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4 Reasons to Invest in Your Smile with Our Massapequa Dentist

August 16, 2017

man crunching the numbers before visiting Massapequa dentist When it comes to making decisions about where to invest our hard earned dollars, many of us choose to set aside extra income for necessities like home maintenance or things that benefit their families. It’s difficult for many patients to spend money on something they perceive as only benefiting them. If you’re struggling with oral health issues, hiding your smile when you talk, or avoiding smiling altogether, it’s time to consider investing in a new you. Restorative and cosmetic dentistry services can require a large initial investment, but with proper care, high quality dentistry solutions will last for years. The team at South Shore Dental Care offers comprehensive dental services at a comparable and affordable price for our patients. In addition to working to keep our quality dental treatments at a reasonable cost, our Massapequa dentist team also works with CareCredit and Springstone to provide patients with low and no interest payment plans for any service.

For Invisalign®, Massapequa Comes to South Shore Dental Care

March 14, 2016

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Invisalign MassapequaShhh. Can you keep a secret? At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Khalida Stutman and her staff in Massapequa have been helping patients keep orthodontic treatment quiet for years. How? With Invisalign, hardly anyone but you and your dental team will know that you’re wearing braces. Dr. Khalida Stutman is a premiere Invisalign provider. So for straight smiles with Invisalign, Massapequa trusts the dentist and her team at South Shore Dental Care.


You CAN feel comfortable in braces (with Invisalign!)

January 19, 2016

invisalign massapequaGetting the straighter teeth you desire as an adult doesn’t have to leave you feeling anxious or uncomfortable in metal braces. In fact, today’s adult braces are convenient, comfortable and practically invisible. Keep reading to learn about Invisalign in Massapequa at South Shore Dental Care, your answer to adult orthodontics!


Let the Massapequa Cosmetic Dentist Change Your Life!

December 28, 2015

massapequa cosmetic dentistWhen you feel good about your smile, everything around you looks a little brighter — and you do, too. In fact, adults who have attractive teeth are generally perceived by their peers as more successful, outgoing and happier overall. Don’t let imperfect teeth affect your life for the worse this year. Choose Massapequa cosmetic dentistry at South Shore Dental Care and let 2016 be the best year yet!


Invisalign Can Give Your Smile the Beautiful Look It Desires

August 18, 2015

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Invisalign can change your smile forever.We all want teeth that can turn heads. The easiest way to get a smile that looks simply gorgeous is by receiving straightening treatment. You see, straight teeth get noticed for all of the right reasons. Straight teeth can be a goal for anyone, no matter how young or old. Traditionally, the only way to correct a misaligned smile was through conventional metal braces. It’s a good thing treatment has taken a major step forward within the last decade. Now, there’s treatment that can get your teeth straight under the cover of disguise! Well, sort of. It’s “invisible” treatment that can straighten your teeth.

Invisalign has quickly become the preferred method of straightening treatment for many patients. There are plenty of reasons why people have chosen it over and over, and it’s mainly because traditional metal braces take way too long and are a lot more costly. Our office in Massapequa Park, NY specializes in offering this state-of-the-art treatment. Are you ready for Invisalign, Massapequa Park residents?


An Alternative to Traditional Braces: Invisalign in Massapequa Park, NY

April 27, 2015

How do you feel about your smile? Are you content with the way it looks? Do you often find yourself thinking of a straight, lovely smile that you can be proud to show off to friends and family? It is possible to straighten teeth, but most adults do not like the treatment to accomplish this: braces. Adults generally find the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces unappealing, making teeth straightening options very limited. So, what can people do to achieve the straight smile of their dreams? The Luminous Smile at South Shore Dental Care, located in Massapequa Park, NY offers a personalized alternative to braces in the form of Invisalign.

What’s Invisalign?

ThinkstockPhotos-493536487Adults who seek straighter teeth want to avoid the metal appliances of traditional braces, as the tension utilized can apply a lot of pressure and many see the aesthetics as somewhat juvenile. Invisalign differs from braces as they use clear, customized aligners to move teeth into position. There are several sets of aligners, which are rotated as the process continues, which slowly push your teeth into a straight position and give you a beautiful smile. The aligners are clear, which allow you to have a natural appearance, and they are removable, so you can continue to eat your favorite meals, brush your teeth, etc.

