At 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.
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.
Taking 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.
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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.
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? 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.
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.