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The Future of Dentistry

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​ It seems like our world is constantly changing and improving every day. The world of dentistry is no different. Changes and improvements are constantly being made to offer patients the best treatment possible. We are so excited to show you some exciting new dental trends for 2020! The first futuristic dental trend is just what you expect when you...
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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 looking into who would be the best person for the job. But how exactly s...
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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 smile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started looking into which provider is the best person for the job. But how exact...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jaw Surgery Is Usually NOT the Answer

Our jaws are one of the most complicated moving parts in our bodies. There is cartilage, bone, muscle and even nerves that all play a role in how the jaw functions on a day-to-day basis. When there's a problem with any part of the jaw, it can cause pain that can even show up in the ears, head, face, neck and shoulders. Unfortunately, many doctors a...
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What Is Epigenetics?

One of the first questions we’re asked by new and prospective patients when they hear our name, Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, is, What exactly is epigenetics and what does it mean when it comes to dentistry? Read on to learn the basics about epigenetics and our revolutionary strategy at oral care and development, and what it means for you or your loved one.

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Early Dental Visits Mean Healthier Teeth for Life

A recent survey from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan shows that one in six parents who have received no advice from doctors are likely to wait until age 4 or older to seek dental care for their children, even though the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association suggest dental care should begin no later than age 1 or when the first teeth appear.

Early dental visits are extremely important in promoting a lifetime of healthy teeth and oral health habits, said Dr. David Buck, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Why Nasal Breathing Is So Important in Childhood

The brain grows rapidly during the first 6 years of life and in turn, the cranium is growing, as well. This cranium growth influences the facial growth until about age 6 as this is when the cranium usually stops growing. However, the face continues to grow out from under the cranium until puberty.

After age 6, one of the key influences of facial growth is nasal breathing. In order for the face to grow as it should the tongue needs to be in the right position in the palate, the lips need to be sealed and breathing must be nasal. To achieve ideal function and aesthetics of the face these three things must happen during these key developmental years.

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Tips for Helping Kids with Dental Anxiety

Is your child having a hard time going to the dentist without getting upset? They’re not alone. Statistics show that children between the ages of 8 and 12 experience the most anxiety when it comes to a dental visit. Of course, dental anxiety can happen at any age, so here are a few tips to help kids handle their fears.

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How Posture Affects Oral Health

Posture is a cause for concern for many in the medical field as people spend more and more time looking down at mobile devices, hunched over laptops or sitting at computers at work day after day. Medical professionals agree that poor posture can put a strain on the entire body, but many people are surprised to find out it can also have a negative effect on their smile.

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A Guide to the Best Halloween Treats for Teeth

It’s no secret that sugar can wreak havoc on your teeth, but that’s no reason not to enjoy the holiday festivities that come with the fall season. Here’s a guide to some better treat choices that will sweeten your Halloween fun without hurting your teeth.

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Added Weight in Childhood Leads to Added Risk of Depression

New research from the Association for the Study of Obesity suggests that being overweight, especially during childhood, could increase the risk of developing major depression later in life. The CDC states that "the percentage of children with obesity in the U.S. has more than tripled since the 1970s," and that "today, about one in five school-aged children (ages 6–19) has obesity."[1] And with those added pounds comes the added risk for developing depression later in life.

The CDC defines obesity as "having excess body fat [which is] measured using the body mass index, or BMI, a widely-used screening tool for measuring both overweight and obesity...Children at or above the 95th percentile have obesity."1 Previous studies have shown that people who are obese are a greater risk of developing depression, but the new study from the Association for the Study of Obesity closely examined the link between early-life obesity and depression risk. The study, which analyzed 889 participants, found "that being overweight at age 8 or 13 was associated with more than triple the risk of developing major depression at some point in their lives, whilst carrying excess weight over a lifetime (both as a child and as an adult) quadrupled the chance of developing depression compared to only being overweight as an adult."[2]   

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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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