Kate Brayman DDS

Family Dentistry on Long Island NY

Family Dentist on Long Island

As a family dentist in Woodbury NY 11797, Dr. Kate Brayman welcomes patients of all ages, from toddlers getting their first teeth to grandparents facing age-related dental issues. Contact Kate Brayman DDS in Woodbury NY to schedule an appointment for everyone in your family. Our dental office provides generalrestorative, and cosmetic dental treatments needed for every age.

Family Dentistry on Long Island, NY


What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry, also known as general dentistry, is a branch of dental care that focuses on providing a wide range of dental services for patients of all ages, from children to adults and seniors. Family dentists are experienced in addressing various dental needs and conditions that individuals and families may encounter over their lifetimes. Their services typically include routine dental examinations, regular and deep cleaning, preventive care, restorative treatments (such as fillings and crowns), and basic dental surgeries. Family dentists promote and maintain good oral health for families and often comprehensive personalized treatment plans to meet the unique needs of each patient.

What are the benefits of family dentistry?

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One of the biggest benefits of choosing a Woodbury dentist who offers family dentistry is that it’s a convenient time saver. You don’t need to run the children to one dentist, parents to another, and seek yet another specialist to care for older family members. Everyone in the family can get a regular dental checkup at the same time.

It’s also a health advantage when one dentist treats every member of an extended family because some dental problems tend to be inherited. As Dr. Brayman encounters these conditions in adults, she can take extra steps to help prevent them from occurring in children.

With our warm and welcoming environment as well as being conveniently located close to home for many of our patients in Woodbury, Syosset, Oyster Bay, Huntington, Melville, or even Plainview, we hope to see you in our dental clinic and show you why so many people feel that Kate Brayman DDS is the best choice for their family’s dental needs.

1. Family dentistry simplifies oral care

Family dentistry offers the convenience of having one dental practice for the entire family. This simplifies scheduling appointments and managing everyone’s oral care needs. Parents can coordinate their appointments with their children, making it easier to ensure regular check-ups and preventive care for everyone.

2. Family dentistry helps to build relationships and set examples

Family dentists treat multiple generations within a family, allowing for the development of strong, long-term relationships. These dentists become trusted oral health partners for parents and children. Visiting the same dentist as their parents can help children feel more comfortable during dental visits setting positive examples for oral hygiene habits.

3. Family dentists provide a wide range of services

Family dentists are trained to provide a wide range of dental services. From routine cleanings and check-ups to more specialized procedures, they address many dental needs for patients of all ages. This versatility ensures the entire family can receive the care they require from a single dental provider.

Dr. Kate Brayman offers Long Island family dentistry and offers a comprehensive spectrum of dental services, encompassing routine oral examinations, cleanings, and preventive care, as well as more specialized procedures such as dental fillings, extractions, and root canals. She is equipped to address the diverse dental needs of patients of all ages, from young children to seniors. This versatility ensures that the entire family can receive the necessary dental care, including treatments for cavities, gum disease, orthodontic consultations, Invisalign, and cosmetic dental procedures like teeth whitening or veneers, all under the care of a single dental provider. This convenience and expertise make Dr. Brayman,  a valuable choice for families seeking comprehensive oral health solutions.

4. Tracking dental history is easier

Family dentistry simplifies the process of tracking and maintaining dental records for all family members. The family dentist can have a comprehensive understanding of the family’s dental history, making it easier to identify trends, detect hereditary conditions, and provide personalized care based on each person’s needs and history. This leads to more effective and efficient dental care for the entire family.

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Gum disease: Up to 30% of the population may inherit a tendency to develop gum disease. Teaching dental care to children and screening for gum disease at checkups will help prevent it from developing.

Misaligned teeth: Genetics has a role in determining the size of your jaw, which influences whether your teeth are crowded, have gaps, or don’t fit properly when you bite down. Most teens are good candidates for Invisalign aligners, which are available through Dr. Kate Brayman.

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Children’s Dental Services

Dr. Brayman and her staff understand how important it is to establish good dental habits in young children while preventing excessive dental anxiety or phobia. We can make the experience easier by having your child come in before an appointment to meet Dr. Brayman, tour the office, experience our massage dental chairs, and hear the sounds of tools.

Children should go to the dentist by age 1 or within 6 months after they have their first tooth, so if they’re a regular patients, we’ll be able to build a relationship over the years. In addition to routine dental check-ups and cleanings, digital X-rays that lower exposure to radiation, fluoride treatments or sealants, and repairing cavities, we will help teach your child about proper brushing and flossing, and the importance of avoiding sugar and acidic products.

The decision between a pediatric dentist and a family dentist for your child depends on their age and dental needs.  Pediatric dentists specialize in treating children from infancy to adolescence. They excel in providing a child-friendly environment. Family dentists serve patients of all ages, offering convenience for families who prefer one dental provider. The choice should consider your family member’s comfort levels,  trust, and family convenience, to ensure a positive family dentistry experience in Long Island.

Both types of dentists are trained to provide quality care, so the decision should align with your family’s preferences.

Adult Dental Care on Long Island

Adults face unique dental problems as they age, but Dr. Brayman is prepared to help them. Two common issues that arise include:

Dry mouth: About 30% of adults older than 65 years develop dry mouth, which makes it more likely they’ll develop cavities. A dry mouth is often caused by medicines because it’s a side effect of more than 500 medications.

Root caries: Older adults are more likely to have recessed gums, which puts them at a higher risk for root caries.

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Experience matters

With 15 years of experience, we are equipped to provide efficient, safe, and reliable dental care. Check out more about our dentist, Dr. Kate Brayman DDS here.


the right technology matters

Our advanced technology can enhance diagnostic accuracy and treatment precision – leading to better patient outcomes, reduced discomfort, and better communication.

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Transparency matters

We aim to foster trust with you as our patient, which enables you to actively participate in your overall dental health journey.

Major ppo dental insurance plans accepted

If you do not see your insurance provider listed, please contact us.
Unfortunately we do not accept Medicaid, Healthplex, HMO, DMO and some other dental insurances.