Great News About Chocolate!

An article in the NY Times discusses recent research  reports showing an antioxidant in chocolate appears to improve memory skills that some people lose as they age. The research, conducted by scientists at Columbia University Medical Center, shows that healthy individuals who drank a mixture high in antioxidants called cocoa flavanols for three months performed better  on …

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Cosmetic Dentistry: The Importance of Design with Porcelain Veneers

Are all natural teeth the same?  Obviously not, so porcelain veneers should be designed for the individual and designed differently for different patients.  These after photos are pictures of the same case in which we used different smile designs to show how important artistry is when working designing porcelain veneers.  These are two differently designed …

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Dental Implants Used to Replace Lower Dentures: Fixed Dental Hybrid Bridge (All-on-4)

This photo shows a lower fixed dental All-on-4, Teeth in a day type prosthesis and an existing upper denture. Nobel Biocare coined this term, however, more than 4 implants are often used. These “bridges” are firmly anchored in place by implants and are fixed, patients cannot remove them.  Most patients love this type of bridge …

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Do I Have to Live With a TMJ Splint the Rest of My Life?

The answer is NO! Patients frequently come into the office asking this question, so TMJ Dentist Dr. Konig wants to address this concern. Many times patients are treated with large appliances/splints to help with their TMJ issues.  Fortunately, these appliances do sometimes help relieve or decrease patients TMJ pain.  Most of these splints are arbitrarily …

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Can a bad bite cause teeth to hurt

 A bad bite (malocclusion) can cause more problems than most people recognize and is also a cause of TMJ problems.  The uneven and strong forces from your jaw exerting on teeth that are misaligned can cause: Temperature sensitivity Pressure sensitivity TMD Abcesses Fractured teeth Gum recession Gum inflammation How does this happen?  Try to imagine …

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