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04. 09. 2018

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Drowsy Driving

Approximately 1 in 25 adults aged 18 years or older report that they have fallen asleep while driving at least once in the previous 30 days.  Being sleep deprived is potentially more dangerous than drunk driving. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100,000 police-reported accidents are related to driver fatigue annually. Drowsy driving…

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04. 05. 2018

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Eating Early or Skipping Dinner to Fight Body Fat

It has now been proven that meal-timing strategies can increase fat/protein burning and reduce hunger. By eating the last meal of the day midafternoon and then undergoing an 18-hour fasting cycle, appetite levels are evened out and maximal fat is burned.  Because the body works off of an internal clock, metabolism functions at its maximum…

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03. 26. 2018

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Musculoskeletal Pain

For those doctors out there – you know that you never take your own advice.  Maybe the following article can help to shed some light on an ongoing epidemic in dental practices nationwide. For dental professionals, the majority of the visualization field is extremely demanding on posture. Because dentists are constantly leaning over their patients,…

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03. 26. 2018

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Effects of Poor Sleep

According to the following article, 80% of Sleep Apnea cases are undiagnosed.  On average, an employee suffering from a sleep disorder can cost a company (on average) up to 8 days in lost productivity.  Not to mention the risk factor connected to employing an impaired person.  People suffering from sleep deprivation are impaired within a…

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03. 22. 2018

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Stem Cells & TMJ

A recent study done at Columbia College of Dental Medicine states that certain stem cells can stimulate healing, create new cartilage and repair damaged joints. Stem cells have the ability to tighten ligaments in the body, such as the TMJ ligaments, and can regenerate TMJ cartilage.  The TMJ has several ligaments including the sphenomandibular, stylomandibular…

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The contents of this website, such as text, graphics, images, and other materials are for informational purposes only. While there are many commonalities among multiple TMD and sleep apnea cases, each patient is unique. Information on this website should be used to educate the reader about what they should discuss with their doctor if they are suffering from the listed symptoms. The information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Seek the advice of your physician or you may call our office with any questions you may have regarding TMD or sleep apnea. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


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