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How Non-Invasive Cosmetic Solutions Can Take Years off of Your Appearance

March 19, 2014

shutterstock lumineers smileAs we age, our skin inevitably begins to show the tell-tale signs of time. Wrinkles, fine lines, drooping contours and deep creases can make you look years older than you truly are. While plastic surgery is a viable solution for some, we understand that not everyone wants to commit to an invasive procedure to achieve youthful, beautiful results. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his team know that your time is a valuable commodity. That’s why we offer the advanced cosmetic technology of dermal fillers and BOTOX® Cosmetic in the same office you visit for all of your dental care needs.

How Can Cosmetic Solutions Help Me?

When skin ages, collagen production gradually slows. This results in looser, less voluminous skin that is more vulnerable to lasting wrinkles and creases. Lips and cheeks lose their natural volume. The most common areas of concern are:

  • The forehead and the space between the eyebrows
  • The area around the mouth, particularly the creases that form from smiling or frowning
  • Crow’s feet at the edges of the eyes
  • Fine lines above the upper lip
  • Thinning lips and sunken cheeks

Fortunately, cosmetic injectables like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane and Juvederm can help restore your skin’s youthful vitality in a way that isn’t invasive like traditional plastic surgery. Dr. Sasson’s expertise and experience help you reclaim the firm, radiant skin you miss from your youth in a way that makes you feel comfortable and confident.

The Youthful Glow You Deserve

Millions of men and women have already experienced the numerous benefits associated with cosmetic injections like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Juvederm, Restylane and more. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to find out how Dr. Sasson can help you achieve the smoother, fresher face you desire, all in a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes you feel right at home. Our practice also serves patients from throughout the nearby areas of Somerville, Newton, Boston, Cambridge, Chelsea, and more.

Boost Your Self-Confidence with a Total Smile Makeover!

March 12, 2014

Shutterstock Pretty Woman SmileA smile makeover consists of multiple dental procedures that improve the appearance of your smile. When you decide to make over your smile, Dr. Sasson will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will address all of your concerns.

Treatments that are commonly included in smile makeovers are orthodontics, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, ceramic crowns, dental implants, and dermal fillers like Botox and Juvederm. Unlike many other dentists, Dr. Sasson and Boston Smile Center can perform these, and many other treatments, in our high-tech and convenient Brookline office. Simplify your life and streamline your schedule by having all of your dental care performed in the same office.

Contact us at our Brookline, MA office today with any questions you have about a smile makeover, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Sasson. 

Get Rid of Bad Breath Easily with Top Tips from Boston Smile Center

March 5, 2014

Shutterstock FlossingIf you’ve ever been the victim of an embarrassing situation because of bad breath, don’t worry – you are most certainly not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from the social awkwardness and personal discomfort associated with chronic bad breath, but the good news is that you don’t have to put up with it any longer. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his team can work with you to find the halitosis treatment that best fits your unique case with comprehensive general dentistry services.

Fresh Breath Tips that Really Work

In the majority of cases, a noticeably foul odor when you speak or exhale is caused by particles of food that have not been completely removed from the mouth. Acids, starches and bacteria cling to your tongue, gums, the insides of your cheeks and the surfaces of your teeth. Sometimes, popping a breath mint or chewing a piece of gum seems to help, but the effects are typically temporary and not as effective as you’d like. This is because the underlying cause of the odor must be addressed rather than masked with artificial fresheners.

To combat bad breath at its source, Dr. Sasson and his team suggest keeping the following in mind:

  • Consider your food. Certain foods are more likely to result in a less-than-fresh mouth than others. Fish, meat and dairy products – particularly milk and cheese – are among the most common offenders. If a toothbrush and mouthwash aren’t readily available, try rinsing your mouth with water after eating these types of food.
  • Floss, floss, floss! Many people are perfectly good about brushing regularly, but tend to skimp on the flossing and mouthwash because they’re afterthoughts rather than vital steps in their routine. The fact is, though, that flossing and rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash can help to remove debris and buildup that your toothbrush simply can’t reach.
  • Stay hydrated. A dry mouth is an unhappy environment for the bacteria that reside there. When you drink plenty of fluids, the pH balance within your oral cavity stays sufficiently balanced, resulting in naturally fresher breath.

Of course, the best thing that you can do for your mouth and your breath is to visit Dr. Sasson for regular general dentistry checkups at least twice per year. This ensures that your teeth and gums are both clean and healthy, the two primary components of fresh-smelling breath. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to schedule your appointment! We also warmly welcome families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Chelsea, Somerville, Boston, Newton, Cambridge, and beyond.

Give the Gift of a Beautiful Smile this Valentine’s Day!

February 11, 2014

Shutterstock Heart SmileValentine’s Day is just around the corner! Are you still looking for a unique gift for that special someone in your life? Consider giving the gift of a beautiful smile to a loved one – or yourself!

With Professional Strength GLO Teeth Whitening, you or your sweetie won’t even need to set foot in Dr. Sasson’s high-tech office in Brookline, MA! The no-mess solution and heat-guarded, LED activated mouthpiece combine to make in-home teeth whitening a breeze. Call our office today to purchase a Professional Strength GLO Device with Whitening Gel.

