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Epigenetics Dentistry? What's That?

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The study of changes in organisms produced by changes in gene expression rather than changes in the genetic code itself is known as epigenetics. An epigenetic approach to jaws and teeth recognizes that the facial bones and jaws are entirely responsive to all soft tissue influences during growth and function, rather than pre-determined, unchangeable...
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Sleep Apnea Signs in Children

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Snoring is normal in children aged three and up during deep sleep stages; however, loud and frequent snoring that interferes with their sleep is uncommon. Here are three common sleep disorders in children: Obstructive Sleep Apnea OSA is a type of sleep apnea that develops when the airway becomes congested or blocked regularly. This results in a per...
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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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Sleep Apnea and Alternatives to the CPAP Machine

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According to Dr. Buck, sleep disorders are pretty common and do not find correlation and causation within dentistry and sleep disorders. Many of the factors that lead to sleep disorders are found within the dental-facial structure. Obstructive Sleep Apnea The most common form of a sleep disorder is obstructive sleep apnea, which affects over 18 mil...
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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 TMD or TMJ Disorder 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. Because your brain is connected to your ...
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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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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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