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Lerner & Lemongello Dentistry
5602 PGA Boulevard #201
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm

Reasons to Like your Dentist

dental visitAt Lerner & Lemongello, we work hard to give each patient what he or she needs most: quality dental care in a friendly environment. While a large percentage of our patients have positive feelings toward dentistry, we understand that there are individuals for whom dental visits are associated with negative emotions like fear, anxiety, stress, and frustration. According to statistics, it seems that dental anxiety affects nearly three-quarters of the population! So, if you are one who tends to avoid seeing the dentist, you’re certainly not alone. However, consider reasons why you might actually like your dentist.

  1. Good dentists outnumber the “bad.” If you have had a bad experience with one dentist, you could be turned off to the rest of them. The truth is, the right care from a dentist with a positive manner and a wealth of training and experience can turn things around, both in your mouth and in your attitude toward dentistry.
  2. Your dentist really does want to help you. Dentists do not choose their profession because they like poking around in people’s mouths. Well, they do, but not with the intent of causing discomfort. We view our role as your dental team as a supportive network that will help you avoid painful situations!
  3. Your dentist is there when you need care. Ideally, you will never fall victim to a dental emergency. But if you do, you want to know that your comfort will be restored right away. This is when it pays to have an established working relationship with a dentist whom you like and trust. There is nothing like an urgent need to make you want to see your dentist!

Drs. Lerner and Lemongello have been focusing on the diverse needs of patients for more than 30 years. Throughout their time in private practice, each has maintained a strong interest in continued education at some of the leading colleges and dental institutions. Patients of our office in Palm Beach Gardens have the opportunity to work with a dentist that is intent on creating positive experiences and smiles that are healthy and attractive.

Schedule your visit with us at (561) 627-9000.

 

 

Twice Yearly Dental Check-Ups Are An Absolute Must

dental cehckupTaking care of your health should be one of your top priorities – add to that the importance of caring for your mouth, teeth and gums. Nothing says “happy” like a beautiful smile and nothing beats clean, fresh breath. Preventing tooth decay and gum disease are a snap if you make it a priority to visit our offices for a complete dental exam and cleaning every six months.

A dental exam at Lerner & Lemongello can:

  • Diagnose serious dental and other diseases – such as oral cancer – before they become more difficult to manage and injurious to your health.
  • Save money – because any dental health issues will be treated while they are more manageable and the treatment protocol is less complicated and expensive.

During your dental exam we will:

  • Visually examine your teeth, gums, tongue and throat.
  • Perform a head and neck exam to look for anything out of the ordinary.
  • Examine your face, saliva and the movement of your lower jaw joints – TMJ’s.
  • Check your “bite,” the way your teeth fit together.
  • Evaluate the status of your existing dental restorations and fillings.
  • Recommend options for older, existing fillings and recommend other restorations, such as bridges or crowns.
  • Take x-rays and examine them carefully to help diagnose tumors, cysts, decay, and other problems that can’t be seen by the naked eye.
  • Screen for oral cancer.
  • Create a personalized oral health program which will schedule your twice yearly dental visits.
  • Clean, floss and polish your teeth to remove plaque, the sticky substance that causes tooth decay and gum disease, and the hardened plaque, tartar, above the gum line.
  • Recommend brushing and flossing techniques.

At Lerner & Lemongello we are committed to providing the best dental care for our friends in Palm Beach Gardens. To learn more, call to schedule an appointment, today: (561) 627-9000.

Good Oral Health is Ultimately Up to You!

In our office we encourage our patients to take responsibility for their health.  This includes systemic health as well as their teeth and gums.  Oral health is an essential part of overall health.  Research has shown a link between oral health and diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and possibly stroke.  Eating healthy foods and avoiding sugary snacks, sodas, acidic soft drinks or sports drinks are a good way to prevent cavities and the need to restore your teeth while maintain a healthy smile.   Daily hygiene and regular professional cleanings and exams with our dental team are essential to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?  Chewing gum after a snack or meal stimulates salivary flow, clearing food from the mouth and neutralizing plaque acid.  Gum Chewing stimulates saliva production by up to ten times the normal rate.  Stimulating the salivary flow changes the chemistry of the saliva.  Clinical studies have shown that chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes following meals can help prevent tooth decay.  Saliva stimulated by chewing gum also has a greater buffering capacity, providing more relief from gastric reflux.  Saliva plays a significant role in maintaining oral health.  We still recommend seeing your dentist regularly for checkups and keep up with brushing and flossing to keep that smile healthy and avoid cavities.

Oral Cancer Screenings

There has been an increase in awareness by the public regarding oral cancer and oral cancer screening.  It is apparent that this is an important part of your dental check up.  The dentist and the dental hygienist should be completing oral cancer screening exams as part of your regular check up.  You may be unaware of this examination but if you have any questions you should ask your dentist or dental hygienist to complete an examination or advise you when it is being done.  If you have concerns bring it to the attention of your dentist.  This way you can assure that your needs and concerns are not overlooked.  Remember to avoid high risk factors such as tobacco and alcohol.  Our office is here to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

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