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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. They provide endless material for stories to share with our friends and to tell our children or grandchildren about our life and pass on knowledge and wisdom. Memories are undeniably important.

Sleep and Memory

If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, you might be surprised to learn that your memory can be affected as a result. Research conducted at the New York University School of Medicine suggests that a correlation exists between cognitive impairment and sleep apnea.

  • Sleep apnea patients developed mild cognitive impairments, which increases your risk of developing dementia, 10 years earlier in life than those without sleep apnea.
  • The data reveals a pattern of an earlier onset of Alzheimer's compared to patients without sleep apnea.
  • People being treated for their sleep apnea by using a CPAP machine statistically, added about 10 years of cognitive function to their lives.

Blocked Airways

Dr. Buck's specialization in epigenetic orthodontics makes him especially well suited to treating sleep apnea. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) occurs when the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) leaves the jaw underdeveloped and less than fully formed. When the jaw is not fully formed, the mouth does not meet its growth potential and obstruction to the airway can result. Obstructive sleep apnea is the result of this airway obstruction and can lead to interrupted breathing while sleeping.

Without adequate replenishment of oxygen during sleep, the quality of sleep suffers immensely. The body ends up lacking the resources necessary to perform maintenance and rejuvenate for the next day.

How Can Epigenetic Orthodontics Treat Sleep Apnea?

Epigenetic orthodontics treat sleep apnea by reactivating the jaw to grow, making room for the tongue and improving the airway. While this course of treatment has been found most effective before puberty, it is suitable for persons of any age. If you suffer from sleep apnea and would like to learn more about your individual options in treating it and preventing a decline in your memory, you can call Dr. Buck today at (425) 409-2291 for a consultation or to schedule an appointment. 

Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes
Posture and Oral Health

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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!​