Stop Gagging at the Dentist Q: I finally saved up for a new smile with porcelain veneers, but I have a terrible gag reflex. What can be done with patients like me? A: I had to rewrite the ...
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Q: I have complex needs, but need the work to be done around my business and travel schedule. I am finding it difficult for dental offices to work with me. What do you suggest? A: This question could not ...
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Q: While reading your columns since 2004, I noticed that you have always been on staff at a hospital. What does a dentist do as a member of the medical staff at a hospital? A: Well, I can tell you it has ...
February 17, 2016Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I am having veneers to improve both the shape and the color of my fifty year old smile. The problem is my lower natural teeth are worn down to almost little ...
May 13, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I read that soon Medicare will not pay for my prescriptions that my dentist writes due to an Obamacare policy. Is this true? A: I’m not the political spouse in my family; I’m a man of science and tech. While my wife ...
March 18, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I would really like to fix my smile, but I know veneers can be costly. Do dentists use the zero interest credit cards called Care Credit that many plastic surgeons use? A: You know what gets me. Ever since I moved to Florida ...
January 21, 2015Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I like my dentist, but am not happy with his new hygienist. I feel she is not as thorough and knowledgeable as the old one. Can I change hygienists but still go to my dentist if I should need work? Didi in Hollywood A: This is why I recently stopped ...
December 11, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I had my teeth bonded for a better smile, but over the years it stains, chips and needs constant patch- ups. Did I make a mistake? Adeline in Tampa A: If your significant other, which I will now refer to as your “sig-nif” says you are “high maintenance”, he would ...
November 20, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I had an implant placed with a crown attached two months ago. Today I noticed the tooth (crown) is loose. I have no pain, but am worried. What has gone wrong? S.S. in Boca A: Back in college, I had physics ...
January 2, 2013Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: Who is the right specialist; an oral surgeon, periodontist or general dentist to do implants? Aaron in Lake Lantan A: Have you ever watched the show Myth Busters on the Discovery Channel? Two men of science and engineering debunk ...
September 5, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I recently needed a crown on a tooth that already had a root canal. Why did the dentist still have to shoot me all up with shots of Novacaine all over again, even though the tooth had its ...
June 19, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: The news reported last week that Dental X-rays can lead to brain tumors. Is this True? Joanne in Deerfield A: One of the most flawed studies ever to hit the medical journals surfaced last week, scaring people into ...
April 24, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: After undergoing inner ear surgery to correct my hearing loss, I notice my mouth is constantly dry. Would this be related? Stan in Palm Beach Gardens A: “Oh, the head bone is connected to the….neck bone…..and the neck bone is ...
April 10, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: I was referred to a doctor for dental work. On the Internet, I saw his malpractice insurance carrier settled a case with a patient. Should this be of concern? Larry in West Boca A: This is one of those columns that I hope finds its way on many refrigerators and ...
April 3, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS
Q: After years of gum surgery, crowns, veneers, implants and “plain old “ aging, I have ugly black holes between my teeth at my gum line. What can be done about this? Mary Lou in Palm Beach A: Nothing ruins a date more ...
March 20, 2012Dr. Mitchell Josephs, DDS