that you can reduce your chances of snoring or developing apnea by changing a few simple habits? According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, one of the most effective ways of alleviating apnea and snoring is by losing weight. The AAOMA suggests that just 10 pounds can be enough weight loss to help open up the airways and reduce apnea symptoms. Other ways of preventing the condition include changing your sleep position, avoiding tobacco products, and maintaining regular sleeping habits.
Approximately 30 million Americans have no teeth in one or both jaws? More and more patients are opting for dental implants as a means of tooth replacement. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry reports that 3 million Americans currently have dental implants – a number that is rapidly growing by about 500,000 per year. Titanium implants were first developed in the 1950’s, but archeologists have determined that ancient Egyptians and Mayans were the first cultures to implant artificial teeth.
Although many patients are candidates for Botox injections, a thorough consultation with one of our oral and maxillofacial surgeons is necessary. Indications for use include myofascial pain and myospasm related to TMJ disorders, along with minimizing wrinkles that occur with facial expression. For facial wrinkles, Botox is most affective around the forehead, brow, and eyes. For more information about Botox and whether it is right for you, schedule a consultation with us at your earliest convenience.