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4 Causes of TMJ Disorder

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The temporomandibular joints, which link the lower jaw to the skull, are the source of TMJ disorder. What causes these joints to become dysfunctional? Because several elements are at play, answering this question is more complicated. Here's what can be causing your pain if you have a TMD. Clenching or grinding your teeth Many people mistakenly beli...
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At-Home Relief From TMD

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When it comes to TMJ disorder, the ideal approach is to combine treatments to relieve your pain while also addressing the underlying cause. While each patient's treatment strategy is unique and varies based on the severity of their TMD, self-managed at-home care is something everyone can do. Here are a few easy techniques to deal with TMD pain at h...
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Common TMJ Disorder Symptoms

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TMJ disorder is most commonly associated with three symptoms: popping, clicking, and jaw pain. However, you may not realize that TMD can exist without these symptoms! So, how can you know if you have TMD pain, and what does it feel like? Continue reading to find out! Because your body is a system, when one element is out of balance, it can result i...
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5 Common Causes of Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a widespread disorder that affects tens of thousands of people in the US. When a person has obstructive sleep apnea, their airway narrows or closes during sleep, limiting or eliminating the ability to take in oxygen. This lack of oxygen can result in a faster start and stop of breathing and interrupted sleep duri...
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Benefits of CPAP and Its Maintenance

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CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machines are a wise investment in your overall health and well-being. You'll notice a difference in your day if you adhere to CPAP therapy. These are just a few of the ways that a CPAP can help you: Improved moodsSharper focusHealth Risk Prevention Improved Moods You are more likely to feel happier and ...
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What CPAP Machine Is Best for Me?

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Ensuring you have the correct CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for treatment compliance could improve your overall sleep quality. With over 22 million people needing a CPAP machine, various options depend on personal desire and comfort. Knowing what is available can help you make the best decision for yourself! Read on to review s...
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Sleep Apnea in Winter

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Winter alters the body's physiology in ways that are difficult to adjust to unless you live somewhere where it is always cold. Whether you like winter or not, it will affect your respiratory system, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea. Cold temperatures can aggravate sleep apnea by exacerbating the disorder's underlying problems. Obstructive ...
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Fact or Fiction: Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is not only inconvenient to live with, but it also has a harmful influence on your physical and mental well-being. Sleep apnea misconceptions can be detrimental if they prevent people from obtaining treatment. It's time to bust some of the most popular sleep myths and promote good sleep habits! Myth: If you snore, you're most likely suf...
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Polysomnography Anyone?

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 What is a polysomnography? Polysomnography, often known as a sleep study test, may provide critical information for patients suffering from chronic snoring, disturbed breathing, or other sleep apnea symptoms. This information aids in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. The following regions can be monitored with a sleep study test: EEG (electro...
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Fact or Fiction: TMJ Disorder

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TMJ disorder refers to a range of symptoms that include everything from headaches, facial pain, and jaw pain to clicking or popping in the jaw and limited jaw movement. TMJ disorder causes chronic discomfort in the jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulder, and back in many people. It is also linked to snoring, grinding of teeth, recurrent ear infecti...
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The Dangers of Sleep Apnea in Children

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea in children, like sleep apnea in adults, can have various long-term severe repercussions. Because untreated sleep apnea causes a child's sleep to be frequently disrupted, it can have a wide range of consequences. These are some of them: Poor performance in academics: When a child is continuously exhausted from a ...
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Epigenetics Dentistry? What's That?

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The study of changes in organisms produced by changes in gene expression rather than changes in the genetic code itself is known as epigenetics. An epigenetic approach to jaws and teeth recognizes that the facial bones and jaws are entirely responsive to all soft tissue influences during growth and function, rather than pre-determined, unchangeable...
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Sleep Apnea Signs in Children

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Snoring is normal in children aged three and up during deep sleep stages; however, loud and frequent snoring that interferes with their sleep is uncommon. Here are three common sleep disorders in children: Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA is a type of sleep apnea that develops when the airway becomes congested or blocked regularly. This results in a per...
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TMD Exercises to Help Relieve Jaw Pain

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Living with TMJ disorder can be difficult, but relying on pain relievers to get through the day can be risky and inconvenient. Here are some activities to relieve pain and avoid taking addictive drugs with unpleasant side effects. Correcting Posture Consider how some modern-day activities can easily lead to posture issues; We spend most days in fro...
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TMD and Botox

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Temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD, is a group of common pain conditions that affect the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, with the most common type affecting the chewing muscles. While many people manage their TMD symptoms with conservative treatments such as jaw exercises, oral appliances, dietary changes, and pain medication, others do not. ...
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Sleep Apnea and Alternatives to the CPAP Machine

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According to Dr. Buck, sleep disorders are pretty common and do not find correlation and causation within dentistry and sleep disorders. Many of the factors that lead to sleep disorders are found within the dental-facial structure. Obstructive Sleep Apnea The most common form of a sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which affects over 18 mil...
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How a Sleep Diary Can Help Diagnose Sleep Apnea

How is your sleep quality? Do you wake up frequently during the night or feel tired throughout the day? If so, you may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea causes people to stop breathing for a few seconds while they are asleep. This can disrupt their sleep and lead to serious health problems. This blog post will discuss how a sleep diary can help diagnos...
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How to Get Through the Holidays with Sleep Apnea

The holidays are an incredible time to be with family and friends, but sleep apnea can make it difficult. Whether you're traveling for the holidays or staying home, these tips will help get you through the season without sleep deprivation. You don't want to be unprepared when sleep apnea strikes. It's even more critical during the holidays because ...
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5 Ways Sleep Apnea is Hurting Your Health

We sleep for roughly one-third of our lives. It is, therefore, not surprising that sleep has a profound impact on our health and well-being. A sleep disorder called sleep apnea can have significant impacts on your physical and mental health. Sleep apnea occurs when breathing stops or becomes shallow during sleep due to muscular relaxation in the throat or tongue blocking their airway. This causes periods where they stop breathing for up to 10 seconds at a time! The duration of these pauses in breathing increases as you age, so it is essential to be aware if you are experiencing any symptoms of sleep apnea.

Symptoms include sleepiness during the day, snoring at night, or choking and gasping for air while you sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to several health problems, including high blood pressure, depression, type two diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease. Some people even have severe accidents because they fall asleep in dangerous situations, such as driving a car or climbing a staircase.

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Facts and Myths About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a common disorder that affects many people. It's also misunderstood, which leads to some myths about the condition. This blog post will dispel 5 of those myths and give you information on what sleep apnea is.

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Epigenetic Orthodontics

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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Airway Improvement

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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