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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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Dwarfism: Helping Develop the Mid-Face

​ Children who are born with achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, suffer from a genetic condition that only affects about one in 15,000 to 40,000 people, according to MedLine, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Aside from the most well-known symptoms of this condition, which include shorter stature, upper arms and thi...
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Correcting Mouth Breathing Can Help Children Avoid Braces

​ Is there evidence your child is not breathing correctly? This can start as early as 4 to 6 years old. Is your child not sleeping well, or is he snoring? This is a sign there is a problem with the airway, which means there will be a change or problem with the growth and development of the face. Children who undergo growth treatment with Dr. Buck a...
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FAQs About Braces

​ Learning you or a loved one needs braces can be overwhelming. You may find yourself wondering how long you will have to wear them, whether they will hurt and how you take care of your teeth with all that metal on them. Today we've compiled some of our most Frequently Asked Questions about braces to help put your mind at ease and answer some of yo...
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Oral Hygiene Hacks for Life with Braces

​ Life with braces can be frustrating, even when you know the results will be worth it in the end. Here are a few hacks to help you when life with braces gets challenging. Hack No. 1: Make an On-the-Go Kit Rarely do things go wrong when you're at home with everything you need right at your disposal. This is why creating an on-the-go braces kit can ...
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Treating Children During Their Growing Years

When it comes to our children, we always want to do what's best for them, but sometimes it's genuinely hard to know what exactly that is. This is especially true when it comes to their health and development. With so many conflicting philosophies and advice from different books, experts and even television shows, it's frustrating to say the least. ...
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What Is Malocclusion?

You may have heard the word before at your dentist, but have you ever wondered what malocclusion actually is? The word malocclusion means "bad bite," and it refers to the way the teeth and jaw fit together when the mouth is closed. If things don't fit correctly, this is considered malocclusion. It can lead to pain in the jaw, teeth, ears, head and ...
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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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