The Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) claims that nearly 30 percent of the population avoids visiting their dentist because of high levels of apprehension. This all-too-common fear of the dentist is known as “dental anxiety” or “dental phobia.” South Shore Dental Care is dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable environment for patients to get the dental care they deserve. It’s important that you find a medical professional that you can trust with your well-being, both mentally and physically. Our sedation dentist in Massapequa Park make it easy to “sleep your way to healthier, more beautiful teeth” by practicing three types of sedation dentistry for painless, relaxing dental treatments. If you’re interested in different types of sedation, you probably have some questions about how it works. (more…)
February 23, 2017
February 6, 2017
You take great care of your teeth – you brush and floss twice a day, every day. But, with all the coffee you drink, your teeth have turned yellow over the years. The discoloration only draws more attention to the tooth you chipped during a college volleyball game quite a few years back – you’re tired of looking in the mirror and not seeing a smile that doesn’t show who you are. You’re considering cosmetic dental treatments, but aren’t sure what would work best for you. The team at South Shore Dental Care tell you that you’re a good candidate for porcelain veneers in Massapequa. In this post, the dentists explain how this procedure will upgrade your smile.
December 28, 2016
Living with a tooth that is failing or missing impacts your life in a number of ways. For example, you may not feel comfortable talking or smiling in front of other people because of your damaged or missing tooth. You also may have trouble chewing the healthy foods you once enjoyed. This impacts both your nutrition and your confidence. Your trusted team at South Shore Dental Care wants you to know that dental implants might be the right solution for you, and here are some of the common FAQs we hear about dental implants in Massapequa.
December 17, 2016
Congratulations! You’ve just gotten porcelain veneers. Now, you have a beautiful new smile and we know that there will soon be a new you who is more confident and outgoing. Those porcelain veneers not only look like natural teeth, they are also susceptible to damage just like natural teeth if they don’t receive proper care. Read on to find out what your Massapequa cosmetic dentist at South Shore Dental Care wants you to do to maintain your veneers and your new smile.
October 16, 2016
When you live with crooked teeth it takes a toll on your confidence, however the thought of wearing bulky metal brackets and wires may not be any more appealing. What if you could straighten your teeth without anyone ever noticing? It’s possible! Invisalign may be the solution for you and Drs. Stutman can help. Here’s more about the benefits of Invisalign in Massapequa.
October 6, 2016
Fall and winter are approaching, and so is the end of the year. This is the time when many insurance plans wrap up and your benefits renew with the calendar year. This is a great time to reassess your dental benefits and ensure that you’ve maximized them for the year, especially if you have dental treatment that still needs to be done. If you don’t utilize your dental maximum, you’ll lose those dollars. If you’re not sure how much of your benefit you have left, your South Shore Dental team is here to help you utilize end of the year benefits from your Metlife dentist in Massapequa.
September 29, 2016
You tend to get a lot of work done on your commute. The lazy traffic gives you time to plan the rest of your day, your weekend, or maybe even come up with your shopping list. A quick look in the rear-view mirror as you merge breaks up your flow though. One of your teeth seems to have a dark spot on it. You run your tongue over it and there definitely is something there. You roll your eyes and start planning when you can visit the dentist. This is just another thing you have to do; it’d be so much easier if you didn’t have to mess with it. You wish you could have just stopped this before it started, but what should you have done differently? A Massapequa dentist has tips on how you can prevent tooth decay in the future. (more…)
August 10, 2016
What does your dream smile look like? If you can imagine it, Dr. Dory Stutman can create it with the finest of cosmetic dentistry services at South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa. Chipped teeth? A stained smile? Crooked bite? Your Massapequa cosmetic dentist remakes them all with the latest in dental techniques and true artistry as well. (more…)
June 30, 2016
For many people, the thought of going to the dentist strikes fear in their hearts. Dr. Stutman, your Massapequa sedation dentist wants you to know you’re not alone! At South Shore Dental Care, we help patients relax and feel at ease about their dental care through sedation. Whether you just need to “take the edge off,” or you’d like to completely sleep through your dental procedures, we’ve got you covered. Here’s some more information about some of our dental sedation options.
February 16, 2016
They say hindsight is 20/20. Well, what if you could take a look at what your smile will look like after cosmetic dentistry? Then your foresight would be 20/20 and you’d probably feel much more comfortable with the decision to go ahead with treatment. That’s exactly what’s happening at South Shore Dental Care, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman’s Massapequa dental office. With PreNew Preview, you get to see what your new smile will actually look like on you before treatment begins with your Massapequa cosmetic dentist.