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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sleep Apnea Linked to 'Alzheimer-Like' Changes in the Brain

Sleep apnea is scary. It may seem like just an annoying sleep habit that often shows up as snoring, but it can be incredibly dangerous and cause other health conditions which can even result in death in the most serious cases. It's not something to be taken likely in children or adults and now researchers in France have found another concerning mar...
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Causes of Snoring in Children and Teenagers

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​While snoring is more prevalent among adults, it is not completely uncommon among the younger generation. Children and teenagers may also sometimes snore. Whether it's something to worry about will depend on the underlying causes. To start with, snoring in children can be harmless and normal when it accompanies a cold, allergies or a virus. While ...
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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 simile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started looking into who would be the best person for the job. But how exactly sh...
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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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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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