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By Beckelman
April 13, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Preventive Care  

Why restore when you can prevent it? It's the philosophy of care practiced by Dr. Robert Beckelman and his team at Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY. Family dentistry encompasses at-home habits and in-office services that keep teeth and gums healthy and your smile bright.

At-home habits

They are the foundation of great oral health. The American Dental Association (ADA) asks that you brush twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and to floss daily, too. These habits reduce destructive oral bacteria and the decay and gum disease they cause.

Also, pursue these diligently:

  • A low-carb, high-fiber diet
  • High-calcium and high-protein menu choices
  • A no-tobacco lifestyle
  • Limited alcohol consumption
  • Bite guards to avoid bruxism and TMJ, athletic mouthguards to protect teeth during sports, and snore guards to suppress dangerous sleep apnea
  • Chewing sugar-free gum and drinking plenty of water to freshen your breath and hydrate your mouth

If you have children, start their routine brushing and flossing early. Plus, bring your little ones to the dental office for a get-acquainted visit by the age of one year or earlier.

In-office care

At Leading Care Dental in Garden City, your family dentist checks each patient for tooth decay, gum disease, proper dental bite, the condition of fillings and crowns and oral cancer. Oral cancer takes the life of one American daily, says the Oral Cancer Foundation, but early detection leads to cure.

Also, Dr. Beckelman uses state of the art intraoral cameras to search for hidden decay and for signs of enamel erosion which causes dental sensitivity and decay. Digital X-rays instantly give exceptionally clear images of your root and bone structure.

Besides a thorough cleaning and exam, you and your children may take advantage of fluoride treatments and plastic sealants. They're simple, economical and proven to strengthen tooth enamel and protect against the ravages of bacteria and acid erosion.

Finally, your individualized treatment plan and in-office education guide your restorative and cosmetic dentistry choices. Your dental care is comprehensive, addressing current needs, forecasting potential problems and outlining your cosmetic dentistry goals.

Find out more

Preventive dentistry is an investment in you and your family. Take the time to model it for your children. See us for your routine check-ups and cleanings. And, of course, we'll provide state of the art treatments as needed and counsel you every step of the way. Phone Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY, for your six-month visit with Dr. Beckelman: (516) 256-2424.

By Beckelman
November 30, 2018
Category: Oral Health

Family DentistryFamily restaurants, family game night, family gatherings. We're focused on our loved ones and living life well. At Leading Care Dental in Garden City, NY Dr. Robert Beckelman and his professional team provide family dentistry in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that feels like home. Bring all your relatives, no matter the age, and receive the finest in preventive, restorative and cosmetic services that are sure to make you smile.

Preventive care

From oral examinations, hygienic cleanings, oral cancer screenings and digital X-rays to plastic sealants and fluoride treatments to ward-off decay, your family dentist in Garden City takes care of children, teens, and adults of all ages. He recommends twice yearly visits for all and crafts care plans appropriate to individual needs, systemic health and personal smile goals.

Patients come to Leading Care Dental to receive their care. There's no running from provider to provider. It's all in one place for your convenience and peace of mind. We understand busy schedules, and we can help.

Restorative care

While prevention is best, problems can happen to the healthiest and most careful of patients. That's why Dr. Beckelman and his team stay absolutely current on restorative care which includes:

  • Tooth-colored fillings made from composite resin
  • Porcelain crowns, including partial crowns (inlays and onlays)
  • Emergency care
  • Root canal therapy (endodontics)
  • Gum disease treatment (periodontics)
  • Extractions, including wisdom teeth removal
  • Tooth replacements (dental implants, dentures and bridgework)

The philosophy is simple: no matter the age of the patient, preserve as much tooth structure as possible, and deliver restorations that faithfully mimic the real thing in form and function. Plus, treatments are comfortable and relaxing. Leading Care Dental is a fear-free family practice!

Cosmetic care

Patients may need cosmetic dental services. A chipped or stained tooth can detract from anyone's personal appearance. But, of course, teens and adults usually express a greater interest in smile aesthetics.

So, Dr. Beckelman offers a wide array of cosmetic treatments, delivering smiles that really shine. Treatments include:

  • In-office or at-home teeth whitening (the most popular aesthetic service in the US, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry)
  • Composite resin bonding to repair chips, gaps and other small flaws
  • Invisalign clear aligners for discreet orthodontic care
  • Porcelain veneers to disguise larger defects

Another plus

Leading Care Dental helps families look and feel their very best. In addition, your dentist and his staff really value long-term relationships with their patients. They love watching children grow into teens and then become adults with the best of oral health. It's a partnership between provider and family.

Time for a check-up?

At Leading Care Dental, we look forward to seeing you and yours regularly. For your routine appointments, call the office today at (516) 256-2424.