Articles

By: Richard Baxter DMD

Tongue-Tie Update: What Florida’s Dentists Need to Know About This Common Condition

“Sticking the tongue out is the least specific test for tongue mobility. That’s one reason why so many patients go undiagnosed.”... read more

21

Sep

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Why the Long Face? How the Modern World Changed Our Faces, Metabolism, & Breathing – & How to Fix It - YouTube

Panel discussion at AHS22.Moderator: James NestorPanelists: Siobhán Cooke, Ph.D.Mike Mew, BDS MSCScott Solomons, DDSKevin Boyd, DDS, M.Sc.Robert Lustig, M.D....... read more

07

Sep

By: Arielle Weg

Can You Overdose on Melatonin? New Study Shows Rising Number of Child Overdoses

Children’s overdoses on the supplement have increased 530% over the last decade.... read more

07

Sep

By: Dr Audrey Yoon

Palate widening with orthodontics reduces the size of adenoids and tonsils in children - YouTube

Video Abstract of Audrey Yoon et al. "Impact of rapid palatal expansion on the size of adenoids and tonsils in children." Sleep Medicine (2022). doi: 10.1016...... read more

21

Aug

By: K Sadasivam 1, K Patial, V K Vijayan, K Ravi

Anti-oxidant treatment in obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome - PubMed

Oral NAC administration appears to have a therapeutic potential in the treatment of OSAS. It is proposed that long-term treatment with NAC in patients with OSAS may reduce their dependency on continuous positive airway pressure therapy.... read more

20

Aug

By: Richard Baxter DDS

Why Does My Baby Cry So Much? Tongue-Ties, Lip-Ties, and Colic

New parents are tasked with figuring out how to care for their new baby with no user manual (well, there are books and Dr. Google, at least). Still, one of the most frustrating aspects of the infant stage is when babies cry for no apparent reason, wake up crying or screaming, or can’t seem to stop crying.... read more

06

Aug

By: Jessica D'Argenio Waller, MS, CNS, LDN

AAP now recommends breastfeeding beyond age 2 due to benefits for both baby and mother

In This Article Benefits of breastfeeding longer than 2 years Breastfeeding mothers need more support New 2022 AAP breastfeeding recommendations How to self-advocate for longer breastfeeding ... read more

15

Jul

By: Brittny Sciarra, RDH, BS, MAS™, COM® and Karese Laguerre, CRDH, MAS™

Integrating Myofunctional Therapy Training into Your Dental Practice with BROOM Screening - Spear Education

Conducting myofunctional therapy training for dental staff using the screening tool ‘BROOM', provides details about your patient's health. Before your...... read more

23

Jun

By: SIGNE DEAN

Here's How Long It Really Takes to Break a Habit, According to Science

From daily tooth-brushing to the 11am coffee, we all have dozens of habits that get us through our daily routine. Some are great - weekly gym visits are often encouraged - others not so much, like smoking a pack a day, or dialling the number of the pizza place way too often.... read more

06

Jun

By: Alexandra Benisek

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that happens when your breathing stops and starts while you slumber. If it goes untreated, it can cause loud snoring, daytime tiredness, or more serious problems like heart trouble or high blood pressure.... read more

17

May

By: Richard Baxter DMD

Are Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties Linked to Postpartum Depression?

Most mothers experience the “baby blues,” which affect around 70-80% of new mothers for around a few weeks and then resolve.... read more

28

Mar

By: Nicole Archambault Besson, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP

The Tongue Was Involved, But What Was the Trouble?

The search for the cause of a preschooler’s difficult behavior leads to a surprising discovery.... read more

11

Mar

By: Nehal Aggarwal

CDC and AAP Have Updated Their Guidelines for Developmental Milestones

This is the first update to the guidelines since 2005.... read more

23

Feb

By: Alyssa Hill

Palate (Palatal) Expanders: Types, Treatment Indicators & More

Palate expanders widen narrow palates in children. They are used to prevent future orthodontic issues.... read more

17

Feb

By: Richard Baxter, Lauren Hughes

Speech and Feeding Improvements in Children After Posterior Tongue-Tie Release: A Case Series

Ankyloglossia, commonly referred to as “tongue-tie,” has recently seen a surge in cases and awareness with a corresponding increase in diagnosis and treatment. The evidence linking tongue-tie release and breastfeeding improvement has been published previously. However, due to a lack of published evidence for children, many medical professionals still believe that a restricted tongue does not contribute to feeding or speech issues in older children.... read more

16

Feb