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Teeth Whitening at Boston Smile Center: Get Your Smile Ready for Summer Fun!

July 6, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to get outside, enjoy the beautiful weather with family and friends, and enjoy all of the bountiful gifts the season has to offer. Before you hit the beach or head to the neighborhood pool party, make sure that your smile looks its absolute best with professional teeth whitening from Boston Smile Center. Conveniently located in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson provides patients from throughout the Boston area with a variety of cosmetic dentistry services, including in-office teeth whitening and take-home whitening kits.

The Advantages of Professional Teeth Whitening Solutions

Professional teeth whitening services from Boston Smile Center effectively remove years of built-up discoloration and stains, even those caused by tobacco, coffee, red wine, and dark foods. Dr. Sasson utilizes the trusted power of Zoom! Teeth Whitening, allowing you to sit back and relax in our cozy office environment while we whiten your smile in just about an hour. The quick visit fits into even the busiest schedules, and you’ll love showing off your brand new look!

If you would prefer to brighten your smile in the comfort of your own home, we can help with that, too. Dr. Sasson can provide you with a set of custom teeth whitening trays and a specialized whitening formula that you use at home. The trays are precisely molded to fit the unique contours of your dentition, ensuring brilliant results that still look completely natural. As is the case with all of our cosmetic and restorative dentistry solutions, our team is happy to sit down with you and answer any questions you may have regarding the process before treatment begins.

Reveal Your Whitest Smile yet

If you’re ready to achieve the gorgeous, confident smile you’ve been dreaming of just in time for summer, Boston Smile Center is here to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to schedule your cosmetic dentistry appointment with Dr. Sasson and our friendly, experienced staff. Our office also happily welcomes patients from throughout Boston and the surrounding areas, including Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Cambridge, and beyond.

Dentures & Partials: Replacing Missing Teeth for a Healthier, More Beautiful Smile

June 23, 2014

Missing teeth negatively affect your life in a number of ways, preventing you from speaking clearly, smiling confidently, and enjoying many of the foods you love. Fortunately, modern restorative dentistry offers a wide variety of tooth replacement options, including dentures and partials. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson and his staff are happy to provide patients with the restorative solutions they need to enjoy life to the fullest once again, despite suffering from missing teeth.

Dentures, Partials, and Dental Implants: Which is Right for You?

Dentures are natural-looking, customized dental prosthetics that replace missing teeth so that a patient may eat, speak, and smile more comfortably. Today’s dental technology makes it possible to fabricate dentures and partials in a way that looks and feels more like natural teeth than ever before, but the prosthetics are still removable for comfort, cleaning, and adjustment as needed.

A comprehensive consultation with Dr. Sasson will determine which restorative dentistry solution is the ideal fit for your unique situation. While some patients prefer the structural stability of dental implants, not every patient with missing teeth is a fitting candidate. When you arrive for your consultation, we’ll take the time to discuss your various options, as well as assess your jaw, gums, and existing teeth. You may be able to undergo a surgical procedure that allows for implant-retained dentures, in which dental implants are placed within the jaw and then used as anchors to secure a dental prosthetic.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

We welcome you to contact our office to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sasson and our experienced, knowledgeable team today. Our conveniently located practice in Brookline, MA warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including Cambridge, Somerville, Newton, Chelsea, and more. We look forward to seeing your beautiful smile!

Propel Orthodontic Technology: Your New Smile, Even Faster

June 17, 2014

Keep Smiling!

At Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson continually strives to provide the very best cutting edge adult orthodontic treatment for our patients. We are excited to be one of the first dental practices in our area to offer the FDA approved PROPEL® technology.

PROPEL® will shorten orthodontic treatments for both braces and clear aligners by almost half the time. This has become a game changer for our adult patients! While each patient varies, many patients are now able to complete their orthodontic treatment in just 3 – 10 months.  Even if you have already begun treatment, adding Propel will dramatically shorten the expected treatment time.

PROPEL® works with the patient’s own biology by stimulating the bone surrounding the teeth allowing the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position.  PROPEL® requires few office visits and allows our adult orthodontic patients to see their new smiles faster than ever.

PROPEL®   is so versatile that we can include it with our Insignia and Damon Clear braces, Invisalign clear aligner, STb and Six Month Smiles adult orthodontic treatments.

At Boston Smile Center we always offer complimentary consultations, and we include free teeth whitening at the end of your treatment as well as a free water pic during treatment to keep that radiant smile bright.  Contact our office today to schedule your complimentary confidential consultation.

Digital Radiography at Boston Smile Center: Why We Use Digital X-Rays

June 6, 2014

Shutterstock Digital X RayX-ray technology has been utilized for decades in the dental industry, allowing doctors to view the intricate internal structures of the mouth in order to diagnose and treat oral health problems more effectively. Today’s more advanced technology, including digital x-rays, gives doctors even more power and precision when it comes to diagnostic and preventive treatments. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson and his team offer digital radiography as part of our extensive menu of preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services.

