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 ...
Ask the Dentist Column
December 10, 2014
Q: I hear from my friends who have had implants all different stories: Some had crowns attached right away on their implants, some after three months, some after six months, some after a whole year. Why the variation? A: Thanks to the ...
December 4, 2014
Q: How important is the brand of implant and how do I know which are the best? A: Squeezed between billboards yelling “Freeze your Fat!” and “Ron Jon Surf Shop” I recently spotted an ad for $400 dental implants. Radio also ...
November 26, 2014
Q: I have none of my teeth left and suffer with dentures. I have several French Canadian friends with the same issues due to poor dental care as children. We have heard some bad stories of implants failing and patients losing their ...
November 19, 2014
Q: Why are my brand new front and back crowns trapping food up in the gum line between the teeth? This is very annoying! A: I actually answered this reader’s question by having him shoot me an iPhone picture. I ...
November 12, 2014
Q: My new dentist wants to replace all my silver fillings with composite resin, white fillings because he believes that the mercury in the amalgam fillings is toxic. Is this appropriate? A: Let me first answer the ...
November 5, 2014
Q: My sister lost all of her teeth due to gum disease without ever having any pain to warn her. Is there any new technology that can prevent my teeth from reaching the same fate? A: I know ...
October 29, 2014
Q: While traveling, my temporary crowns and veneers kept breaking. I wont get back to Florida until early next month. I am angry with my dentist. Why are they not lasting until my permanent crowns are ready? A: Easy there. If you ...
October 22, 2014
Q: I take Boniva for osteoporosis and need dental implants. I read I cannot have them due to dangers in healing from my medication. Is this true? A: Unfortunately, consumers today are getting most of their information from ...
October 15, 2014
Q: I’m 70 years old and would like a more attractive smile. I show way too much gum and have crooked dark teeth. My neighbor is an orthodontist and claims that I need to go with braces for one to two ...