Friday, October 23, 2020

Common Wisdom Teeth Issues


Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The Give Kids a Smile Program at ADA


Friday, September 11, 2020

Tips for Choosing Guitar Strings

Currently a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Christopher, Chris, C. Babcock, MD works as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for Louisville Oral Surgery. Dr. Christopher C. Babcock also keeps bees and plays guitar.

Picking out which style and gauge of guitar strings can be a very personal choice for a guitar player. Although seemingly unimportant, the guitar strings have a big impact on tone. The gauge of the string is measured by the diameter of the string in thousandth of an inch. Although the exact tuning of each string can vary by player and tuning, the range of gauge across the strings can make the same guitar sound very different. Lighter gauges are generally easier to play, and larger gauges take more force.

Another big factor in guitar strings is the material used. The material generally ranges from type of guitar. Acoustic guitars use silk and steel, phosphor bronze, and bronze. Usually preferred by jazz or folk players, silk and steel are called such because they have a core of steel but are wound in silver or copper plated silk. Bronze are the brightest sounding strings, but also the most prone to losing their iconic sound. Therefore, phosphor bronze strings add phosphor to keep the strings from wearing out so quickly, but this addition causes the strings to have a less bright tone.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

The Environmental Impact of Beekeeping


Friday, May 22, 2020

How a Disability Insurance Policy Can Help You

Christopher C. (Chris) Babcock, MD, DMD, practices at Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, where he has worked since 2018. In addition to being an oral surgeon, Dr. Christopher C. Babcock is a licensed health insurance and life insurance broker. In his work in the insurance field, Christopher C. Babcock, MD, encourages individuals to get a disability insurance policy.

Disability insurance provides a source of income for people unable to work after an injury or accident. Though many employers offer some form of disability insurance, the coverage is often short-term and may not cover the employee’s full salary.

Research indicates that roughly a third of Americans are likely to experience at least 90 days in which they are disabled in the course of their career, yet nearly 50 percent of workers do not have any coverage in case of an injury. The best time to purchase a disability insurance policy is while you are still young.

If you are young and healthy, qualifying is easier, and premiums are lower. As you age and develop health issues, the price increases. Disability insurance is especially important if you work in a profession in which your risk of injury is high. Not purchasing disability insurance is one of the biggest financial mistakes that workers can make.

Friday, May 1, 2020

How Impacted Wisdom Teeth Can Affect Health

Christopher C. (Chris) Babcock, MD, DMD, practices dentistry and oral surgery in Louisville, Kentucky. As a staff surgeon for Louisville Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, Christopher C. Babcock, MD, DMD, delivers important preventive and restorative treatments, including wisdom tooth extraction, a remedy for severely impacted wisdom teeth.

If wisdom teeth have no room to emerge, they are considered impacted. Without proper treatment, impacted wisdom teeth can lead to a host of oral health problems. For example, partially emerged wisdom teeth are difficult to reach through brushing and flossing, which can cause the buildup of plaque. Eventually, this plaque can infect the surrounding gum tissue and cause inflammation.

Bacteria from an impacted tooth can enter the bloodstream and spread infection throughout the body. At times, a cyst or tumor may develop near the impacted tooth. The tumor can grow so large that it causes misalignment and pain in the jawbone.

Complications from impacted wisdom teeth often require invasive surgical procedures or braces.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Orthognathic Surgery - Postoperative Nutrition

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Common Wisdom Tooth Issues

Christopher C. “Chris” Babcock, DMD, MD, earned both his dental and medical degrees from the University of Louisville. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Christopher C. Babcock performs third molar removals.

Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, emerge in about 25 percent of people. Since the human jaw has shrunk over the course of millennia, many people do not have space for these teeth. This can cause several problems, including swelling, infection, and pain. Wisdom teeth can become impacted, which means there is no room in the jaw for them to emerge. Impacted teeth can press against other teeth, causing misalignment.

Wisdom teeth that do emerge can be difficult to clean and may make the person more susceptible to gum disease and cavities. They can also collect bacteria that can lead to jawbone or tooth infections. Further, poorly aligned or impacted wisdom teeth can also press against and damage facial nerves. While most people will not seek dental care for their wisdom teeth until a problem arises, some dentists recommend removing the teeth during late adolescence as a precaution.