Benefits of Digital Radiography

Unlike traditional x-rays that use film and must be developed using harsh chemicals, digital x-rays are captured quickly and displayed in mere minutes on a chairside screen so that you and Dr. Sasson can view them together. Patients who are able to actually see the images captured by the digital radiography machine are more likely to express an interest in their own oral health, asking more questions and learning about the ways they can better take care of their teeth and gums at home. Because everything is digital, there are no developing chemicals to dispose of, so it’s better for our environment as well.

Digital radiography is also superior to conventional film x-rays in that it exposes the patient to up to 90 percent less radiation per session. We always take your safety and comfort into consideration first, and we love that our choice to utilize digital x-rays offers this additional benefit.

Only the Best Technology for Our Patients

At Boston Smile Center, we believe that each and every patient that walks into our practice deserves the best treatment, the most compassionate care, and the most cutting-edge dental technology the industry can provide. That’s why we are constantly upgrading our facility with the most state-of-the-art equipment and technology, and passing the benefits along to you. Contact our office today to discover the advantages of digital radiography and our other patient-centric services, each customized to suit your individual needs and preferences. We proudly serve families from throughout Brookline, Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, and beyond.

Easing Anxiety in the Dental Chair with Patient Comfort Measures at Boston Smile Center

May 23, 2014

Shutterstock Happy Dental Patient (2)Fear of the dentist or dental treatment is common in both children and adults throughout the United States. Whether you dread the sights, smells, sounds, or sensations of oral healthcare visits, you need to know that you are in the right hands when you seek the treatment you need. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and his team offer a variety of unique patient comfort measures to help you fully relax during your treatment, whether it is a simple cleaning or a more complex procedure.

Taking the Fear Out of Dentistry

There are many reasons that you may feel uncomfortable or even afraid of dental treatment, but we’re here to allay those fears for good. At Boston Smile Center, Dr. Sasson is committed to an entire open communication policy, always fully explaining your treatment in a way that is easy to understand. Patients who feel truly informed regarding their treatment are more likely to feel relaxed and at ease, both before and during their procedures.

In addition to creating a calm environment in our office, we happily offer special amenities to help you feel even more serene, including warm blankets, comfortable dental chairs, and wireless satellite headphones so that you can listen to calming music while we handle all of the work. In the event that your anxiety does require further intervention, a mild medication may be offered to ensure your absolute comfort until your procedure is complete.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you have been putting off the fundamental dental treatment you need due to anxiety, fear, or any other negative emotion associated with the dentist, we invite you to contact our office today. We look forward to showing you what a difference our unique approach to patient comfort can make in your next visit. Our warm, welcoming, family-friendly office in Brookline, MA proudly serves patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Cambridge, Somerville, Chelsea, Newton, and more.

Fluoride and Your Oral Health: What is the Connection?

May 12, 2014

shutterstock dentist with patientIt is likely that you’ve heard a fair bit about fluoride, whether on the news or in commercials for popular toothpastes. With the wealth of information available online and on television, it’s often difficult to decipher the truth from the hype when it comes to something as controversial as fluoride. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Alan Sasson and his team offer our patients proven, accurate information regarding all aspects of oral health, including the role that fluoride plays in the state of your teeth.

How Fluoride Fortifies Your Smile

Fluoride is derived from an element called fluorine that occurs naturally in sedimentary rock in our planet’s crust. When fluorine comes into contact with water, it ionizes into what we know as fluoride. It is present in the water we drink and the food that we eat, providing essential structural stability to our bones and teeth.

At your dentist’s office, topical fluoride is used to bolster the strength of your enamel, remineralizing your teeth and protecting them from decay. When the bacteria that comprise plaque produce acid, demineralization occurs. Without adequate fluoride, phosphate, calcium, and other minerals to remineralize the enamel, tooth decay becomes a very serious problem.

As with any of our cosmetic, restorative, or general dentistry services, we invite our patients to ask any questions they may have regarding fluoride and its role in dental health. Our top priority is keeping your teeth and gums healthy and strong for a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

Has it been more than six months since the last time your teeth and gums were examined and cleaned at your dentist’s office? If so, it is time to contact our office and schedule your next visit. At Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA, Dr. Sasson and our caring, experienced team offers a comprehensive menu of general dentistry services, as well asrestorative, cosmetic, and implant dentistry procedures. From our conveniently located office in Brookline, we happily welcome patients from nearby communities in Newton, Chelsea, Somerville, Cambridge, and beyond.

Give your mom the gift of a dazzling smile with no sensitivity!

