Archive for 2012

When To Keep Your Wisdom Teeth?

Most young adults are faced with the decision of what to do about their wisdom teeth. Wisdom teeth, also referred to as third molars, are the teeth that grow in at the furthest back position in both the upper and lower jaw on both sides usually in late teens or early twenties. Many patients will […]

Five Uncovered Myths About Sleep Apnea

There are two basic forms of sleep apnea, obstructive (OSA) and central. OSA occurs when the tongue, tonsils, or other throat tissue block the airway. Central sleep apnea, which is rare, occurs when the brain doesn’t signal to the body to breathe as it should. There are a lot of misconceptions about sleep apnea: what […]

Teeth in a Day: Is it Possible? The answer is Yes!

In the past, dental implant patients with significant bone loss—a group that includes many denture wearers—needed to undergo an additional bone graft surgery before the implants could be placed. That surgery extended the course of treatment by several months. Teeth in a day is a new technique that allows patients the opportunity to receive a […]

What About Clear Choice Dental Implant Centers?

One of the most frequently asked questions by patients is about Clear Choice dental implant centers, their quality of care, and reputation among dental professionals. Here is what one of the readers asked: “There are really mixed reviews on the quality of care received from Clear Choice Dental Implants. A lot of people state that […]

April is National Facial Protection Month

Get the word out! April is National Facial Protection Month (NFPM), and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as young athletes prepare […]

Wisdom Teeth: Why Do They Become Impacted?

Wisdom teeth are the last set of permanent molars to develop in the mouth. These teeth generally begin to erupt or grow into place between the ages of 16 and 21. By this age, most adults have reached an age of physical maturity and the jaw bone ceases to grow. It is during this complicated […]