Porcelain Veneers vs. Lumineers

If you are considering improving the appearance of your smile with cosmetic dental restorations, you may have learn that porcelain veneers are a great treatment to take care of discolored, uneven, or gapped teeth. You may also have learned about the type of porcelain veneers known as Lumineers. Lumineers are a special branded type of porcelain veneer that advertises a number of advantages over traditional veneers, such as the fact that Lumineers do not require preparation of your teeth, are completely reversible, and are more convenient than traditional porcelain veneers. However, Lumineers also have a number of disadvantages. First, because …

Smoking and Dental Implants

Smoking, as you have probably been told, is not good for your body. However, it is even worse for dental implant patients. Smoking interferes with your circulation and with your body’s healing response. It increases your risk of rejection of the implant and any bone graft that you may have had to support the implant. To give yourself the best chance of having a successful dental implant procedure, you will be asked to quit smoking for at least two months before your dental implant procedure and one month after. If you cannot do this, then you are not a good …

Sleep Apnea and Car Wrecks

Did you know sleep apnea suffers are 3 to ten times more likely to be involved in a car accident? On the other hand, it is possible that a car accident, or other injury, is contributing to obstructive sleep apnea. You may think how could a car wreck I had years ago be contributing to my obstructive sleep apnea? If you suffer from any particular injury that causes you to limit the positions of your body during sleep, you could be depriving yourself of a restful night’s sleep. Sometimes people who suffer from neck and back pain avoid sleeping on …

Not Your Grandparents’ Dentures

If you are considering dentures, you may be thinking back to childhood memories of an older relative, whose dentures unpleasant. They clicked when he or she talked and may have made noises even when he or she was just sitting around, absent-mindedly thinking. They may have been so uncomfortable and dysfunctional that he or she removed them for eating. You don’t want that kind of dentures. Thankfully, you don’t have to have that kind of denture. Modern dentures are better fitted than ever in the past. They are made of advanced materials that make them highly attractive, and they can …

Childhood Sleep Apnea or ADHD

A recent study has shown children who suffer from sleep disorders are more likely to exhibit similar symptoms as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, ADHD. This claim stems from a British study of 11,000 children from age six months until age six which found the children who experienced interrupted sleep from snoring or other sleep apnea symptoms, were 40-100% more likely to also exhibit ADHD like symptoms in comparison to the children who breathed well at night. If your child has sleep disordered breathing he may be suffering from a form of sleep apnea. During times of sleep apnea your child’s …