Entries by Dr. Owen Mandanas

Get Ready for Another Commercial!

  This week my marketing team convinced me to sit down in front of a cozy fireplace to talk about one of my passions – helping adults and children get a better night’s sleep. But there was a catch. They were going to film it! I love helping people to achieve their perfect smile. I […]

3D is Revolutionizing Impressions

  We have a new toy and we’re excited to share it with you! We are now using the TRIOS 3 for taking impressions. This award winning scanner will give us a 3D color image of your mouth. There aren’t any giant machines, no messy impression trays, and no waiting for results. The Trios 3 […]

Use DNA to Improve Snoring

  Did you know that 27.4% of Alaskans are sleep deprived? As we discussed the connection between Sleep Apnea and TMD we touched on some ways that we could help you with snoring and sleep apnea problems. The newest tool in our arsenal is a DNA Appliance System. As one of only two certified providers […]

The TMD and Sleep Apnea Connection

Are you suffering from daytime drowsiness, high blood pressure, morning headaches, depression, decreased libido, or impaired concentration? Is your partner suffering with a bed-mate who snores? You might have sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing. Do you hear clicking in your jaw, struggle with painful chewing, have trouble opening or closing your jaw properly, feel […]

Giving Thanks for Modern Dental Care

  This is a time of year filled with family, feasts, and thankfulness. But when you’re counting all of your blessings, don’t forget to count modern dental care! We all know the traditional tale; Pilgrims sailed over, ended up starving, and were saved by the Indians who offered to share food. We also know that’s […]

A Dentist Approved Halloween

Halloween is one the most beloved holidays for children everywhere. What kid doesn’t like getting bags and buckets full of candy? As a dentist, of course this holiday brings in a lot of questions. I’m here to tell you, not all dentists are the Scrooges of Halloween. Dentists love candy as much as everyone else. […]

How Can I Deal With My TMD?

  In our last blog we talked about what Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) is and how you could identify it. Now you know what it is, but what do you do about it? Diagnosis is an important step before you begin any treatment. There are many other dental conditions that can cause some of the same symptoms […]

What is TMJ? Or do you have TMD?

More than fifteen percent of American adults live with some form of chronic facial pain like jaw pain, headaches, or earaches. About ten million of those people can attribute that pain to TMJ Disorders. What is the difference between TMJ and TMD? The temporomandibular joints (TMJ) are located on each side of the head just […]

Is Dental Work Safe During Pregnancy?

Yes, most dental procedures are perfectly safe while you are pregnant! Pregnancy is full of health questions, not just about yourself, but about the baby that you’re growing. We believe that pregnancy should be a time of joy, not a time of worry. So let’s get some of those dental questions off your mind. Pregnancy […]