March 24, 2015
What is TMJ Disorder? The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the sliding hinge that connects your jawbone to your skull on either side of your face. It is the joint that allows you to use your jawbone to chew and speak properly. Because it plays such an important role, when it malfunctions, it can wreak havoc on your everyday life.Although TMJ disorder is hard to prevent (because the exact cause is unknown) it can be easily treated, non-invasively, with oral appliance therapy from South Shore Dental Care. Make your TMJ disorder consultation appointment with the trusted family dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman proudly serve patients daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.
TMJ disorder can cause severe pain and discomfort in some cases. This pain could be temporary or last for many years. It could also affect one or both sides of your face. TMJ disorder is more common among women than men and it is most often discovered between the ages of 20 and 40. While the exact trigger of the disorder is still debated, clear warning signs include:
- Pain or tenderness in your face, neck, or shoulders
- Pain when you chew, speak, or open your mouth too wide
- Jaw joints that lock or make noises
- Trouble chewing properly
- Swelling on one side of the face
- Chronic toothaches, headaches, neck aches, or upper shoulder pain or
- Chronic earaches, hearing problems, or ringing in the ears
Dr. Stutman offers oral appliance therapy to alleviate the symptoms of TMJ disorder. A custom oral appliance (night guard) fits over your upper and lower teeth as you sleep. The appliance prevents your teeth from clenching so that your jaw joints and muscles can relax and release tension. The night guard can lessen the effects of teeth clenching and grinding and correct your bite position. When your jaw joints and surrounding muscles are no longer strained, your TMJ disorder symptoms will decrease and dissipate.
If you, or someone you love, is suffering from TMJ disorder symptoms, make an appointment for a TMJ disorder treatment consultation with the experienced family dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care delivers quality therapy daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the neighboring areas.
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March 10, 2015
Did 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.
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.
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.
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.
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January 24, 2015
A Brilliant New Smile Is Closer Than You Think! It can be intimidating to consider the costs of cosmetic dentistry techniques like porcelain veneers. Though you may want to correct your smile imperfections, you could be worried about overloading your budget. If this sounds familiar, Dr. Stutman can help you using economical cosmetic bonding. Dental cosmetic bonding is not only used to fix cavities or broken teeth. It can also be used to improve the aesthetic appearance of your healthy teeth. Cosmetic bonding is very affordable and can easily fix discolored, misaligned, or worn down teeth. Don’t put off your smile makeover any longer. Make your cosmetic bonding appointment with the trusted cosmetic dentistry experts of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and the surrounding communities.
What Can Cosmetic Bonding Do For Your Smile?
Dr. Stutman can use cosmetic bonding material to easily improve the color, shape, and arrangement or your teeth in just one office visit. Cosmetic bonding is incredibly versatile and requires very little preparation. It can be sued to correct discolored or chipped teeth, close spaces or gaps between teeth, elongate teeth, or change their shade and form.
How Does Cosmetic Bonding Work?
First, Dr. Stutman will place a thin, clear plastic film between the tooth to be bonded and neighboring teeth. Next, a mild chemical will be applied to the tooth to give it a rough texture. This helps the composite resin bond with the enamel of your tooth. The composite resin that matches closest to the color of your natural tooth is then chosen. Dr. Stutman will then apply the composite resin in layers. A special curing light is used to harden each layer. After the last layer of composite resin is hardened, Dr. Stutman will shape and polish the material to blend perfectly with your tooth. The finished tooth will look completely smooth and natural.
Cosmetic Bonding Appointments in Massapequa, NY
Dr. Stutman understands that a bright and healthy white smile is an asset. That’s why we offer a cost efficient way to get the smile you’ve always wanted. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care today for your cosmetic bonding smile makeover. South Shore Dental Care is trusted by families throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and nearby areas.
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December 10, 2014
Do you need a smile makeover? If you have to hide your smile because of discoloration, cracks, chips, or misalignment you need help from Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers. These ultra thin veneers can fix multiple cosmetic issues at once with little to no pain or discomfort. Traditional veneers are much thicker, requiring the dentist to grind, file, or cut down your natural teeth and alter your original tooth structure. With no-prep or minimal prep veneers, the dentist doesn’t need to change the structure of your teeth in any way. Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers can be bonded to the front of your teeth to overhaul your smile in just one visit. Make an appointment with the experienced cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. They can give you a brand new smile without any pain, discomfort, shots, or drills. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding communities.
What Cosmetic Issues can Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers Correct?
- Chipped or cracked teeth
- Discolored or stained teeth
- Gaps or spaces between teeth
- Misshapen, fanged or pointy teeth
- Misaligned teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small teeth
What’s Different about Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers?
