Articles

By: Zia Sherrell

What to know about lip flips

A lip flip is a relatively new cosmetic procedure that reportedly gives a person fuller lips with one quick and straightforward treatment. People also refer to it as a lip injection. A lip flip involves injecting the neurotoxin Botox into the upper lip.... read more

19

Dec

By: Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D.

Sleep deprivation: A cause of high blood pressure?

Is it true that sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure? ... read more

16

Dec

By: Nature

Young people’s mental health is finally getting the attention it needs

The COVID-19 pandemic, a UNICEF report and a review of the latest research all highlight the urgent need for better prevention and treatment of youth anxiety and depression.... read more

02

Dec

By: Danielle Pacheco

Children and Sleep

An introduction to the importance of sleep in children and how to help them sleep better... read more

20

Nov

By: Emily Cronkleton

What Is the Buteyko Breathing Technique?

A Ukrainian doctor, Konstantin Buteyko, created the Buteyko breathing technique (BBT) in the 1950s. This therapeutic breathing method uses breath retention exercises to control the speed and volume of your breath. This helps you to learn to breathe more slowly, calmly, and effectively.... read more

10

Nov

By: Katherine Reynolds Lewis

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: The Hidden Sleep Problem Linked With ADHD and Even Orthodontics

If your kid still wakes up in the middle of the night or is irritable during the day, they may have an underlying breathing issue. Treatment can help them get the rest they need.... read more

22

Oct

By: Danielle Pacheco

Lack of Sleep and Diabetes

Diabetes affects more than 30 million people1 in the U.S. and is the seventh leading cause of death2. The most common form of diabetes, type 2 diabetes3, is a chronic disease that develops due to insulin resistance.... read more

13

Oct

By: Adda Bjarnadottir

11 Benefits of Breastfeeding for Both Mom and Baby

If you’ve been considering not breastfeeding your new baby, you’re probably inundated with information. It’s a personal decision only you can make, but the benefits are seemingly endless... read more

26

Sep

By: Danielle Dresden

What is silent reflux and what can I do about it?

Silent reflux is a condition in which stomach acid causes throat discomfort, especially behind the breastbone in the middle of the trunk.... read more

19

Sep

By: Jacquelyn Cafasso

Mouth Breathing: Symptoms, Complications, and Treatments

Breathing provides your body with the oxygen it needs to survive. It also allows you to release carbon dioxide and waste.... read more

17

Sep

By: Shirley Gutkowski

How mouth taping can be key to achieving healthy nasal breathing

Shirley Gutkowski explains why nose breathing is pretty important. Don't be shy about suggesting taping the mouth to help someone achieve healthy breathing.... read more

12

Sep

By: Shirley Gutkowski

The airways in our pediatric patients

Shirley Gutkowski, RDH, shares the story of two pediatric patients who visited an oral-systemic dental practice. One patient received a fluoride varnish application, while the other’s misbehavior and oral health led to a suspicion of obstructive sleep apnea and several referrals.... read more

09

Sep

By: Licia Coceani Paskay

Chewing, Biting, Clenching, Bruxing and Oral Health

Studies published in the last decade suggest that chewing (or mastication) and other chewing-like activities such  as biting, clenching and bruxing, are involved in regulating bone growth, development and maintenance, reducing stress, increasing attention, contributing to better cognition, stabilizing the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), flagging a possible obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), clearing the oral cavity and allowing the absorption of foods more efficiently.... read more

01

Sep

By: RDH magazine

Nonnutritive sucking: How pacifiers and thumb and finger sucking negatively affect babies’ teeth and mouths

Babies are born with the need and desire to suck. However, nonnutritive sucking with pacifiers and digits can have harmful effects including malocclusion, orofacial abnormalities, and myofunctional disorders.... read more

01

Sep

By: Danielle Pacheco

ADHD and Sleep

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder1 (ADHD) is a disorder that begins in childhood and encompasses symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. These symptoms interfere with functioning at school, at work, and in social situations. ADHD is present in approximately 5% of children2, and it is more common in boys. For a majority of people the disorder continues into adulthood, though careful managing can greatly improve quality of life for people with ADHD.... read more

16

Aug

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