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 ...
Ask the Dentist Column
February 18, 2015
Q: I would like to know which celebrity you think has the most beautiful dental work? A: Easy. Hands down I am going with former host of the Today Show and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, Meredith Vieira. (She also wins ...
February 11, 2015
Q: I would like to consider veneers to enhance my smile, but am worried they will be too white or fake looking. What do you suggest? A: Gotta bring up my family again on this one. When I did my Mom’s ...
February 4, 2015
Q: I need implants but I take blood thinners, daily aspirin and drugs for osteoporosis that I was told I should tell my dentist about. Can I still have the treatment? A: I had this crazy pharmacology professor ...
January 28, 2015
Q: I need to have my lower right canine tooth removed. I was told that I cannot have a crown put in on the same day, but will be forced to where a removable, fake plastic denture tooth instead for four ...
January 21, 2015
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 ...
January 14, 2015
Q: I was told I have severe bone loss and deep pockets on one side of several back, molar teeth. The doctor wants to pull them and replace them with implants. Is there any possibility to save teeth in this condition? Can I ...
January 7, 2015
Rather than spend more “quality” time (yes that is in quotes) with my family in New York, I spent the winter break with my wife and son in the jungle. (Ok, Royal Caribbean dropped us off, but it was the jungle non-the ...
December 24, 2014
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 17, 2014
Man! I’m still recuperating from a hellish Thanksgiving. My son called me an “idiot”, my brother-in-law told me I’m “no Tom Cruise” in reference to my appearance, one of my older sisters laid a guilt trip on my about not visiting my ...