What is the Treatment Like?

When you arrive at our office for your initial consultation, we will take 3D images of your mouth and plan the treatment. The data and images are sent to a certified Invisalign laboratory, where professional technicians will create your customized aligners. When finished, we will receive the aligners and have you return to our office. We will present your aligners, tell you which set to start with, how long to wear the set, which aligners to use afterward, etc. Within 9-18 months, you will have the vibrant, straight smile you always wanted.

Get the Smile of Your Dreams

If you are ready to get a straight set of teeth, then schedule a consultation with our amazing staff. Call or email our office and start your journey with Invisalign. Our office doors are always open to the residents of Massapequa Park, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring communities.

Have You Tried (And Failed) With At Home Teeth Whitening?

October 10, 2014

187872302Lisa loathed the idea of going on a blind date. But a good friend finally convinced her to go on one with a smart and classy dentist from her hometown. With a few more days to go before the big date, Lisa was starting to get a little worried. In her opinion, she was looking better than she ever had, except for her smile. Lisa loved her coffee, and indulged in a cigarette or two here and there. She also enjoyed a glass of wine with dinner. Over the years, she noticed that these habits had begun to take a toll in her teeth. Instead of the bright white color they were in high school, now they had a yellowish hue and some brown spots near her gum line.

Lisa had a long standing fear of the dentist so she hadn’t had any dental care in a few years. Lisa tried switching to a teeth whitening toothpaste a few months ago, but hadn’t noticed any difference in the color of her enamel. So with only two days to go before her date, she decided to try an at-home teeth whitening system from her local drug store. She followed the directions correctly, or so she thought, but soon began to regret this decision. Not only did the harsh bleaches irritate her gums, but they failed to whiten her teeth any better than the whitening toothpaste and did nothing to affect the brown spots. That was the last straw. Lisa decided it was time to make an appointment with a dentist and get her teeth whitened professionally. She only hoped she’d be able to get an appointment in time for her date. Don’t waste time with inferior whitening treatments like Lisa. Make an appointment with the experienced dentists of South Shore Dental Care. They help patients like you everyday achieve the teeth whitening results they expect and deserve. South Shore Dental proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding areas.

Do It Yourself Teeth Whitening Treatments

  • Whitening Toothpaste- Whitening toothpaste can polish away shallow surface stains but can’t change the actual color of your teeth or lighten a stain that goes deeper than the tooth’s surface. Typically, whitening toothpaste takes two to six weeks to produce any results. Whitening toothpaste is probably most useful for maintaining the results of professional teeth whitening treatment.


  • Store-Bought At- Home Whitening- Over-the-counter teeth whitening products contain much lower concentrations of whitening agents than the professional products used by a dentist. In most cases, you need to use them over and over again for many weeks before you will see any change in the whiteness of your teeth. This type of teeth whitening treatment can also irritate your gums or be completely ineffective if you have worn tooth enamel, gum disease, sensitive teeth or tooth-colored fillings and crowns.

Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions in Massapequa Park, NY

South Shore Dental offers Zoom Whitening. Zoom can whiten your teeth up to eight shades in just in hour. You can also try their take-home teeth whitening option. This includes custom bleaching trays and teeth whitening bleaching gel to protect your gums from irritation. You may not have a date with a dentist, but you probably care just as much as Lisa does about how your teeth look. Remember that your teeth may have stains that require professional teeth whitening, or even more permanent cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers, bonding or dental crowns. Get the teeth whitening results you want the first time by making an appointment with the teeth whitening experts of South Shore Dental Care. They help people like you and Lisa achieve brighter, whiter smiles every day. South Shore Dental proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.

