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How Can I Stop Further Tooth Loss?

June 29, 2012

Have you lost one or more teeth as a result of decay or an injury? Are you worried now about losing more teeth? Your concern is understandable. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that anchored it to your jaw. And that right there is why you could lose another tooth further down the road.

Here’s why.

When you lose a tooth root, the part of your jawbone it used to be in contact with doesn’t have a purpose anymore. As a result, it will begin to atrophy. With time, more bone tissue will be affected, increasing your risk of losing one or more healthy teeth.

But there is a way to stop all this.

Preserve Your Smile with Dental Implants

If you’re worried about losing more teeth, call South Shore Dental Care to find out how dental implants can help you stop further tooth loss. As one of the most effective restorative dentistry solutions available, dental implants can restore strength and function to your entire smile, including your jaw. They do this by replacing your missing tooth and your missing root, helping your jaw grow new bone tissue and remain naturally strong.

Do you want to find out if dental implants are right for you? Then give our Massapequa dental office a call today. During your appointment, your doctor will have a chance to examine your smile and recommend a treatment plan.

At South Shore Dental Care, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman happily serve patients Massapequa, Long Island, Merrick, Bellmore, Wantagh, and surrounding areas. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.