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Keep Your Child Smiling with Pediatric Dental Care Appointments in Massapequa, NY

March 10, 2015

99909757Did you know that tooth decay is the single most common childhood disease in America? Although dental decay is rarely life threatening, it can often have long term negative effects on our health. We only get one set of permanent teeth. If we don’t protect and preserve them with quality pediatric dental care early in life, we could develop dental problems that will jeopardize our health and cost thousands of dollars in restorative treatments. Only you can protect your child’s healthy teeth and gums by making sure they receive the routine dental care they need.Make a pediatric dental care appointment for your child with the experienced family dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients of all ages daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.

Why Is Pediatric Dental Care So Important?

Pediatric dental care focuses on the treatment of children from the arrival of the first tooth through adolescence. It creates a firm foundation for a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Pediatric dental care appointments concentrate on the healthy growth of primary and secondary teeth. Your child should begin seeing a dentist by age 1, with semiannual checkups starting at age 3. When your child’s adult teeth begin to appear (about age 6) we will be able to protect their healthy development and guard against decay and dental diseases. Since our modern diets are full of tooth eroding sugars and acids, today, more than ever, it’s important for your child to receive routine dental care to preserve their natural permanent teeth.

Preparing Your Child for a Pediatric Dental Checkup

Dental fear and anxiety is a common problem for many adults. But these fears don’t have to be passed on to our children. If you keep a positive attitude about dental care in front of your child, they will catch on and enjoy their trips to the dentist office. You can help them feel at ease by role playing the dental visit at home, reading books about dental care, and reminding them of the importance of taking care of their teeth, even when a dental visit is a few more months away.

Massapequa Pediatric Dental Care Appointments

Prevention and education are the keys to good childhood oral health. We can provide the checkups, cleanings, and protective fluoride and dental sealant treatments your child needs to stay healthy and smiling year round. If it’s been more than six months since your child has seen a dentist, schedule their next pediatric dental care appointment with South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care is trusted by families daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring cities.

General Family Dentistry from South Shore Dental Care

September 17, 2013

general family dentistryGood dental health is always important, no matter how old you are. South Shore Dental Care provides quality general family dentistry care from our Massapequa dental office. Healthy teeth and gums are important things that all members of your family should have, and we’re here to help.

One of the most important parts of general family dentistry is the regular dental hygiene appointment. When you come in twice a year for these appointments, we’ll clean your teeth, and perform other important health checks such as screening for oral cancer, gum disease and cavities. The earlier smile problems are detected, the easier it is to treat them and restore health to your smile.

We also offer dental sealants and fluoride treatments to help provide extra protection for your child’s teeth as they grow and develop. Important brushing and flossing habits are essential to good dental care, and we’ll make sure you and your child are properly caring for your smiles.

General family dentistry is an important part of our practice because it is the foundation for a healthy smile. If it’s been a while since you’ve seen us, give us a call today. Good smile health is always important for you and your family.

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.

Brace Yourself for a Straighter Smile—In Only Six Months!

June 28, 2011

shutterstock_7441711Did you know you can straighten your teeth in only six months? It’s true! Sure, conventional braces are used as corrective measures for problematic bites, or other structural issues. But not everyone needs the long-term solution of traditional orthodontia to get a beautiful smile. In fact, all you may need is Six Month Smiles®!

What is Six Month Smiles?

Braces are the most effective means to straighten teeth and correct your bite. But if you’re an adult, wearing conventional braces can feel “too junior high.” With Six Month Smiles, you’ll get straighter teeth without the long wait, or the conspicuous metalwork. Dr. Kalinda Stutman will use the tooth-colored wires and brackets to create your perfect smile.

How does Six Month Smiles work?

Six Month Smiles uses low force to move teeth more quickly and comfortably-in months instead of years. The system focuses on straightening the front teeth, the ones visible when you smile. The clear brackets and tooth-colored wires are made of nickel titanium. Your orthodontia will be virtually unnoticeable.

Is Six Month Smiles safe and comfortable?

Yes! Six Month Smiles offers no more risk than traditional braces. In fact, there are fewer risks. The forces used to move your teeth are much lighter, and you don’t need to worry about constant tightening of the wires. And you’ll get nearly the same terrific results in a lot less time!

With Six Month Smiles, you don’t have to commit the same amount of time and money as you would with regular braces. Call Dr. Kalinda Stutman and her team at South Shore Dental Care to learn more about Six Month Smiles.