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Living with Sleep Apnea and a CPAP Machine

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​ If you've been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, you've probably already experienced some lack of sleep. Your treatment regimen may involve using a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine, and this in itself can make sleeping more difficult. But if you stick with the treatment, it will finally pay off and you'll start ...
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Dealing With a Misaligned Jaw

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​ The temporomandibular joint is a ball and socket joint that's put to work whenever we talk, breathe, eat and drink. It helps to move the jaw around without causing pain, inflammation or any of those symptoms that come with TMJ disorders. As it turns out, the daily wear and tear the TMJ experiences makes it more susceptible to inflammation and mis...
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Just How Dangerous Is Sleep Apnea?

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​ Although sleep apnea affects men and women of all ages, it is more prevalent among middle-aged men. The condition is also known as sleep-disordered breathing because the throat often closes or narrows while the individual is asleep, ultimately interrupting their breathing. As common as it is, more than 75 percent of the 28 million Americans possi...
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Too Old for Orthodontics?

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Are you an adult contemplating what orthodontics can do for you? Do you feel you've waited too long and now it seems orthodontics may not be right for you? Well, don't write it off yet. The ideal time to make changes to the positioning of your teeth is during childhood because that is when your mouth is still growing and developing. But, there's ne...
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Can TMJD Go Away on Its Own?

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​ Some 10 million Americans are believed to be affected by temporomandibular joint disorder , or TMJDs. TMJD symptoms commonly include pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in both or either of the temporomandibular joints, pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty with chewing, and locked joints that may make opening or closing the mouth difficu...
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Snoring and the Dangers of Untreated Sleep Apnea

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​ Snoring is a common problem that many people face every day. Either they snore and don't even realize it, or their partner is kept awake all night by their incessant snoring. Did you know that there have even been reports of couples getting divorced due to snoring?! It is believed that about 40 percent of women and 60 percent of men will snore wh...
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4 Little-Known Symptoms

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​ For most people, the first things that come to mind at the mention of a temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder are the common symptoms: jaw pain, clicking and popping, and difficulty chewing. As it turns out, TMJ symptoms are not restricted to just these few, and some of the lesser-known symptoms may actually seem unrelated. Because of this, T...
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It's More Than a Little Snoring

​ When your snoring becomes so chronic that it starts affecting your breathing while you sleep at night, you may need to get evaluated for sleep apnea. Although snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea, other symptoms that may warrant getting a sleep apnea evaluation include: Dry mouth Sore throat Daytime fatigue Memory loss Concen...
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6 Tips to Make the Most of TMJ Treatments

​ Tempormandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder usually causes a lot of pain and discomfort in the jaw and surrounding areas. We'll help you get to the root of this problem and help you find some relief from your TMJ symptoms in no time. However, there are a few tips you may want to consider to help you help yourself. These six valuable tips can help yo...
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Can Sleep Apnea Be Cured?

​ Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a chronic disease that plagues about 18 million Americans, according to the National Sleep Foundation. It's not uncommon to see a lot of over-the-counter products as well as several recommendations from supposed experts promising to nip this problem in the bud. While some products or treatments may work for some p...
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Why More Women Are Seeking This Treatment Than Men

​ You had probably never heard a thing about temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorder until your dentist told you it's the reason behind those headaches, muscle pain and the popping sounds you hear when you close or open your mouth. In the United States alone, more than 10 million people suffer from TMJ, and women account for over 90 percent of th...
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What Is Digital Smile Design?

​ What do you do when your smile makes you unhappy? We feel happier and a lot more confident when we smile, and we exude a kind of positivity. So when we're unhappy with our smile, we smile less often and it can actually begin to affect our confidence and mood. A Cosmetic Procedure That Enhances Your Smile When you deal with a smile you're less tha...
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3 Million People Every Year?!

​ Over 3 million people in the United States are diagnosed with temporomandibular joint disorders each year. This joint is located on each side of the jaw, connecting it to the skull via a sliding hinge-type joint. What Is TMJ Disorder? This complex joint can become inflamed and damaged for a variety of reasons. This can be extremely painful and ma...
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Is It a Headache or a Migraine?

​ When pain, aching or intense pressure in your head begins, it can be hard to determine if it's a migraine or a headache. Sometimes, severe headaches can be mistaken for migraines and migraines can be mistaken for a bad headache. Ask yourself these questions to determine which it is next time head pain strikes. Do you feel intense, pulsing or thro...
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Adults Are Doing This Way More Than They Used To!

​ Since 1996, the number of adults getting braces and orthodontic work has risen by 40 percent, proving braces aren't just for kids and teens anymore. Orthodontic treatment has always been an option for adults, but for years there has been a stigma around adults - particularly working professionals - with metal wires and brackets on their teeth. No...
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There’s a New Way to Create Confidence

​ It seems obvious that such a prominent part of your face like your smile could have an effect on your confidence levels, but research to back it up is always helpful! Invisalign teamed up with Harris Poll and interviewed more than 2,000 people to find out whether straightening their teeth improved their lives, including increasing confidence and ...
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The Best Age for an Orthodontic Evaluation

​ Many people think braces are just for teenagers and that there's no need to even think about orthodontic treatment for kids until all their baby teeth have fallen out. But that's not the case! Here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we recommend an orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 6 and 8. One of our core focuses is to help spread the ...
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Going Back to School with Braces

​ Kids are back at school, and sometimes as the school year progresses, kids' anxiety amps up with homework due dates, sports commitments and extracurricular activities. For teens who got braces over the summer, there's often an extra element of anxiety when it comes to spending all day around their peers, trying to keep their braces free of food a...
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Scientists Develop Coatings to Combat Bacteria on Retainers and Aligners

​ In the past, many adults and teens avoided orthodontic treatments because they hated the idea of metal brackets and wires. The social stigma surrounding braces, along with the potential for daily discomfort and sometimes even pain, was enough for many to choose to just live with less-than-perfect teeth and the additional care that goes into tryin...
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Risk Factors for Sleep Apnea: An Informative Checklist

​ Approximately one in four adults in the United States is affected by obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, but most cases go undiagnosed. Lack of awareness among both medical professionals and patients is one of the main contributors to the low number of diagnoses. It's important to understand which factors place you more at risk for developing sleep ...
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DR. BUCK'S PHILOSOPHY

Epigenetic Orthodontics can open and protect the airway enhancing breathing both during sleep and awake activities.

Dr. Buck practices a philosophy that integrates airway into all diagnosis and treatments. Dentistry has traditionally not considered the airway when planning dental treatments. Fortunately, today there is a rapidly growing movement that now recognizes how dentistry can have an impact on the airway which affects breathing during sleep. If dental treatments, including TMJ, orthopedic and orthodontics are well planned the result can be that the airway is protected or even enhanced. There is a clear link between underdeveloped and retruded jaws together with narrow dental arches that puts a patient at risk for sleep breathing disorders.

Please visit this site for more information; Airway Health

WOW! A 54% decrease in forward head posture; 164% increase in the antero-posterior size of the airway; 176% increase in the lateral size of the airway all from epigenetically centered jaw development orthopedics. This is the future of orthodontics!​
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