Improvements in imaging, software and biomaterials lead to better outcomes. John C. Minichetti, DMD Implant Supported Dentures In the United States, more than 35 million people are fully edentulous, and 178 million people are missing at least one tooth. With the life expectancy of baby … [Read more...] about Improvements in Implant Technology Make More Predictable Surgical Results
Removable Implant Denture We are very happy to announce that we can now offer dental implant placement at our office in Watauga. In order to safely place dental implants it is important to view the jaws in 3-D. Typical dental x-rays only show the jaws in 2-D. We recently upgraded our x-ray … [Read more...] about We Now Offer Dental Implant Placement!
Medically reviewed by Steven Gans, MD Written by Mark Stibich, PhD Updated on June 24, 2019 Many see smiling simply as an involuntary response to things that bring you joy or laughter. While this observation is certainly true, what most people overlook is that smiling can be … [Read more...] about Top 10 Reasons You Should Smile Every Day
by David Ward, DDS Let’s assume that you found Mr or Miss Right a long time ago. Has your physical relationship changed over the years? Do you kiss the way you used to? Why or why not? Do you feel good enough to be romantic or do you suffer from chronic pain in your head or face? Do you sleep … [Read more...] about A Dentist Can Improve Your Love Life
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Your sleep impacts every aspect of your health and daily life. Sleeping well helps you look, feel and perform your best. But a sleep problem can be harmful to your health and well-being. One of the most common sleep problems is obstructive sleep apnea. Learn more about the … [Read more...] about Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A growing problem
April 27, 2017 -- Dentists and oral surgeons are always looking for better ways to reduce their patients' pain after surgery, and a new study may have a solution. An injection of dexamethasone before surgery significantly reduced postoperative pain for patients who had impacted third molars … [Read more...] about Dexamethasone reduces postoperative pain after wisdom tooth extraction
If you are under 60 years of age, there is a good chance that you may have heard the term "hashtag". If you're under 50, you might actually know what it means. In case you are unsure or were to shy to ask, a hashtag is simply a number sign (#) placed in front of a word or phrase that allows people … [Read more...] about At-Home Dental Trends That Should Not Be Trending
No longer fantasy, these dental products and technologies are available now, or will soon be here: Lasers - Gum surgery using soft tissue lasers is relatively painless and heals rapidly. Hard tissue lasers are now being introduced to treat tooth decay - and may someday replace today's … [Read more...] about Back to the Future
Before restorative dental care was available, the only treatment for dental pain was extraction. Unfortunately there were no suitable materials or techniques available for the fabrication of satisfactory dentures. The problem was the lack of a durable and affordable denture base material (porcelain … [Read more...] about Did you know about Vulcanite dentures?
October 28, 2016 -- Patients with regularly scheduled dental visits are less likely to come down with pneumonia, according to a new study. Researchers studied data from more than 26,000 patients to reach this conclusion, and they presented their findings in a poster presentation at the Infectious … [Read more...] about Study: Dental visits cut pneumonia risk