If your smile is marred by several different cosmetic imperfections, then maybe you should consider porcelain veneers. Made of fine dental porcelain or composite resin material, veneers are strong and durable. But perhaps more importantly they conceal the smile you have and give you the attractive smile you want. Before you decide to get porcelain veneers, Drs. Stutman, your cosmetic dentists in Massapequa, would like to answer some of the most commonly asked questions regarding this cosmetic treatment.
January 14, 2017
August 20, 2016
Some foods are so obviously bad for your teeth that they hardly need mentioning. Other foods may be good for your overall health, but not so good for your oral health. There are still other foods that you may have thought were not necessarily bad or good for your teeth. To set the record straight, Massapequa dentist Dr. Dory Stutman or Dr. Khalida Stutman want to take this opportunity to lists the foods you should try to avoid and why.
April 7, 2016
As practitioners of holistic dentistry, Dr. Dory Stutman and Dr. Khalida Stutman are always searching for new ways to harness the body’s own power of health and healing. With this in mind, the Massapequa dentist now uses platelet-rich fibrin. Read on to find out how this substance that comes from your own body is used to speed healing after dental implant surgery and to reduce the risk of post-operative complications.
March 14, 2016
Shhh. 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.
Have you experienced tooth loss? If the answer is yes, there’s no way around it: missing teeth must be replaced. You’ve probably heard about the wonderful benefits of dental implants, and did you know you can have the entire procedure, from implantation to final restoration, performed at South Shore Dental Care? It’s true. Read on to learn more about comprehensive tooth replacement with dental implants in Massapequa today!
February 16, 2016
They say hindsight is 20/20. Well, what if you could take a look at what your smile will look like after cosmetic dentistry? Then your foresight would be 20/20 and you’d probably feel much more comfortable with the decision to go ahead with treatment. That’s exactly what’s happening at South Shore Dental Care, Drs. Dory and Khalida Stutman’s Massapequa dental office. With PreNew Preview, you get to see what your new smile will actually look like on you before treatment begins with your Massapequa cosmetic dentist.
January 27, 2016
We’ve got some unsettling news for you this morning. Did you know as many as 75 percent of Americans are suffering from gum disease? And that the condition has been linked to far more serious health problems — like cardiovascular disease, stroke and even breast cancer? It’s true. Fortunately, gum disease is incredibly easy to prevent. Keep reading for more information on how you can keep your gums as healthy as can be in 2016, from the trusted team at South Shore Dental Care!
December 23, 2015
If you’re interested in cosmetic bonding but afraid of making the investment in time and money, you’ll be thrilled to know there’s a quick fix at South Shore Dental Care. If that sounds too good to be true, it’s not — dental bonding gives Massapequa neighbors the brilliant smile makeovers they desire, faster and at a price that’s much more affordable. Don’t overload your budget when you don’t have to. Choose dental bonding with South Shore Dental Care!
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.
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.