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Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
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Manual or Electric? No Worries – Just Brush!

dental brushingYou know this. You’ve got this. But we are going to remind you nonetheless – Brush and floss your teeth twice a day – but should you use a manual or a power (electric) brush?

Back in the day, the two decisions you had to make regarding your toothbrush were the color of the handle and whether you wanted soft, medium or firm bristles. You have lots of choices in today’s dental arsenal – from the size of the bristles, to their texture and firmness, to the ones that change color when it’s time to get a new brush. And then there are electric or power toothbrushes.

A standard toothbrush can definitely get the job done if you remember to use it properly every day. That means brushing two full minutes in order to get to every tooth surface. That’s when the power of an electric toothbrush may come in handy. It can cover a larger area faster and clean more surfaces in the same amount of time. When you brush by hand, you give your teeth about 300 strokes per minute – compared to thousands of strokes per minute with a power or electric brush. Here are some other things to consider:

  • Power brushes are better at cleaning your teeth. This equals less plaque and gum disease.
  • Power brushes are especially helpful for people who have trouble using their hands, children (because they are much more fun to use), people with dental braces (they clean around the metal parts much better), and the “lazy brusher.”
  • The main drawback to the electric toothbrush is the cost. Regular toothbrushes usually cost a few dollars; you will spend much more on an electric one.
  • The brush heads for power brushes need to be replaced just as often as manual brushes (about every three months), so this is an extra expense to consider.
  • Manual brushes are smaller and can be easily tucked into a purse.

The take-away remains the same: Your teeth are meant to last. Take care of them.

We specialize in creating South Florida’s most beautiful smiles. Call to schedule an appointment, today: (561) 627-9000.

Invisalign: Discrete teeth straightening with Invisible Braces

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Do you have crooked or slighted crooked teeth? Do you hate the thought of wearing metal braces that look unsightly and also make maintaining oral hygiene much more difficult?  Well you are not alone.  Many people share your frustration.  Well, don’t be discouraged because there is a solution to straighter teeth without the embarrassment of metal braces.  The solution is Invisalign. Invisalign is one of the most well established invisible braces systems for the straightening of teeth in a discrete manner. They are referred to as “Invisible braces” because instead of traditional wire braces, a series of invisible clear aligners are worn that moves your teeth to the position you want.  The result, straight even teeth in about the same amount of time as traditional metal braces.

Advantages of invisible braces:

The treatment is very discrete

The clear aligners are fabricated specifically for each individual patient.  The results are excellent and the aligners are completely transparent and difficult to detect.  This means you will wear Invisalign with complete confidence.

The treatment is comfortable

Patients that have experienced the discomfort and irritation of wearing metal braces will find Invisalign braces more comfortable.  The clear aligners are made of a durable smooth material, which allows your lips and tongue to glide smoothly over the aligners.  No catching food in your teeth or pinching of the lip over metal braces or wires.

You can eat normally and clean your teeth easily

With traditional metal and wire braces food can get trapped or stuck behind the wires and bands and can be difficult to clean. This build up can then affect your oral health sometimes leading to problems such as gum disease and bad breath. With Invisalign braces you can remove the aligners to eat the foods you want and you can brush and floss your teeth as you normally would, enabling you to maintain healthy oral hygiene.

You can whiten your teeth while straightening them

With Invislalign you can also whiten your teeth while straightening them.  The clear aligners can be used with whitening gel that you can get from your dentist.  Just add a little whitening gel once a day while wearing your Invisalign aligners and watch your teeth whiten while they are straightening.

With Invisalign, you are in control

With Invislalign you are in control.  You can take your aligners out to eat, brush and floss.  You change to a new set of aligners every two weeks and watch your teeth gradually move position over time.  Slowly, invisibly over time, your teeth are straightened without discomfort, embarrassment or anyone realizing you are wearing braces.  Your dentist checks your progress at regular intervals until you achieve the beautiful smile with straight teeth you always wanted.

 

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Achieve your dream of straighter whiter teeth with Invisalign

The dental team at Drs. Lerner and Lemongello’s office is available to ensure your comfort and safety and are available to answer any of your concerns.  So whether it is for Invisalign, a dental check up, a simple tooth restoration, a smile makeover, dental implants, or complete mouth restorations our team is ready to help you achieve the smile you deserve and the dental heath you want.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000.  Visit our website at  www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for examples of some of South Florida’s most beautiful smiles.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach

 

What Color is Your Smile?

There’s no one color that most people would call their favorite. Others like green while some are loyal to blue. However,  when it comes to teeth, almost everyone wants to have the same shade — the brightest white. Here at our Palm Beach Gardens dental practice, we get a lot of questions from men and women alike about their tooth whitening options for that bright, white smile they’ve always wanted.

