Preventive Dentistry – East Islip, NY
Keeping East Islip Cavity-Free for 30+ Years
Preventing a problem is always much easier than getting it fixed, and that couldn’t be truer when it comes to your teeth! Using the services below, Dr. Rosenfeld can help patients avoid common dental problems so they don’t turn into major headaches, ensuring that they enjoy better oral health while also spending less time and money at the dentist’s office! If you’re hoping to keep yourself and your family cavity-free this year, be sure to contact us to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose East Islip Dental Care for Preventive Dentistry?
- Dentists with decades of experience
- Open 7 days a week
- Able to treat the entire family under one roof
Dental Checkups & Cleanings
The American Dental Association recommends that patients of all ages should attend at least two checkup and cleaning appointments each year, and Dr. Rosenfeld agrees! These visits give him and our team a chance to examine your teeth, gums, and bite so we can take care of any minor issues right away. Plus, a professional cleaning will remove stubborn plaque and tartar deposits that are the underlying cause of cavities while also getting rid of minor surface stains to keep your smile sparkling white!
The chewing surfaces of the back teeth are where people usually develop cavities first, and this is because their rough and grooved surfaces easily trap plaque and food particles that cause decay. For children, they are especially vulnerable because their location makes them tricky to brush. With a dental sealant, however, we can literally cover this part of the teeth with an invisible layer of composite resin. This will seal it off from plaque, bacteria, and acids to keep the enamel safe from any damage.
Playing sports is great, but it can be rather hazardous for your teeth if you don’t protect them! One moment, you or your child are having a great time, and then suddenly, you’re dealing with a broken or knocked-out tooth. We’re able to help our more active patients stay safe by providing them with custom-made athletic mouthguards. Unlike anything you’ll find at the store or online, our guards are specially-shaped to fit comfortably and provide complete protection so patients have one less thing to worry about on the field, mat, or court.
Nightguards for Bruxism
Do your teeth look short and flat? Do you normally wake up with a sore jaw or headache? If so, then you might be grinding your teeth while you sleep, which is known as bruxism. This exposes the teeth to forces way more intense than regular chewing which can cause the enamel to crack and break over time. Stopping this habit is almost impossible, but we can help patients rest easy by providing them with a custom-made nightguard. This small oral appliance places a protective barrier over the teeth so they can’t come together and be damaged while someone sleeps.
If you walk down your local store’s oral healthcare aisle, almost every product you see will contain fluoride. That’s because this mineral has provided a natural and proven way to lower someone’s risk for cavities for decades. Fluoride is particularly helpful for children as well as adults who are prone to tooth decay. Dr. Rosenfeld can provide you with a fluoride supplement at you or your child’s next appointment to give you another weapon in the fight against cavities.
Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer claims thousands of lives every year, and this is usually because patients don’t notice symptoms until it is quite advanced and almost impossible to treat. To make sure this disease doesn’t have a chance to catch you by surprise, we’ll give you an oral cancer screening at every checkup. We’ll look for suspicious sores and growths in your mouth, and if we find anything, we can organize for a biopsy so you can get a diagnosis right away.
Dr. Rosenfeld has been taking care of East Islip for so long that many of his child patients are now starting to bring their own children to see him! From birth to college, we’re ready to help any growing smiles you might have at home. Our team will take the time to ensure that your son or daughter feels completely comfortable in our office, and we’ll provide absolutely everything they need to avoid cavities and enjoy optimal oral health year after year.
Your gums are just as important as your teeth when it comes to your oral health, and we’re ready to take care of them, too! Without proper oral hygiene, they can actually develop an infection called periodontal disease, which can cause symptoms like redness, swelling, gum recession, and even tooth loss. With deep cleanings, topical antibiotics, and even laser therapy, our team is ready to tackle periodontal disease head-on, so our patients’ smiles always have a strong foundation.