implants vs. dentures

Are Implants Better than Dentures?

The goal of modern dentistry is to restore normal contour, functions, comfort, aesthetics, speech, and health, regardless of the disease, or injury of the dentition.  However, the more teeth a patient is missing, the more difficult this goal becomes with traditional dentistry.  The loss of teeth results in shrinkage of the bone in the upper and lower jaws. This ultimately... read more »

placing implants

Who Should You See When Placing Implants

What is the difference between a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology (DABOI) and a specialist in dental professions like oral surgery, periodontal and general dentistry? Specialist training does incorporate some of the requirements of a DABOI, but it is minor in comparison to that of a DOBOI. When searching for a dentist to place implants, look into... read more »

effects of tongue tie

The Effects of Tongue-Tie

Many individuals know tongue-tie is a problem and needs to be fixed, but they do not know the reasons behind why it needs to be corrected. The effects of tongue-tie can lead to numerous symptoms such as concentration and attention disorders, poor sleep patterns (sleep apnea), incorrect swallowing, crooked teeth, bedwetting, chronic tiredness, and cranky behavior, snoring, high blood pressure,... read more »

effects of tongue tie

When Should Tongue-Tie be Corrected and Can Tongue-Tie Correct Itself?

Parents who realize their infant has tethered oral tissues (TOTs), often called Tongue-Tie, ask when the right time is to treat their child. Truthfully, an infant with TOTs can be treated, as early as the day they are born. Waiting to correct the issue does nothing to improve the latch and can lead to numerous symptoms, such as concentration and... read more »

Welcome to Our New Blog!

Here at Kusek Family & Implant Dentistry, we endeavor to use our new blog as a regular means for publishing valuable content for our community through monthly blog posts. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’re able to further explore some of the most important topics pertaining to our industry and area of expertise here on our website through... read more »