Need a brilliantly white smile in time for a hot date?

You’re in luck. Call our office today and schedule an appointment for an in-office GLO Whitening. Dr. Sasson will give you a brighter, whiter smile in just 45 minutes.

Call Boston Smile Center today, and give yourself or your loved one the gift of a dazzling smile.

Bottled Water and Your Kids’ Fluoride

July 24, 2013

shutterstock_29235628Is it safe for my child to drink tap water in Brookline, Massachusetts?

The short answer is yes. Locally fluoridated tap water is actually beneficial to the health of your child’s teeth, in fact many children today drink so much more bottled water than  fluoridated tap water that it may be a concern. Even thought they get fluoride from other sources like tooth paste it may still be an issue. A rich and steady source, like the water they drink all the time, to help strengthen the enamel and protect their teeth from decay may be lacking. Most bottled water has minimal to no fluoride added by the manufacturer. Furthermore, the FDA does not monitor or regulate the amount of fluoride in bottled water as it does in municipal tap water. Fluoride in tap water is mandated to have a concentration of 1 part per million (ppm).

Below is a list of some popular brands of bottled water and the amount of fluoride contained. I would recommend that you contact the company of the bottled water you buy to inquire as to the level of fluoride it contains. Ideally bottling your tap or filtered water at home would be best, providing your tap water is fluoridated.

  • Aquafina 0.05 ppm
  • Calistoga 0.07 ppm
  • Dasani 0.07 ppm
  •  Evian 0.10 ppm
  • Perrier 0.30 ppm
  • Poland Spring 0.10 ppm

At Boston Smile Center we primarily treat adults. However from time to time we post family dental related issues that are important to your lives. For more about my practice visit our services page today!

Make Your Smile Shine with Porcelain Veneers

February 7, 2013

Filed under: Boston Dentist — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Alan Sasson @ 7:55 pm

A beautiful smile can go a long way towards helping your confidence. Straight, white teeth suggest youth, success, and vitality to those around you – but as an adult, it can feel like you’ve missed your chance to undergo treatments like braces and teeth whitening, or maybe you just don’t have the time to wait on results to gradually appear. Here at Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, we understand the pressures and expectations of your daily life. Dental care should accommodate your needs, not the other way around. That’s why Dr. Sasson is happy to offer you the option of porcelain veneers, a cosmetic treatment that can cover up stains, cracks, chips, or even stubborn misalignments.  With porcelain veneers, you’ll have a four-star smile you can’t wait from sharing with the world!

What are porcelain veneers, exactly?

Porcelain veneers are a wafer-thin piece of porcelain that, in most cases, is fitted in the “smile zone” – the teeth people always see when you smile.  They aren’t one-size-fits-all, though; your veneers will be crafted so as to enhance your own unique smile. Using his patented Ceramel® technique, Dr. Sasson designs veneers that mimic the translucency, color, and shape of beautiful, natural teeth. With SmileMagic software, you can see how your new smile will look before treatment even begins!

Porcelain veneers are also:

  • Virtually undetectable by those around you
  • Resilient to nearly all foods and drinks ingested on a daily basis
  • Available after only two appointments, including a in-depth consultation that addresses your wishes concerning the look of your new veneers, and a personalized fitting

The beautiful look of white and straight teeth doesn’t have to feel out of reach – with Dr. Sasson and his team on your side, you’ll have the smile you deserve before you know it with the help of porcelain veneers. Call Boston Smile Center today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson.

Teeth Whitening Can Make Your Smile Sparkle

January 31, 2013

Here in Brookline, MA, we see several patients who are dreaming of beautiful, white teeth – and it’s not hard to understand why. White teeth can suggest youth, charisma, attractiveness, wealth, and a variety of other positive attributes to people you meet before you even speak. Talk about a good first impression! But of course, that dream isn’t always possible, whether because of age, medication, or simply because you like to have a cup of coffee in the morning. At Boston Smile Center, we want to make your smile shine no matter what, which is why we offer teeth whitening as a treatment option.  As a leading cosmetic dentist, Dr. Sasson can offer you several methods that will result in a brand-new, glowing look.

In-Office Whitening

With the help of the patented Zoom! Teeth whitening system, we’ll treat you here in the office. After only around an hour, your teeth can be lightened up to ten shades, with minimal sensitivity afterwards. We’ll also provide you with a teeth whitening kit to take home, for results that are both beautiful and long-lasting.

Customized Take-Home Whitening

If you’d prefer to whiten your teeth at home, we can provide you with a choice of a thirty-minute system that will perfectly fit both your routine and your mouth. When choosing this option, Dr. Sasson will create a customized tray that fits to the contours of your mouth specifically, and in addition, you’ll be given prescription-strength teeth whitening gel. Use these tools daily and you’ll see significant results in no time.

Take Home Whitening Tray

For those of you with little time and a tight budget, you can still undergo teeth whitening! Although Trèswhite disposable trays aren’t customized to fit your mouth, they still produce stronger results than over-the-counter brands will. Simply wear the tray for sixty minutes a day and you’ll see whiter teeth in the mirror before you know it!

