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Deerfield Beach, FL Dentist
Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
4048 W. Hillsboro Blvd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(954) 429-8506
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By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
April 24, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Do you see a dull, stained smile when you look in the mirror? Teeth whitening can dramatically improve your appearance if you have food teeth whiteningand beverage stains or yellowing due to aging or smoking. Our Deerfield Beach, FL, dentist, Dr. Mark Boukzam, explains how teeth whitening treatment brightens your smile.

Teeth whitening removes stains

Brushing your teeth is an excellent way to remove plaque, but it's not very effective in removing stains. Stains develop when dark pigments are deposited in microscopic pores in your tooth enamel. Any food or beverage that contains dark or brightly colored pigments can cause stains, including, tea, coffee, cola, berries, candy, tomato sauce, soy sauce, and sports drinks. Tobacco products also cause unattractive stains on teeth.

Although you may not be able to reach the pigments responsible for stains with your toothbrush, they can be easily removed with whitening treatment in our Deerfield Beach office. During the treatment, hydrogen peroxide gel is applied to your teeth. The gel penetrates the tiny pores in your enamel, breaking apart and removing the pigments. After whitening, your teeth will be considerably whiter.

Professional whitening is ideal for busy people

If your life is busy, you probably don't have weeks or months to devote to whitening your teeth at home. Over-the-counter products often take a long time to produce results because they contain a weaker hydrogen peroxide formulation. The professional-strength hydrogen peroxide gel we use in our office lightens your teeth in just about an hour.

Professional whitening is also safer. Before your teeth are whitened, you'll receive a dental examination to ensure that you don't have any undetected dental issues, such as cavities or cracks in your teeth. If you do have a dental issue, it must be treated before you whiten your teeth. You'll also receive a dental cleaning to remove plaque and tartar from your teeth. If these substances aren't removed, your teeth may take on a speckled appearance after whitening.

Your safety and comfort is very important during your whitening session. We'll apply a special gel that protects your roots and gums before your treatment begins and also use retractors to hold your cheeks and lips away from your teeth during your session.

Improve your smile with teeth whitening! Call our Deerfield Beach, FL, dentist, Dr. Boukzam, at (954) 429-8506 to schedule your appointment.

By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
April 24, 2018
Category: Uncategorized
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At the first-ever Players Weekend in August 2017, Major League Baseball players wore jerseys with their nicknames on the back. One player — Cleveland Indians shortstop, Francisco Lindor — picked the perfect moniker to express his cheerful, fun-loving nature: “Mr. Smile.” And Lindor gave fans plenty to smile about when he belted a 2-run homer into the stands while wearing his new jersey!

Lindor has explained that he believes smiling is an important part of connecting with fans and teammates alike: “I’ve never been a fan of the guy that makes a great play and then acts like he’s done it 10,000 times — smile, man! We’ve got to enjoy the game.”

We think Lindor is right: Smiling is a great way to generate good will. And it feels great too… as long as you have a smile that’s healthy, and that looks as good as you want it to. But what if you don’t? Here are some things we can do at the dental office to help you enjoy smiling again:

Routine Professional Cleanings & Exams. This is a great place to start on the road toward a healthy, beautiful smile. Even if you are conscientious about brushing and flossing at home, you won’t be able to remove all of the disease-causing dental plaque that can hide beneath the gum line, especially if it has hardened into tartar, but we can do it easily in the office. Then, after a thorough dental exam, we can identify any problems that may be affecting your ability to smile freely, such as tooth decay, gum disease, or cosmetic dental issues.

Cosmetic Dental Treatments. If your oral health is good but your smile is not as bright as you’d like it to be, we can discuss a number of cosmetic dental treatments that can help. These range from conservative procedures such as professional teeth whitening and bonding to more dramatic procedures like porcelain veneers or crowns.

Tooth Replacement. Many people hide their smiles because they are embarrassed by a gap from a missing tooth. That’s a shame, because there are several excellent tooth-replacement options in a variety of price ranges. These include partial and full dentures, bridgework, and dental implants. So don’t let a missing tooth stop you from being Mr. (or Ms.) Smile!

If you’d like more information about oral health or cosmetic dentistry, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation. You can also learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine articles “Beautiful Smiles by Design” and “The Impact of a Smile Makeover.”

By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
March 28, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: cosmetic dentistry  

Would you like to feel confident that your smile expresses who you really are? A damaged smile--one that is chipped, stained and uneven--cosmetic dentistryhampers social and professional interaction, says the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. However, don't despair. You can change your smile aesthetics through modern treatments from Dr. Mark Boukzam, cosmetic dentist in Deerfield Beach, FL.

How to begin

Dr. Boukzam encourages his patients to think about how they want to enhance their smiles. Are they dissatisfied with tooth color? Does too much gum tissue show when they smile? Are chips and unevenness causing them to cover their smiles? Be specific, and then tell your Deerfield Beach cosmetic dentist your smile goals during a one-on-one consultation.

The consultation

Dr. Boukram begins these consultations with a complete oral examination. He wants to ensure your oral health is good before proceeding with any cosmetic changes. Then, you'll discuss your smile goals, and he'll recommend treatments to make those dreams a reality. Of course, your budget and your time commitment are important considerations as well.

