7 signs that mean you may have sleep apnea

July 10th, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Sleep apnea is one of the most ignored health conditions in the world. Most people are not not aware of the serious consequences of undiagnosed or untreated sleep apnea. There is increasing evidence that sleep apnea can negatively impact a person’s overall health. Sleep apnea increases the heart rate and causes high blood pressure, and sleep apnea has been proven to reduce blood oxygen levels that responsible for for determining the performance of a person’s heart. Additionally, sleep apnea has been linked to hypertension and diabetes, meaning sleep apnea sufferers are at greater risk for problems with their lungs, heart and the brain. According to a recent study, more than 35,000 deaths per year can be traced back to cardiovascular problems that were caused by sleep apnea as an underlying cause.

7 signs you need to be treated for sleep apnea:

  1. Loud, disruptive snoring every night
  2. Frequent breaks or pauses in breathing
  3. Chronic fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea
  4. Sufferers of sleep apnea often complain of a headache
  5. High blood pressure
  6. People who are overweight or obese are more likely to have sleep apnea
  7. Mood changes – sleep apnea can cause irritability, depression and anxiety

Sleep apnea is a very serious medical condition that cannot be ignored. If you suffer from any of the symptoms mentioned, schedule a consultation with The Dental Sleep Center of Savannah at Morrison Dental Associates to be evaluated.

Dr. Joseph E. Brown, III honored by MUSC College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association

May 2nd, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Morrison Dental’s Joseph E. Brown, III, was recently presented the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association’s Young Alumnus Award during the 2017 Annual Awards Luncheon.

The award is annually given to the recent graduated who has shown exemplary leadership and dedication toward the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine and organized dentistry as a whole. Dr. Brown has been instrumental in the delivery of general and cosmetic dentistry at Morrison Dental and has worked diligently to support the growth of the practice’s sleep dentistry treatment.

He is a 2008 graduate of the MUSC James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine with extensive training in the application of Invisalign, as well as clear braces, mini-dental implants, facial esthetics, and cosmetic dentistry. He also has received additional training in the application of botox and dermafillers. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the Hilton Head/Bluffton Dental Society, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

He served as Chairman of the Committee on the New Dentists within the South Carolina Dental Association and is a House of Delegates Member representing the Coastal District. He is the currently the President of the Coastal District Dental Society and President of the Medical University Alumni Board of Governors. He has also been inducted into the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a selective international honorary dental organization that recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the field of dentistry.

Morrison Dental a preferred exhibitor at the Georgia Bridal Show on Feb. 26!

February 22nd, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Morrison Dental Associates will be a preferred exhibitor at the Georgia Bridal Show on February 26 from 12:30-4 pm at the Savannah Civic Center.

The Georgia Bridal Show is the premier bridal show in Georgia where brides and grooms can meet with the area’s top wedding professionals to find everything they need in one place and in one day! Morrison Dental’s cosmetic dentistry team will be at the show to offer consultations and suggestions on-site as well as schedule appointments for whitening, orthodontic treatment and other treatments to help happy couples look their best on the big day!

Visit the Georgia Bridal Show website to learn more about the show and find helpful tips about attending the show!

Your teeth could be making your head hurt!

February 13th, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Are you one of the millions of people in the U.S. with unexplained headaches or pain in your teeth and jaws? You could be temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ.

Symptoms of TMJ include pain in your neck or back, tingling in your fingers or ringing in your ears, and often medical doctors have trouble identifying the cause of the problem. Morrison Dental Associates can provide you with relief! Treatments for TMJ may include moving teeth through orthodontics, bite adjustments or a night guard that puts your teeth in the right place while you sleep. There is no one solution that is right for all TMJ cases, but our expert dental staff will work with you to find what works for you.

The symptoms for TMJ can include a very wide range of discomfort that includes migraine headaches or severe headache, neck pain, facial pain, congestion, ringing or stuffiness of the ears, numbness in fingers or arms, restricted jaw movemen, clicking, popping, or grating sound in the jaw joints, unexplained loose teeth or recurring jaw pain or soreness. Because there are so many symptoms and the symptoms often occur simultaneously, TMJ is best diagnosed by an experienced dentist.

Click to learn more about TMJ treatments at Morrison Dental Associates and schedule a consultation in one of our offices in Brunswick or Savannah!

 

Morrison Dental team has a blast at Savannah Wedding Expo!

January 30th, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

The Morrison Dental Associates cosmetic dentistry team had a blast at the Savannah Wedding Expo on January 29 and we received more than 200 entries into our raffle drawings for cosmetic dentistry treatments!

One lucky winner will receive FREE teeth whitening trays from Morrison Dental! And another lucky winner will receive a 25% discount on Invisalign – the most advanced teeth straightening system in the world! We will be announcing the winners on our Facebook page later this week so stay tuned!

Dr. Joseph Brown was also a featured speaker during the Savannah Wedding Expo, and he covered everything from Six Month Smile to whitening to Botox treatments while he was on stage. Dr. Brown is a certified provider of Six Month Smiles and Invisalign, and he has recently begun offering Botox treatments in the Morrison Dental Associates office at 6602 Abercorn Street in Savannah. Call (912) 354-3444 to learn more!

