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Posture and Oral Health

Our bodies are more connected than we realize. For example, did you know that a malocclusion (misalignment of the jaw) can affect your total body posture? We don't often think about how even slight dysfunction can cause problems in the rest of our body as it tries to compensate. Doctors tell us that most diseases our bodies can generate over time a...
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Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

What is sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the amount of oxygen coming into the body to be inhibited. When your body senses that you are not taking in oxygen, it stirs you out of deep sleep so you can breathe. These cessations of breath can last for a minute or longer. This causes a lack of the deep REM sleep that our mind needs to...
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Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) for Sleep Breathing Issues

Are you or is your partner snoring at night? Do you or does your partner wake up frequently in the night, oftentimes out of breath? Feeling tired or exhausted after spending a full eight hours in bed? These are just a few symptoms of sleep breathing issues. What many don't realize is that these issues are more than just getting bad sleep. How your ...
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The Three Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more than just loud snoring and poor sleep. Sleep apnea causes the amount of oxygen coming into the body to be greatly reduced. This can lead to life-threatening health conditions including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and more. This lack of oxygen makes for continued poor sleep that affects the affli...
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Hate Wearing Your CPAP? Your Dentist May Be Able To Help

If you have sleep apnea, you've likely worn a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to bed before. If you have sleep apnea, you should also be consistently wearing your CPAP machine when you sleep every night. An astonishing amount of sleep apnea patients choose not to wear their CPAP. This means they are choosing to go untreated until...
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Sleep Through This Test to Pass

Nothing beats a good night's sleep and waking up feeling like you hit a reset button. Experiencing deep sleep is extremely important to not only our physical health, but our mental health and ability to function throughout the day. We typically know when we didn't sleep well the night before, as our beds can seem impossible to get out of in the mor...
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What is Epigenetics?

Professionals in oral health do much more than clean and straighten your teeth. Facial orthopedists like Dr. Buck are using epigenetics to address budding issues and set your body up for success. Rather than manipulate the function and appearance of the body with surgery, epigenetics can help the body grow to create those changes itself. So what is...
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This Drip Could Give You Your Swag Back

For those who suffer from migraines, any solution provided by your doctor seems worth a shot. If you have a history of migraines and have attempted to reduce them, you understand how complex and individual getting a solution can be. Most treatment options involve medications and some even involve needles - all come with side effects. What if there ...
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Solutions for Jaw Damage from an Accident

Accidents are never convenient and even if you initially feel fine, there can be lasting and underlying concerns that affect your health. If you've had an accident that affected your jaw, even if you feel or look normal, just a slight misalignment of the teeth or jaw can cause future problems, including headaches and TMJ disorder. After any acciden...
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What is the Cause of Your Headaches?

Living with routine headaches can be incredibly difficult. Headaches and migraines for some can be a simple disturbance during their days, but for others, they can completely incapacitate the ability to perform regular daily activities. If you find that you experience regular headaches and migraines, it may be good to see your doctor to identify th...
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Comparing Sleep Studies: In-Lab vs. Take Home

Sleep studies are commonly used to diagnose sleep disorders by tracking brain waves, oxygen levels in the blood, heart rate, breathing, and movement while the patient is asleep. These can be performed for both adults and children depending on concerns presented, including sleep apnea, narcolepsy, periodic limb movement disorder, or REM sleep behavi...
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Does My Child Need a Sleep Study?

Having your child get the ideal amount and quality hours of sleep is important for their future growth, promotes good health, and encourages cognitive development. If your child is having problems sleeping, or is displaying irregular patterns, there may be something wrong with the way they are breathing. This can be a scary thought for most parents...
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4 Popular Celebrities Who Suffer from TMJ Disorders

TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a common oral condition that affects the jaw and its ability to function properly. It often leads to pain in the jaw or face, difficulty moving the mouth, and for some celebrities, problems singing! In some cases, the difficulty dealing with TMD can lead to canceled shows and surgeries to save a celebrit...
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Did Carrie Fisher Die From Sleep Apnea?

Many people are familiar with Carrie Fisher, or at least her alter ego, Princess Leia from Star Wars, but few know that sleep apnea may have been a cause of her death. While Carrie Fisher's official death remains "undetermined," there is a chance that sleep apnea played a key role in the cause. It is hard to tell if Carrie Fisher knew she was affec...
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Sleep Comfortably Without Oral Devices

Sleep apnea is a common condition many adults (and children) live with on a daily basis. For some, they seek treatment through oral devices like a CPAP machine or a nightguard. While these solutions can help improve the problem, they don't target the root cause of sleep apnea, an underdeveloped airway. At Balance Epigenetics Orthodontics, Dr. David...
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The Best Opportunity for Growth in Childhood?

A little known fact in our culture today is that, as humans, many of us have underdeveloped jaw structures. This means that we are not utilizing our oral structure to its full potential and it is negatively impacting our life on a daily basis. For most, we have adapted to this underdeveloped jaw, but it often leads to problems eating, speaking, bre...
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Just Can't Get Enough?

Not getting enough sleep? It happens to everyone at times due to late nights, stress and busy schedules, but it can also occur as a consequence of insomnia, sleep apnea and other health conditions. Whatever the cause, when you're not getting enough sleep, you may notice that you're having trouble concentrating, you're tired all the time or you feel...
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Something Different From Snoring

One of the signs you probably immediately connect to the presence of obstructive sleep apnea is snoring. So, you may be surprised to find out that symptoms such as depression, changes to your libido and waking up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night are also signs of the condition. Here are a few signs and signals of sleep apnea you may n...
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After Effects

Jaw pain and soreness can be caused by a number of different things, one of those being a traumatic injury to the face. When trauma occurs, it can result in a range of dental problems, including the complex jaw, muscle and nerve condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD or TMD. Many types of blunt trauma to the jaw can c...
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CPAP and COVID-19

If you're like most people, you may be taking a long look at your health in the wake of COVID-19. This may be especially true if you're one of the millions of Americans living with sleep apnea. In this challenging time, it's natural to worry about your health and how sleep apnea can factor in COVID-19. But the worry over the virus and the things as...
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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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