Year: 2013

Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Are Electric Toothbrushes Good?

Houston Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF feels that electric toothbrushes do clean better than manuel ones.  Sonicare by Phillips, for example, can clean more surface area faster and more efficiently than a manuel brush.  Additionally, it is not necessary to press down as hard with the electric ones.  There are numerous electric toothbrushes …

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Houston Dental Implant Dentist: Can Dental Implants look like Natural Teeth

Houston Dental Implant Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF discusses patients concerns that their dental implants may not look like natural teeth. Dental implants are an art and science and when restored can look beautiful giving patients their smiles back. Most of the big implant companies, such as Nobel Biocare are constantly doing research …

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Houston Sleep Dentist: Can Bruxism Mean I Have Sleep Apnea?

Houston Sleep Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF discusses a recent article in the Huffington Post that states that bruxism means that you may have sleep apnea.  Generally speaking, the article says that patients are grinding their teeth too brace the jaw and keep the tongue from falling back and blocking the airway.  Whereas …

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Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Non-surgical facelifts and Cosmetic Dentistry

Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF discusses how cosmetic dentistry can perform a non-surgical facelift in many cases. Many patients have decreased lower 1/3 of the face which can be due to a bad bite, TMJ issues, worn teeth due to grinding or aging.  In these cases, the  result is not just an …

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Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Smile Makeovers Changing Lives

Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF discusses the psyhological aspect of a smile makeover on ones life.   There is no doubt that a nice smile gives enhances ones confidence and self -esteem.   I am referring to cases of extreme smile makeovers that we have completed for patients and they have come back …

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Houston TMJ: Headaches and TMJ

Houston TMJ dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIFexplains that TMJ problems are a major cause of headaches and migraines. An article in the Wall Street Journal discusses the hunt for headache remedies.  Unfortunately, the TMJ component was not mentioned.  Most of the pain and headaches are a result of muscles that are being overworked and …

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Houston Sleep Apnea Dentist: Alternatives to CPAP Machines

Houston Sleep Apnea Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF has been impressed with the new oral device that he has been using for sleep apnea. Dr. Konig has been using the lingualess Somnadent for over a year for many of his sleep apnea patients.   In addition to using computer assisted technology to help determine …

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Houston Cosmetic Dentist: Brain Exercise, Looking and Feeling Great

Houston Cosmetic Dentist, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, focuses his practice on helping people look and feel healthy. Recent research, according to Laura L. Carstensen, director of Stanford Center on Longevity and author of A Long Bright Future, shows  that cognitive decline is not inevitable.  She said that the brain volume does shrink slightly …

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