Morrison Dental Associates exhibiting at the Savannah Wedding Expo on January 29!

January 25th, 2017 by Morrison Dental Associates

Morrison Dental Associates will be an exhibitor at the Savannah Wedding Expo at the DeSoto Hilton in downtown Savannah on January 29 and we will be raffling cosmetic dentistry services to two lucky winners!

The Savannah Wedding Expo is a unique event introducing 2017 trends, color pallets and fashion for couples as they begin the initial planning for their upcoming celebration! The DeSoto Hilton will open its ballroom doors to a carefully curated selection of Savannah’s most prestigious wedding industry exhibitors on January 29, 2017 from 1-4 pm.  Morrison Dental Associates will be among a group of outstanding exhibitors, all gathered under one chic and elegant setting, that will cover the entire spectrum of wedding preparations.

All guests and attendees will meet a distinguished group of wedding industry tastemakers and professional experts, and couples will have the exclusive opportunity to get one-on-one advice and choose trendy resources they need to plan their own timeless ceremony!

 

Morrison Dental presents annual awards to outstanding staff members!

December 22nd, 2016 by Morrison Dental Associates

Morrison Dental Associates is fortunate to have an incredible staff that helps the practice serve thousands of patients in all of our offices throughout the year. Our staff is committed to providing outstanding care to all of our patients, and the entire Morrison Dental team is grateful to each and every staff member for the contributions they make to the practice.

The 2016 recipients of the Thomas J. Morrison Excellence in Dentistry Award are Cindy Davis, Joan Nay, Yoli Calderon and Natarsha Brown. This award is presented to the team members who constantly go above and beyond the call of duty, act selflessly in the benefit of patients and co-workers while exemplifying the values of hard work, compassion and cooperation. Both Cindy and Joan are fully committed to the overall benefit of Morrison Dental Associates and specifically the patients that our practice serves.

The practice also is honored to present Ladies in Attendance Awards to Amy Akins, Lacey Carter and Meg Herrmann for their tireless efforts to ensure patient satisfaction. Amy, Lacey and Meg all work diligently to be sure that scheduled appointments take place on time and every last question is answered before a patient leaves the office. Their conscientious care for the patients represents the values that make Morrison Dental a unique dental practice.

Morrison Dental is very proud of all of our award recipients and our entire staff! Thank you for an amazing year in 2016!

 

Morrison Dental Associates welcomes Dr. Harry N. Bobotis!

December 7th, 2016 by Morrison Dental Associates

Morrison Dental Associates is excited to welcome Harry N. Bobotis, DMD to our team!

Dr. Harry – as he is known by the children he treats – will focus his practice on treating children from Morrison Dental’s offices on 31st Street and Abercorn Street in Savannah. He is a 1995 Graduate of bobotis2Boston University’s  Goldman School of Dentistry and has practiced dentistry in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Georgia for 22 years. Dr. Harry apprenticed under the mentorship and tutelage of a pediatric dentist in his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, and he Invisalign Certified. Dr. Harry is committed to providing exemplary dental care for children in an atmosphere that is comfortable for children. His goal is to help children look forward to going to the dentist while also teaching them the most important aspects of good oral health. Dr. Harry believes in working side by side with parents to help children avoid dental disasters! Most importantly, Dr. Harry is devoted to caring for children and adolescents from infancy through adolescence.

Dr. Harry was born in Greenville,SC and grew up in Athens, Greece until returning to South Carolina at age 13. In his spare time, Dr. Bobotis enjoys playing his accordion, tennis, swimming, hiking, cooking and traveling. But above all, his passion is caring for the children in his dental chair and making trips to the dentist fun!

Morrison Dental lending a helping hand through “Operation Christmas Child”

November 21st, 2016 by Morrison Dental Associates
The staff at Morrison Dental Associates is making a difference in the lives of children all over the world by participating in Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project.
Operation Christmas Child brings joy and hope to needy children around the world through gift-filled christmas-giftsshoe boxes. Since 1993, more than 100 million shoe box gifts have been delivered to children in more than 130 countries. Shoe boxes are packed with small toys, hygiene items and school supplies for a child 2-4, 5-9 or 10-14. Morrison Dental Associates is shipping 24 boxes through Operation Christmas Child!
We are proud to work for an organization that cares about children everywhere!

 

Six Month Smiles at Morrison Dental is the best choice for straighter teeth!

October 25th, 2016 by Morrison Dental Associates

Are you one of the millions of adults who need braces? Did you know that almost everybody needs straighter teeth?

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Many adults spend their entire lives covering their mouths when they laugh, smile or talk. But they feel stuck because they’re not comfortable with the idea of wearing metal braces for years, or maybe they’re concerned about the cost of braces.

Six Month Smiles is an effective, safe and affordable solution that fits everyone’s lifestyle and budget. Six Month Smiles is a short term orthodontic treatment that applies a modern twist on traditional braces. Six Month Smiles features clear brackets and tooth-colored wires that are barely visible, and the average treatment time is only six months. The best part is Six Month Smiles is typically less expensive than traditional braces.

Straight teeth. Less time. Clear braces. Find the Morrison Dental location nearest you and schedule an appointment for a FREE consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for this innovative orthodontic treatment!

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