Although the first step to getting the teeth color you desire is to set up an initial consultation with us, you might want to know the top tooth staining offenders below!

1. Dark colored beverages – Since the outermost part of your teeth is porous, the dark qualities of both black coffee and tea could stain your teeth. The same goes  for colas, red wine, and cranberry juice. In addition, these beverages are quite acidic, making your teeth more prone to tooth decay and plaque formation.

2. Blueberries – Although blueberries are considered to be a superfood due to its antioxidant content, the fruit’s dark blue skin could stain your teeth a lot. You do not have to stop consuming these wonderful fruits,all you need to do is to have water in between your blueberry bites.

3. Beets – The staining effect of beets is very powerful when it is consumed as juice.

4. Curry – After enjoying curry at lunch or dinner, consider brushing your teeth or swishing some water into your mouth.

5. Red and Brown Sauces – Dark colored condiments such as tomato sauce, soy sauce, and balsamic vinegar are also top culprits of tooth staining. You can counteract their staining effects by chewing on crunchy and raw vegetables or fruits such as apples, carrots, or celery. These food items are proven to be effective in the mechanical removal of stains.

Your Tooth Whitening Options in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

At our teeth whitening studio in Palm Beach, Florida, you can choose from our two whitening options: take-home whitening and in-office whitening. We use only the latest teeth whitening system, which can lighten the color of your teeth to several shades in as little as one hour. Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000 or you can fill out this contact form. We’d love to hear from you!

 

Improving your smile, improving your life. That’s what Cosmetic Dentistry is about.

DSF9122-200x300Ask yourself this question: What is your best feature? If you asked your family and friends that question would the answer be the same?  When you meet someone for the first time what do you notice first?  If you asked most people they would say a person’s smile.  Would they say that about you?  If not. Why not?  How would a great smile make you feel?  How would it make you feel about yourself? How would a beautiful smile change your life?

There is one defining feature that unites us all.  That feature is a beautiful smile.  A smile brings us together. It draws people in. It expresses who we are. It can instantly change the people it is shared with. Like laughter it is contagious making those around you smile too.

Looking good and feeling good about yourself doesn’t have to be hard work.  You don’t have to spend hours at the gym or count calories to watch your weight.  There is no product, diet or training program that will increase your confidence in yourself in the same way a healthy and attractive smile will.

Cosmetic dentistry can give you the smile you have always wanted.  A beautiful smile will change your life. If you are looking to enhance your smile, there are a wide variety of easy dental treatments available to meet your needs and your budget.  These range from quick, basic treatments like tooth whitening to more sophisticated treatments such as porcelain veneers that can transform your smile into the smile of your dreams in as little as 2 visits.

Rest assured the dental team at Drs. Lerner and Lemongello’s office is available to ensure your comfort and safety and are available to answer any of your concerns.  So whether it is for a dental check up, a simple tooth restoration, a smile makeover, dental implants, or complete mouth restorations our team is ready to help you achieve the smile you deserve and the dental heath you want.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and information on all dental procedures at 561-627-9000.  Visit our website at  www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for examples of some of South Florida’s most beautiful smiles.

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, Wellington, Boca Raton, Palm Beach

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Palm Beach Gardens.

Missing teeth have long been replaced with fixed bridges or dentures.  However, more recently there has been a trend towards replacing missing teeth with dental implants which are a more comfortable and permanent solution. Implants, when placed and restored by an experienced dentist will look and feel like your own natural teeth and be virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.

Tooth loss can occur for a number of reasons including neglecting your teeth and gums with poor diet and poor hygiene.  It can occur naturally from age and also due to trauma.  The loss of teeth can have a significant impact on a person’s self esteem due to the esthetic implications as well as causing bite problems and difficulties in eating.

A major advantage of dental implants is that they do not require preparation or drilling of neighboring healthy teeth and they do not require special brushes and extra care for oral hygiene. When teeth are lost bone loss of the jaw occurs after some time and dental implants slow this process down and prevent excessive loss of your bone structure.

Dental implants are one of the most successful ways to replace missing teeth and have a very high success rate. How long they last will depend on a number of factors including the skill of your dentist, the surgeon and how well you look after the health of your teeth and gums once complete.  Dr. Lerner and Dr. Lemongello and our office staff have the skill and expertice all in a 5 star environment to meet the needs of their patients.

Visit our website at www.lernerlemongello.com and view our “Smile Gallery” for beautiful smiles restored with dental implants.

Get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of, make an appointment today! Contact Drs. Lerner and Lemongello for an appointment and free information on Dental Implants at 561-627-9000.   

 Drs. Lerner and Lemongello also proudly serve Stuart, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Boca Raton, Delray Beach and surrounding areas.

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