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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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Don’t Bite Off More Than You Can Chew

Eating can be a wonderful sensory experience. The combination of flavor, texture, and smell, especially for the right meal, can be the main event for a night out or an adventurous outing to experience a sense of culture with friends. Imagine, you've finally gotten the chance to get out of the house for a change and go out on a dinner date. You sit ...
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Protect Your Memories

Memories are what connect us to our past and who we are. Photographs, videos and sounds stored in our minds create a catalog of all the things we've experienced and how they've shaped who we have become. Recalling memories can bring us joy, make us cry or make us laugh. Regardless of the emotions they bring up, memories have a special effect on us....
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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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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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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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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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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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Sleep Pioneer Dies at 91

William Dement, the Stanford psychiatry professor known as "the father of sleep medicine," died at age 91 on June 17, 2020. Dement began working as a medical researcher in the 1950s when the subject of sleep wasn't considered all that important by the medical community. But Dement advanced the study of sleep in partnership while working with collea...
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A Sign of Something Else?

Can the tongue show signs of severe health issues? According to a new study presented in June on HFA Discoveries, a scientific platform of the European Society of Cardiology, the answer is yes. The study results showed that the tongues of individuals living with chronic heart failure had a completely different appearance from the tongues of people ...
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Missing Memories

Are you struggling to remember specific details about your life? Your problem may be sleep-related. More than 936 million people are affected by the sleep breathing disorder obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) worldwide. In addition to suffering from an increased risk of high blood pressure, obesity and chronic health issues such as diabetes and heart pr...
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A Greater Risk Due to Gender

Can gender combined with the presence of sleep apnea increase your risk of developing cancer? According to new research, yes. Findings published in the European Respiratory Journal revealed that women who are living with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have a higher risk of developing cancer than men. The study found that individuals with airway obst...
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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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