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​How Jaw Development Affects Sleep Breathing

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Do you ever have trouble breathing at night? The jaw is responsible for more than just chewing food - in fact, it also plays a vital role in sleep breathing. If your jaw isn't functioning correctly, it can cause problems with airway obstruction, leading to a variety of problems, including snoring and sleep apnea. How Does the Jaw Affect Sleep Breat...
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Vitamin K2 Can Help Promote Bone Growth

Vitamin K2 Can Help Promote Bone Growth
Recent studies have shown that Vitamin K2 can help promote bone growth. This vitamin is essential for the body to use calcium properly, and a deficiency can lead to health problems like osteoporosis or airways not developing fully. Fortunately, getting enough Vitamin K2 from food sources is possible, and supplementation may also be beneficial. What...
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The Importance of a Good Jawline

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Jaw orthopedics is a relatively new field of medicine that focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders and conditions of the jaw. While many people may not think about the health of their jaw, it is actually quite important, as problems with the jaw can cause pain and difficulty chewing or speaking. A good jawline is also crucial for facial aesthe...
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Managing a Child With Sleep Apnea

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There are a ton of factors to consider when caring for and managing a child with sleep apnea. Not only is sleep apnea dangerous, but it can also cause unforeseen issues that parents lose track of in just trying to make sure their child is okay. From developmental side effects to behavioral changes, having a child that is struggling with sleep apnea...
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Mouth Breathing's Impact on Facial Development

Mouth Breathing's Impact on Facial Development
Breathing is one of the most fundamental functions for humans, and it has a huge impact on our health, especially how we develop as children. The way you breathe can affect your facial features like mouth shape or nose size. Few people realize how integral mouth breathing can be in regard to its impact on facial development. Benefits of Nasal Breat...
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A Non-Extraction Focused Approach to Children's Orthodontics

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One of the most prominent tools in an orthodontist's toolbelt is extractions. When teeth are crowded and causing aesthetic as well as functional problems, this strategy seems to make sense, remove teeth to make room for the rest of them. The problem with this approach is that it doesn't resolve the cause of the problem; it just makes it look better...
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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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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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Sleep Apnea and Epigenetic Dentistry

The new field of epigenetics assists dentists in ways that were not possible before. With new technology, dentists can correct oral and facial structures to provide individuals with relief from symptoms of various health conditions such as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or sleep apnea. While this field is still new, many individuals find relief from...
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Untreated Malocclusion

Malocclusion, or the misalignment of a person's teeth when they shut their jaw, contributes to various health conditions or disorders. Without the proper treatment of a person's misalignment of their teeth, individuals can experience severe pain, temporomandibular joint disorder, disordered breathing, or even sleep apnea. Malocclusion, left untreat...
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Jaw Orthopedics and TMJ

When the jaw and teeth alignment is imperfect, an individual could suffer from temporomandibular joint disorders. According to Oxford Lexico, the definition of malocclusion is the "imperfect positioning of the teeth closing the jaw." The imperfect fit of the teeth can cause teeth clenching or grinding, tinnitus, headaches, muscle spasms, pain, or e...
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Good Parents Pay Attention to Sleep Patterns

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The primary concern for a majority of parents is to give their children a better life. The age-old question, of course, is, "how do you do this?" Three of the most foundational facets to fostering this "good life" are to create an environment where their children can enjoy good health, achieve ideal cognitive development, and grow. What links these...
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What You Can Do to Keep TMD at Bay

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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is a collection of symptoms resulting from insufficient jaw development or misaligned teeth (malocclusion). This structural deficiency puts a strain on supporting muscle systems, causing many consequential conditions ranging from migraines to sleep apnea. While preventing TMD development on your own is not alw...
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A Foundation for Oral Health

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Every expecting mother wants the best for her baby, and that entails paying more attention to her own habits, especially when it comes to what she eats, what she does, where she goes, and who she's with. The list is truly never-ending. Routine doctor visits are always at the top of the list when it comes to health check-ups, but what many often ove...
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Growth Guidance Treatment Case Study

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growthAdolescence is a period in young people's lives that has the potential to set them up for success. The importance of this part of life is often undervalued, as children are routinely written off as "just kids." This stage in development can lay the groundwork on which children build the rest of their lives. While there are a variety of factor...
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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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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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