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Bad Breath: 5 Causes & 5 Remedies

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​ As many as 50 percent of adults have experienced bad breath at some point in their lives. And that's only the percentage willing to admit this embarrassing occurrence! The condition is medically known as halitosis and is not something people like to brag about, to say the least. In this post, we'll discuss five common causes of bad breath and ano...
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Nursing and Dental Health

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​ Experts say breastfeeding is a mother's best gift to her baby and herself, and it's true. It does a lot to help the baby build a healthy immune system, avoid allergies, fight infections and reduce other health risks. For mom, it helps the uterus contract back to its normal size more quickly and lowers the risks of breast and ovarian cancer. But i...
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How to Choose the Right Dentist to Straighten Teeth

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​ Are you finding it challenging to smile even when you're happy? Do you sometimes feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth or just have this feeling that your simile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started searching for the best person for the job. But how exactly should you ha...
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Can Anxiety Cause TMJD?

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​ Most people don't realize it, but stress, anxiety and temporomandibular joint pain are all related. Both anxiety and TMJ pain have symptoms that are very much alike and can easily be mistaken for each other. While it's not uncommon to see people experiencing these symptoms together, can anxiety actually be the cause of your TMJ disorder and pain?...
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Can Sleep Apnea Cause Fatigue?

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​ If you're finding it hard to get a good night's sleep, you're at risk of fatigue. But what if you're still feeling tired even after what seems like a full night's sleep? Then there's certainly a problem, and more often than not, you may be silently suffering from the consequences of leaving your sleep apnea undiagnosed or untreated. Obstructive s...
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This Could Be the Culprit for Jaw Pain

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​ Jaw pains can manifest in different forms. It could be something like a dull ache or, in extreme cases, a stabbing sensation. While it can show up all of a sudden, it can also start off as a mild pain before the intensity amps up. Whatever the level of your jaw pain, you'll surely experience some form of discomfort - and you'll want to get over t...
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Choosing the Right Sleep Apnea Specialist

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​ As many as 22 million Americans are believed to be suffering from some kind of obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. If you're worried about whether you have this condition, it's very important that you seek treatment right away. This is because leaving this condition untreated can lead to far more challenging health conditions. To be precise, leaving...
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Can Bad Posture Cause Jaw Pain and TMJ?

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​ Many people don't realize it, but there is a strong link between temporomandibular joint pain and poor posture. Now consider how certain modern-day activities can easily prompt posture problems. The bulk of our days are spent sitting in front of a screen - we are either slouching in front of the computer at work or on the couch with a smartphone ...
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Childhood Sleep Apnea and the Long-Term Effects

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​ Children are at risk of airway sleep disorders much like adults. And just like with adults, it's important to treat these conditions as soon as possible to prevent other complications, especially during children's development years. Leaving the condition untreated can have dire long-term consequences on the child's developing brain and their over...
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Children Who Snore

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​ Have you noticed your child snoring at night? Are you worried about whether this is normal and wondering if you should be doing something about it? You've probably heard just how vital quality sleep is to the healthy development of children, so it makes sense that you're worried. According to Sleepforkids.org, an estimated 3 percent of children d...
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Getting Used to Braces

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​ How long does it take to get used to braces? How will they feel in my mouth? Will they hurt when the doctor puts them on? These are some of the questions you'll probably have leading up to getting braces. Many people are worried about getting braces on their teeth because they think it will be very painful. However, you won't feel any pain while ...
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Brushing With Braces

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​ Maintaining proper oral health is very important, but it's even more important when you have braces. Many people are curious about brushing with braces, but it shouldn't pose any challenge if you follow the tips below. Brushing and Regular Cleaning If you can, it pays to brush after every meal when you are living with braces. At the very least, t...
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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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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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