Prevention vs. Treatment in Yorktown Heights Dr. Lerner

Focusing On Your Whole Body Health

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The World Health Organization defines health as “A state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Sadly, in our fast-paced culture, many of us settle for less-than-healthy or even truly sick conditions every day. We allow ourselves to be tired, achy, stressed and in pain more often than not. Why? Because it’s hard to prioritize our long-term health in a world of so many immediate needs competing for our attention. But long-term health is actually the most important need of all. Without our health, we won’t truly be able to enjoy life or contribute to a greater good.

Dr. Lerner offers a few points on how to seek wellness and prevent oral health problems before they even start.

Starting Upstream

It’s easier to stop pollution from entering a stream in the first place than to try cleaning up the mess afterward. By starting upstream and taking your preventative health seriously, you will see immediate benefits and avoid potential problems down the road (or stream in this case).

Did you know?

  • Nearly half of adults over age 30 have gum disease
  • 1/4 children under age five already has a cavity
  • Between the years 2000-2010, dental emergencies grew from 1 to 2 million!

This doesn’t have to be the case. As with most problems in life, you have a much better chance of fighting illness if you actually stop it before it starts. Most oral health prevention is so simple, you can start doing it today. Here’s some advice straight from the oral health professionals at The Center For Holistic Dentistry:

  • Drinking public tap water with added fluoride is proven to aid oral health & prevent decay.
  • Brushing your teeth twice a day is essential for preventing cavities, tooth decay, and bad bacteria from building up in your mouth.
  • Flossing and rinsing once a day helps reach tiny tight places between teeth and gums.
  • A healthy diet low in sugar and snacks will prevent the worst kinds of bacteria and decay from taking root in your mouth.
  • Visiting the dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and evaluation can prevent major health problems in your mouth and body.
  • Communicate with both your doctor and your Yorktown Heights dentist about all of your health history as well as your personal health habits and goals.
  • Know your risk factors for tooth decay and poor health.
  • Research your options for making dental care more affordable so that you never have to miss another appointment again.

Dental Treatment

Of course, there is no shame if you do develop an oral health condition – we are all human after all. America has amazing dental professionals and treatments for everything from chronic bad breath to jaw tension and tooth alignment.

Look for signs of soreness, discoloration, swelling, or an off sense of taste and smell to detect a problem, and seek help immediately to keep it from getting any worse.

The Oral-Systemic Link

We guarantee that by keeping your mouth healthy, your entire body and soul will be healthier too. How can we guarantee such a thing? It’s called the oral-systemic link. It’s the principle and growing research that proves how connected your oral health is to overall health.

Dr. Bradley Bale (respected physician and renowned dental authority) says, “Periodontal disease is a medical disease with a dental solution.”

Everything from heart health, to diabetes, to pancreatic and sleep issues, and inflammation can be linked to oral health. If you have any health concerns at all, it’s worth addressing them with your dentist.

A little bit of preventive care today can save you a whole lot of pain (and money) in the future. Invest in yourself today because you deserve to feel great from top to bottom and inside out!

Make an appointment at The Center For Holistic Dentistry in Yorktown Heights today to prevent oral health problems before they start!



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