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The Dangers of Untreated TMJ Dysfunction

​Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMD or TMJD, is a term used to describe a group of jaw conditions that cause a range of painful symptoms, including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken or worn teeth; clicking or popping in the jaw; and limited jaw movement. TMJ dysfunction affects an estimated 10 million Ameri...
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TMJD Trigger

​You wore braces, and your teeth look perfect. You don't have bad oral habits, such as chewing on pen caps or biting your nails. You don't even grind or clench your teeth during sleep. You've never had a jaw injury. So, why do you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Your painful TMJD could be caused by something you may not even be aware of: ...
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Avoiding It Won't Make It Go Away

Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea and don't want to use a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine? Or, do you suspect that you have sleep apnea and don't want to be treated because you're afraid you're going to have to use a CPAP machine? You're not alone; many people feel this way! But, don't be like everyone else — get treate...
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Skip the Summer Sideline

 The hot summer is right around the corner. And, while you may not love the sweltering days, you probably love summer. Why? Summer is a great time to relax, reduce stress and have fun. But, summer can also not be a ton of fun if temporomandibular joint dysfunction sidelines you. For some people, summer can mean a flare in their TMJD symptoms, ...
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Head Pain? Heed This

​Are you frequently waking up with headaches? Is it sinus congestion? Stress? The nightcap you had before bed? What if it was caused by something you never considered: jaw dysfunction?Waking up with a headache could be a sign of TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMJD is defined as a group of conditions that cause dysfunction ...
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Not Just What, but How?

 You may already know that what you eat impacts your waistline, but did you know that what you eat can affect your oral health, too?Researchers from Japan have shown how eating can affect the makeup and balance of microbes in the oral and gut biomes.The results, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology in December 2019, sh...
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What Works Better?

 Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea but don't want a continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, machine? You may actually be better off without one, according to a 2019 study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.The study results show that oral appliance therapy may be more beneficial for individuals living ...
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RA or TMD?

Around 1.5 million Americans are living with a painful autoimmune condition known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is the result of immune system attacks on the body's joints, which causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and even loss of use in some instances.RA can affect all the joints of the body - including the jaw."The joints of the jaw are affe...
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How to Floss Like A Pro

If you value your oral health and keeping all of your teeth for life, then you probably know the importance of flossing daily! However, while many struggles to adopt the habit, those that already floss regularly could be doing more harm than good. In order to get the most out of your oral care routine, the following guidelines can help make sure yo...
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Sleep Apnea Linked to 'Alzheimer-Like' Changes in the Brain

Sleep apnea is scary. It may seem like just an annoying sleep habit that often shows up as snoring, but it can be incredibly dangerous and cause other health conditions which can even result in death in the most serious cases. It's not something to be taken likely in children or adults and now researchers in France have found another concerning mar...
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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

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​If you fear getting into the dental chair, you're not alone! Whether it's the underlying fear of what news the dentist will give you on your oral health, a less-than-ideal past experiences of root canals or deep cleanings, or the uncomfortable prodding your gums receive, it's understandable how many people fear going to the dentist.Of course, it's...
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Difficultly Brushing? Try Water Flossing!

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Does the thought of brushing bring pangs of fear? Do you suffer from arthritis, struggling to brush your teeth for the recommended amount of time twice every day? You're in luck! The answer might lie in using a water-flossing tool. A water-flossing product, also known as a water pick, is a handheld device that sprays water into your mouth, reaching...
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Causes of Snoring in Children and Teenagers

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​While snoring is more prevalent among adults, it is not completely uncommon among the younger generation. Children and teenagers may also sometimes snore. Whether it's something to worry about will depend on the underlying causes.To start with, snoring in children can be harmless and normal when it accompanies a cold, allergies or a virus. While c...
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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 t...
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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 sh...
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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 exactl...
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SPG Block for Headaches and Migraines: How Does it Work?

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​Nearly half of all Americans experience some forms of headaches, making it one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. As it turns out, migraines and headaches are also very prevalent among people suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorders.Sphenopalatine ganglion block, also known as SPG block, has emerged as one of the ...
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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 anoth...
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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 it...
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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 han...
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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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