Full Dentures Q: Other than not “feeling great”, do I have other potential health risks using dentures? A: The thing I like least about my profession is breaking bad news to patients. (Not the mild stuff; like “Too Jays is ...
Ask the Dentist Column
March 1, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Porcelain Veneers Q: My granddaughter wore braces for over two years and also had a retainer that was worn fairly often. After the braces were removed she looked lovely. As the years went by, (about two or three) her teeth reverted back ...
February 22, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Root Canal Treatment Q: I have a toothache. One dentist says I need a root canal to save my tooth, another one says it can’t be saved and needs to be removed and ...
February 15, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Implant Q: My upper front tooth, just next to the two big front ones has been missing since birth. I have an ugly plastic tooth glued to the adjacent tooth, which falls off periodically. The doctor said I don't have enough ...
February 8, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Annual Consumer Dentistry Summit Q: What do you do if you get hungry between breakfast and lunch like I do? A: Book a reservation for next Friday February 10th at the Double Tree Hotel in Palm Beach Gardens for the Annual Consumer Dentistry ...
February 1, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
General Dentist Q: My general dentist wants me to have a root canal with the specialist located inside his office; I would like to go back to a previous specialist in another town that I ...
January 25, 2017Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Guided Tissue Membrane Q: I was looking at an itemized bill for removing and replacing two upper right back teeth. It shows I am getting a “membrane”. Is this needed, as it does add to the cost? A: Do you ...
January 11, 2017superiorvirtual
Q: I have had implants up north were the doctor removed the tooth and then waited three months before the implant was placed. A local doctor wants to place the implant immediately after he pulls the tooth. Is this ok? A: Recently ...
January 4, 2017superiorvirtual
Dental Implant and Bone Graft info Q: I recently attended an educational event at a plastic surgeon’s office in Manhattan that focused on injectable like Restalyn and Botox. What I liked is that representatives of the actual companies were present to ...
December 21, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Anesthetic Nasal Spray Q: When will dentistry drop the needles for getting numb? I am deathly afraid. A: If you asked me this two weeks ago, I would not have had a solution for you, but tonight is a ...
December 14, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Hi Tech Pediatric Dentistry Q: As a frequent reader of your column, I know your field is adult dental medicine, but how do we choose a pediatric dental specialist for our kids? A: I have a confession to make: I have been ...
December 7, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
We all have had mentors in our careers and many of us have had a special teacher as one. That being said, my father, grandfather, uncles, and even great uncles lead the way for me in the world of humor. They ...
November 30, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
A: Apparently as of tonight, there are 11,400,000 responses to this question. The most common question beginning with “How do I pick….”was: How do I pick a lock? (Which has now taught me that I need to set my home alarm EVERY night.)...
November 22, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Porcelain Veneers Dr. Josephs' reply to a patient question about veneers "trumps" his previous answers. Q: Is it necessary to have veneers on both the lower and upper teeth? I feel that only my uppers really show. A: Regardless ...
November 16, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Dental Hygienists Palm Beach Dentist Dr. Josephs answers patient question about dental hygienists Q: I stay away from the dentist because when the girl cleans my teeth I want to go through the ceiling with that vibrating, screeching ...
November 9, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS