Family Dentistry

Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Yorktown, Shrub Oak, NY

Investing in family dentistry is one of the easiest ways to preserve the oral health and well-being of your children and loved ones. Elliot Ledner, DDS, Janet Zaiff, DDS, and the team at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs in the Shrub Oak and Yorktown, New York, area, proudly offer family dentistry services to people of all ages. Request your family dentistry appointment today by calling the office.

Family Dentistry Q & A

What is family dentistry?

Family dentistry is a branch of oral health care that works to diagnose, treat, and prevent oral health problems at every stage of life. 

Kids and teenagers have different oral health needs than adults. Family dentists like the team at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs deliver comprehensive oral care to people of all ages, from infants and adolescents to adults and senior citizens.

Family dentists also understand that many children suffer from dental phobia. To ease these fears and anxiety, the team offers sedation dentistry as well as laser dentistry. This cutting-edge technology is safe, effective, and requires absolutely no anesthesia. 

Are there different types of family dentistry?

At Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, the team excels in all types of family dentistry. They provide an array of specialties in their office, including endodontics, periodontics, and oral surgery, ensuring patients can receive all of their dental needs under one roof. The team also offers:

Professional cleanings and exams

The American Dental Association recommends you visit the dentist once every six months for a professional cleaning and exam. This preventive measure can alert you to serious problems such as tooth decay and gum disease early on when they’re most likely to respond to treatment.


If you or your child have crooked or overcrowded teeth, you might benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign. This cutting-edge orthodontic system uses a series of clear, nearly invisible plastic aligners to gradually straighten and align your teeth. 

Because there are no brackets, wires, or rubber bands involved, there are also no food restrictions. You can eat as much popcorn as you want; just make sure to brush your teeth.

Cosmetic dentistry

If you have discolored, stained, or cracked teeth, you might benefit from cosmetic dentistry. The providers at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs regularly restore their patients’ smiles using teeth whitening and veneers. 

When should my child have their first dental appointment?

At Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, the team proudly offers pediatric dentistry. They recommend your child visits the dentist for their first appointment by the time they’re one year old or shortly after their first baby tooth comes in, whichever comes first. 

Visiting the dentist at an early age establishes a lifelong habit. It also presents an opportunity for your children to learn about brushing, flossing, and other preventive oral health measures.

To request your family dentistry appointment at Ledner & Zaiff Dental Designs, call the office today.