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 ...
March 1, 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
Can a failing root canal be saved? Q: Just a few months ago I had two root canals done by a specialist. I saw my general dentist for pain and swelling in that same area. He took an ...
November 2, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Yes, You Still Have to Floss. Q: What gives?! All over the media I see articles this month showing that flossing does not do any good. How can this be? A: Firstly, the initial onslaught of ...
August 10, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Implant Denture Q: My husband had his upper teeth extracted, sinus lifts, bone grafts and several implants plus, what was called an “overdenture” that clips to the implants. Several times some of the teeth have broken off the denture and ...
June 29, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I had an awful experience in a dental office while having teeth pulled and implants placed on my back right jaw. The doctor had me in the chair for five hours and was pounding a hammer and chisel in my mouth claiming he needed to do this to ...
December 23, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: How does a layperson like myself evaluate dental offices to see if they are up to date? I know I am going to need some major implant and crown and bridge work, but also want to find problems early before they become ...
October 14, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: When will your next free seminar take place? A: This could be the most popular question I get to the Ask the Dentist column now in its eleventh year. (That and: “Who does your eyebrow waxing? Edward Scissorhands?”) Back by ...
June 3, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: Hey Doc; my wife and I are dying to know what happened to Tiger Woods' tooth. Any thoughts? A: My dream job would be to critique celebrities’ teeth, much like the late Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa had done ...
February 25, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I’m a physician and regular reader of your column. I notice that my patients who wear dentures seem to have more respiratory problems than those without dentures. Is there any proof of this in your literature? Dr. Steve MD A: Glad to ...
December 24, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Next Sunday if you are a man (or know of one), I would like to invite you to The Men’s Health Forum sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple Israel, 1901 Flagler Dr. West Palm Beach on Sunday September 7th, ...
August 27, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: The web is full of dental advice, but how can I know which sites to trust? A: This just in… “You can’t!” Did you know that Wikipedia gets its info from the public? That means trivia mavens like Cliff Clavin, the ...
June 18, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: During an exam at a new dentist’s office, the doctor was very critical of the work in my mouth that was done by, what I thought, was a very good dentist who I used for over twenty years. Nothing was bothering me at the time; this was just a ...
February 26, 2014Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: My college age child has four impacted wisdom teeth. Only one is bothering him right now. Should he still have all four removed? And, do you recommend that he be sedated? “Mom” in Palm Beach A: As Clint Eastwood once said in one of his films: “A man needs to ...
August 28, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Behold! There is something in this world more painful than a season of the Kardashians. (Even spellcheck has never heard of them.) I’m talking about an uncomfortable common complication of a tooth extraction: dry socket. Feared by many; endured by plenty. Normally after a tooth is extracted, a blood clot forms ...
July 10, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS