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Sleep Apnea and the Role of a Dentist

“Apnea” or “apnoea” refers to the suspension of breathing. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes obstruction of the air passageways in a person’s throat during sleep. It is a serious condition where a patient may stop breathing for as long as 10 seconds while sleeping, causing the brain and the rest of the body…

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Invisalign: Handling and Maintenance Basics

Ever since their introduction in 2000, Invisalign braces have made quite a name for themselves. This is partly because they help you get rid of the heavy metal brackets that make up regular braces and partly because they’re removable and therefore easy to take care of. The only possible draw-back of Invisalign aligners is that…

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Choose Your Orthodontist Smartly

Your smile is a core aspect of your beauty. So much so that people often become victims of low self-esteem only because they have a misplaced tooth or an uneven denture. When it comes to the aesthetical appeal of your denture, orthodontists come in to play. Whether it is you who has an underbite, or…

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Happy Holidays

2017 is coming to a close and the new year is about to make its debut.  Want to make sure that your smile is picture ready? We just have a few suggestions: Be sure to brush your teeth Don’t forget to floss Think about taking a little travel kit with floss, toothbrush and toothpaste when…

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Why Choose Damon over Traditional Braces

The idea of braces can be frightening. The idea of having metal wires in your mouth and on your teeth can be hard to… chew. There are a lot of fears that braces will cause you to have metal wires all over your mouth and look less than pleasing. However, there have been a lot…

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Sleep Apnea: Who Can Help

Have you ever had the feeling that you couldn’t breathe while you were sleeping? Well, it may not all be just a dream. You may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is when your breathing is disrupted in some way while you are sleeping. This disruption may cause you to snore loudly, cause sleepiness or even…

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Do People Really Have Their Jaws Broken?

You may have heard people claim that they are going to have their jaw broken as part of a dental procedure.  It sounds extreme, is it true? The answer: kind of. Orthognathic surgery is a form of Orthodontic surgery, as well as an example of Oral and maxillofacial surgery, which we discussed in depth last month. …

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What is Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery?

At Gruelle Dempsey Orthodontics, we see patients for a number of reasons.  Some of our patients are seeking orthodontic options to perfect their smile, while others are hoping to address more serious issues. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is used with orthodontics to addresses complex craniofacial injuries, diseases, and defects.  These issues affect the mouth as…

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Should I Get Invisalign?

At Gruelle-Dempsey Orthodontics, Invisalign is our most sought-after teeth straightening system due to its ability to give you perfectly straight teeth without the need for metal brackets and wires. Drs. Gruelle and Dempsey alone have treated over 2,700 patients with the Invisalign system making them one of the top providers worldwide. How does it work?…

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Braces Heal More Than Your Smile

Are you considering looking for an orthodontist in the Florence, Ky area?  Are you unsure if you or your family truly needs orthodontic treatment?  Did you know that braces aren’t just a vanity treatment?  Of course, properly aligned teeth can be attractive and appealing, but they are also healthier for your body as a whole. …

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