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Tired of Being Tired

So, how did you feel when you woke up this morning? Ready to take on the world with energy and enthusiasm or dragging yourself out of bed begrudgingly and grumpy? How about mid-afternoon? Hard to concentrate through the mental fog? The last thing on your mind would be to exercise, just want to rest. Fatigue is a […]

Huffin’ and Puffin’ (I might blow my house down)

The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas are a great diagnostic test for most of us to prove once and for all time that we are too prone to stressful living and our body (with hands on hips) is scolding us. If it just weren’t for the crowds, traffic snarls, unreasonable delays and dumb mistakes, we […]

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 […]

The Top 20 Orthodontic Benefits For Your Children

Correct birth defects of the mouth- cleft lip and palate Prevent mouth deforming habits- thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, lip and nail biting Correct and prevent  accidents to teeth Correct sleep disturbance Breathing disorders- mouth breathing Air way restrictions- identifying tonsil and adenoid problems- age 3-5 Tooth protection form clenching and grinding habits Tooth protection for […]

Sleep Apnea Part 2

Using dental devices to help with sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Part 1

Sleep Apnea, is this a serious health issue?