Summertime is one of the best times of year to hit the road or to fly across the globe for some faraway adventure. Whether your summer plans include a trip to see Grandma and Grandpa or to observe the moon and stars from a dimly lit campground, it goes without saying that time away from the normal routine can feel both exhilarating and chaotic. Here, we outline a few simple things that you can do to protect your teeth and gums while making the most of the summertime fun.
Lerner & Lemongello offers friendly care to patients from Palm Beach Gardens, as well as those who are just passing through. Call (561) 627-9000 to schedule your visit.
Most people don’t look forward to tests. However, a short quiz is anything but stressful, and ours can help you see just how much you know about your smile, and about dental care! Have fun with these questions, and feel free to contact our office with yours.
What can cosmetic dentistry do for you?
Answer: E. Of course, there are many reasons that a person may give for seeing a cosmetic dentist. However, the results of their treatment may be much greater than they expect. When your smile looks good, you feel good. It’s that simple! And studies indicate that an attractive smile is not only a career asset but also advantageous for social and romantic relationships.
How can a tooth be straightened?
Answer: D. To be technically correct, only braces can officially straighten a tooth. However, dentists often use crowns or porcelain veneers to make a tooth appear straight. Veneers are also used to make short teeth look longer, to close gaps, and to perfect the shape of teeth.
True or False
Invisalign cannot correct malocclusion.
False. When Invisalign first originated, this aligner system was approved for the correction of slight misalignment; a turned tooth or a gap. After years of research and development, Invisalign has evolved into an excellent method for correcting mild to moderate overbite, underbite, and crossbite, too.
Laser teeth whitening is no more effective than other professional methods.
True. A few years ago, patients were seeing a lot of dentists advertise (expensive) laser whitening treatments. This method never really took hold, and for a good reason: it is not any better than what was already available. We offer both in-office whitening, where you sit back and leave the “heavy lifting” to us and also home whitening using professional-grade whitening gel. Both of these processes are efficient, and each can reach the same gorgeous level of radiance.
We enjoy having fun with our patients while attending to their dental needs. Stay up to date with your exams and cleanings by scheduling your next visit with us.
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.
Yes, we can sit here and blame our kids for eating all of their Halloween candy, but let’s face it— while they were napping or at school, you snuck way too many handfuls of miniature candy bars and taffy (because it’s one of the best parts of parenthood). If your teeth are feeling a bit dirty, sticky, or otherwise uncomfortable because of either too much candy consumption or the lack of proper dental care, head into Lerner & Lemongello today to get those teeth cleaned, whitened, and aligned with a smile makeover. Read on to learn more.
Did you know that you are supposed to get your teeth professionally cleaned twice a year? If you can’t remember the last time you had your teeth professionally cleaned or if you can but it far exceeds that bi-annual recommendation, then schedule an appointment with Lerner & Lemongello in order to get your teeth cleaned. During your cleaning, your teeth will not only get a fluoride treatment and in-depth cleaning, but your jaw will be examined for underlying conditions such as TMD.
Nobody likes to look into the mirror post Halloween and see a set of yellow teeth smiling back. In order to help you get teeth that are less out of nightmares and more out of fantasies, Lerner & Lemongello offer two types of whitening treatments to help you reverse the damage that has been layed upon them: in-office whitening and at-home whitening. Depending on what type of stains you have and some other factors, you and your dentist will choose the best option for you.
Other than a dirty smile that is yellow, nothing will scare your friends and family away quite like a mouth full of misaligned teeth. Depending on how misaligned your teeth are and the health of your bite, you may be deemed a suitable candidate for Invisalign. As a great, easy, and hassle free way of straightening your teeth, Invisalign uses customized trays to help straighten your teeth. And the best part? You can take them out when you are eating!
Leave Halloween behind and make your smile a bit less frightening with cleaner, whiter, and straighter teeth. To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of our experts, contact Lerner & Lemongello today!