Are you ready to pursue your dream of a whiter smile? Let us help you look your best, here at Boston Smile Center. Call us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson, or feel free to peruse our website to learn about other dental procedures we can offer you.

Sedation Dentistry – Do I Need It?

January 24, 2013

Filed under: Boston Dentist,Dentist,Sedation Dentistry,Uncategorized — Dr. Alan Sasson @ 3:22 pm

After 28 years of clinical practice, I have found that the major reasons for patients’ anxiety and phobia to dental treatment come from their previous traumatic experiences and their inability to tell the dentist just what bothers them about their dental situation.  These patients tend to believe that once they are in a dental chair, they are at the mercy of the dentist and the staff.

Building trust with the patient is the key to overcoming this anxious handicap.  And, it can be overcome!  Countless times in my dental career, I have encouraged patients to tell me the reasons for their anxiety and have worked with them to find suitable solutions to alleviating their phobia.  Any patient consenting to conscious or intravenous sedation only allows the dental care to be completed in the short-term, but will not help eliminating dental phobia overall.

Instead, a mild medication can relieve much of the anxiety while the patient remains totally alert.  This way, the needed dental care can be performed while helping the patient gradually overcome dental phobia permanently.  The patient controls the appointment entirely since he can inform the dentist of his anxiety level during the procedures.

(What does this have to do with anything?)  Dental anesthesia is very predictable and can be given painlessly.  When you need to break or just need some space during the procedure, the dentist and staff must be respectful, supportive and back off immediately.

At Boston Smile Center, we pride ourselves in being respectful of your needs and concerns at all times.  Sometimes a little help with and an anxiety reducing medication will give us a little extra help in the beginning until we gain your trust and confidence which I know we will! Call us to schedule an informational interview.

Keep Your Gums Happy with Laser Periodontal Therapy™ in Brookline, MA

January 22, 2013

In an earlier blog post, we discussed the dangers of gum disease, as well as what symptoms and risk factors you should be aware of when going through your daily oral health routines. If you’ve just discovered that you’re suffering from the disease, the idea of pursuing treatment can make you anxious. After all, you might remember that dentists used to get rid of infected tissue by cutting it out with sharp tools – a terrifying thought, especially if you’re suffering from tenderness and pain already. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, we don’t want you to have to worry about messy consequences like blood and stitches.  You deserve treatment that is both quick and effective, while still holding your comfort as a top priority. That’s why Dr. Sasson is happy to offer Laser Periodontal Therapy™ to his patients. With Laser Periodontal Therapy™, your gums will be cared for much faster, no cutting, scalping, or stitching required!

A Pain-Free Alternative to Conventional Surgery

The way it works is simple – instead of using a scalpel, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ employs a dental laser that removes infection in the spaces between your teeth and your gums. The laser also seals each new, healthy site with a clot, altogether eliminating the need for pesky stitches, as well as leading to a quicker healing time.

There are several benefits to using Laser Periodontal Therapy™ besides the obvious ones – for instance, the treatment is much more conservative than traditional surgery, meaning that we won’t have to compromise your teeth in order to ensure your gums are healthy. In addition, Laser Periodontal Therapy™ has also been proven through several studies to not only heal tissue, but also to reconnect it.  Best of all, there’s no downtime required after the procedure takes place. You’ll be able to return to work, drive yourself home, or even go to lunch once you’re finished!

Our team wants to give you a reason to smile, here at Boston Smile Center. Call us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson, or to learn more about Laser Periodontal Therapy™. Our Brookline dental office is easily accessible from Boston, Brighton, Cambridge, and Newton as well.

Keep Your Smile Steady with Implant-Supported Dentures

January 17, 2013

In our last blog post, we discussed the benefits of pursuing dentures or partials to cover up embarrassing gaps in your smile. But what if you’re looking for a more secure solution? While dentures usually stay in place with either clips or natural suction, they can sometimes slip when eating or speaking, which could lead to embarrassing situations. In addition, there’s one issue that dentures or partials won’t be able to solve: bone loss in your jaw. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, your specific needs are important to us, and that’s why, in place of traditional dentures and partials, Dr. Sasson can now offer you implant-supported dentures, a new procedure that will be sure to put a smile on your face.

How are implant-supported dentures different?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are anchored to your jawbone. After a brief surgery where they’ll be put into place, your dentures will be attached to them, resulting in a firm and comfortable fit.

There are several benefits to choosing implant-supported dentures, such as:

  • The surgically placed implants will allows remaining bone in the gums to survive, and they can even help new bone tissue to grow.
  • Many of the pressure points traditional dentures rub against are relieved.
  • Barely any food choices will be off-limits.
  • You won’t have to feel embarrassed about your denture slipping while speaking or eating. You can live life worry-free!

Do implant-supported dentures sound like the right choice for you? You can learn more about dental implants here, and feel free to peruse our website for more information about the other restorative dentistry techniques we can offer you. Feel free to call Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Sasson today.

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