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Acid Reflux and GERD and your tongue

Acid Reflux and GERD and your tongue? Why do you need to know? Acid reflux and GERD can be made worse if your tongue doesn’t work right. The tongue is a pretty interesting muscle. For one thing, For one thing, it’s one of the few muscles that only is attached at one end. For another, it…

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Consequences of Poor Chewing in all ages

Consequences of Poor Chewing The knowledge in the world of dentistry is expanding. Dentistry now includes the study of myofunctional therapy. Dental hygienists around the world are learning about workings of the facial muscles. Myo is the suffix pertaining to muscles. This also gives myofunctional therapy an open direction which can be involved in many areas of…

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Chewing for health and the Benefits it has

Chewing for health and the Benefits In the coming months and years, the idea of chewing and learning about the mechanics of chewing will become all the rage. The physiological benefits of chewing have been understood for a while, however, the magnitude of the benefits in the context of epigenetics is a game changer. Many…

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What is the Snoring Complex and why should you care

What is the Snoring Complex and why should you care? The Snoring Complex is a complex of muscles that contribute to sleep-disruptive airway problems. Those problems could be snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, night terrors, swallowing, mispronunciations, dental cavities or periodontal disease, and really too many things to count.

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High Altitude and Sea Level breathing techniques

What’s High Altitude at Sea Level breathing? Why do you need to know?   High altitude breathing has been going on for years. Most people have heard about elite athletes traveling to the mountains to practice their sport, particularly track and field. Sometimes you’ll hear about football players or cyclists trying to do it. They’re…

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Athletes and breathing go well together

Athletes and breathing go well together   Athletes and breathing go well together because without proper breathing you can not perform at your peak performance. The more air you are able to breathe, the more you are going to be able to compete. No one thinks about breathing more than those who cannot breathe. Second…

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Sleep apnea and the costs your face with

Sleep Apnea and the Cost you are faced with. Sleep apnea can cost you a lot more than just your sleep. How much time have you personally spent on treating your sleep problem? Sleep apnea is a $$ industry, and like most medical treatments from CPAP to dental appliances, they’re only addressing the symptom, not the cause.…

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Is breathing and sleeping with fall allergies possible?

Is breathing and sleeping with fall allergies possible?   Is breathing and sleeping with fall allergies possible? Breathing and sleeping with allergies can make us breathe with our mouths open and increases the chances for snoring. The airway has many parts. Normal breathing starts with the nose. If it’s blocked with histamine-induced mucus from the…

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Tongue placement and TMJ

  Tongue placement and TMJ why you should care.   Tongue placement affects your TMJ. Having the tongue in the wrong place can cause a lifelong series of problems. Though that may or may not stop at the TMJ. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ), is a unique joint. It works like no other in the body.…

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Oh, My CPAP

Oh, my CPAP! Use of the CPAP is increasing in all age groups. Some people are thankful and grateful for their reverse vacuum cleaner, others not so much. A CPAP is a machine with a hose and a cone that fits over the nose that forces air into the nose. Because forced air escapes to…

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