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Airway Concerns as a Result of Headgear

Right to Grow is an organisation dedicated to ending the practice of orthodontic growth stunting. What does this mean? Research shows that the relationship between some orthodontic care derived from the Victorian era has lead to significant concerns in patients ability to breath during sleep (often leading to obstructive sleep apenea). Today some orthodontic care is

Child Airway Concern

How do airway concerns affect your child’s behavior?

The development of your child’s face and mouth can greatly affect their ability to breath and sleep, as well as causing a number of ongoing health problems Many parents don’t realize the importance of ensuring your child’s airways are clear and free of obstruction. Problem behaviors such as hyperactivity, lack of attention, and trouble concentrating

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Porcelain dental veneer myths

Porcelain dental veneers are an effective treatment for improving the appearance of your smile Dental veneers have long been considered an effective solution for restoring the appearance of your smile. Veneers are ideal for those who have chipped, cracked, worn, or stained teeth and  are often used as a non-invasive alternative to more intensive treatments

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5 problems which can be resolved with dental implants

Dental implants are an innovative solution for replacing one or more missing teeth If you’ve lost a tooth through decay, trauma, a sporting accident, or simply by biting down on a hard piece of candy, not replacing your missing tooth can have detrimental consequences to your overall oral health. If you’re missing one, two, or

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Looking for an alternative to dentures? Get our free guide

Considering whether dental implants could be right for you? Elite Dental’s free guide to dental implants is the answer to all your questions Whether you are looking for an alternative to dentures or have been considering the benefit of dental implants due to damaged, or missing teeth, this guide will provide you with the essential

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Dr Steve Acker published in Compendium

Dr Steve Acker and Dr Nancy Hatrick have been published in the Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry. Titled Digital Mandibular Arch Restoration at an Increased Occlusal Vertical Dimension in One Visit, the article demonstrates how a fully digital technique was used to restore the mandibular arch to proper function and improved esthetics The article can

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Children, Airway Development and Myofunctional Orthodontics

Did you know crowded or crooked teeth, a crossbite, underbite or overbite are the signs of an underlying development issue? Once thought to be genetics, the way a child’s jaw fits together is more a result of external influences and airway development issues. Why is proper airway development so important? Regular oxygen interruptions can have

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ATT: Has your child’s airway development been assessed?

Dr. Acker and his team pride themselves on continued education to better serve patients oral health and total wellness. Our team spent this past weekend learning about airway management with Pediatric Dentist Dr. Jeffrey Rouse, who has international prominence in this field. Airway management is an evolving field in dentistry and a subject we want

Are your life choices affecting your smile?

At Elite Dental we are big advocates of the links between oral health and overall health, so we sought out some local identities to give us the lowdown on what they think are the most important things you can do DAILY to achieve a healthier lifestyle. We spoke to Staten Island personal trainer Jason Serapiglia