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Superfoods That Help Prevent Cavities

It is well known that one of the main factors that encourages tooth decay is sugar. Many people try to limit their intake of sugar, but did you know many carbohydrates that we snack on can also raise your risk of developing a cavity? Certain types of carbohydrates can...

8 Tips to Keep Your Mouth Healthy

Follow these tips to keep your mouth healthy! 1. Brush at least 3x per day, preferably after breakfast, after lunch and after dinner. If you are unable to brush, drink water to naturally cleanse the food from your mouth. This can help prevent cavities.  2. A...

Diabetes & Snoring

Snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) are very commonly associated with insulin resistance of adult onset diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease from consuming too much high fructose corn sugar. OSA increases our “fight or flight” reaction or puts it into a...

Anxiety and Sleep

Sudden nighttime awakenings are often associated with generalized anxiety, panic disorders, PTSD, social fears and compulsive-obsessive disorders. Treatment that helps with sleep will also lessen symptoms that happen with these things. Anxiety is an intense fear or...

A Little Snoring and High Blood Pressure

Research has consistently supported a link between Obstructive Sleep Apnea (snoring) and high blood pressure. People with mild to moderate sleep apnea are 2 to 3 times more likely to have or to develop high blood pressure. This is also true in children. This higher...

Acid Reflux Disease and Your Oral Cavity

Dr. Anthony Butchert For those that live with acid reflux disease they are all too familiar with the painful burning sensation that occurs when stomach contents come back up into the esophagus. Acid reflux disease otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease...

Fatigue

Fatigue is a loss of energy, but does not have weakness of strength. It is increased by lack of good sleep. People who have had an overnight sleep study and been diagnosis with no or low sleep apnea may still experience fatigue. It is not helped with coffee. Then you...

Breathing and Braces

If you have crowded teeth, you have an airway problem. Where does the tongue live? It lives inside the teeth. With crowded teeth the tongue has less room. The only direction that the tongue volume has to go is back toward the throat, which is the airway reducing its...

Breathing & Posture

What really controls our posture? Forward neck position shrinks airflow. (too many pillows while sleeping)Forward rolled shoulders decreases lung capacity. What came first the chicken or the egg? If our posture is our natural positioning 100% of the time, what could...

Sleep and Pain

Pain interferes with sleep. Pain can be acute or chronic condition connected to physical stimulation and emotional experience. Acute or short term pain affects falling asleep, awakening, quality of sleep, and the renewing of brain function. Long term effects of...

 

 

 

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