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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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What is Epigenetics?

Professionals in oral health do much more than clean and straighten your teeth. Facial orthopedists like Dr. Buck are using epigenetics to address budding issues and set your body up for success. Rather than manipulate the function and appearance of the body with surgery, epigenetics can help the body grow to create those changes itself. So what is...
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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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The Best Opportunity for Growth in Childhood?

A little known fact in our culture today is that, as humans, many of us have underdeveloped jaw structures. This means that we are not utilizing our oral structure to its full potential and it is negatively impacting our life on a daily basis. For most, we have adapted to this underdeveloped jaw, but it often leads to problems eating, speaking, bre...
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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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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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How to Choose the Right Dentist to Straighten Teeth

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​Are you finding it challenging to smile even when you're happy? Do you sometimes feel embarrassed by your crooked teeth or just have this feeling that your simile is not beautiful enough? If you want to realign your teeth and brighten up your smile, you have probably started searching for the best person for the job. But how exactly should you han...
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Children Who Snore

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​Have you noticed your child snoring at night? Are you worried about whether this is normal and wondering if you should be doing something about it? You've probably heard just how vital quality sleep is to the healthy development of children, so it makes sense that you're worried. According to Sleepforkids.org, an estimated 3 percent of children do...
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Getting Used to Braces

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​How long does it take to get used to braces? How will they feel in my mouth? Will they hurt when the doctor puts them on? These are some of the questions you'll probably have leading up to getting braces. Many people are worried about getting braces on their teeth because they think it will be very painful. However, you won't feel any pain while t...
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Brushing With Braces

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​Maintaining proper oral health is very important, but it's even more important when you have braces. Many people are curious about brushing with braces, but it shouldn't pose any challenge if you follow the tips below. Brushing and Regular Cleaning If you can, it pays to brush after every meal when you are living with braces. At the very least, tr...
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Too Old for Orthodontics?

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Are you an adult contemplating what orthodontics can do for you? Do you feel you've waited too long and now it seems orthodontics may not be right for you? Well, don't write it off yet. The ideal time to make changes to the positioning of your teeth is during childhood because that is when your mouth is still growing and developing. But, there's ne...
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Can TMJD Go Away on Its Own?

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​Some 10 million Americans are believed to be affected by temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMJDs. TMJD symptoms commonly include pain or tenderness of the jaw, pain in both or either of the temporomandibular joints, pain in or around the ear, pain or difficulty with chewing, and locked joints that may make opening or closing the mouth difficult...
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What Is Digital Smile Design?

​What do you do when your smile makes you unhappy? We feel happier and a lot more confident when we smile, and we exude a kind of positivity. So when we're unhappy with our smile, we smile less often and it can actually begin to affect our confidence and mood. A Cosmetic Procedure That Enhances Your Smile When you deal with a smile you're less than...
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Adults Are Doing This Way More Than They Used To!

​Since 1996, the number of adults getting braces and orthodontic work has risen by 40 percent, proving braces aren't just for kids and teens anymore. Orthodontic treatment has always been an option for adults, but for years there has been a stigma around adults - particularly working professionals - with metal wires and brackets on their teeth. Now...
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There’s a New Way to Create Confidence

​It seems obvious that such a prominent part of your face like your smile could have an effect on your confidence levels, but research to back it up is always helpful! Invisalign teamed up with Harris Poll and interviewed more than 2,000 people to find out whether straightening their teeth improved their lives, including increasing confidence and s...
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The Best Age for an Orthodontic Evaluation

​Many people think braces are just for teenagers and that there's no need to even think about orthodontic treatment for kids until all their baby teeth have fallen out. But that's not the case! Here at Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics, we recommend an orthodontic evaluation between the ages of 6 and 8. One of our core focuses is to help spread the w...
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Going Back to School with Braces

​Kids are back at school, and sometimes as the school year progresses, kids' anxiety amps up with homework due dates, sports commitments and extracurricular activities. For teens who got braces over the summer, there's often an extra element of anxiety when it comes to spending all day around their peers, trying to keep their braces free of food an...
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Scientists Develop Coatings to Combat Bacteria on Retainers and Aligners

​In the past, many adults and teens avoided orthodontic treatments because they hated the idea of metal brackets and wires. The social stigma surrounding braces, along with the potential for daily discomfort and sometimes even pain, was enough for many to choose to just live with less-than-perfect teeth and the additional care that goes into trying...
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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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