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Sleep Apnea Increases Gestational Diabetes Risk

Obstructive sleep apnea in pregnant women may increase their risk of developing gestational diabetes. This pregnancy-related condition can cause high birth weight in babies and increase the mother’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

What Is Epigenetic Dentistry?

Epigenetic dentistry is a specialized form of dentistry that grows the jaw to its optimal size. Here’s how it can help patients.

Protecting Against COVID-19

Follow these helpful steps to help contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Most important: Wash those hands!

Bad Posture Can Worsen TMJ Symptoms

Poor posture can have an effect on the total body, including the temporomandibular joint. Learn more about treatment for poor posture and TMJD.

How the Sun Can Benefit Oral Health

Sunlight can provide vitamin D, which has benefits for oral health in the form of calcium production, prevention of infections and protection against gum disease. But too much sun can lead to burns, even on the mouth.

What Is Epigenetic Orthodontics?

Many patients have heard about a specialized form of orthodontics called epigenetic orthodontics. But what is it, and how does it differ from traditional orthodontics?

5 Signs a Child Needs Braces

Many parents wonder if their kids will need braces. Here are some signs to look out for while children are still young.

It’s Time to Spring Clean That Mouth!

With spring right around the corner, it’s time for that annual spring cleaning. Time to wash the curtains, clean the baseboards and get out all the dust and grime that has accumulated over the winter. But that doesn’t just apply to your house. For many of us, it may be time for a spring cleaning …

TREATING SLEEP APNEA WITHOUT CPAP

Sleep: It’s a precious commodity that we all need, but not all of us can get it. Whether it’s a busy lifestyle, a new baby or simply a racing mind that won’t stop even when the lights go out, there are many factors that make it difficult to get the recommended full eight hours of …

EMPTY NEST, FULL MOUTH (RECONSTRUCTION)

Fall is finally here, and for many of us that means the kids are back in school and the nest is once again empty. Once the initial sadness that your kids are gone again wears off, there’s a silver lining to their departure: me time. That’s right, you can finally put the focus back on …

SLEEP APNEA AND OPIOIDS

If you suffer from sleep apnea, insomnia or both, you could be at a higher risk for many other complications besides the two conditions. Sleep apnea has been linked to everything from hypertension to depression, which on their own are dangerous enough, but now a new study has linked the disorder to an elevated risk …

NON-SURGICAL FACE-LIFTS CAN SUBTRACT THE YEARS

Do you feel young, but look older than your years? Does your face appear hollowed, sunken or drawn despite your age? These can be very common symptoms of missing or crooked teeth. If you are missing teeth, have crooked teeth, or have broken or chipped teeth, you could be prematurely aging yourself, and it may …

TREATING SLEEP APNEA AND INSOMNIA TOGETHER

For the 22 million Americans with sleep apnea, getting a good night’s sleep is hard enough. For the roughly 30 percent of people who have both sleep apnea and the co-morbid condition insomnia, getting a good night’s sleep is nearly impossible. Known as COMISA (co-morbid insomnia and sleep apnea), the condition is marked by the …

VAPING NO SAFER THAN SMOKING

Swapping out bad habits for healthier habits is an excellent way to improve your health. Whether it’s taking the stairs instead of the elevator or replacing sugary drinks with water, the benefits to your body add up. But there’s one so-called healthy swap that may not be as healthy as you think it is. Vaping, …

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR JOINT DYSFUNCTION MAY RAISE GERD RISK

For patients with temporomandibular joint dysfunction, the pain that radiates throughout the upper body from the condition can be debilitating. From jaw stiffness and clenching to bruxism and broken teeth, the pain of temporomandibular joint dysfunction doesn’t just stay in the jaw. It can affect other areas of the body, too. In fact, many patients …