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Full-Face Youth Orthodontics Are Possible for Children

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In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in the number of full-face orthodontic treatments performed on children. Full-face orthodontics can provide several benefits for children, including improved facial aesthetics and function. If you are considering this type of treatment for your child, it is essential to understand the basics of full-f...
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How to Identify OSA

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"Apnea" comes from the Greek word apnea, which means "without breath." Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep. These pauses can last for several seconds to minutes and may repeatedly occur throughout the night. There are three types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central, and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea i...
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When Does Sleep Apnea Become Dangerous?

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Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that can negatively impact your overall health. If you are not getting quality sleep because of sleep apnea, you may be wondering when the condition is considered severe. When it comes to sleep apnea, there is a lot of confusion surrounding what constitutes a severe case. Many people believe that if they are ...
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Mitochondria and Your Health

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Mitochondria are structures inside cells that produce energy. They convert food into a form of energy that the cell can use. Mitochondria are essential for all cells, but they are especially vital for muscle cells because muscles need a lot of energy to work. Laser therapy works by stimulating mitochondria with light, causing the mitochondria to pr...
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How to Get Rid of Debilitating Migraines

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Migraines can be debilitating and extremely frustrating. They can keep you from doing the things you love or even participating in everyday activities. If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from migraines, there are steps you can take to lessen their severity and frequency. About Migraines Migraines are a type of headache that can cau...
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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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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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Grinding Teeth While Sleeping

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Do you ever wake up with a headache or a sore jaw? If so, you may be grinding your teeth at night. Many people do it and don't even realize it. Why do we grind our teeth when we sleep? Most of the current knowledge now links chronic jaw muscle overactivity (grinding) to turbulence, narrowing or collapse of the airway during sleep. Sleep apnea thus ...
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A Non-Extraction Focused Approach to Children's Orthodontics

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One of the most prominent tools in an orthodontist's toolbelt is extractions. When teeth are crowded and causing aesthetic as well as functional problems, this strategy seems to make sense, remove teeth to make room for the rest of them. The problem with this approach is that it doesn't resolve the cause of the problem; it just makes it look better...
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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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5 Common Causes of Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a widespread disorder that affects tens of thousands of people in the US. When a person has obstructive sleep apnea, their airway narrows or closes during sleep, limiting or eliminating the ability to take in oxygen. This lack of oxygen can result in a faster start and stop of breathing and interrupted sleep duri...
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Benefits of CPAP and Its Maintenance

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CPAP, or continuous positive airway pressure, machines are a wise investment in your overall health and well-being. You'll notice a difference in your day if you adhere to CPAP therapy. These are just a few of the ways that a CPAP can help you: Improved moodsSharper focusHealth Risk Prevention Improved Moods You are more likely to feel happier and ...
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What CPAP Machine Is Best for Me?

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Ensuring you have the correct CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine for treatment compliance could improve your overall sleep quality. With over 22 million people needing a CPAP machine, various options depend on personal desire and comfort. Knowing what is available can help you make the best decision for yourself! Read on to review s...
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Sleep Apnea in Winter

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Winter alters the body's physiology in ways that are difficult to adjust to unless you live somewhere where it is always cold. Whether you like winter or not, it will affect your respiratory system, especially if you suffer from sleep apnea. Cold temperatures can aggravate sleep apnea by exacerbating the disorder's underlying problems. Obstructive ...
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Fact or Fiction: Sleep Apnea

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Sleep apnea is not only inconvenient to live with, but it also has a harmful influence on your physical and mental well-being. Sleep apnea misconceptions can be detrimental if they prevent people from obtaining treatment. It's time to bust some of the most popular sleep myths and promote good sleep habits! Myth: If you snore, you're most likely suf...
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Polysomnography Anyone?

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 What is a polysomnography? Polysomnography, often known as a sleep study test, may provide critical information for patients suffering from chronic snoring, disturbed breathing, or other sleep apnea symptoms. This information aids in the diagnosis of sleep disorders. The following regions can be monitored with a sleep study test: EEG (electro...
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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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The Dangers of Sleep Apnea in Children

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Symptoms of Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea in children, like sleep apnea in adults, can have various long-term severe repercussions. Because untreated sleep apnea causes a child's sleep to be frequently disrupted, it can have a wide range of consequences. These are some of them: Poor performance in academics: When a child is continuously exhausted from a ...
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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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