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Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

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When does it stop being snoring and start being sleep apnea? We all know someone who snores; maybe it's your dad or grandpa, and everyone in your family teases them for being so loud even when they're sleeping. Maybe you're the snorer in the family, and no one can stand to sleep in the same room as you on family vacations. Regardless of who does th...
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Sleep Apnea's Domino Effect

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As if a sudden interruption in breathing in the middle of the night wasn't scary enough, sleep apnea is known to put patients at risk for other medical conditions too. Sleep and oxygen are two central components of our health. Without adequate sleep, the body can't conduct routine maintenance, heal, or even rest. Without oxygen, our bodies wouldn't...
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What Kind of TMJ Do You Have?

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Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called TMJ, are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and muscles that control jaw movement. The implications of being diagnosed with a TMJ disorder widely vary. Some patients report bouts of severe jaw pain, others report chronic neck and back pain, and for the...
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5 Helpful Tips to Ease TMJ Symptoms

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Living with temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be exhausting. The barrage of symptoms that typically accompany TMJ has the potential to be nightmarish for those who are suffering. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that TMJ is responsible for the symptoms they experience, and as a result, they don't seek out the medical attention they n...
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Blinded by TMJ

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You're driving home from dinner one night, and you notice the headlights from the other lane are brighter than usual. You continue driving, and the headlights seem brighter and brighter as you make your way home. Before long, they're unbearably bright your vision becomes blurred. Now you're starting to have trouble seeing. You pull over to collect ...
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When Jaw Pain Ruins Eating

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Eating is a staple source of culture for communities around the world. Food is a part of celebratory festivals, ceremonies, and family additions and losses. Food affects all of us differently, from bringing comfort in a time of need to cementing a sense of community with your neighbors. Suffering from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD) can ...
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Do You Have Sleep Apnea and Not Know?

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According to Columbia University's Department of Neurology, as many as 90 percent of people who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) don't know they have it. Ninety percent is a staggering statistic, and when it comes to something that is often life-threatening like OSA, it is even more troubling. Aside from being potentially life-threatening,...
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Good Parents Pay Attention to Sleep Patterns

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The primary concern for a majority of parents is to give their children a better life. The age-old question, of course, is, "how do you do this?" Three of the most foundational facets to fostering this "good life" are to create an environment where their children can enjoy good health, achieve ideal cognitive development, and grow. What links these...
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What You Can Do to Keep TMD at Bay

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a collection of symptoms resulting from insufficient jaw development or misaligned teeth (malocclusion). This structural deficiency puts a strain on supporting muscle systems, causing many consequential conditions ranging from migraines to sleep apnea. While preventing TMD development on your own is not alw...
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Got the Spins?

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Vertigo is characterized by a sudden spinning sensation. When produced purposely, spinning can be exciting and fun. Roller coasters, amusement park rides, and merry-go-rounds are all entertainment staples in our culture. On the other hand, when you feel this way and don't expect to, it can be quite concerning. This spinning feeling evokes memo...
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Does Your Jaw Have You Feeling Anxious?

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It's the big day. You finally got that job interview, or you're supposed to hear back about that test, or you're waiting for your date to show up to the restaurant you've agreed on. Whatever the "thing" might be, imagining yourself in any of these situations likely emits a particular feeling, anxiety. Your mind is racing, "what if it doesn't go wel...
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A Foundation for Oral Health

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Every expecting mother wants the best for her baby, and that entails paying more attention to her own habits, especially when it comes to what she eats, what she does, where she goes, and who she's with. The list is truly never-ending. Routine doctor visits are always at the top of the list when it comes to health check-ups, but what many often ove...
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Vaping and Oral Health

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Vaping is the new smoking. Once an alternative to traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes or vapes are now all the rage. These trendy, nicotine filled devices are especially popular among younger generations and can contribute to the detriment of oral health much in the same way that regular tobacco does. The dangers of smoking are common knowledge, h...
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Laser the Pain Away

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Once aligned more with the genre of science fiction than reality, laser technology has evolved to solving many of the world's problems in industries such as science, military, industrial, commercial, and medical among others. In Dr. Buck's practice, infrared lasers have found a home in the treatment of chronic pain, specifically jaw pain. Infrared ...
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Growth Guidance Treatment Case Study

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growthAdolescence is a period in young people's lives that has the potential to set them up for success. The importance of this part of life is often undervalued, as children are routinely written off as "just kids." This stage in development can lay the groundwork on which children build the rest of their lives. While there are a variety of factor...
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The Back of Your Nose and Migraines

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What if I told you that a cluster of nerves at the back of the nose might hold the key to severe headache relief? Would you be excited? Hesitant? In disbelief? The Sphenopalatine Ganglion A cluster of nerves exists at the back of the nose that is collectively known as the Sphenopalatine Ganglion. This nerve cluster works in coordination with the tr...
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All Quiet on the Oral Front

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Have you ever noticed a grinding or popping noise when you open your mouth? Maybe you've noticed it while you're eating or talking, maybe your partner has mentioned it to you, either way, these noises coming from your jaw are probably not "nothing to worry about." If you've grown accustomed to hearing your jaw pop when you move it throughout the da...
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Real Solutions for Your Migraines

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Do you ever start feeling tired, lethargic, or irritable unexpectedly, then go to sleep hoping you feel better in the morning just to start the next day off with an aura clouding your vision? Maybe you see a sparkling edge at the periphery of your field of sight or notice flashing or zig-zagging light beams shrouding your sight. If this has ever ha...
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The Missing Link

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Are you suffering through an array of symptoms and can't figure out what's causing them? If so, you're not alone, actually far from it. While it's possible for each of your symptoms to come from independent sources if you're experiencing a combination of certain ones it is usually a strong indication of a collective problem. Temporomandibular ...
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Metabolism: One Thing Leads to Another

Our body's systems rely on one another. The body's processes are intricately linked to one another and depend on related and adjacent mechanisms to uphold their responsibility for maintaining wellness. When one system falls short of optimal performance, another can become handicapped as a result. Diabetes is a prime example of this breakdown in eff...
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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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