The path to a great smile

The offered treatments may include something as simple and economical as professional teeth whitening, or your makeover could be complex, including orthodontics and porcelain veneers. Dr. Boukram and his staff handle it all and work hard to meet, and even exceed your expectations.

Offered cosmetic services include:

  • Professional teeth whitening Using concentrated hydrogen peroxide gel, this wonderful service powers out years of stains from smoking, coffee, darkly-pigmented foods and more. Accomplished either in the office or in the privacy of your own home, whitening leaves teeth feeling good and looking brighter by several shades of color.
  • Porcelain veneers These tooth-shaped shells of lifelike ceramic disguise the front of teeth marred by gaps, crowding, cracks, chips, odd shape and uneven length. Permanently bonded in place, veneers blend in with the rest of your smile and add a measure of strength as well. Veneers do require some enamel reduction but are not as invasive as restoration with dental crowns.
  • Tooth-colored fillings Your Deerfield Beach cosmetic dentist uses composite resin, a durable, tooth-colored material, to restore decayed teeth. A great alternative to dark metal fillings, composite resin bonds directly to existing healthy tooth structure.
  • Direct bonding also uses composite resin to fill gaps, to restore chips and cracks and to augment tooth length and shape. Added layer by layer and hardened with a special curing light, composite resin matches your tooth in color and luster.
  • Invisalign clear aligners are an alternative to conventional braces. Removable, comfortable and discreet, this innovative system straightens a variety of orthodontic issues in less time and with less discomfort and lifestyle changes than metal brackets and arch wires. Older teens and adults can wear Invisalign aligners to fix a variety of smile alignment issues.

Find out more

Cosmetic dentistry gives people the smiles they've always wanted. You could be Dr. Mark Boukzam's next smile makeover patient. Call today for your consultation: (954) 429-8506.

By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
June 30, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental bonding doesn't get the attention that fillings and crowns do, but this important treatment option gives dentists a simple way to dental bondingrestore damage and correct minor cosmetic issues. Deerfield Beach, FL, cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Boukzam shares some information about this treatment option.

What is dental bonding?

Did you spend hours creating shapes with Play-Doh when you were a child? What made playing with the compound so enjoyable was its ability to molded into any form you desired. Composite resin, a flexible, putty-like material, can be manipulated into any shape, just like Play-Doh. The material is used to improve the appearance or function of your teeth during the bonding process.

Once the composite resin is shaped and applied to your teeth, it's hardened with a curing light, which bonds it your teeth and gives it exceptional strength. Composite resin comes in the most common tooth shades and is designed to look like your natural tooth enamel.

How is dental bonding used?

Bonding is one of the most versatile types of dental treatments because it can be used for multiple purposes, such as:

  • Restoring Damaged Areas: Small chips and breaks in teeth can affect your appearance and may interfere with chewing. Bonding restores the damaged areas and is tough enough to withstand chewing and biting without cracking or breaking.
  • Improving Tooth Length: Chewing is much easier when your teeth are similar lengths. Bonding builds up short teeth, enabling you to chew without straining your jaw and jaw muscles. If your teeth have decreased in length due to nighttime grinding, ask about a nightguard when you visit our Deerfield Beach office for your bonding appointment. The device, worn while you sleep, protects your teeth from damage.
  • Covering Cosmetic Issues: Bonding is often used to hide imperfections that affect the fronts of your teeth, including bumps, pits, cracks, and discolorations.
  • Changing the Appearance of Teeth: When you're unhappy with the shape of a tooth, bonding offers an easy, inexpensive option to change the way your tooth looks.

Are you interested in learning if dental bonding is a good option for you? Call Deerfield Beach, FL, cosmetic dentist Dr. Mark Boukzam at (954) 429-8506 to schedule an appointment.

By Mark Boukzam DMD, PA
March 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Stained teeth? Make your smile shine with a professional teeth whitening treatment. Dr. Mark Boukzam is one of the finest dentists in teeth whiteningDeerfield Beach, FL. He offers a full range of dental services, including professional teeth whitening. Here are five reasons to consider teeth whitening.

1. You will look better.

One of the most glamorous ways to improve your appearance is by using the ultimate accessory—a dazzling smile. You will look and feel better after a teeth whitening treatment. Professional teeth whitening removes years of stains and the process is hassle-free. 

2. You will see results quickly.

In-office teeth whitening will give you a whiter, brighter smile in about one hour. One in-office whitening session may make your teeth several shades lighter. A take-home teeth treatment provides fantastic results in 1 or 2 weeks of use. A take-home treatment can also make your teeth several shades lighter.

3. You will feel more confident.

A beautiful smile will boost your self-confidence and make you feel good about yourself. The way you feel about yourself can be the difference between a life lived and one that's lived to the fullest.

4. You will look years younger.

The fountain of youth has been in your dentist’s office all along. A recent survey conducted by Oral-B found that a healthy-looking smile makes people look younger. What’s even more surprising is that teeth whitening was found to be more effective in restoring a youthful appearance than a facelift. 

5. Teeth whitening is safe.

Teeth whitening carries no serious side effects, but some individuals may experience mild tooth sensitivity after the treatment. People with tooth decay or periodontal disease should not have their teeth whitened until these conditions are treated.

Ready for a brand new smile? Call Dr. Mark Boukzam at (954) 429-8506 to schedule a consultation in Deerfield Beach, FL. Professional teeth whitening can improve your smile and your life.