is necessary when tooth decay, injury or fracture affect the inside of the tooth as well as the outer enamel. While no one wants a root canal, it’s actually a blessing for those who are experiencing severe pain related to their damaged tooth — the treatment alleviates discomfort and prevents extraction. How does the root canal procedure work? Let’s take a closer look at what you can expect from a root canal in Islip.
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.
December 16, 2015
The words “Root Canal,” send most patients bolting for the door, but to be fair, root canals have gotten a bad reputation in large part due to misunderstanding. Root canal infection occurs when tooth decay causing bacteria reach the inner, pulp, layer of teeth. Root canal treatments are procedures that involve the pulp of the tooth, and the dental specialty, endodontics, was created to provide these necessary treatments. The procedure traditionally referred to as a “root canal” consists of the removal of infected pulp, refilling of the tooth with biocompatible material, and the placement of a dental crown to provide additional stability and protection to the treated tooth. This blog provides facts regarding some of the common misconceptions about root canal infection and treatments.
November 11, 2015
When disease, decay, or damage ruin a smile, a patient may feel embarrassed about seeking professional dental care. To those people we say, “Take heart”—Dr. Rosenfeld and his team welcome patients with broken-down smiles. In fact, we applaud you for taking a step toward reclaiming a strong and healthy smile for a healthier life! You’ll feel better emotionally and physically when you have a comfortable, beautiful smile to share with the world.
October 7, 2015
At East Islip Dental Care, we firmly believe that access to good dental care shouldn’t be reserved only for those who can pay for their services out-of-pocket. And having a dental procedure shouldn’t leave you broke, either. That’s why your dentist in East Islip offers CareCredit, a fantastic health care financing option for anyone who could use a little help paying for their dental care. Keep reading to learn more and find out how you can take advantage of this wonderful resource.
October 1, 2015
A lot of things stick out to me from my childhood — and one thing is the time I learned that age old lesson: never do anything halfway. I won’t go into the details, but it’s a lesson that I’ve carried with me throughout my life, and something I remind myself of a lot in dentistry — especially when it comes to missing teeth. Did you know that in tooth replacement, there’s only one option that truly acts as a replacement for the whole tooth, rather than just the part you see? If you’ve got missing teeth, they need to be replaced — and if you don’t want to just do it halfway, you need to choose dental implants in Islip.
September 15, 2015
Have you had enough of the difficulties that come with missing teeth? If the answer to that question is, “Yes,” then depending on the extent of your tooth loss, partial dentures or full dentures can restore your smile and your confidence, as well as your ability to speak and chew. At East Islip Dental Care in East Islip, NY, Dr. Julie Blais Boerger is our dentures dentist. She is highly skilled in dental prosthetics and has provided many patients with dentures and partials that look and feel completely natural. Dr. Boerger is a clinical professor at Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine and a board member for New Dentist magazine. These posts give her the ability and opportunity to stay abreast of the latest in dental treatment and tooth replacement with partial or full dentures.
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.