General Dentistry Tuckahoe, NY

General dentistry is a branch of dentistry that focuses on improving your oral health and preventing common dental problems. Through routine general dentistry and preventive care we can prevent, diagnose, and treat a wide range of dental conditions that affect the teeth, gums, and mouth.

Your oral health is a vital part of your overall well-being. One of the best ways to keep yourself and your mouth healthy is by preventing dental issues before they start. Dr. Gorsky takes a personalized approach to your oral health and works with patients of all ages to help prevent common dental problems between routine dental care visits. 

General Dentistry in Tuckahoe, NY


Custom Mouthguards

If you are anything like we are, you like to play hard. That’s why we offer sports mouthguards. Mouthguards protect smiles from all kinds of injuries – because no matter how good you are at your chosen game, accidents happen!

We also really encourage parents to choose dentist-made mouthguards for their children. Over-the-counter, boil-and-bite mouthguards don’t fit as well or protect as thoroughly as a mouthguard created by your dentist from dental impressions.

Teeth Grinding

Bruxism comes from the Greek word brygmós, which means “gnashing of teeth.” If you have ever slept near someone who suffers from bruxism, you know this is an apt description. Many people grind their teeth and never realize it. Often, patients discover that they grind their teeth when serious pain or damage results.

The primary symptoms of bruxism are:

  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain
  • Headache and facial pain
  • Worn, chipped, breaking teeth
  • Flattened tooth surfaces
  • Exposure of tooth layers and loss of enamel
  • Earache from jaw muscle tension and contraction
  • A scalloped tongue or irregular tongue edges
  • Damaged mouth tissue

If you notice any of these symptoms, please call our office. He can help you find relief and protect your teeth!


Fluoride Treatments

There are many everyday lifestyle habits that can potentially damage your teeth – for example, eating sugary foods and drinking acidic drinks. Even if you never touch a soda, juice, and red wine can take a toll on your enamel.

One way to help strengthen your teeth and reverse this damage is through re-mineralizing Fluoride treatments.

While you may have always thought of Fluoride treatments as something for children, adults can also benefit from Fluoride. Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral known for its benefits in fighting tooth decay, stopping the progress of newly formed cavities, and making the tooth more resistant to attacks from plaque bacteria, acids, and sugars. We don’t push Fluoride for our adult patients, but if you are decay or cavity-prone or drink un-fluoridated water, we will suggest Fluoride treatments.

Dr. Gorsky also likes to use fluoride to treat anyone who has had major restorative work.