Archive for August, 2011

Chemical Peels Are a Popular Non-surgical “Face Lift”

A chemical peel is a great way to improve the appearance of your skin. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to rejuvenate the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers, thus revealing softer and smoother skin underneath. After a thorough cleansing, the solution is applied to the affected area of the face, neck, […]

Who Can Benefit from Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery is performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons when one or both jaws need to be realigned. Jaw growth is a gradual process and, in some instances, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates. The result can be a host of problems that can affect chewing function, […]

Why Do Wisdom Teeth Cause So Many Problems?

Our mouths can fit 28 teeth comfortably. Unfortunately, when our four molars start coming in during our teen to young adult years and push that total to 32 teeth, they often cause an overcrowding problem. Why Are our Mouths Such a Poor Fit for our Teeth? Our wisdom teeth, known as our third set of […]

Sleep Apnea: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments and Surgery Options

What is Sleep Apnea? The Greek word “apnea” means “without breath.” People who have untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during the night, sometimes as often as hundreds of times during a single night.  Often they stop breathing for a minute or longer. The combination of a bad night’s sleep, night after night, and not […]