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 770-457-1351 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 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.

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.

LANAP Protocol: What You Need to Know | Palm Beach Gardens Dentist

It may sound surprising, but over 80% of US adults suffer from some degree of gum disease. And if left untreated, gum disease can lead to receding gums, loss of bone, and ultimately, tooth loss. Thankfully, there is an excellent option for patients who are fearful of conventional scalpel surgery – the LANAP® protocol. Sound too good to be true? Take a look for yourself…

The LANAP protocol is a minimally invasive gum disease treatment that uses a specific dental laser, the PerioLase® MVP-7™. The LANAP protocol is the first and only protocol to receive FDA clearance for True Regeneration, which is re-growing new cementum, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone, three components are needed for full oral function.

What are the benefits of the LANAP protocol for the treatment of gum disease?

Less post-operative pain. Using the PerioLase MVP-7 dental laser, the LANAP protocol helps avoid cutting and stitching of the gums. As a result, patients usually have minimal post-operative discomfort.

Quicker recovery time. Most patients are able to return to their regular daily activities immediately following the procedure, which generally requires less than a 24-hour recovery period. Following traditional scalpel and suture surgery, recovery can take two to four weeks, during which patients can experience considerable pain and swelling.

Healthy gums with minimal recession. When your gums are cut, the tissue shrinks and can show more of your tooth root. Because the LANAP protocol does not cut your gums, the tissue stays intact.

Regeneration without foreign materials. Because the PerioLase laser stimulates your body’s own healing response, your LANAP dentist doesn’t have to add foreign ‘growth factors.’

For more information about LANAP protocol, call Dr. Cohen in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at 561- 691-0020 or visit www.cohen-dental.com.

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