Kate Brayman DDS

General Dentistry on Long Island, NY

Long Island General Dentist Kate Brayman DDS

Dr. Kate Brayman is recognized for her expertise in aesthetic and general dentistry, her gentle approach to dental care, and attention to detail for each patient’s dental health. If you have any concerns about your teeth or simply need a cleaning, don’t hesitate to contact Kate Brayman DDS in Long Island, NY. We offer a full range of general procedures such as dental check-ups, tooth-colored fillings, and family dentistry.

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What is general dentistry?

General dentistry focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral health issues and conditions affecting the teeth, gums, and mouth. General dentists help patients of all ages maintain and improve their oral health.

What does general dentistry include?

General dentistry includes preventive care while emphasizing regular check-ups, cleanings, and education on proper oral hygiene practices. Using diagnostic tools like X-rays and oral examinations enables early detection of dental issues like cavities, gum disease, and oral cancers.  General dentists also can help you if you are grinding your teeth. They provide restorative dentistry like fillings, crowns, and root canals, along with orthodontic treatments to correct misalignments. They perform oral surgeries, extractions, and address gum diseases through scaling and root planing. Cosmetic dentistry includes teeth whitening, veneers, and other cosmetic procedures. In emergencies, general dentists offer immediate relief and treatment.

What is the difference between a dentist and a general dentist?

The word  “dentist” is a broad term for a dental professional who has completed dental school, while a “general dentist” is a specific type of dentist who provides comprehensive dental care to patients of all ages, offering a wide range of services from preventive to restorative dentistry.

Cosmetic Dentistry FAQ's

General dentistry is essential  to providing proper dental care:

  • Preventive Care: General dentists prioritize regular check-ups and cleanings, to catch dental issues early, preventing discomfort and costly treatments, while encouraging preventative dental care. 
  • Early Detection: Routine exams and diagnostic tools allow early detection of dental problems.
  • Oral Health Maintenance: Dentists offer guidance on oral hygiene practices, helping patients maintain good oral health through proper brushing and flossing.
  • Treatment and Restoration: General dentists provide treatments from fillings and crowns to root canals and extractions.
  • Gum Health: They diagnose and treat gum diseases, preventing tooth loss and potential systemic health problems.
  • Orthodontics: Some offer orthodontic services to improve teeth alignment. 
  • Emergencies: Dentists are available for dental emergencies, providing immediate relief for injuries.
  • Education: They educate patients on oral health.
  • Coordination of Care: Dentists arrange specialist referrals when necessary.

The cost of general dentistry services in Long Island, NY, can vary widely and depend on the specific dental treatment needed, the dentist’s experience and location, and whether you have dental insurance. Approximate cost ranges for common general dentistry procedures in Long Island, NY are:

  • Routine Dental Check-up and Cleaning: Range from $100 to $300 or more, depending on the complexity of the cleaning and any additional services required.
  • Dental Fillings: These are based on the type of filling material used, the size of the cavity, and the location in the mouth. Prices can range from $100 to $500 per filling.
  • Tooth Extraction: Typically costs between $75 and $300 per tooth. Surgical extractions like wisdom teeth may cost more.
  • Dental Crowns: Costs vary based on the type, with prices ranging from $800 to $2,500 or more per crown.
  • Dental X-rays: Range from $20 to $250 or more, depending on the type and number of X-rays needed.
  • Teeth Whitening: In-office teeth whitening procedures generally cost between $300 and $1,000.
  • Dental Exams and Consultations: The cost of a dental exam o is often included in the check-up fee or charged separately, ranging from $50 to $150 or more.


These are approximate costs, and prices may vary. Additionally, dental insurance coverage can impact your out-of-pocket expenses. To get an accurate cost estimate, schedule a consultation by calling us. Dr. Brayman offers affordable general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry on Long Island. 

Another name for a general dentist is a “family dentist.” These terms are often used interchangeably to refer to dentists who provide a wide range of dental services to patients of all ages, from children to adults. Family dentists or general dentists are typically the first point of contact for routine dental care and address various oral health needs, including preventive care, restorative treatments, and more.

General dentists can perform certain cosmetic procedures. While they primarily focus on preventive and restorative dental care, many general dentists offer cosmetic dentistry services to enhance the appearance of a patient’s smile. Some common cosmetic procedures that general dentists may provide include:

  • Teeth Whitening 
  • Dental Veneers
  • Tooth-colored Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Orthodontics
  • Dental Crowns and  Gum Contouring


Together with her advanced clinical expertise and her artistic talent as a painter, Dr. Kate Brayman DDS is the premiere dentist on Long Island and was trained at NYU College of Dentistry. With more than 15 years of professional experience, you can trust Dr. Brayman to provide exceptional dentistry needs at her dental practice on Long Island. She uses her creativity and artist’s mindset to influence her work in cosmetic dentistry. 

You should visit Dr. Brayman on Long Island for general dentistry near NYC for any of these reasons including:

  • Regular Check-ups: General dentists recommend you have routine check-ups every six months. These visits help maintain good oral health, detect issues early, and prevent dental problems.
  • Dental Cleanings:  Regular cleaning is done during check-ups, as well as removing plaque and tartar buildup, which prevents gum disease and cavities.
  • Dental Pain or Discomfort: If you experience dental pain, discomfort, or any oral issues, schedule an appointment promptly to address the problem.
  • Toothache: Persistent toothaches may indicate cavities or other dental problems that need immediate attention.
  • Gum Bleeding or Swelling: Bleeding or swollen gums can be signs of gum disease, which should be assessed by a dentist.
  • Broken or Chipped Teeth: If you break or chip a tooth, see a dentist for repair options.
  • Lost or Loose Fillings: Loose or lost fillings should be replaced to protect the tooth.
  • Cavities: If you suspect you have cavities, visit a dentist for evaluation and treatment.
  • Cosmetic Concerns: Some general dentists address cosmetic issues like teeth whitening, veneers, and dental bonding to improve smile aesthetics.
  • Orthodontic Concerns: If you have misaligned teeth or bite issues, a general dentist may offer orthodontic services or refer you to an orthodontist.
  • Oral Health Education: General dentists provide guidance on oral hygiene practices, making them valuable sources of dental education.
  • Preventive Care: Regular visits to a general dentist for preventive care are important to maintain oral health and catch problems early.


If you’re choosing a dentist on Long Island and want to establish a relationship with Dr. Brayman DDS, call us to schedule an appointment, at your convenience. We can cover your comprehensive needs for dentistry. 

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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.


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

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

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