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Solutions for Jaw Damage from an Accident

Accidents are never convenient and even if you initially feel fine, there can be lasting and underlying concerns that affect your health. If you've had an accident that affected your jaw, even if you feel or look normal, just a slight misalignment of the teeth or jaw can cause future problems, including headaches and TMJ disorder. After any acciden...
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What is the Cause of Your Headaches?

Living with routine headaches can be incredibly difficult. Headaches and migraines for some can be a simple disturbance during their days, but for others, they can completely incapacitate the ability to perform regular daily activities. If you find that you experience regular headaches and migraines, it may be good to see your doctor to identify th...
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Comparing Sleep Studies: In-Lab vs. Take Home

Sleep studies are commonly used to diagnose sleep disorders by tracking brain waves, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate, breathing, and movement while the patient is asleep. These can be performed for both adults and children depending on concerns presented, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, or REM sleep behavi...
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Does My Child Need a Sleep Study?

Having your child get the ideal amount and quality hours of sleep is important for their future growth, promotes good health, and encourages cognitive development. If your child is having problems sleeping, or is displaying irregular patterns, there may be something wrong with the way they are breathing. This can be a scary thought for most parents...
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4 Popular Celebrities Who Suffer from TMJ Disorders

TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a common oral condition that affects the jaw and its ability to function properly. It often leads to pain in the jaw or face, difficulty moving the mouth, and for some celebrities, problems singing! In some cases, the difficulty dealing with TMD can lead to canceled shows and surgeries to save a celebrit...
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Did Carrie Fisher Die From Sleep Apnea?

Many people are familiar with Carrie Fisher, or at least her alter ego, Princess Leia from Star Wars, but few know that sleep apnea may have been a cause of her death. While Carrie Fisher's official death remains "undetermined," there is a chance that sleep apnea played a key role in the cause. It is hard to tell if Carrie Fisher knew she was affec...
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Sleep Comfortably Without Oral Devices

Sleep apnea is a common condition many adults (and children) live with on a daily basis. For some, they seek treatment through oral devices like a CPAP machine or a nightguard. While these solutions can help improve the problem, they don't target the root cause of sleep apnea, an underdeveloped airway. At Balance Epigenetics Orthodontics, Dr. David...
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The Best Opportunity for Growth in Childhood?

A little known fact in our culture today is that, as humans, many of us have underdeveloped jaw structures. This means that we are not utilizing our oral structure to its full potential and it is negatively impacting our life on a daily basis. For most, we have adapted to this underdeveloped jaw, but it often leads to problems eating, speaking, bre...
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Just Can't Get Enough?

Not getting enough sleep? It happens to everyone at times due to late nights, stress and busy schedules, but it can also occur as a consequence of insomnia, sleep apnea and other health conditions. Whatever the cause, when you're not getting enough sleep, you may notice that you're having trouble concentrating, you're tired all the time or you feel...
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Something Different From Snoring

One of the signs you probably immediately connect to the presence of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. So, you may be surprised to find out that symptoms such as depression, changes to your libido and waking up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night are also signs of the condition. Here are a few signs and signals of sleep apnea you may n...
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After Effects

Jaw pain and soreness can be caused by a number of different things, one of those being a traumatic injury to the face. When trauma occurs, it can result in a range of dental problems, including the complex jaw, muscle and nerve condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD or TMD. Many types of blunt trauma to the jaw can c...
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CPAP and COVID-19

If you're like most people, you may be taking a long look at your health in the wake of COVID-19. This may be especially true if you're one of the millions of Americans living with sleep apnea. In this challenging time, it's natural to worry about your health and how sleep apnea can factor in COVID-19. But the worry over the virus and the things as...
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A New Link

Are you putting off your next dental cleaning? If you're regularly rescheduling, you may want to rethink that plan.Skipping the dentist isn't just bad for your mouth - it's also bad for your gut, according to a new collaborative study from the University of Michigan Medical and Dental Schools.The study has found that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD...
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Sleep Pioneer Dies at 91

William Dement, the Stanford psychiatry professor known as "the father of sleep medicine," died at age 91 on June 17, 2020.Dement began working as a medical researcher in the 1950s when the subject of sleep wasn't considered all that important by the medical community.But Dement advanced the study of sleep in partnership while working with colleagu...
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A Sign of Something Else?

Can the tongue show signs of severe health issues? According to a new study presented in June on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology, the answer is yes.The study results showed that the tongues of individuals living with chronic heart failure had a completely different appearance from the tongues of people w...
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Missing Memories

Are you struggling to remember specific details about your life? Your problem may be sleep-related.More than 936 million people are affected by the sleep breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) worldwide. In addition to suffering from an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity and chronic health issues such as diabetes and heart pro...
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A Greater Risk Due to Gender

Can gender combined with the presence of sleep apnea increase your risk of developing cancer? According to new research, yes.Findings published in the European Respiratory Journal revealed that women who are living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing cancer than men.The study found that individuals with airway obstru...
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Aging Affects Everything

TMJD, also known as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a painful and often life-disrupting condition that develops when your jaw joints do not work properly. The condition can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and crepitus, the clicking or grating sound when you open or close your mouth. TMJD can affect anyone, but older adults are more s...
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The Root Cause

Did you know that temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD, is often referred to as "the great imposter"? It has earned this moniker because many of its symptoms seem to be entirely unrelated to your bite. These symptoms include things like Meniere's disease, tinnitus, headaches, neck pain and unexplained ear pain. Another symptom of TMJD that ...
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Hidden Effects of Sleep Apnea for Overall Health

Sleep apnea is a disease that causes a person's breathing to repeatedly pause during sleep. The interruptions in breathing can prevent a person from sleeping well and can leave the person feeling extra tired throughout the day. This condition affects about 50 to 70 million U.S. adults, but just because this condition is common doesn't mean it isn't...
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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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