Botox and the Dentist: Really? | Palm Beach Dentist

Botox injections is the best known among a group of drugs using various forms of botulinum toxin, a toxin that’s produced by the same microbe that causes botulism, a type of food poisoning. It’s used in treating all sorts of condition in the medical field because of the temporary paralysis of muscle activit, making it very useful for cases such as cervical dystonia or repetitive neck spasms, excessive sweating and overactive bladder. Though, there are also cases where Botox was used in treating crossed eyes, as well as chronic migraines. Most prominently, however, Botox is to help make people look younger by reducing the appearance of certain facial wrinkles.

Still, you’ll wonder, what does that have to do with Botox earning a place in dentistry? It’s not like teeth have wrinkles, right? Well, not exactly, but our jaws do have muscles and they’re prone to suffering from constant muscle spasms. Conditions such as bruxism, TMJ and others involving facial pain have been proven to benefit from Botox injections, though not all dentists are aware of this.

Safe for treating conditions involving facial pain, Botox injections may also prove useful in many other dental cases. In orthodontics, the teeth of patients with strong mentalis muscles are prone reverting back to pre-therapy positions. Not only that, but local anesthesia, which is far more frequently used by dentists, is also a lot more dangerous and have greater potential for complications, as well as negative reactions compared to Botox or dermal fillers.

For more information about Botox, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

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

What Do You Want? Replacing Missing Teeth | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

When we have a missing tooth, it is not only bothersome, but depending on where it is placed, can also be quite embarrassing. This is why we are quick to make a dental appointment when an accident like this happens. The problem is, there are lots of ways this issue can be treated. And while it isn’t solely based on what the patient wants, their needs are important to think about when preparing a treatment plan. Some patients don’t mind having a small gap, others want a more permanent option, like a dental implant.

To find out more about the various options available for missing teeth, click here.

For more information about missing tooth solutions, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

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

How Can I Make My Dentures Last? | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

When it’s time to get dentures, it is important to know that your lifestyle will have to change a bit. After all, if you want them to last as long as possible, there will be some efforts made that you just aren’t used to. Like many other dental appliances, dentures will have to be taken special care of to last for as long as intended, or even longer. Here are a few tips to help you take better care of your dentures:

  • As much as possible, stand over a folded towel, or a basin of water, or carpeted floors, or basically, anything clean and soft when handling your dentures to prevent them from breaking.
  • Dentures should be placed in a glass of plain water or denture cleanser soaking solution when not being worn. Warm water is not advised as it can cause warping.
  • Dentures will have to be brushed like natural teeth to rid them of food deposits and prevent plaque build-up, as well as stains.
  • The gums, tongue and palate should also be brushed at least once every day. Preferably, use a soft-bristled brush and do this every morning, before the dentures are inserted.
  • Any breaks, chips, cracks on the dentures should be reported to the dentist immediately. So too should be any feeling of looseness. Any attempt of adjusting the dentures yourself may only result in irreversible damage.
  • Missing teeth don’t only look bad, they’re also bad for the health.

Visit your dentist today to have your missing teeth replaced with dentures so you can have your smile back again and for you to not have to suffer from further health complications resulting from missing teeth.

For more information about dentures, call Dr. Lee Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

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

Missing Teeth Has Made Chewing More Difficult – what can be done? | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

There are patients that come to see the dentist because they are having trouble chewing due to some form of tooth loss they have experienced. For one reason or another, these patients have lost their teeth, but have not replaced them with some type of dental restoration. Not only will this flawed smile cause some issues with eating or self-esteem, but the bone structure will begin to shift, causing more issues in the future.

Thankfully, there are many options available to repair your dental flaws – and setting up an appointment to discuss these options is the first step.

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

For more information about missing teeth options, 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.

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 561-691-0200 or visit www.pbcperio.com.

Dr. Cohen proudly accepts patients from Palm Beach Gardens 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 561-691-0200 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 561-691-0200 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 561-691-0200 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.

Straighten Your Teeth with Invisalign | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

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Having crooked teeth can prevent you from smiling as much as you’d like. After all, your smile is the first thing people see. So, what do you do to fix those flaws? Whether your teeth are crowded, too far apart or have shifted, Invisalign invisible braces may be right for you. But there is no way to tell without the help of a dental exam.

Upon an initial examination, your dental professional will come up with a treatment plan and an impression of your teeth will be taken in order to customize your first set of aligners. These aligners will move your teeth gradually week by week until you achieve the smile you have always desired.

An Invisalign treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. Each aligner is individually manufactured for your teeth, and your teeth only. As you replace each aligner, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week – until they have straightened to the final position.

Unfortunately, not everyone is able to use Invisalign. Those with minimal amount of straightening are the most ideal candidates. Those with major work needed may need to stick to the traditional versions as they are the most effective with these cases.

If you’re ready for a smile that transforms your appearance, Invisalign is your answer. Although there are many choices out there, no other treatment works as comfortably as Invisalign. And if you are eligible for this treatment plan, Invisalign is the best way to transform your smile without interfering with your day-to-day life.

For more information about Invisalign invisible braces, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561-691-0020 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.