Frequently Asked Dental Questions in Yorktown Heights NY

Focusing On Your Whole Body Health

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Have a question for our team? Please take a moment to read through the questions and answers below. If you don’t see the answer to your question here, feel free to contact us at 914-245-4041. One of our friendly team members will be glad to help you!

What’s the Difference Between a Traditional Dentist vs. a Holistic Dentist?
A holistic dentist takes into account that there is an entire body connected to your teeth. It considers the consequences and effects of dental treatment on the entire body, not just the tooth being treated.
Other dental offices will take care of only the tooth in question, not the cause.

What Does the Safe Removal of Amalgam/Mercury Mean?
Our mercury removal procedures utilize special protocols that help reduce your exposure to harmful mercury particles and vapors during your procedure. We replace the silver fillings in your mouth with materials that meet your specific needs/that you are biocompatible to.

What Makes Your Office Different?
Our office looks very carefully at how your dental health is impacting your overall health. We work with you to choose the most optimal and biocompatible materials for your specific needs. In addition, Dr. Lerner pays very close attention to the details of your bite while restoring your mouth in order to achieve optimum balance and harmony in your body.

What Is Myofunctional Therapy?
Myofunctional Therapy addresses the reflexes of the face and mouth muscles used to chew and swallow. This is done through a series of exercises to reeducate the muscles. When not functioning correctly it affects the posture and development of the bite.

I Have a TMJ Problem – How Can You Help Me?
We provide individualized non-invasive/non-surgical treatment for TMJ. We use a state-of-the-art computerized measurement device to provide us with data, including muscle readings. We have treated hundreds of patients and have seen them get their life back.

Dr. Lerner has over 30 years of training and experience in helping people with TMJ problems. In addition to his advanced training in dentistry and becoming an LVI fellow.

Why Is My Bite So Important?
Your jaw joints and teeth work in harmony. Having a healthy bite is essential to maintaining your overall health. A bad bite can contribute to bad posture and tension in the muscles of the jaw, neck, and back. In addition, a bad bite is often associated with the constraint of the air passage through the throat causing snoring or sleep apnea.

How Can My Bite Be Corrected?
We can correct your bite through a physiological/neuromuscular approach to balancing the muscles and alignment of posture. We would first use computerized measurements of the jaw muscles to find the most relaxed position of the jaw and fit a removable orthotic appliance to your lower teeth to compensate for the deficiencies of your bite. Once we have established the most physiologic alignment of your bite we can make the correction permanent. Depending on the condition of your teeth this can be accomplished by correcting the shape of the teeth or correcting the alignment of the teeth with specialized orthodontics, or a combination of both.

Can Invisalign® Correct My Bite?
Invisalign, while effective to make teeth look straighter, is not an accurate means of correcting the bite to a physiologic position. This is because the aligners themselves, which are changed weekly, cannot guide the jaw to a proper physiologic jaw position.

As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Dentist In Yorktown Heights, NY

"I can’t thank Dr. Lerner and his staff enough, notably his assistant Nicole for expertly handling my mercury filling removals.I had it done in 2 phases and they took very good care of me on both occasions. The whole office is very pleasant, so professional and I look forward to my visits. On this most recent cleaning appointment, Linda did my cleaning. She was gentle and thorough. Highly recommend."

- Vanessa R.

"Excellent experience during my initial consultation. The most complete examination I have ever had by a dentist, including full body muscle testing. This testing uncovered major alignment issues with my jaw which has been causing a lifetime of misalignment throughout the rest of my body. Dr. Lerner and his staff are outside the box thinkers and I am very happy I have found them."

- Greg R.

"Very professional and compassionate. Love the use of Nucalm, eye mask, calming music, and making removing my mercury fillings a pleasant experience. Well as pleasant as can be. Thank you!!!"

- Jodi B.

"Been seeing Dr Lerner since I was about 11 years old, I’m now 31! I continue to see Jane for cleanings and just did the zoom whitening treatment with them in preparation of my wedding- highly recommend!"

- Chloe L.

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of The Center For Holistic Dentistry. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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What To Expect On Your First Visit

Our mission is to encourage full-body wellness through oral health while allowing you to feel heard and understand all your options. During your new patient exam, Dr. Lerner will spend time reviewing your health history, concerns, and goals. Your comprehensive exam will address items you may not have considered such as airway screening and dental materials sensitivity testing. We look forward to meeting you!

Comprehensive Review Of Your Health History & Concerns

Evaluation Of Teeth, Bite, Gums & Airway Passage

Low Radiation Digital X-Rays

Discover Your Options & Receive A Custom Treatment Plan