The Problem with an Untreated Tongue Tie

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  Ankyloglossia, known as tongue-tie, is often untreated in children. Although a tongue-tie may seem like no big deal as long as the child can talk, eat, and breathe, many health consequences could linger into adulthood. You might be surprised at the effects of an untreated tongue-tie. When adults have lived decades with a tongue-tie, their bodies adapt in ways that impact their health. Here are some of the secondary adaptations an adult with an untreated tongue-tie may experience. Immobile sternum – The muscles of the mouth and jaw directly relate to the sternum. Since a …

Get a Gumlift without Surgery

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  What is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique? Also referred to as the PST™, it is a gum rejuvenation procedure patented by Dr. John Chao, DDS. Only certified dentists such as Drs. Garcia and Sanchez-Garcia of Miami Designer Smiles can perform this revolutionary procedure. By using a specially designed instrument, the dentist will make a tiny entry point in your gum tissue while your mouth is numb, gently guide the tissue over the affected area, and hold it in place with collagen fibers that also help aid in the healing process. This procedure is simple, suture-free, …

The Lunchtime Gum Lift

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  What if you could rejuvenate your gums during your lunch break? A new revolutionary procedure patented by Dr. John Chao, DDS, allows you to do just that. The best part is that the procedure is minimally invasive, requires no cutting or sutures, and you can be back to work or resume your daily activities following your procedure.  The Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique, PST™, is a method of treating gum recession without the need for traditional gum surgery. Before the invention of the PST™, traditional gum surgery was the only method of repairing gum recession. This …

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Diabetes

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  Sleep apnea is becoming more prevalent among adults and has been linked to other health-related issues such as diabetes. Sleep apnea is when a person momentarily stops breathing due to lack of adequate airflow while sleeping, which often results in loud snoring or gasping for air. When this disruption of deep sleep occurs, it causes the person’s health to suffer. A proper amount of sleep is important for our bodies. Deep sleep allows the body and mind to rest and rejuvenate for the day ahead. When inadequate sleep occurs, it robs the body of the …

The Stages of Migraine Headaches and How to get out of Pain

Miami and Coral Gables, FL If you suffer from migraine headaches, then you know just how debilitating they can be. It is estimated that nearly 38 million Americans suffer from migraines, and many of these people are only masking their pain with medication. Unfortunately, many primary care physicians misdiagnose these chronic headaches as something else, which is why the frequency of the pain reoccurs. If this sounds like you, the problem could be something more severe such as temporomandibular joint disorder or TMD. Here are the four stages of migraine headaches and how you can stop the pain. If you …