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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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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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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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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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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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4 Popular Celebrities Who Suffer from TMJ Disorders

TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a common oral condition that affects the jaw and its ability to function properly. It often leads to pain in the jaw or face, difficulty moving the mouth, and for some celebrities, problems singing! In some cases, the difficulty dealing with TMD can lead to canceled shows and surgeries to save a celebrit...
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After Effects

Jaw pain and soreness can be caused by a number of different things, one of those being a traumatic injury to the face. When trauma occurs, it can result in a range of dental problems, including the complex jaw, muscle and nerve condition called temporomandibular joint disorder, also known as TMJD or TMD. Many types of blunt trauma to the jaw can c...
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Aging Affects Everything

TMJD, also known as TMD or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, is a painful and often life-disrupting condition that develops when your jaw joints do not work properly. The condition can cause pain, stiffness, swelling and crepitus, the clicking or grating sound when you open or close your mouth. TMJD can affect anyone, but older adults are more s...
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The Root Cause

Did you know that temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJD, is often referred to as "the great imposter"? It has earned this moniker because many of its symptoms seem to be entirely unrelated to your bite. These symptoms include things like Meniere's disease, tinnitus, headaches, neck pain and unexplained ear pain. Another symptom of TMJD that ...
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COVID-19 and Teeth Clenching

The COVID-19 pandemic has our regular routines askew - we're going to bed a little later, indulging in foods and drinks more frequently, and likely clenching our teeth a little more. While some of these things can be easily reversed by returning to routines and the gym, there's one that we listed that can cause irreversible damage if left untreated...
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The Dangers of Untreated TMJ Dysfunction

​Temporomandibular joint dysfunction, also known as TMD or TMJD, is a term used to describe a group of jaw conditions that cause a range of painful symptoms, including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken or worn teeth; clicking or popping in the jaw; and limited jaw movement. TMJ dysfunction affects an estimated 10 million Ameri...
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TMJD Trigger

​You wore braces, and your teeth look perfect. You don't have bad oral habits, such as chewing on pen caps or biting your nails. You don't even grind or clench your teeth during sleep. You've never had a jaw injury. So, why do you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction? Your painful TMJD could be caused by something you may not even be aware of: ...
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Skip the Summer Sideline

 The hot summer is right around the corner. And, while you may not love the sweltering days, you probably love summer. Why? Summer is a great time to relax, reduce stress and have fun. But, summer can also not be a ton of fun if temporomandibular joint dysfunction sidelines you. For some people, summer can mean a flare in their TMJD symptoms, ...
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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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RA or TMD?

Around 1.5 million Americans are living with a painful autoimmune condition known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is the result of immune system attacks on the body's joints, which causes inflammation, pain, stiffness and even loss of use in some instances. RA can affect all the joints of the body - including the jaw. "The joints of the jaw are af...
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SPG Block for Headaches and Migraines: How Does it Work?

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​Nearly half of all Americans experience some forms of headaches, making it one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. As it turns out, migraines and headaches are also very prevalent among people suffering from temporomandibular joint, or TMJ, disorders. Sphenopalatine ganglion block, also known as SPG block, has emerged as one of the...
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Can Anxiety Cause TMJD?

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​Most people don't realize it, but stress, anxiety and temporomandibular joint pain are all related. Both anxiety and TMJ pain have symptoms that are very much alike and can easily be mistaken for each other. While it's not uncommon to see people experiencing these symptoms together, can anxiety actually be the cause of your TMJ disorder and pain? ...
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This Could Be the Culprit for Jaw Pain

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​Jaw pains can manifest in different forms. It could be something like a dull ache or, in extreme cases, a stabbing sensation. While it can show up all of a sudden, it can also start off as a mild pain before the intensity amps up. Whatever the level of your jaw pain, you'll surely experience some form of discomfort - and you'll want to get over th...
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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.

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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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