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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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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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Head Pain? Heed This

​Are you frequently waking up with headaches? Is it sinus congestion? Stress? The nightcap you had before bed? What if it was caused by something you never considered: jaw dysfunction? Waking up with a headache could be a sign of TMJD, also known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction. TMJD is defined as a group of conditions that cause dysfunction...
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Not Just What, but How?

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 You may already know that what you eat impacts your waistline, but did you know that what you eat can affect your oral health, too? Researchers from Japan have shown how eating can affect the makeup and balance of microbes in the oral and gut biomes. The results, published in Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology in December 2019, ...
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How to Floss Like A Pro

If you value your oral health and keeping all of your teeth for life, then you probably know the importance of flossing daily! However, while many struggles to adopt the habit, those that already floss regularly could be doing more harm than good. In order to get the most out of your oral care routine, the following guidelines can help make sure yo...
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How to Overcome Dental Anxiety

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​If you fear getting into the dental chair, you're not alone! Whether it's the underlying fear of what news the dentist will give you on your oral health, a less-than-ideal past experiences of root canals or deep cleanings, or the uncomfortable prodding your gums receive, it's understandable how many people fear going to the dentist. Of course, it'...
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Difficultly Brushing? Try Water Flossing!

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Does the thought of brushing bring pangs of fear? Do you suffer from arthritis, struggling to brush your teeth for the recommended amount of time twice every day? You're in luck! The answer might lie in using a water-flossing tool. A water-flossing product, also known as a water pick, is a handheld device that sprays water into your mouth, reaching...
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The Future of Dentistry

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​It seems like our world is constantly changing and improving every day. The world of dentistry is no different. Changes and improvements are constantly being made to offer patients the best treatment possible. We are so excited to show you some exciting new dental trends for 2020! The first futuristic dental trend is just what you expect when you ...
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How to Choose the Right Dentist to Straighten Teeth

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​Are you finding it challenging to smile even when you're happy? Do you sometimes feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth or just have this feeling that your smile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started looking into which provider is the best person for the job. But how exactl...
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Bad Breath: 5 Causes & 5 Remedies

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​As many as 50 percent of adults have experienced bad breath at some point in their lives. And that's only the percentage willing to admit this embarrassing occurrence! The condition is medically known as halitosis and is not something people like to brag about, to say the least. In this post, we'll discuss five common causes of bad breath and anot...
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What Is Digital Smile Design?

​What do you do when your smile makes you unhappy? We feel happier and a lot more confident when we smile, and we exude a kind of positivity. So when we're unhappy with our smile, we smile less often and it can actually begin to affect our confidence and mood. A Cosmetic Procedure That Enhances Your Smile When you deal with a smile you're less than...
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There’s a New Way to Create Confidence

​It seems obvious that such a prominent part of your face like your smile could have an effect on your confidence levels, but research to back it up is always helpful! Invisalign teamed up with Harris Poll and interviewed more than 2,000 people to find out whether straightening their teeth improved their lives, including increasing confidence and s...
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5 Ways to Make a Dentist Appointment More Enjoyable

Very few people look forward to their dental appointments with excited anticipation. In fact, according to research done over decades, most people actively avoid or dread their dental appointments even though they know these checkups are vital to their oral and overall health. Here are a few steps you can take to make your next dentist appointment more enjoyable and less stressful.

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Early Dental Visits Mean Healthier Teeth for Life

A recent survey from the C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan shows that one in six parents who have received no advice from doctors are likely to wait until age 4 or older to seek dental care for their children, even though the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dental Association suggest dental care should begin no later than age 1 or when the first teeth appear.

Early dental visits are extremely important in promoting a lifetime of healthy teeth and oral health habits, said Dr. David Buck, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Don’t Live with Dry Mouth

According to Dentistry IQ, one in four adults in the United States currently suffers from dry mouth. Although it seems like producing less saliva than normal is no big deal, it can actually lead to serious dental problems, according to Dr. David Buck, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Overcoming Fear and Anxiety About the Dentist

It’s totally normal to experience some trepidation when it comes to going to the dentist. But for 5 to 8 percent of the American population, this anxiety keeps them from getting the care they need as often as they need it. Those with full-blown phobias may not visit the dentist ever, while those with anxiety may only visit once every few years after something has gone wrong.

Preventative care is cheaper, safer and definitely less scary than treating a problem, so here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we try to find a way to help those struggling with fear or anxiety so they can get the care they need and avoid dental emergencies. Here are some tips.

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The Most Common Cause of Dry Mouth Is Surprising

Dry mouth, also known as xerostomia, is a condition in which the salivary glands don’t create enough saliva to keep the mouth properly hydrated. This results in a dry feeling inside the mouth for extended periods and can actually cause oral health problems if not addressed.

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February: National Children’s Dental Health Month

Every year since 1941, the American Dental Association and dentists across the nation have focused on the oral health of America’s children during the month of February. What started out as a small local initiative in Cleveland, Ohio, has grown into a nationwide effort to help children and their caregivers improve their oral health routines through educational and entertaining events and materials. Each year, a new campaign slogan and focus is chosen; this year's is: "Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste and clean between your teeth for a healthy smile."

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New Study Shows Oral Health Linked to Esophageal Cancer

A new study published in the journal Cancer Research shows evidence to suggest that oral bacteria may increase the risk of esophageal cancer. Two large studies were conducted in which oral wash samples were collected from 122,000 participants, and their oral bacteria was assessed. After 10 years, 106 of those participants had developed cancer of the esophagus. Through analysis of the participant data, researchers found that some oral bacteria were linked to a higher risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma.

The oral bacteria that causes gum disease has also been linked to other cancers such as oral, neck and head cancers in other research, according to Dr. David Buck, DDS, founder of Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics in Lynnwood, Washington.  

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Tips for Helping Kids with Dental Anxiety

Is your child having a hard time going to the dentist without getting upset? They’re not alone. Statistics show that children between the ages of 8 and 12 experience the most anxiety when it comes to a dental visit. Of course, dental anxiety can happen at any age, so here are a few tips to help kids handle their fears.

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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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