November 26, 2017
When you lose a tooth, the last thing you’re thinking about is whether or not you’re going to look great. You’re likely in pain and stressed. Don’t handle the situation on your own. Find a restorative dentist you can trust to help you. It’s important that you reach out for help replacing your missing tooth or teeth right away. The sooner the better. Keep reading to find out more about the potential hazards of not replacing even one missing tooth and how dental implants offer the best treatment option.
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October 6, 2017
Well – no, but you shouldn’t need to whiten your veneers. If you have porcelain veneers and you notice they no longer blend in with the color of your full smile or surrounding teeth have darkened, you cannot whiten your veneers, but a skilled cosmetic dentist can help you achieve the desired aesthetic results with a variety of other procedures. Keep reading to find out more about caring for your porcelain veneers, maintaining optimal oral health, and how your dentist can help you extend the life your porcelain veneers
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September 10, 2017
Most dental offices provide some level of sedation dentistry for patients who are anxious, have sensitive teeth, or who need to complete numerous procedures in fewer appointments. The majority of dentists are certified to offer nitrous oxide, laughing gas, and most patients are familiar with this form of sedative. However, many patients are less knowledgeable about oral conscious and intravenous (IV) sedation. Keep reading to learn more about these two advanced forms of sedation dentistry and how they can improve your dental treatment experience.
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August 16, 2017
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.
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August 7, 2017
We’ve all seen the commercials. Trying to decide whether or not you passed the “tissue test?” Every whitening toothpaste guarantees results and claims backing from 1 in 3 dentists. These over the counter whiteners typically don’t leave people with much more than disappointment in the time and money they wasted. If you’ve tried all of the over the counter whitening products on the market and still want a brighter smile, it’s time to visit a cosmetic dentist who offers Zoom! professional teeth whitening.
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Looking and feeling your very best may be intrinsically linked to your smile. Studies show that people with full, attractive smiles are perceived as smarter, healthier, and more successful. They’re also twice as likely to be hired for a new job or receive a promotion. If you’re missing one or more teeth, don’t put off tooth replacement. Visit a trusted dentist to find out more about your tooth replacement solutions, including versatile dental implant supported prosthetics.
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November 9, 2015
A 2005 survey conducted by the Children’s Hospital Boston Dental Clinic collected data on childhood bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) from nearly 900 families. 38% of these families reported having children that engaged in night-time teeth grinding and clenching. Children whose parents brux were 1.8% more likely to engage in night-time bruxism. A 2013 study revealed that 5% of the population reported experiencing night-time bruxism, and 10% reported diurnal (day time) teeth clenching and grinding. However, day time bruxism may simply be more easily diagnosed than night time bruxism rather than more common. Bruxism is a fairly common problem with numerous causes, and appropriate treatments are almost as varied as these causes. It’s essential for patients who brux to seek appropriate treatment since bruxism causes or worsens numerous oral health concerns including dental wear, chips, cracks, damaged restorations, and TMJ disorder. If you experience day or night time bruxism, don’t hesitate to contact your South Shore Dental Care team for treatment recommendations.
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October 30, 2015
Like so many other things related to insurance, it’s easy to forget you have a remaining balance left on your dental plan. But you need to use those benefits to your oral advantage — don’t let them, or your teeth, go to waste this year! If it’s been more than six months since your last dental checkup, or if you know you need a little dental work done, use those benefits to your advantage at your Blue Cross Blue Shield and Metlife dentist at South Shore Dental Care before time runs out! Dr. Dory and Khalida Stutman are ready to help you make the most of your 2015 dental benefits.
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September 4, 2015
Did you know that even one missing tooth can change your face? Over time, the jawbone and gum tissue that support and shape facial features deteriorate creating wrinkles, indentations, and sagging. Even patients who wear traditional dentures experience these changes because the root of the tooth actually stimulates the retention of gum tissue and bone density. Traditional tooth replacement options only restore the visible parts of teeth, but dental implants replace the entire tooth from the roots up. That means patients are better able to retain gum tissue and bone density, and maintain their youthful appearance. At South Shore Dental Care, we offer the dental implants Massapequa residents prefer. Our skilled dentists, friendly team, and patient-centered care make us the ideal dental implant dentist for all of Long Island. Call to schedule a dental implant evaluation today.
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August 10, 2015
There are a lot of reasons why anyone feels nervous about going to a dentist appointment. Maybe it’s a procedure you’re having done that you can’t stand the thought of enduring. Or, maybe you’re too afraid that the dentist will look at your mouth and shame you for not taking care of your teeth better. It doesn’t matter what the cause of your anxiety is, the important thing to know is there are ways to combat dental phobia, and it’s with sedation dentistry. Too often, patients call multiple times before certain procedures just to calm their fears. It’s okay – feeling uneasy about a procedure is normal. What isn’t normal is choosing to opt out of treatment because of this fear. At South Shore Dental Care in Massapequa Park, NY, our sedation dentistry treatment is meant to keep you calm and comfortable throughout your procedure. Though sedation dentistry does have many benefits, it doesn’t come without risks.
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