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How Sleep Breathing Disorders Affect the Brain

What is more personal than a person’s memories or thoughts? These parts of our brains represent our story and make up who we are. Anything that could jeopardize those reels of our lives is inherently dangerous to our identity and should be safeguarded against. Sleep breathing disorders such as sleep…

What Is LED Teeth Whitening?

Teeth whitening is a commonly used cosmetic procedure that grants people the opportunity to reenvision their smiles. One of the challenges to over-the-counter teeth whitening procedures is their timeline. For example, whitening strips may take several treatments before results can be noticeable. What is LED teeth whitening and how is…

Managing Childhood Sleep Apnea

Few things are scarier than the possibility of a child suffering from sleep apnea. Interruptions in breathing during sleep can affect a child’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development. Behavioral side effects can be particularly damaging for children even in the short term. Managing childhood sleep apnea can be very challenging for…

Relief for TMD Muscle Pain

TMD-induced muscle pain can become so distracting that it can begin to take control of sufferers’ lives. Chronic pain in the neck and shoulders, be it sharp or dull, can seep into unexpected parts of life. A dysfunctional temporomandibular joint can lead to daily discomfort and affect the way people…

How Does Sleep Apnea Affect the Brain?

It’s no secret that sleep apnea is dangerous. Sufferers stop breathing sporadically throughout the night while they’re asleep. This sporadic pause in oxygen intake and dispelling of carbon dioxide can have many detrimental effects on the body, all while a sleep apnea sufferer is fast asleep. The psychological side effects…

Effects of Mouth Breathing on Facial Growth
APRIL 22, 2020 Effects of Mouth Breathing on Facial Growth by Dr. Jennifer Wallace Breathing is an essential part of life. However, it’s such a natural part of life that most people don’t ever think about it. For instance, do you know whether your child breathes through their nose or...
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers Over Other Materials

Veneers are an excellent cosmetic option for people who want to renovate their smile with something bright and new. What makes one style of veneers better or worse than another? Dr. Wallace recommends porcelain veneers as the best option for her patients. What are the benefits of porcelain veneers over…

What Facial Symmetry Says About Oral Health

A face that isn’t symmetrical can be telling about a person’s oral health. When the face shows signs of asymmetry, it demonstrates to doctors that there may be some underlying dental concerns. Symmetry is more than vain physical preference it also has some functional implications. Facial symmetry is a sign…

Facial Growth and Remodeling Orthodontics

Childhood is marked by numerous milestones. As children grow up, we track their emotional, cognitive, and physical development to ensure they’re on pace with what our expectations are for someone at that age. A child’s dentist is often one of the most important people in recording their physical development milestones,…

6 Signs of Childhood Sleep Apnea

Snoring is considered a normal, non-threatening thing for adults and children to do from time to time. However, frequent snoring can also be a sign that someone is not getting enough air while they sleep and that their airway is obstructed. This threat is even more dangerous for children who…