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Ramapo Dental Office

Dentist in Ramapo

Your initial oral exam at our Ramapo dental office, includes a thorough periodontal evaluation, identifying tooth decay and the state of health of your gums and other oral tissues. If a patient has dentures or bridges, the fit will also be evaluated. Your bite and oral hygiene are also assessed and Baruch B. Lifshitz, DDS will recommend the best treatment options for you. Regular dental exams and twice a year cleanings are important for all ages, since the needs we have as children usually become very different as we get older.

Oral Exams Ramapo

Oral Exams Ramapo

A comprehensive oral exam is done to evaluate your mouth, jaw, and teeth and The American Dental Association (ADA) along with Dr. Lifshitz, recommend that patients seeing a dentist for the first time receive a comprehensive examination, including a thorough cleaning, dental x-rays, a periodontal evaluation, and other diagnostic tests. This full testing is recommended every 3 years with regular oral exams and cleanings done twice a year for maintenance. The initial exam will begin at our Ramapo dental office, with Dr. Lifshitz reviewing your complete medical and dental history and once he is familiar with any special conditions that may affect you, the oral exam and cleaning can begin.

Every tooth is checked for cavities and the conditions and positions of your teeth, are recorded on a tooth chart. The jaw joint and bite are evaluated, since an irregular bite can lead to excessive wear on the teeth and other dental problems. At your initial exam at our Ramapo dental office, evaluate the gum tissue for periodontal disease by checking for loose teeth, bone loss, and bleeding, swollen, or receding gums. An oral cancer screening is also an important part of the oral exam at our Ramapo dental office and, when caught early, many types of oral cancer can be treated successfully. Patient education is also important and you will be instructed on the proper techniques in flossing and brushing, the use of fluoride toothpastes, and the prevention of tooth damage from contact sports and other activities. Either Dr. Lifshitz, or dental hygienist, will give you a professional dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, to remove plaque and any tartar buildup. This thorough cleaning is recommended twice a year. Finally, Dr. Lifshitz will design a dental treatment plan for you based on the findings of your initial oral exam.

Dental Checkups Ramapo
2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901
845-694-7946

Family Dentist Ramapo

Family Dentist Ramapo

Detecting tooth decay and gum disease early is a very helpful part of your oral health, but not as helpful as preventing tooth decay and gum disease in the first place. Our Ramapo family dentist, Dr. Baruch B. Lifshitz, recommends a preventative plan that includes strategic advice on how to promote strong and healthy teeth in your life day to day as well as a twice yearly visit to our office for a complete dental exam including x-rays and a dental cleaning.

Dental Checkups Ramapo

Dental Checkups Ramapo

At your first meeting with our dental hygienist, your oral hygiene regimen will be discussed along with helpful suggestions on how to improve it and maximize your results. That is just the beginning, however. On each visit to our Ramapo family dentist, we will take the time to review your progress and talk about any adjustments that may be helpful. The goal is to reinforce what is already working for you and to make changes to those things that are not. Keeping your teeth and gums in tip top shape is a team effort. We work with you to ensure that. Certainly, proper brushing technique, vigorous flossing, and even dental rinses are a part of preventative dentistry. Another is what you choose to eat and drink and just as important, what you choose not to. Sugar should be minimized in your diet. We will also talk with you about foods that promote healthier teeth and gums.

Tooth decay and gum disease can possibly form even though you are working hard to prevent it. That is why it is still essential to get your twice yearly checkup with our Ramapo family dentist. X-rays and a complete physical examination of your mouth will reveal any signs of potential tooth decay or gum disease, both of which may progress without any symptoms or pains to warn you. When caught early, both are easily treatable and usually you can get right back on track toward optimal oral health right away.

When you consider the pain as well as time, effort, and money that tooth decay and gum disease can lead to, preventative dentistry makes good sense. Our Ramapo family dentist and our entire staff will help to keep you smiling and free of disease to the greatest extent possible.

Ramapo Dental Cleanings
2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901
845-694-7946

Ramapo General Dentist

Ramapo General Dentist

When you have missing teeth, it can make you feel self-conscious when talking, eating or smiling. Replacing your missing teeth by visiting your local Ramapo general dentist, Dr. Baruch Lifshitz, can really improve the appearance of your smile. When you have an attractive smile, it can boost your self-confidence. However, replacing missing teeth has benefits that are far greater than aesthetics. Missing teeth can negatively impact your oral health. When you have missing teeth, it perpetuates bone loss in the jaw. It also can have a huge negative impact on your quality of life because it can affect your speech and even your ability to chew; making it difficult to eat. Getting dental implants is a great solution. A dental implant is a new tooth that is made of porcelain or metal but it looks just like your natural tooth. It also has the functionality of a natural tooth.

Implant Dentist Ramapo

Implant Dentist Ramapo

Dental implants have two main parts: the titanium implant part that takes the place of the missing root and the tooth-colored crown that is cemented on top of the implant. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth. They are very durable and long lasting. Aside from tooth replacement, they can also be used to anchor dentures to keep them from shifting when you talk or chew. While dental implants are a great tooth replacement method, they are not appropriate for everyone. If you have missing teeth and are considering getting dental implants, you will need to see our Ramapo general dentist, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.

When you come to our office, our Ramapo general dentist, Baruch B Lifshitz, DDS will do a thorough oral exam and will get important background information from you, which includes your overall health and medical history. Once this is completed, Dr. Lifshitz will then let you know if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. He will discuss other possible treatment options that would be appropriate for you if dental implants aren’t an option. Dr. Lifshitz will take the time to answer any questions you have.

Ramapo Family Dentist
2 Executive Boulevard, Suite 100
Suffern, NY 10901
845-694-7946