Year: 2012

Mouth Breathing and Health Issues as well as TMJ Issues

According to  the peer reviewed clinical Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, a study published stated that ” the physical, medical, and social problems associated with mouth breathing are not recognized by most health professionals.”  There seems to be a huge increase in these cases which can be attributed to our society of bottle-feeding, …

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Are all Dental Implants Alike?

Implant dentistry has taken huge strides over the past 5 years especially from an esthetic and functional standpoint.  This is true for large cases involved full mouth dental implants to even the single tooth replacement. One of the best advancements for implants has been the advent of bone level implants (there are several excellent ones such …

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Avoidance of Sleep Apnea

Addressing problems in the mouth have much further implications than just straight teeth and chewing. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is another issue that can be traced to orthodontic treatment as well.   Functional orthodontics can help prevent these sleep problems too. Obstructive sleep apnea can occur when a person lies down to go to sleep and …

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How Do TMJ Problems Develop?

Such a broad question, however, we can generalize to answer this.  Barring accidents, trauma, and skeletal abnormalities,  the answer lies in the position and movement of the teeth.  TMJ can start at childhood when the permanent teeth begin to erupt. It is at this point that the TMJs need to be evaluated so any problems …

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Cosmetic Dentistry with Bridges and Porcelain Veneers versus Implants

There are many patients who have missing front teeth and would like to have cosmetic dentistry done but are not interested in dental implants or may not be a candidate for dental implants for one reason or another.  This is not to say that implants are not a good option, only to recognize that there …

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The Lower One Third of the Face and the Non-surgical Facelift

Many people have plastic surgery to help keep their youthful appearance and there are many wonderful plastic surgeons and plastic surgery procedures.  However, when it comes to correcting the lower one of the face, plastic surgeons are not able to do this.  The study of facial beauty has shown that the face should be divided …

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How is TMJ Treated?

We receive numerous emails and inquiries regarding TMJ and a common question is how is TMJ treated. While this is certainly a great question, it is a broad question. In our office, the answer is based on the diagnosis of each individual particular circumstance.  We use objective measurements with computerized technology and 3D scans of …

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