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Ask a Friend About Their Sleep

Ask a Friend About Their Sleep

Ask a Friend About Their Sleep We all know someone that’s struggling with their health in one way or another. Maybe they suffer from anxiety and depression, maybe they have an attention deficit or struggle to focus, maybe they have high blood pressure or struggle to manage their weight. How many of us ask those friends or family members about the quality of their sleep? We encourage you to ask a friend about their sleep because a sleep test may save their health. Why Do We Sleep? It’s no secret that sleep is essential. We do it everyday, and our...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
What Flu Season Might Mean for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

What Flu Season Might Mean for Sleep Apnea Sufferers

What Flu Season Might Mean for Sleep Apnea Sufferers It’s here. Cold and flu season has officially begun and while for many that means an annual flu shot or taking some sick days, for others it might mean something worse: complications with sleep apnea. While combining two powerful health concerns, heavyweights are dangerous as is, it’s even more dangerous for people unaware that they have sleep apnea or are untreated. Sleep Apnea Overview Sleep apnea, specifically obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where a person’s airway becomes obstructed during sleep. This obstruction restricts airflow and causes regular interruptions in oxygen...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
When Should Children Have a Sleep Breathing Evaluation?

When Should Children Have a Sleep Breathing Evaluation?

When Should Children Have a Sleep Breathing Evaluation? Sleep is essential for everyone, but few people need it more than children. Children are still growing and developing both physically and mentally, two things facilitated and improved by sleep. Parents who want the best for their children can do so by being aware of their children’s sleep hygiene and patterns to ensure they’re getting enough. If they’re not getting enough sleep, it’s time they got a sleep breathing evaluation. Poor Sleep and Its Consequences for Growth One of the most significant signs of poor sleep in children is snoring. Children should...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
Jaw Complications After an Accident

Jaw Complications After an Accident

Jaw Complications After an Accident Accidents can be life-altering. Car accidents, sports injuries, and all of the unexpected things in between that can damage our bodies can have serious long term impacts, even after we’ve finished healing. One of those impacts concerns our jaw. All injuries carry concern for how it will change our lives moving forward but facial injuries are often some of the most personal. Jaw complications after an accident can even affect other parts of our body we may not have considered. Jaw Joint Vulnerability Few people realize the complexity and vulnerability for the jaw and the...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
Realigning Migraine Treatment

Realigning Migraine Treatment

Realigning Migraine Treatment How are people diagnosed with migraines? Unfortunately it’s largely based on patient testimony and their descriptions of their symptoms, there is no medical test or study to diagnose them. Not having an objective scientific way to identify migraines in patients also means that it’s also incredibly challenging to identify a root cause for migraines hence why so many patients’ treatments are centered around pain relief versus eliminating the migraines. One treatment plan that can offer long term relief from migraines is jaw and bite realignment. Current Diagnosis Track As we mentioned before, there aren’t currently any tests...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
How Breathing Affects Facial Development

How Breathing Affects Facial Development

How Breathing Affects Facial Development The way a person breaths can be a significant factor in the way they look, how healthy they are, and the quality of air they inhale. Specifically the difference between mouth breathing and nasal breathing. Preference for mouth breathing over nasal breathing is a sign of airway dysfunction. Lets investigate how breathing affects facial development. Childhood Breathing Habits and Development The mouth breathing versus nasal breathing dilemma is critical for everyone but especially in children. Because children are still growing and developing, poor habits that influence development get amplified during this time. For example, by...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
The Guide to Eating With TMJ Disorder

The Guide to Eating With TMJ Disorder

The Guide to Eating With TMJ Disorder All over the world people with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder endure pain while they eat. While they try to enjoy an anniversary dinner, brunch with their friends, and while they eat home cooked meals with their families people bear the grinding, aching, and throbbing pain that can accompany TMJ disorder. If someone is between appointments with their doctor to find a suitable treatment plan or if they haven’t been diagnosed yet, there are things that can be done to reduce the jaw aches, just look at this guide to eating with TMJ disorder....

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
Seek Better Migraine Treatment

Seek Better Migraine Treatment

Seek Better Migraine Treatment Most common migraines treatment plans don’t begin to approach the underlying causes of migraines. Fixated on superficial pain management “solutions,” the majority of most fixes prescribed leave patients sacrificing things they enjoy, dependent on pain medications, or suffering through migraines even after treatment. Those patients deserve better! Seek better migraine treatment. Preventative Migraine Treatment Typical treatments are directed at preventing attacks and alleviating them when they do occur. Does this sound familiar?  Preventive medications must be taken every day, whether there is a headache present or not. Eliminating common triggers from one’s diet like chocolate, red...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics November 19, 2022
The Wisdom Teeth Question

The Wisdom Teeth Question

The Wisdom Teeth Question Those who have never had problems with their wisdom teeth are a part of a small group of people. For one reason or another, whether it be a result of the modern diet, allergies, behavioral patterns, or another reason, most people’s mouths are too small to accommodate wisdom teeth. The increased prevalence of underdeveloped jaws in our population begs the question, are wisdom teeth dangerous to beautiful smiles? Jaw Size and Wisdom Teeth When observed over time, the size of the human jaw has decreased. This consistent decrease has correlated with increased issues with their jaw...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics September 30, 2022
3 Things Affecting Facial Development

3 Things Affecting Facial Development

3 Things Affecting Facial Development What impacts the way our face develops? Our face is in many ways, our identity, who we are to the world, and the first thing people see in their minds when they think of us. The way our face looks impacts our self-image and our self-esteem. But the degree of completion our facial development reaches also impacts several health-related factors as well. So what affects our facial development? Craniofacial Development Influencers Popular modern dentistry is centered around creating beautiful smiles, but what if it could also create more functional smiles at the same time? And...

Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics September 30, 2022