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Dental Insurance and Your Health

I would be retired today if I had a dollar for every time a patient asked me if their insurance was going to cover something.  If it is not covered, I don’t want it. Whatever it was that I was recommending. Why does my medical insurance not cover it if I need it?...

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Where’s Your Tongue?

Has anyone ever asked you that question?  Most people look at me when I ask this question, pull their heads back, and say in my mouth? Have you ever really given much thought to your tongue? What is its function really, or where is the tongue resting in your mouth...

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Its All A Bunch of Hocus Pocus

What does hocus pocus mean? It’s a metaphor for nonsense or sham used especially to cloak deception. The main messages expressed are that you're never too old to believe in the impossible and that good always conquers evil. Though not the most unique messages Where...

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Myo Brace

Last week we talked about Myo Munchee, which is an appliance that you can purchase yourself online to help build stronger muscles.  Myofunctional difficulties start in early childhood. If babies cannot feed properly, they are often incapable of swallowing correctly...

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Myo Munchee

So what is a Myo Munchee, and why would your child need one? As a mom, a dental hygienist, and a myofunctional therapist, I have learned about this unique device that initiates natural chewing. I wish I had this when my daughter was 2. Chewing is essential for the...

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What is an airway dentist?

Airway dentistry is a new and growing field that’s focused on the structure of the mouth and how that impacts your breathing. They look for sleep-disordered breathing by looking for signs of mouth breathing when you’re sleeping. Things like tooth wear, the position...