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Dr. Harvey Shiffman

Cosmetic Dentistry
Boynton Beach, FL
38 years experience male

Locations

Boynton laser dental center

Boynton Beach, FL

Address

8200 jog rd., Suite 201, Boynton Beach, FL
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

5617376470

Office

Boynton Beach, FL

About

Bio

General cosmetic and rehabilitative dentistry, with significant support of dental laser technology. I have been involved in dental laser research,the development and advancement of procedures, training and education. We are currently performing non invasive laser snoring therapy

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

161 Answers
18 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Different techniques: There are different techniques to remove teeth depending on the locations dn the number of roots and their shape . Speakmtonyor dentist and have him o... Read More
A 92-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: All the sonicare brushes have a built in timer, either a tone or actual shut off after a set time.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: It is possible for a tooth to be infected and now cause pain, if the infection is draining then pressure will not build up. It is best to see a dentis... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Having procelain crowns has no bearing on getting a gingivectomy. The only problem may be the exposure of the margin of the crown which may affect the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Good hygiene: Good oral hygiene, brushing and flossing and possibly using an electric tooth brush will help.Also consider using a Fluoride rinse
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Various causes: Trauma cam cause a blood blister on the palate, or it could be related to an infected tooth, just appearing like a blood blister. Best to see a dentis... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: The life span varies on your diet, habits like chewing ice and grinding you teeth, but the average life span is 5 years but they could last much longe... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Reproductive organs: The lead or substitute apron protects the reproductive organs, thyroid, and other sensitive tissues.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
No need: No need to buy a bite block, your dentist should have one or get one to use on you. You might think about taking (if you can) an Aspirin product an ho... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Sinus?: Many times the impact of running or climbing stairs causes the feeling of pain in the upper teeth caused by sinus inflammation. Best to see your dent... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Higher with sore: The virus is more abundant when there is a sore present, but is still present during prodrome and even when no sore is present.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Implant issue: If the issue is directly related to the implant, it is possible that it is failing. Best to see the dentist who placed it to have it evaluated and or ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
IMPLANTS AND TEMPS: After trauma, if there is enough healthy bone dental implants would be the best option at your age. While waiting for healing if you are not a candida... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
How long?: The amount of time spent breast feeding should not cause tooth decay unless you are not brushing your child's teeth. Baby bottle teeth are usually cau... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Varies: Untreated cavities are a harbor for bacteria in your mouth.These bacteria can cause periodontal/ gum issues and can even infect your heart valves, art... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Evaluation: After dental/oral surgery, if bone chips or splinters rise to the surface, they should be removed, preferably by the dental surgeon who performed the ... Read More
A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
No: The research that has been done shows that stevia does not contribute to cavities and may actually help prevent them.
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Better alternatives: Climdsmycin affects the way the bowel breaks down methotrexate, which will cause it to build up. Contact your physician to get an alternative antibio... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Hard to stop but..: You may need a bite appliance to wear at night and even during the day to break the habit.
A member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Need more informatio: Is it actually an extra tooth or just one out of position, you should see your dentist to have it evaluated.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
What is the question: On occasion temporary or even permanent nerve damage may occur due to the proximity of the tooth roots to major nerves, consult your dentist before tr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Otc medication: Look to see if there is a hole in a tooth and then place an otc temporary filling. Dont wait too long so that an abscess doesnt develope. Oralgel can ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: After injections the muscles can be sore, but usually the soreness is from staying open for an extended period of time, with the additional soreness f... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
?: Was an ekg done? Might be a good idea to have a better examination done, and also see your dentist afterwards for an evaluation.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Yes: Depending on the type and extent of the surgery, the occlusion (bite) can be affected.Also the blood flow and nerves can be affected.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Have it checked: Check around your area to see it there are dental school clinics or other types of low cost treatment availible. Most dentists have some type of finan... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Possible: There is a possibility that if she is not careful, with her hygiene tha the virus could be passed to your child.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Possibly: Your dentist will decide based on the conditions i side the tooth. Lymph node swelling can sometimes take a while to recede even with no infection pre... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Cold?: It's possible that the cold is causing the problem.Best to let your dentist check it out.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Brush and floss: Daily brushing ( 3 times) and flossing at least once a day will help to avoid cavities. A healthy diet will also be helpful.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Most can: Most dentists can treat you, but depends on the severity of your injuries. Best to find a compassionate dentist who can take the time to treat you co... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Infection : Bleeding of the gums in adults usually results from some type of infection and needs to be professionally treated, see a dentist soon before you lose ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Shouldnt : You should see a dentist and not self medicate with antibiotics, because if the cause of the infection is not resolved it will come back worse next ti... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
No : If the herpes lesions are just oral the baby will not be exposed at childbirth, but the mother must use caution with the child after birth not to tra... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends: Could possibly be from pressure of ill fitting dentures or possibly even a reaction to the denture, adhesive or even a yeast infection in the denture ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Infection: You may possibly have an infection developing in the area and should have your dentist test the teeth on the right side for possible nerve or gum issu... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Chemo?: If you are being treated with chemo therapy or radiation for the lymphoma then you should not see a dentist for invasive treatment until you white blo... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Depends: If the boil is around an erupted tooth, then you must take her to the dentist to rule out an infection. If it is from teething of a tooth erupting, tr... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Various: Mouth props are used to keep the patients mouth wide open for extended treatments. A rubber dam is a sheet of rubber like material that is used to iso... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Various things: Night time dental pain can be caused by a change in blood flow in a tooth with an unhealthy nerve, or possibly from clenching or grinding your teeth.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Several days: After 48 hours the clot should be stabilized and gentle drinking through a straw should be ok, but check with your surgeon to make sure cause you situ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Home for bacteria: Biofilms are a sticky coating that adheres to the teeth in which bacteria live and grow. The bacteria produce acids which are the primary cause of too... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Lasers: Lasers are becoming the standard of care in periodontics by improving the patients experience by reducing pain, swelling and bleeding while aiding in ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Stain removal: Tooth whitening is any of several procedures that remove either surface stain or deeper stains or discoloration s, best to speak to a dentist to see w... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Various: A "dental filling" is one of several materials including silver amalgam, composite resin, porcelain or gold alloy that is used to repair or restore mi... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Biting: In many cases, tongue inflammation on the sides only is caused by biting on the tongue. To rule out any issues, it should be checked by your dentist.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Arousals affect : The arousals will disrupt your sleep cycle when having difficulty breathing during your sleep, even if they dont "wake" you up.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Porcelain: Veneers are typically custom lab made porcelain covers for your from teeth. They are used to change the shape and or color and are bonded to the toot... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Another opinion: If you are having severe pain, i suggest another opinion, it could be a nerve issue and further testing is advisable.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harvey Shiffman
Cosmetic Dentistry 38 years experience
Possible: A long standing "diseased" tooth could be infected and the infection can spread into your blood stream and affect other parts of your gbody including ... Read More

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Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shiffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shiffman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you. Interesting to know! Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. :)
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This made me feel good. Thanks! any coating for the teeth they can break with just chewing
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thnku sir I m also a dentist ...

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

georgetown university school of dentistry
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Awards

standard proficiency academy of laser dentistry
fellowship academy of laser dentistry
Certification in Laser Root Canal "PIPS" by the Montana Center For Laser Dentistry

Affiliations

academy of laser dentistry
American Dental Association
Florida Dental Association
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