The Dangers of Snoring

June 17, 2013

We all know the value of a good night’s sleep. Most of us also know how it feels when we are deprived of quality sleep. Unfortunately for some, feeling sleep deprived is a way of life. A very common and dangerous sleep disorder that can disrupt healthy rest is sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a …

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Patient #7

May 30, 2013

Cracked teeth like this one are common. Often the patient is completely unaware that they have a problem. This tooth was reinforced with a crown before root canal or extraction procedures may have been needed. Treatment was accomplished in one appointment using CEREC technology.

Patient # 2

April 30, 2013

Jeff was a patient who had worn his teeth down considerably over the years. Often, teeth shift as they wear and shorten making gum tissue more visible during smiling. Dr. Pappas corrected this patient’s tooth length with a gum lift procedure, followed by the placement of porcelain crowns. What a difference!

Patient # 1

March 30, 2013

This long-time patient of our practice decided that it was time to enhance her smile. Invisalign alignment of her teeth was followed by porcelain crowns to close black spaces between her teeth and give her a more symmetrical and youthful smile. A real transformation for this patient! The porcelain work was all done by Dr. …

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Bone Resorption in the Jaw – What it is and the Consequences of it

April 3, 2012

While bone is naturally very rigid, it isn’t necessarily permanent or unalterable. In fact, bone is known to be highly dynamic, as it constantly goes through a cycle of regeneration and resorption. In this latter cycle, the osteoclasts break down the body’s bones – including the jawbone – to release needed minerals, such as calcium, …

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Early Detection of TMJ and Possible Prevention

April 3, 2012

When most people think of dental and oral health problems, they probably automatically picture cavities, fillings, tooth loss, gum disease, and other well-known conditions that affect the teeth and mouth; however, there are many other problems that can occur within the mouth that many patients do not know about. Take TMJ, for instance. Though not …

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Holy Halitosis, Batman!

April 3, 2012

We’ve all woken up with morning breathe: an intolerable odor that generally goes away once you brush your teeth, floss and use a little mouthwash. Most of us have also had horrible breath after eating something like onion or garlic; but again, this too is easily solved with a mint or gum. But what if …

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Invisalign Banner

March 5, 2012

Do you have crooked teeth, an overbite, an underbite, or teeth with small gaps between them? Do you want a straighter smile without needing traditional metal braces? If so Invisalign® may be the answer for you. The Invisalign system utilizes clear aligners as opposed to metal braces. The aligners work gradually to straighten your teeth …

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