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Dr. Rafael Morales

Dentistry
Boca Raton, FL
male

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Office

Boca Raton, FL

Address

1590 NW 10th Ave Ste 200, Boca Raton, FL
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Specialties
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Dentistry

Dentistry - Cosmetic

Dentistry - Prosthodontics

Licenses

United States: Florida

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Ask your dentist: Some dental offices offer and carry that specific brand of toothbrushes. Ask your dentist and they might be able to get you some samples.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It does: The key with any toothbrush is consistency. Make sure you use it regularly and diligently around the areas where it's indicated. It'll never replace f... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: With any toothbrush, the key is consistency and proper technique. Don't be fooled into thinking that an electric toothbrush will do the job for you, y... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
No: The sort answer is no. The sealants that are used for the back teeth are not meant to be used to protect the front teeth. There are products made spec... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not at all: This is a sign that there's something wrong with that tooth. Make sure you have it checked out by your dentists asap.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Depends: The size of the chip is important in choosing how to fix it. If it's a small chip, then a resin composite or bonding can be done in a way that blends ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: No amount of facial cosmetic surgery will make your smile look better if your teeth are not what you'd want them to be. Consult with a dentist, as som... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
None: No toothpaste can 'remove' tartar buildup. Toothpaste can 'prevent' the formation of tartar buildup, but only if used regularly. Your best bet is to ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: It depends on how large the original filling was, how extensive is the breakage of the tooth around the filling, and whether there's decay, pain. It c... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: Most likely they will, it all depends on the angle at which the x-ray is taken and where in the face those piercings are, but in all likelyhood, they ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Definitely: Whether it's replacing a missing tooth with a "fake" one, or making a natural tooth look larger, it's all doable by your dentist. It could be done wit... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Dentistry: The science concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the teeth, gums, and related structures of the mouth.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not really: Pain is actually very subjective, while someone may feel it hurts terribly, someone else may not feel it at all. A big part of it is how 'heavy-handed... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Contra-angle: The contra-angle handpiece is attached to a slow speed motor. There several attachments that can be put on the head of the contra-angle to accomplish ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: If your general dentist is not comfortable doing tooth extractions, then he/she may choose to refer you to a specialist. Most experienced general dent... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: It has the effect of loosening up plaque, so it may be more effective than a manual toothbrush. As with any toothbrush, consistency is the key, so mak... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Fillings: Depending on the size of the caries, the options for treatment range from a small filling to a crown, and in the worst case scenario, a tooth extracti... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Bleach: A tooth can be discolored for many reasons, and it's important that you discuss these reasons with your dentist first. Once it has been determined wha... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Maybe decay: Teeth should not chip while flossing. If this is happening, it may be a sign that there's something weakening your teeth enough, that simply flossing ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Protein shakes: If you go to the grocery store or a nutritional supplements store, you can ask for protein shakes or meal replacement shakes. They contain the nutrien... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Usually not: Just because a filling is 'old' doesn't mean it needs to be replaced with a crown, or anything at all. If the filling is old and is failing for other ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
A couple of minutes: It's one of the most simple, inexpensive procedures and one that can serve you for many years and prevent problems in the future. It usually doesn't n... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Dental office: If the dental films are still in its packaging, i would suggest contacting a dental office and asking them if they can dispose of them for you. Unused... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not much: You're only delaying the inevitable. Sooner or later you'll have to go to the dentist and get that tooth checked out. The more time that goes by witho... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist: Bleeding is a sign that there's something wrong in the area of that crown. It could be something simple like gingivitis or a local inflammation of the... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Dental cleaning: In dentistry, prophylaxis usually refers to the cleaning of the teeth. A dental prophylaxis is a routine preventive cleaning of the debris, plaque an... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Most certainly!: If the discolored filling is on one of your front teeth, it's understandable that you'd like it replaced, and it can easily be done by your dentist, t... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
See your dentist: If you are having problems with any of your teeth, it could be a sign that something is wrong. The sooner you address that problem, the better chance ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Dental professional: Dental professional that focuses on prevention and treatment of gum disease. They can also aid the dentist in co-diagnosing multiple conditions of the... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Numbing the tooth: With or without laughing gas, your dentist will numb the tooth and the area where it is before extracting it. The gas is only there to relax you and h... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Permission: In the us, a parent's authorization is required before a minor can be seen for any dental procedure. Once that permission is obtained, they can schedu... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Avoid: Avoid chewing on that side. Avoid sugary, acid, extremely cold/hot foods. Take a mild pain killer tablet, like the ones used for headaches. There are ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: The only problem you might run into is making sure the strips stay in place. Make sure you have consulted with your dentist/orthodontist before doing ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Usually, yes: A crown lengthening is a procedure usually performed by a periodontist or specialist of the gums and bone that support your teeth. Some general dentis... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: The cavity contains bacteria. If the bacteria come into contact with another tooth for a prolonged period of time, they will start a cavity on that to... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Either: A crown lengthening is a procedure usually performed by a periodontist or specialist of the gums and bone that support your teeth. Some general dentis... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Keep it on: The best thing to do is to keep the crown on your tooth. Go the nearest pharmacy and ask for emergency dental kits, there's usually a temporary cement... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
It depends: Sectioning off a crown is relatively easy. If you are talking about ONE crown attached to ONE pontic, this would likely be a cantilever bridge, in whi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Several options: A missing lateral can be replaced in many ways, depending on factors such as how large the gap is, the way you smile, your bite, remaining teeth, bud... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not a good thing: A hole in your tooth is never a good thing. It can be the result of a cavity, a missing filling, or a part of the tooth that broke. In either case, yo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Similar to a crown: The process is similar to a crown, but the inlay is smaller and results in less reduction of the healthy tooth. Your dentist gets the tooth numb, clea... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not just a cleaning: During your routine visit for a cleaning, your mouth is examined for signs of oral cancer. Your teeth are checked for cavities. The existing fillings ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Ice/heat: In the first few hours after the extraction, it is recommended that you out ice on the cheek on the side of the extraction. After the first day, you c... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Not necessarily: It's rare, but can happen. The act of reducing the tooth for a dental crown can be traumatic for the nerve of the tooth. Dentists are trained to contr... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rafael Morales
Specializes in Dentistry
Yes: The glue is a resin, and as such it can get stained. As a general rule, most stains come off once the braces are removed, the resin used to bond the b... Read More

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Jun 24, 2013
Great responses. Very accurate.
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Morales is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Morales is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! This comes as good news for me. At least on paper. Now lets see if thew periodontist can think out of the box in my situation. Bye!
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This saved my life. Thank you. Thanks so much! I was getting worried. I've had braces for almost two years and noticed the stains little by little.
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This was very helpful. Thanks!

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