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Dementia Risk May be Reduced by Treating Sleep Apnea

As new research finds, you may be more likely to develop dementia and other cognitive decline conditions if you have obstructive sleep apnea. One study from the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative found that these diseases may be linked to a lack of oxygen during the night, which can happen when breathing is obstructed by excess tissue in t...
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Is there a pill to treat sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a common disorder that affects millions of people. It is estimated that around 5% of the population has it, and most don't know they do. Sleep apnea causes pauses in breathing during sleep, which can lead to lasting health consequences such as obesity and heart disease. This blog post examines whether there are any effective treatmen...
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How an Injury Could Cause TMJ Pain

Take jaw discomfort seriously if you have it after a fall, a blow to the face, or a whiplash injury. You could be exhibiting the early signs of temporomandibular joint disease. The longer the damage is left unattended, the worse it will become and the more difficult it will be to repair. You should see a dental clinic like Michigan Head and Neck In...
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How TMJ Rewires Your Brain

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the exact joint that connects the skull to the lower jaw. The base of your skull, along with your spinal cord and any nerves running through them, are all connected here because this location allows for connections between these crucial structures in a straight line. Your brain is connected to your spinal cord, ...
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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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The TMJ Gum Chewing Connection

Gum chewing is as common as tying shoelaces. However, chewing gum might not be as wonderful as one thinks. Gum has benefits, but it also has negative aspects. Chewing gum may cause health conditions as well as relieve stress. Before grabbing that next stick of chewing gum, one should understand the possible risks involved with gum.  Gum Chewin...
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​TMJ and Eliminating Migraines

For many individuals suffering from TMJD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, eliminating migraines might seem like a far-off dream, a dream that is more fantasy than reality. However, seeking treatment from a doctor specializing in neuromuscular dental practices can turn this dream into real life. More than 35 million Americans experience migrain...
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5 Celebrities With Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has potentially severe symptoms. A doctor will diagnose sleep apnea through a thorough evaluation. When an individual receives a diagnosis of sleep apnea, it may come as a shock, or they may feel overwhelmed with the prescribed treatment plan. But, individuals with sleep apnea aren't alone. Even the rich and fam...
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Finding Sleep With Sleep Apnea

Not many people think about whether they fall asleep on their stomach, back, or side when hopping under the covers or how it can affect a restful night's sleep. But for 26% of American adults with a sleep apnea diagnosis, thinking about sleep positions is a critical aspect of treating their symptoms in conjunction with medical devices. This type of...
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Sleep Apnea and Snoring

People that are suffering from sleep apnea experience periods where they stop breathing throughout their sleep. Individuals may experience a few episodes to hundreds of episodes where they stop breathing during sleep. The stopping of breath while sleeping is a dangerous condition that requires diagnosis and treatment. The obstruction of the breath,...
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TMJ Doctor in Washington

Neuromuscular dentistry involves diagnosis and treatment of jaw misalignments, which include malocclusion and TMD/TMJ. Some estimates state that over 10 million Americans suffer from TMJ/TMD or temporomandibular disorder. That is quite a bit of the population experiencing pain from temporomandibular disorders or TMJ. Pain that inhibits an individua...
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Got a Sleep Apnea Diagnosis?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that has potentially severe symptoms. A doctor will diagnose sleep apnea through a thorough evaluation. Many people might have thought that it was snoring that was interrupting their sleep cycles. When an individual receives a diagnosis of sleep apnea, it may come as a shock, or they may feel overwhelmed with the pre...
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Can Braces Cause TMJ?

For many, braces are a necessity in achieving their dental goals or correcting teeth or jaw issues. Malocclusion, or the imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed, is a significant contributor in individuals receiving orthodontic care. For those who require orthodontic treatment, a question they may ask themself is, "can braces ca...
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Neuromuscular Dentistry

Dentistry is regular check-ups and tooth filings and a broad field covering routine dental procedures to facial and jaw reconstruction. Dentists that diagnose and treat or temporomandibular disorders (TMD/TMJ) fall within neuromuscular dentistry. A neuromuscular dentist dedicates their practice to alleviating TMJ pain through realigning the jaw. Ma...
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TMJ Smile

A smile is one of the first things people notice about each other. Many individuals spend money and months or years to perfect their glamorous smile to show off to the world. But when teeth, jaw, or neck and back pain are present, a glowing smile is nowhere to be found. Pain caused by malocclusion can cause TMJ and result in a TMJ smile. Let's delv...
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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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Metabolism: One Thing Leads to Another

Our body's systems rely on one another. The body's processes are intricately linked to one another and depend on related and adjacent mechanisms to uphold their responsibility for maintaining wellness. When one system falls short of optimal performance, another can become handicapped as a result. Diabetes is a prime example of this breakdown in eff...
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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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Celebrities, They’re Just Like Me, Right?

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If you struggle with temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ/TMD), yes! TMJ is a group of symptoms including headaches; facial pain; jaw pain; sore, chipped, broken, or worn teeth, clicking or popping in the jaw, and limited jaw movement. Because there are a variety of other disorders that share these symptoms, it can be tough to diagnose. If you've ...
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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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