Yearly Archives: 2016


7 Things You Must Know About Dental Implants

Getting dental implants nowadays is a fairly straightforward procedure, but there are still some things you need to know before selecting the right dentist for your dental implant. Here are the top things you need to know before getting dental implants placed from your Royal Oak implant expert at Great Lakes Dentistry, Dr. Shawn Van de Vyver. 01: General Dentists Are Able to Place Dental Implants It's very possible for general dentists to learn the principles and techniques to place dental implants. That wasn't the case when dental implants were first introduced. Dental implants used to be very difficult to place and required invasive surgery when they were first introduced. That is definitely not the case today...

By |2016-09-14T11:32:38-04:00June 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Is Sleep Apnea Anyway?

What is sleep apnea? Did you know that millions of American adults suffer from sleep apnea, and don't even know that they're suffocating while they sleep!? Only half even seek treatment. What's more, the dentists at Great Lakes Dentistry can treat sleep apnea without having to resort to the dreaded CPAP machine!

By |2016-09-15T12:37:33-04:00June 29th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|0 Comments

Podcast – Why Would I Need a Bone Graft for Dentures for My Sinus?

This question was asked recently; Why Do I Need a Bone Graft For Dentures For My Sinus? It sounds complicated, but the reason is very common among people with missing teeth. Find out that and more as Dr. Van de Vyver discusses different types of bone grafts and what they are, what the heck your sinuses are, and what happens to them when you lose teeth. As always, if you have any questions, feel free to email Dr. Van de Vyver at

By |2016-09-15T12:33:36-04:00June 1st, 2016|Dentures, Podcast|0 Comments

Why Would I Need a Bone Graft Before Getting Dentures for My Sinuses?

Why would I need a bone graft before getting dentures because of my sinus? This question was recently asked by one of my patients, and is a somewhat common occurrence with denture wearers. There are a couple reasons why you would need a bone graft before getting dentures because of your sinuses, and I'll go through what the reasons are and give you a general overview of the treatment process. What are your sinuses, and what happens to them as we age? What procedures can your dentist do to bring your sinuses back to their normal positions?

By |2016-09-15T12:33:58-04:00May 27th, 2016|Dental Implants, Oral Surgery|0 Comments

Teeth Whitening Options

With Spring right around the corner, now is the time to start thinking about how your beautiful smile will shine in those graduation pictures and how you'll feel attending all your spring weddings and parties. A big question we get more frequently this time of year is "What are my options for teeth whitening?" or "What are your recommendations for teeth whitening?" Here's the podcast episode I recorded regarding teeth whitening options.

By |2016-09-15T12:32:32-04:00April 25th, 2016|Whitening|0 Comments

What is sleep apnea?

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition where you momentarily stop breathing while you're asleep. These episodes last for several seconds many times each hour, every night that you're asleep. What is the treatment for sleep apnea? The most common treatment for sleep apnea is called CPAP- Continuous Positive Air Pressure. You wear a mask connected to a machine that blows air down your nostrils all night, like being connected to a vacuum cleaner in reverse all night. But... did you know there is another solution? And Great Lakes Dentistry can make you an appliance that REPLACES your CPAP!

By |2016-05-31T11:21:32-04:00April 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sleep Apnea and Snoring Solutions

SNORING ISN'T JUST ANNOYING OSA SymptomsSnoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are signs you might not be getting the air your body needs while you sleep. Leaving sleep apnea untreated is like gambling with your life every night. Snoring is the alarm to let you know something is wrong, like your smoke alarm in your house. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause many dangerous medical issues, and even death. Each hour, your body stops breathing, slowly suffocating the body’s cells and depriving them of oxygen. Eventually, the cells become permanently damaged due to the lack of oxygen.

By |2016-09-15T10:19:37-04:00April 20th, 2016|Sleep Apnea|0 Comments

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