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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 efficiency. If the body's metabolism is malfunctioning, the bloodstream can become abnormally concentrated with glucose. The consequences of having high blood sugar make monitoring your oral health even more challenging. In regard to its connection to oral health, diabetes can result in other issues such as gingivitis.

Oral Health and Diabetes

If left unattended, plaque can build up on the teeth and put you at risk for becoming diabetic.

  • High blood sugar can cause sugary saliva. This is an issue because the bacteria responsible for tooth decay depend on sugar for food. Abnormally high sugar provides an ideal environment for bacterial growth as thus an increased risk for tooth decay.
  • If you already struggle with gum disease, becoming diabetic can make it even more difficult to manage.
  • Diabetes can make your gums more susceptible to infection because your body isn't operating to its full potential.

Sleep and Diabetes

If you're experiencing trouble sleeping, it can have debilitating effects on your metabolic health.

  • Diabetes is a metabolic disorder in which the body is not able to properly metabolize sugar, if your metabolism goes too off the rails it can lead to diabetes.
  • An unoptimized metabolism from a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and obesity which further risks diabetes.

How Can Balance Epigenetic Orthodontics Help Your Metabolism?

If you have questions about oral health, diabetes, or sleep disorders, call Dr. Buck at (425) 409-2086 or visit our contact page. Well versed in dental fields ranging from TMJ treatments, Epigenetic science, and orthodontics, Dr. Buck has decades of experience in dentistry and stresses the importance of beginning treatment as soon as possible for optimal results. 

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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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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!​