Align Your Smile with Ease Using Invisalign

September 24, 2014

177000598Having a smile that you are unhappy with is not an easy thing to live with, and can definitely affect the way you feel about yourself. Feeling confident in your smile has a lot to deal with the way you feel about yourself overall, and if you feel as though you are simply settling for the smile you were given, you may feel discouraged. Having a gapped or misaligned smile is something that many people do not want, but having a mouth full of metal associated with traditional braces does not seem appealing either. If you want to straighten your smile without compromising the way you look, Dr. Rubino is able to achieve that by offering Invisalign to his patients.

One of the biggest reasons why Invisalign is appealing to many people is because the aligning trays used sit nearly invisibly on your smile. Invisalign works by straightening your smile via a chain of aligning trays, each one custom made for you and representing a different stage in your treatment. You will not wear the same tray on day one as you will on your last day, as your smile will have straightened by then, and the tray will be representative of that fact. Also, by having your trays made for you, it makes your treatment personalized, ensuring amazing results. All you have to do is wear each tray for a certain amount of time, and when it is time to begin the next stage of your treatment, simply apply the next tray in the set!

Another big advantage to Invisalign is the fact that you are not restricted from any foods or drinks while receiving your treatment. You will be able to experience freedom in that aspect of your treatment, as nothing will get caught in the wires and brackets traditional metal braces have. Also, any time you need to brush, eat, floss, or drink, all you have to do is remove and reapply the trays when necessary, allowing you to have better oral care while receiving your treatment! If you would like Dr. Rubino’s help aligning your smile with Invisalign, contact our office today!

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Straighten Your Smile with Invisalign!

February 25, 2014

She's so pretty!If you have gapped or misaligned teeth, you may find it difficult to be one hundred percent confident in your smile. Though many people may not think it is a big deal, having spaces between your teeth can really make someone insecure. You may have considered braces, but perhaps the image of having a mouth full of metal is not appealing. Luckily, you are able to straighten your smile seamlessly with the help of Invisalign.

Completely revolutionary, Invisalign gives you the opportunity to straighten your smile without the annoying and painful wires and brackets associated with traditional braces. Invisalign straightens your smile through a series of aligners, all custom made to fit your mouth and your mouth only. Each aligner signifies a phase in your straightening process. When you are finished with one phase, simply apply the next aligner in the series to continue to straightening process. At the end of the series of aligners, you are left with a beautifully straight smile you can be proud of!

One of the benefits of Invisalign is the fact it allows you to be discreet about your straightening process. Because they are barely noticeable, if at all, on your teeth, you are able to avoid the judgment you may have been worried about. Also, you are able to have better oral hygiene with Invisalign. When you need to eat, drink, floss, or brush, simply remove the retainer, and reapply it when you are done! If you are curious about how we can help you straighten your smile with Invisalign, contact our office and we will be more than happy to help!

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

Straighter Smiles from Invisalign in Massapequa

July 4, 2013

invisalignLast time, we talked about the variety of cosmetic dentistry procedures we offer here at South Shore Dental Care. Today we’re going to talk about one of those options, Invisalign, in more detail. If you want straighter teeth without going through the hassle of metal braces, this could be a great option for you.

Invisalign is a clear braces smile solution that can straighten your smile without any metal or wires. This makes it a more comfortable alternative because there’s nothing that will cause your mouth discomfort. The clear aligners are made from smooth plastic. You’ll change them out every two weeks, and in most cases treatment takes about one year.

Since the aligners are removable, this makes it simple to keep your teeth clean and healthy during treatment. Also, there’s no food restrictions with Invisalign. You also have the flexibility to remove your aligners for special occasions or pictures, but since they’re clear, most people won’t be able to tell you’re even wearing them at all.

If this sounds like something you might be interested in, give our office a call. Dr. Khalida Stutman is a skilled orthodontist and can determine if Invisalign is the right solution for your smile. Everyone deserves a straight, beautiful smile, and Invisalign makes straightening your teeth even easier to fit into your life.

At South Shore Dental Care, we’re committed to providing our patients with a wide array of dental services, high-quality cosmetic dentistry, and up to the minute dental technology. Our Massapequa dental office serves patients from Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, and Wantagh. Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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