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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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​How Your Bite Improves Posture and Stability

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Do you ever experience pain in your neck, shoulders, or back? Poor posture can cause various health problems, including pain and stiffness in the neck and shoulders, tension headaches, and even low back pain. However, did you know that your bite can affect your posture and stability? Recent research has demonstrated the value of orthodontic treatme...
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Prolozone for TMJ Disorders: A Revolutionary Treatment Option

Prolozone Therapy for TMJ Disorders
If you suffer from a TMJ disorder, you know how debilitating the condition can be. Traditional treatments, such as pain medication and surgery, often fail to provide long-term relief. But there is a new treatment option that may help: prolozone therapy. Prolozone is a minimally invasive procedure that uses ozone gas to stimulate the body's healing ...
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How To End Chronic Jaw, Head, and Neck Pain

How To End Chronic Jaw, Head, and Neck Pain
Do you suffer from chronic jaw, head, and neck pain? If so, you're not alone. Millions of people worldwide struggle with this type of pain every day. But what if we told you that you might have a TMJ disorder? Because TMJ pain manifests in so many ways, a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder is difficult to diagnose. However, with a brief Neuromu...
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Is Your Child Mouth Breathing at Night?

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 Breathing through the nose is essential for several reasons: it warms and moistens air before entering the lungs, filters out large particles, and detects smells. When a person mouth-breathes, all of those functions are bypassed. Mouth breathing can lead to various health problems in both children and adults. If you think your child might be ...
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The Impact of Functional Jaw Orthopedics for Adults

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Do you suffer from chronic jaw pain? Are you unable to chew certain foods without discomfort? If so, you may benefit from functional jaw orthopedics. This treatment is designed to correct misalignments and incorrect jaw movements, which can cause pain and other problems. What Is Functional Jaw Orthopedics? Functional jaw orthopedics is a type of tr...
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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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The Dangers of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

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Do you or your partner snore at night? Are you constantly tired during the day? You may be at risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? OSA is a sleep disorder that affects an estimated millions of Americans, and it is severely underdiagnosed. It occurs when the airway becomes blocked, preventing air from enteri...
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How Do I Know If I Have TMJ?

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Many people who experience pain and discomfort in their jaws, teeth, and face may wonder if they have a TMJ disorder. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the severity of temporomandibular joint disease (TMJ) can vary from person to person. However, a few things can help you be more aware of TMJ. TMJ Symptoms If you are experie...
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Facial Asymmetry and TMD Diagnosis

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A face that isn't symmetrical is structurally supported differently on each side. This asymmetry is often a strong indicator of temporomandibular joint underdevelopment, which is a primary contributor to TMJ disorder. This misalignment causes strain on supporting facial structures leading to varying degrees of discomfort. Symptoms of TMD In a peer-...
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What Does It Mean If Someone’s Ears Are Ringing?

What Does It Mean If Someone’s Ears Are Ringing?
Ringing in the ears is medically known as tinnitus. While this can be caused by various conditions, from ear infections to trauma, one reason is often left out and unexplored. Temporomandibular joint disorder or jaw joint inflammation or malfunction can be the root cause of several physiological ailments. The temporomandibular joint is located just...
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How A Car Accident Can Impact the TMJ

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Motor vehicle accidents can be traumatizing life-altering events. In 2018 alone, there were over 33,000 fatal motor vehicle crashes in the US alone. While 33,000 is a staggering statistic, there are even more people who experience trauma as a result of a car accident. This trauma can often lead to unexpected consequences. One such consequence is ho...
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4 Causes of TMJ Disorder

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The temporomandibular joints, which link the lower jaw to the skull, are the source of TMJ disorder. What causes these joints to become dysfunctional? Because several elements are at play, answering this question is more complicated. Here's what can be causing your pain if you have a TMD. Clenching or grinding your teeth Many people mistakenly beli...
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At-Home Relief From TMD

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When it comes to TMJ disorder, the ideal approach is to combine treatments to relieve your pain while also addressing the underlying cause. While each patient's treatment strategy is unique and varies based on the severity of their TMD, self-managed at-home care is something everyone can do. Here are a few easy techniques to deal with TMD pain at h...
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Common TMJ Disorder Symptoms

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TMJ disorder is most commonly associated with three symptoms: popping, clicking, and jaw pain. However, you may not realize that TMD can exist without these symptoms! So, how can you know if you have TMD pain, and what does it feel like? Continue reading to find out! Because your body is a system, when one element is out of balance, it can result i...
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Fact or Fiction: TMJ Disorder

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TMJ disorder refers to a range of symptoms that include everything from headaches, facial pain, and jaw pain to clicking or popping in the jaw and limited jaw movement. TMJ disorder causes chronic discomfort in the jaw, teeth, face, head, neck, shoulder, and back in many people. It is also linked to snoring, grinding of teeth, recurrent ear infecti...
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TMD Exercises to Help Relieve Jaw Pain

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Living with TMJ disorder can be difficult, but relying on pain relievers to get through the day can be risky and inconvenient. Here are some activities to relieve pain and avoid taking addictive drugs with unpleasant side effects. Correcting Posture Consider how some modern-day activities can easily lead to posture issues; We spend most days in fro...
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TMD and Botox

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Temporomandibular joint disorder, TMD, is a group of common pain conditions that affect the jaw joint and surrounding muscles, with the most common type affecting the chewing muscles. While many people manage their TMD symptoms with conservative treatments such as jaw exercises, oral appliances, dietary changes, and pain medication, others do not. ...
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Simple Ways to Avoid TMD or TMJ Disorder

Do you experience persistent discomfort at the back of your mouth? It could be more than simply an inconvenience that causes you to lose track of time. If you've ever had a locked jaw, facial swelling, or hearing problems, you may have temporomandibular joint disorder or TMJ. Many people go months, if not years, without understanding their pain is ...
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Your Headache Could Be TMJ

 The second most prevalent cause of persistent pain is temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ). It makes eating and talking difficult, if not impossible, and frequently causes headaches. When your TMJ is misdiagnosed as a headache, you'll continue to treat it as such. You may feel better for a while, but the pain will return if the root of t...
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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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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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