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Warning Signs Your Child May Have Sleep Apnea

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New evidence suggests that certain face shapes, such as retruded or those with narrowed jaws and long faces, can put a child at risk for developing chronic health problems such as sleep apnea. These shapes may contribute to interrupted breathing during sleep because they encourage compromised nasal breathing and mouth breathing even while the perso...
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Diagnosing Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous sleep disorder in which a person's breathing stops and restarts while they are sleeping. This condition can be broken down into three distinct types of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea: the airway is becomes blocked or obstructed in some way that prevents airflowCentral sleep apnea: the brain doesn't send ...
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4 Common Myths About TMJ

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Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is a term used to describe a group of symptoms ranging from headaches, facial pain, and jaw pain to clicking or popping in the jaw and limited jaw movement. Many people who suffer from TMJ experience chronic jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulder, or back pain. Snoring, grinding of teeth, frequent ear infectio...
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The Jaw Epidemic and Its Implications for the TMJ

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Why are braces, retainers, and the need to have wisdom teeth pulled so commonplace? What did humans do before modern dentistry? A research study from Stanford University suggests that these problems are relatively new in our history. Researchers posit that the human jaw is shrinking, and it's not the result of genetics but of modern behavior and li...
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Sleep Apnea Can Affect More Than Just Your Sleep

It's no secret that sleep apnea can have serious consequences for physical health. Interruptions in breathing during the night can translate into diminished oxygen absorption, poor sleep, and a range of other complications. But what many people don't realize are the numerous ways sleep apnea, and the resulting sleep deprivation can impact every asp...
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How Can Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) Help Treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea threatens the health and well-being of millions. People who are suffering from sleep apnea experience breathing obstructions during sleep. This obstruction reduces the amount of oxygen coming into the body and creates toxic health conditions. Sleep apnea can affect: HealthDaily functionWork performanceRelationshipsOverall well-being Dia...
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Why Are My Ears Ringing? Is it TMJ?

Hearing a constant ringing in your ears can be a jarring experience. Is something wrong with your eardrum? Are you losing your hearing? Is someone talking or gossiping about you? One possible explanation for this ringing in the ears is TMJ-induced tinnitus. What is Tinnitus? According to Mayo Clinic, "Tinnitus is when you experience ringing or othe...
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Things You Can Do to Check for TMJ

How does someone know if they have TMJ? It can be easy to read about symptoms and relate to them. So how can people who are concerned about potentially having a TMJ disorder decide if their concerns constitute a doctor visit? Things like headaches, jaw, neck, and back pain are common enough and don't necessarily have to share a common source, which...
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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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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.

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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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