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The Twelve Suggestions

OK, I am not Moses, and this message is not Commandments from Mt. Sinai, but I am invested in a towering mountain of current knowledge that has converted my understanding of dentistry. I aspire to be a disciple of truth but must admit that truth is often the needle in the haystack, yet to be […]

Tired Blood

In the early days of TV, watching the Lawrence Welk show I remember one of those catchy commercials for the elixir of life and fountain of youth: the cure for” tired blood”, Geritol tonic. Taken 4 X day would give your blood a sure enough high since it was about 50 proof white lightening colored […]

Pillow Fight, A to ZZZZ

Believe it or not, your bed is a battle ground, but be glad the fight is on a mattress with pillows not up on “hacksaw ridge” strewn with rock and ruin and daytime nightmares. The battle going on at night for each of us is the tug of war going on between the parasympathetic and […]

Tired Teenagers – Beating Their Ever Present Opponent – Fatigue

Honest to (St.) Pete, Kids are too tired these days, I see it every day, yet the folks that can do something about it are sleeping through the alarm clock and need to wake up and smell the caffeine our kids use to keep going. I have blogged about sleep deprivation used by military interrogators […]

The Breath of Life

“And the Lord God breathed into his (Adam’s) nostrils the breath of life” Gen. 2:7 Notice “nostrils” (nose) not mouth, not lungs. We are made to breathe through our nose not mouth which is made for eating. Nasal breathing is essential for proper facial development and early mouth breathing at an early age changes facial […]

“The Nose Knows”

Having just returned from a Johns Hopkins/All Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Conference, I once again, had some measure of pride in my orthodontic profession’s contribution to the understanding of facial development that is now being medically accepted as significant to quality of life. The very things that have been such important orthodontic considerations for at […]

Indisputable Facts About Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is difficult enough to treat properly with the collaboration of knowledgeable doctors and dentists as teams so don’t have a fool for a patient treating yourself because of what you saw or read or hear.

Sleep Apnea Part 3

Using Sleep Study or Polysomnogram (PSG) results  to help diagnose

Sleep Apnea Part 2

Using dental devices to help with sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Part 1

Sleep Apnea, is this a serious health issue?