Archive for April, 2015

The Importance of Sleep – Understanding the Sleep Stages

How much sleep do we need and why is sleep important?  Most doctors would tell us that the amount of sleep one needs varies from person to person.  We should feel refreshed and alert upon awakening and not need a day time nap to get us through the day. Sleep needs change from birth to […]

Sleep Apnea (Continued) RISK FACTORS & Diagnosis

Risk factors Sleep apnea affects people of all ages including children. Risk factors include being male, overweight, obese, or over the age of 40; or having a large neck size (greater than 16–17 inches), enlarged tonsils, enlarged tongue, small jaw bone, gastroesophageal reflux, allergies, sinus problems, family history of sleep apnea, or deviated septum causing […]

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea (or sleep apnoea in British English; /æpˈniːə/) is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or instances of shallow or infrequent breathing during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last for several seconds to several minutes, and may occur, by definition, at least 5 times in an hour.1] Similarly, […]

Facts About Bone Grafting

Did you know that with today’s modern techniques, bone grafting is now considered a routine treatment? A bone graft can fix a variety of facial and dental problems and may be required in some cases. If you’ve been told in the past that you’re not an ideal candidate for getting a tooth implant, call us […]

“My dental hygienist always uses special instruments to clean around my dental implants” Why does cleaning dental implants differ from cleaning natural teeth?

In a nutshell, cleaning around implants differs from maintenance of natural teeth for two reasons: The first is that each attaches to surrounding bone and gums in a very different way; secondly, the materials from which implants are made are very different from natural teeth. Dental implants replace the root parts of the teeth. Artificial […]

9 Reasons To Suspect It May Be More Than Just Snoring

Reason 1: Excessive daytime sleepiness If you tend to “nod off” while sitting quietly at home, at work, on the phone or while driving, it could be a sign that you are not getting refreshing sleep at night. This can lead to mood disorders, stress on personal relationships, work-related accidents and even car accidents. A […]

What You Need To Know About Sleep Apnea and Snoring

  Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a sleep breathing disorder in which a person stops breathing while they sleep. The tissues in the throat collapse, cutting off the airway despite efforts to breathe. Apnea is defined as “a cessation of airflow for 10 seconds or more.” This can occur dozens and sometimes even hundreds of […]

What are Mini Dental Implants?

Mini Dental Implants have become one of the most significant advancements in dentistry. The Mini Implant System allows us to replace lost teeth and stabilize dentures. The Mini Dental Implant system for denture stabilization consists of a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated […]

Invisible Braces- Not Just for Looks

When most of us think of invisible braces such as Invisalign®, we naturally assume that their sole purpose is to enhance the aesthetic value of one’s smile. And to a certain extent that assumption is true. For most people with braces of any type, the primary goal of straightening their teeth is improving their look. […]