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Don’t Sleep on the Dangers of Substance Abuse

Substance abuse is on the rise. Social isolation is causing a spike in alcohol consumption and the opioid epidemic is raging on. But what's at the heart of these disturbing behavioral trends? Research from the National Institutes of Health suggests that sleep difficulties are a significant predictor for a number of substance-related problems. Sleep...
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Regulate Your Sleep, Regulate Your Life

Effectively managing your sleep goes a long way in maintaining your overall well-being. While we're asleep, our bodies work feverishly into the night performing maintenance to help keep us functional. One of the systems most affected by this regular maintenance is metabolism. While most people likely never think about how their breathing during the...
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Tracking Your Sleep at Home

We've become obsessed with sleep, always chasing the ever-elusive prospect of getting the recommended eight hours we can never seem to get. New pillows, new mattresses, new routine, new blankets, new this, new that, sometimes nothing helps. To conquer this dilemma, new, previously unimaginable methods for tracking sleep are within the grasp of peop...
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Could Your Child’s Jaw Be Affecting Their Grades?

Without question, this school year has been like none before it. Learning for students across the country has migrated into the same rooms they have their dinner, go to sleep, and play. With many daily routines changing so drastically this past year, sleep patterns and getting ready for bed routines have changed a lot as well. While change is ...
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Ever Wondered How Smiling Affects Your Health?

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We've all heard the saying "it takes 17 muscles to smile but 43 muscles to frown", right? It's no secret that smiling more may result in fewer wrinkles, but what about the rest of your health? We're going to show you how smiling affects your health, yourself, and those around you! As children, we tend to smile about 400 times per day but as we age,...
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Celebrities, They’re Just Like Me, Right?

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If you struggle with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), yes! TMJ is a group of symptoms including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement. Because there are a variety of other disorders that share these symptoms, it can be tough to diagnose. If you've ...
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How to Help Your Special Needs Child Navigate Their Dentist Appointment

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Preparing your kids for their dentist appointment can be a huge event sometimes. It's even harder for you to prepare your child for their appointment if they're special needs. If you're a parent of a special needs child, you know how important their routine is to them and you also know how much of a nightmare it can be to disrupt that daily routine...
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How to Teach Your Little Ones Good Dental Hygiene

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We know the best time to instill good habits and best practices in your kids is when they're young, the younger the better! Teaching good dental hygiene practices now will ensure they have the strongest and healthiest teeth they can for many years to come. The habits you build now will likely follow them throughout their teen and adult life. Make i...
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Why Are Regular Visits to the Dentist so Important?

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It's a no-brainer that regular dentist appointments are important in preventing major dental issues. Do you know what your dentist is actually looking for though? Aside from general signs of tooth decay or cavities, what else goes on during a regular visit? There are 2 parts to your visit, the first being a checkup or exam and the second being a cl...
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How to Care for Your Teeth While Pregnant

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First of all, congratulations! We're so excited for you and this journey! We know you're getting a lot of health advice from a variety of people and it may be a little overwhelming to sort through all of this information right now. We'll keep it short and simple for you! Here are 5 ways to care for your teeth that are safe for you and baby! Tell Yo...
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Getting to the Source of Your Migraines

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Right now, you might be writing off your constant headaches as a symptom of the massive amounts of stress surrounding us right now. While stress is certainly a factor that can cause headaches, there may be another reason that is far more treatable than trying to eliminate stress. Your jaw is connected to your head by what's called your temporomandi...
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The Importance of Good Sleep Patterns for Kids and Teens

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Now more than ever, it is important that children and teenagers are able to get a good night's sleep. This is because a proper amount of sleep each evening helps progress your child's development. However, this might seem to be easier said than done, as the American Academy of Pediatrics found that a quarter of all parents report poor sleeping patt...
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Tired of the Daily Grind?

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Do you wake up to a sore jaw or sensitive teeth? Does your partner complain about weird grinding noises they hear coming from you in the middle of the night? You might be grinding your teeth and if you do you might also be clenching your jaw during the day. Teeth grinding, or bruxism as it's medically called, can be detrimental to your oral health ...
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Mouth Feeling Crowded?

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If it seems like there isn't enough room in your mouth for all of your teeth, especially with your wisdom teeth included, you're not alone. It's believed that the modern human diet is to blame. Because our diets have begun to revolve around soft, processed foods, our jaws no longer need to be as fully developed to process food. The restricted space...
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Remodeling Your Look

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People can be dissatisfied with the way they look for any number of reasons. Perhaps, rarely, are those gripes based in reality or are they the result of some actual physical underdevelopment. But, nonetheless, some are. An underdeveloped jaw, a sign of temporomandibular disorder (TMD) for example, affects the appearance of your entire face. Having...
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What is A Good Night’s Sleep Anyway?

It's fairly common to tell our children to "get a good night's sleep" or "sleep tight," but what exactly constitutes good sleep? Is your child getting the quality night's sleep they need? How do you know if they're sleeping well? Without the proper medical instruments to record what is going on while they sleep, it can be hard to tell. Sleep is whe...
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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Eating can be a wonderful sensory experience. The combination of flavor, texture, and smell, especially for the right meal, can be the main event for a night out or an adventurous outing to experience a sense of culture with friends. Imagine, you've finally gotten the chance to get out of the house for a change and go out on a dinner date. You sit ...
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In Through the Nose, Out Through the Mouth

Breathing is something many of us take for granted. Going about our daily lives, we don't really need to think about it. We do it automatically after all so it doesn't require much thought. But you might be struggling more than you think. For some, breathing regularly through their nose can be quite difficult, which can force them to breath exclusi...
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Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Did you know your jaw can affect your posture? The top two vertebrae are the only two vertebrae without 3 points of contact. Their "third point of contact" is the teeth. So if your jaw is underdeveloped or misaligned it could be throwing off your entire posture. This condition is known as forward head posture (FHP) and may be caused by temporomandi...
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Protect Your Memories

Memories are what connect us to our past and who we are. Photographs, videos and sounds stored in our minds create a catalog of all the things we've experienced and how they've shaped who we have become. Recalling memories can bring us joy, make us cry or make us laugh. Regardless of the emotions they bring up, memories have a special effect on us....
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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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