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Frequently Asked Questions

Why are checkups recommended every six months, even for people with excellent oral health?

When you regularly visit our office for general family dentistry care, the more likely we will be able to catch small problems before they become big ones, making treatments more effective.

Dental problems have to start somewhere, and they usually start very small, making them hard to detect. Our Massapequa dental office uses DIAGNOdent laser cavity detection to find cavities during their earliest stage, way before you could possibly see or feel them yourself. We also use ViziLite to screen for oral cancer, a very serious health problem that affects nearly 50,000 Americans every year that is almost imperceptible at first. Routine visits make sure small problems never turn into big ones.


What are crowns in an hour?

Using CEREC technology, we can create custom crowns, inlays, and onlays in about an hour. This means that in just one visit, you can get a custom-made, all-white, reliable restoration. No temporary. No follow-up visit. It’s that simple.


What is a dental implant and how long do they last?

Dental implants are an alternative to tooth replacement as opposed to bridges, partials, or full dentures. They look, feel, and function just like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor that attaches them directly to the jawbone. At South Shore Dental Care, we can both place and restore your dental implants. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.

The life of a dental implant depends on your age, oral health status, and personal hygiene. With proper care, they can easily last a lifetime in most cases.


My teeth are stained. Can you help?

We most certainly can help! We can use Zoom! in-office teeth whitening to brighten your teeth dramatically in just one visit. We also offer take-home teeth whitening for your convenience. Call us for an appointment today!


I want to know more about how I can get a more beautiful smile. What do you suggest?

Call us and schedule a consultation! We can discuss all of your options with you to determine which services would best help you reach your smile goals.

Would you like to try on your new smile without having a single dental procedure? Find out how you can see your new smile!