- Ultra-thin (0.2 mm)
- Highly translucent
- Replicates your natural enamel
- Lasts over 20 years
- Pain free application (no shots or drills)
Lumineers and Durathin Minimal Prep Veneers in Massapequa, NY
If you have more than one complaint about your smile, Lumineers and Durathin minimal prep veneers could be your answer. They are the least invasive method for permanently correcting cosmetic imperfections. Make an appointment with the highly qualified cosmetic dentists of South Shore Dental Care for your minimal prep veneers today. You can get the “Hollywood” smile you’ve always wanted in just one office visit. South Shore Dental Care restores smiles daily throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby areas.
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November 10, 2014
This year, over 43,250 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer. Traditionally, the death rate associated with oral cancer is much higher than other cancers not because it’s harder to diagnose, but because oral cancer is typically discovered far later in its development. Since oral cancer symptoms can be easily mistaken for less serious maladies, they are often ignored. Although oral cancer screenings are a routine part of a dental examination, the failure of many people to visit the dentist regularly has contributed to the fatality rate. It’s quite clear that visiting the dentist on a regular basis could literally save your life. Make an appointment with the experienced dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. They want to help keep you and your family safe and healthy. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves patients throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and surrounding areas.
Oral Cancer Warning Signs
- Painless in or around the mouth or throat
- Sore on the lip lasting longer than a few weeks
- Painless white or red patch
- Pain, bleeding or numbness inside the mouth
- Persistent sore throat
- Pain or difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Jaw swelling
- Hoarseness or voice changes
- Each aches
Oral Cancer Risk Factors
- Tobacco Use
- Alcohol Use
- Sun Exposure
- HPV Infection
- Risk increases with age
- Twice as common in men than women
Oral Cancer Screening in Massapequa Park, NY
The death rate for oral cancer is higher than that of cervical cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, laryngeal cancer, cancer of the testes, thyroid and skin cancer. Remember that good dental care is an essential component to your overall good health. Don’t let oral cancer steal your good health. Make appointment with the highly qualified dentists of South Shore Dental Care today. South Shore Dental Care proudly serves families throughout Massapequa, NY, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh and nearby communities.
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December 6, 2013
Although many people may disagree, there is a world outside the realm of science and hard facts. Many things affect your health, and although modern technology can definitely help treat the issues, science and machine does not take your feelings and well being into account. At South Shore Dental Care, we offer holistic dentistry, a wonderful option for those who want a more rounded approach to their dental needs.
Holistic dentistry is different from other forms of dentistry because it takes your feelings into account. Whatever concerns you have in regard to your dental treatment, we are here to assist and aid you. We also look at your complete medical history, that way we can know the best ways to treat whatever oral ailments you may have. Also focusing on prevention, holistic dentistry means not waiting for problems to arise, instead, tackling the issues before they come about.
Being a new form of dentistry, we pride ourselves in being abreast in all areas of dentistry, both clinical and emotional. Holistic dentistry is a wonderful way for us to be more connected with our patients, and we very proud to cater to whatever needs you may have.
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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May 27, 2011
Patients who avoid scheduling dental visits because of anxiety may not be getting the care they need. Thankfully, with sedation dentistry, those who may have been too anxious or uncomfortable to sit through a dental procedure in the past can look forward to a pleasant visit to South Shore Dental. Using nitrous oxide, oral, or oral conscious sedation, patients can rest easy while Dr. Stutman delivers care that will improve the health of their smiles.
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May 6, 2011
Ask your child what their favorite foods are and you’re more likely to hear cookies, candy, and cupcakes than broccoli, Brussels sprouts, or bok choy. That’s why it’s essential you make regular dental visits a part of their life starting as young as two years old. Without proper care, kids’ teeth can become magnets for cavities and other problems.
Thankfully, there’s Dr. Khalida Stutman and South Shore Dental Care. Our Massapequa office offers a range of services to meet your family’s pediatric dentistry needs, from teeth cleaning to cavity care, and more.
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October 14, 2009
At South Shore Dental Care, we’re known for full-service cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Every day, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman create stunning, life-changing smiles. A beautiful smile needs a firm foundation to withstand daily wear and tear and provide protection against dental disease and decay. So, after we’ve created the smile of your dreams, we’ll maintain it with comprehensive checkups and cleanings.
Our dentists recommend that patients attend six-month checkups and cleanings to keep dental problems at bay and increase the longevity of cosmetic and restorative treatments such as all-porcelain crowns, veneers, Lumineers, dental implants, and bridgework. You’ve made an investment in your smile. Keep the returns high with quality preventive care. (more…)
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