Stopping Your Gums from Going Away | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

Have you ever heard the expression “long in the tooth”, typically used to describe those that are getting older? Have you ever stopped and wondered why that expression even exists? Believe it or not, it has to do with smile, but nothing to do with your teeth. This expression is used because as we age, our gums begin to recede and gives the impression that our teeth have gotten longer. Yes, the culprit for this funny little saying is gum recession.

What causes our gums to recede depends on a number of options, from genetics to poor dental hygiene. But don’t worry, the condition is treatable.

To find out more about reasons you may be experiencing pain when biting, click here.

For more information about gum recession, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens and all surrounding areas.

My Tooth Hurts When I Chew | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

Now that summer has begun, and our summer fun is underway, it is safe to say that our diets are taking a bit of a turn to indulge in all of the tasty foods this season has to offer. We go to BBQs and eat lots of fantastically charred meats, we sit around the pool with a tall glass of sweet tea, or we quench our overheated bodies with a frozen confection. Everywhere we look, there is something delicious to munch on.

But what if it begins to hurt when you chew? Nothing sounds worse than not being able to eat these summertime delights! Unfortunately, there are a number of factors that can cause your biting trouble. Regardless of the issue, if you are experiencing some type of pain while you chew, it is best to make a dental appointment for a proper diagnosis.

To find out more about reasons you may be experiencing pain when biting, click here.

For more information about pain while chewing, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Sensitive Teeth: What Are My Treatment Options | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

On this Memorial Day weekend, we take a break from our busy schedules to enjoy a little bit of fun in the sun with family and friends. It’s time for picnics and BBQs and all the fun that comes with it. Spring has turned into summer, and we are all ready to have some fun.

And in this heat, it is time for all of the delicious frozen treats the season has to offer. Here it is – your favorite frozen creation. You go to take a bite and ZING! A painful zing shoots through your entire mouth. Hate to break it to you, but for one reason or another, you have developed a case of tooth sensitivity. It’s time to visit the dentist…

To read about treatment options for tooth sensitivity, click here.

For more information about tooth sensitivity, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

 

Saving My Dental Implants | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

It’s tough when something happens to your smile. Thankfully, your local dental professional can fix whatever has happened to bring your smile back. Whether it be a whitening procedure or a good periodontal treatment, making a dental appointment will not only address your dental issues, but treat them and show you how to prevent it from happening again.

But when you lose a tooth, it’s a different story. There are plenty of options to save your smile, so that’s a relief, but how do you prevent it from happening again? You can’t, life is full of accidents. What you can do to be proactive about the longevity of your dental implants, is the aftercare.

To read more about how to save your dental implants, click here.

For more information about how gum recession needs to be treated, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Gum Recession (Loss): Do I Really Need to Treat It? | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

Because gum recession is a commonality as we age, we never really take the time to think about why this is happening. Genetics, poor dental hygiene and lifestyle habits can all play a part in you getting “a little long in the tooth”, and because of these reasons, we may fail to notice anything is happening. And since we will begin to have this recession as we age, is it something we need to treat?

To read more about how gum recession needs to be treated, click here.

For more information about how gum recession needs to be treated, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Denture Retention: Chewing Without My Teeth Moving | Palm Beach Dentist

Losing teeth is a natural occurrence that can happen to anyone at any age. Whether it be from an accident or because of poor dental hygiene, if you are missing a tooth/teeth, you have options. The problem is, dentures can lead to more issues due to denture movement. That is where dental implants come in.

To read more about how you can be affected by dentures retention, click here.

For more information about denture retention, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Do I Need a Periodontal Evaluation? | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

Now that we are in the midst of the new year, it is a good time to consider setting yourself up a dental appointment. After all, the holidays are over, and we’ve overindulged in all of the delicious treats that the time of year has to offer, and this may have done some damage to our smiles. In addition to a quick checkup, your dentist will also check for periodontal, or gum, disease. Periodontal disease is one of the most common dental issues, with 1 in 2 adults being affected.

To read more about your periodontal evaluation, click here.

For more information about periodontal evaluation, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Chewing Is Difficult With Missing Teeth: What Can I Do? | Palm Beach Dentist

It is not uncommon for us to lose a tooth or two over our lives due to things like accidents or tooth decay, but there is no need to fret. However, it is important to visit the dentist as soon as possible. If left untreated, it can not only cause problems chewing, but many other issues can develop as a result of your teeth shifting to make up for the loss.

In this article, Dr. Cohen discusses what happens when missing teeth occur and treatment options available to you. To read the article, click here.

For more information about treatment options for missing teeth, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Painless Gum Disease: Do I Need to Treat It? | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

It isn’t a mystery to know that people don’t like to visit the dentist. It’s tough enough to get the check-ups twice a year, so when something is going on inside our mouths, we will ignore it for as long as we can stand it. But what if you don’t feel ANY pain? How would we ever know to seek medical attention?

In this article, Dr. Cohen discusses what happens when gum disease is left untreated. To read the article, click here.

For more information about gum disease, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.

Dental Hygiene 101: Flossing | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

Did you know that October is National Dental Hygiene Month? It’s true! The same month that celebrates ghouls and candy is also the same month we need to pay attention to how we treat our teeth. One of the least favorite of these little dental chores is flossing. Not only did a survey conducted by the American Dental Association revealed that more adults would rather do something they find awful than floss, but the amount of times they floss is the biggest lie dentists hear on a day-to-day basis.

Flossing is merely the act of wrapping a piece of string around your teeth, one by one, in order to remove any bacteria and excess material stuck between each tooth. The process itself is relatively simple. Cut yourself a piece of floss about 18 inches long. Wrap both sides around your fingers until you have a good two inches separating either side. Pull it taut between your thumb and index finger and guide the floss in between each tooth. With a downward zigzag motion, slide the floss around each tooth in a curved motion, to gently scrub down all the space between your teeth that your toothbrush can’t reach. Work from top to bottom or vice versa. Floss before you brush your teeth or after. You just want to get the cleanest mouth you possibly can each time you clean those pearly whites so that bacteria can’t glom onto your teeth and give you cavities or some other kind of gum disease while you aren’t looking. Preventative measures lead to fewer emergency dental visits.

For more information about flossing, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 770-457-1351 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter, Tequesta, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Singer Island and all surrounding areas.