Our dentists and team are committed to helping you enjoy a healthy smile for a lifetime. We offer a full range of services for patients of all ages. We take the time to get to know you and understand your oral health needs and smile goals to provide you with treatments that meet your unique requirements.
At Brooklyn Smile, in Brooklyn, New York, we are happy to provide both general dentistry and family dentistry. We offer many services, including:
- Children’s Dentistry
- Dental Cleanings
- Dental Sealants
- Emergency Dental Care
- Fluoride Treatment
- Night Guards
- Oral Hygiene
- Sports Mouth Guards
- Tooth Extractions
- VELscope® Oral Cancer Screenings
What is general dentistry?
A general dentist is your primary care dental provider. The top priority of general dentistry is dental work uniquely oriented toward the prevention of disease. Nearly 65 percent of dental procedures are either diagnostic or preventive. They diagnose, treat, and manage your overall oral health care needs, including gum care, root canals, fillings, crowns, veneers, bridges, and preventive education.
By emphasizing oral health and hygiene, general dentists help people avoid oral disease progression. If left untreated, these eventually result in pain, lost time at work or school—and an estimated cost of billions of dollars each year.
What do general dentists do?
General dentists are providers of dental care to people from the age of one to one hundred. At a routine visit to your general dentist, you will probably have a thorough examination of your mouth, teeth, gums, and other oral structures, a professional cleaning, and a discussion about your dental health and overall health.
If your exam reveals tooth decay, you will probably also have a filling in the affected tooth. Yet, these procedures, while common, are hardly the only services your general dentist provides.
What is family dentistry?
Like general dental care, family dental focuses on oral hygiene and the overall health of your teeth. Family dentists often concentrate on the requirements for kids at each age.
Family dentistry understands precisely how children’s growing teeth change. They also are concerned that children may be frightened to visit the dental office from time to time.
Gary Herskovits or Dr. Amy Herskovits ensures that children build positive associations with their dental appointments. When kids have an excellent dental experience, it helps establish good dental hygiene practices at home. These good habits are imperative for a beautiful smile. Click here for more info.
What does a family dentist do?
Family dentistry focuses on general and preventative dentistry. Some of the most common services provided are:
- Six-month Cleaning and exams: Exams are crucial for all patients regardless of age. We can catch issues like tooth decay and gingivitis before becoming more severe.
- Fluoride treatments, dental sealants, and teeth whitening: Fluoride treatments and dental sealants are great ways to prevent tooth decay in children. Teeth Whitening treatments lighten and break up stains and discolorations on your teeth to quickly improve your appearance and give you back a beautiful smile.
- Cavity checks and fillings: Tooth decay is preventable. Most family dentists specialize in identifying and filling cavities and treating patients of all ages.
- Gum disease treatment: Family dentists typically offer periodontal maintenance and scaling and root planing to treat patients suffering from gum disease.
Both general dentistry and family dentistry encompasses several dental treatments. These treatments focus on helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health that lasts your whole lifetime. Regardless if you are bringing your child in for a simple dental checkup or need a more complex procedure like root canal therapy, we are here to care for you.
Our team at Brooklyn Smile is pleased to provide both general and family dentistry to meet all of your dental goals for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Dr. Gary Herskovits or Dr. Amy Herskovits encourage their patients to visit at least once every six months to stay in the best dental health. We provide a thorough dental cleaning and exam during these routine appointments and ensure that your smile is in optimal health.
Suppose you notice dental pain or damage or experience a dental emergency. If so, we urge you to contact us as soon as possible to receive the best quality dental care you need.
To learn more about us and our other dental services, such as dental implants and cosmetic dentistry, and to schedule your family’s next visit, contact Brooklyn Smiles today, in Brooklyn, New York, at 718-745-3456. We are eager to care for you!