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Pearls of Wisdom

    CPAP Machine versus Oral appliance: Which one is better?

    Many people suffer from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. A sleep disorder occurs when there is a blockage that prevents oxygen from moving through the nose and into the circulatory system. This blockage will occur while we are sleeping when our soft tissue relaxes and...

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    Can your Thyroid be affecting your dental health?

    More and more of the population are being diagnosed with thyroid disease. The two most common are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The role of the thyroid is to help in the production of many hormones. These hormones are needed to help all cells in the body work...

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    How do I know if I’m “tongue tied?”

    Most people think if they can stick there tongue out then they must not be tongue tied. Unfortunately that’s not always the case. It’s the range of motion and the function of the tongue that really matters. Many people go there entire life with a tongue tie. The good...

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    Digestion Starts in the Mouth

    Did you know that digestion starts in the mouth? From the moment you place food in the mouth and start chewing the digestive process starts. Many factors take place when this happens also called “mastication". The food gets broken down by the jaws, teeth, tongue and...

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    What to know about gum disease

    Many studies have shown that poor dental health leads to high blood pressure. When we have high blood pressure, our risks for a stroke or heart attack increases. The bacteria causes inflammation in the gums and gets into the blood stream. Other risk factors are...

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    Undiagnosed sleep disorders in children

    Some symptoms of sleep disorders and ADHD are similar… Public temper tantrums Unpredictable moods Quick to get angry and lose temper Waking up grumpy Waking up in the middle of the night Difficulties focusing and concentrating Misbehaving often If your child or a...

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    What causes bruxism?

    What causes Bruxism (grinding teeth)? Most times people are not aware that they grind their teeth. The reason most don’t know is because it usually is happening while asleep. Studies have shown that the grinding occurs when the airway is restricted. Many sleep studies...

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    The importance of Vitamin D

    Many of us are deficient in Vitamin D. The most common signs are… FatigueHair lossMuscle painDepression Slow healingFrequent illness Studies have shown links between Hashimoto’s disease and low vitamin D levels. Hashimoto's disease effects the thyroid and leads to...

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