April 28, 2014

shutterstock_119151670Are you searching for the perfect Mother’s day gift for the special woman in your life? Why not give her a gift she can appreciate every time she looks in the mirror with Professional Strength Glo Whitening? Give your mom a beautiful white smile without spending hours in a dental office or worrying about the mess and sensitivity caused by some at-home treatments!

Dr. Sasson can perform Professional Strength Glo Whitening treatment in just thirty-two minutes in his state of the art dental office in Brookline, Massachusetts. If your mom is always on the go, Professional Strength Glo Whitening is also available in a portable format perfect for applying in the comfort of her own home!

Professional Strength Glo Whitening treatments use cutting-edge technology including patented guided light optic technology, a stay-put gel formula, and LED lighting to prevent sensitivity, work quickly, and create a beautiful smile. This technology is packed into a sleek, modern device that resembles an iPod. Groundbreaking Glo technology allows you to lighten your smile up to eight shades in just half an hour in the office or while relaxing, doing chores, or checking your e-mail at home!

Are you ready to give your mom a gift that she will appreciate every time she smiles? Contact our office today!

Mercury-Free Fillings at Boston Smile Center in Brookline, MA: Superior Form and Function

April 16, 2014

Shutterstock Healthy GumsAmalgam fillings, also commonly known as silver or metal fillings, have been used for more than 150 years. As dental technology has advanced, however, these traditional fillings have gradually been eclipsed by a preferable alternative: metal-free composite fillings. At Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry in Brookline, MA, Dr. J. Alan Sasson and his team use tooth-colored composite fillings rather than those made of metal in order to provide our patients with the best dental care possible.

Why Choose Mercury-Free Fillings?

There are a variety of clear advantages to the patient when mercury-free fillings are used. The most obvious of these is the aesthetic appeal of tooth-colored fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are dark and unsightly, marring the natural beauty of your smile. With composite resin fillings, you can smile, laugh, and speak with complete confidence. The fillings we use are color-matched to blend seamlessly with the shade of your natural teeth.

Another benefit of tooth-colored, mercury-free fillings is the aspect of conservation. When silver and mercury fillings are placed, the tooth affected by decay or other damage must be altered in order to accept the filling. Composite filling placement requires the removal of far less enamel, preserving more of your natural tooth.

Though the American Dental Association, or ADA, states that there is no danger associated with fillings that contain mercury, many dentists and patients prefer composite fillings because there is absolutely no risk of exposure to potentially harmful substances. In addition, the use and disposal of composite materials presents no risk of harm to the environment, whereas mercury fillings may prove detrimental to delicate components of our ecosystem.

Schedule Your Appointment with Dr. Sasson Today

Whether you have old amalgam fillings you would like to have replaced or you are in need of a new tooth-colored filling, Dr. Sasson and his team are here to help. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to schedule your appointment. We also happily welcome patients from the surrounding areas of Boston, Newton, Chelsea, Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond. We look forward to caring for your beautiful smile!

The Advanced Technology of the BIOLASE WaterLase Dental Laser at Boston Smile Center

April 2, 2014

Shutterstock Happy Dental PatientAs dental technology continues to advance, we believe that our patients deserve to reap the benefits of faster, more effective, and more comfortable care. At Boston Smile Center & Implant Dentistry in Brookline, MA, Dr. J. Alan Sasson utilizes the power of a highly sophisticated, water/air laser called WaterLase to give his patients the advantage when it comes to performing a variety of services.

The Benefits of BIOLASE WaterLase Technology

The discomfort and pain many patients associate with a traditional dental drill are actually caused by the vibration, heat, and pressure of the machine as it removes a portion of the tooth. With WaterLase, a precision laser does all the work with none of the undesirable side effects. Both soft and hard tissue (gums and tooth enamel) are meticulously manipulated by the laser with less pain, less bleeding, and fewer shots!

In addition, the healing process following WaterLase treatment is substantially improved as compared to traditional methods. Dr. Sasson can efficiently remove only the tissues necessary to treat the problem, leaving more of the tooth structure and gum tissue intact. WaterLase offers unparalleled effectiveness in a variety of applications, including:

  • Immediate treatment of cold sores
  • Cosmetic gum contouring
  • Treatment of periodontal disease in its early stages
  • Preparing decayed teeth to be filled
  • Relief from tooth and gum sensitivity

Discover the Difference for Yourself

If you’ve ever had a negative experience at the dentist’s office because of painful shots or uncomfortable drilling, you’re certainly not alone. These are common fears associated with even minor dental procedures. Thanks to Dr. Sasson and BIOLASE WaterLase technology, many of the services you receive at Boston Smile Center can be performed without the injections or drilling so many patients dread. Contact our office in Brookline, MA today to find out more about how our high-tech, high-touch approach can benefit you. We also proudly serve residents of the surrounding areas, including Boston, Chelsea, Newton, Somerville, Cambridge, and more. We can’t wait to show you how pleasant visiting the dentist can be!

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.

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