Most cosmetic dental practices offer a combination of immediate, in-surgery teeth whitening and professional take home tooth whitening kits with custom-made trays. Both procedures are based on a bleaching process that uses a peroxide-based compound of varying strength (3%-30% peroxide). The higher the concentration of peroxide in the compound, the more powerful the bleaching compound…

Periodontitis, also known as gum disease and pyorrhea, is a set of inflammatory diseases affecting the tissues surrounding the teeth. Periodontitis involves progressive loss of the alveolar bone around the teeth, and if left untreated, can lead to the loosening and subsequent loss of teeth. What is periodontitis? What causes periodont Periodontitis means “inflammation around…

Sleep apnea, also spelled sleep apnoea, is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or periods of shallow breathing during sleep. Each pause can last for a few seconds to a few minutes and they happen many times a night. In the most common form, this follows loud snoring. There may be a choking…

A sleeve gastrectomy (also known as vertical sleeve gastrectomy) is an irreversible surgery to reduce the size of the stomach, thus promoting weight loss by reducing the amount of food you can consume. Unlike gastric bypass, it doesn’t alter the digestive tract. The procedure typically requires one to two days in the hospital. Sleeve gastrectomy…

Zoom whitening, also known as Phillips Zoom or Zoom WhiteSpeed, is an in-office teeth-whitening procedure. The procedure uses LED lights combined with hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth up to eight shades. Teeth whitening has become very popular. There are many different ways to whiten your teeth, from in home whitening kits to different treatments at…

Hair transplant surgical is a hair replacement treatment. The procedure restores hair by transplanting follicles into balding or thinning areas. The procedure involves transplanting follicular units (the natural bundling of one to four hairs) from the back or side of the head. Follicular unit extraction (FUE) or Follicular unit transfer (FUT)? The most common technique is “strip harvesting” (follicular unit transfer,…

Facial plastic surgery is the umbrella term that includes any cosmetic or reconstructive surgical procedure involving the head or neck. Nose jobs, facelifts, and chin implants are all examples of facial plastic surgery. Facial plastic surgery encompasses cosmetic and reconstructive surgical procedures of the head and neck. Facial plastic surgeons are well-versed in facial anatomy…