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Will Thumb Sucking Change my Child’s Looks

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Thumb sucking is a natural instinct for babies. Albeit an adorable habit, while they are babies, thumb sucking as a child ages quickly becomes a nagging habit for many parents. If thumb sucking continues into childhood, it significantly impacts the development of a child’s teeth and jaws, even changing their looks entirely, …

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How can Probiotics help Allergy Symptoms

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA A new review suggests that probiotics may be helpful to people who suffer from seasonal allergies. Probiotics are “good bacteria” found to have astonishing effects on our health. Researchers recently studied the results of more than 20 previous studies that linked an improvement in hay fever symptoms for people who took probiotics …

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What is an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA An orofacial myofunctional disorder does not just take a mouthful—no pun intended—to say. This family of disorders can have a negative impact on your oral health, and be detrimental to your overall health in the long run. It is important to identify and treat orofacial myofunctional disorders as soon as possible since …

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Breaking up with your Sugar Addiction

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA Let’s face it; sugar is addicting! In fact, many studies have concluded that sugar is actually more addicting than drugs such as heroin and cocaine. The more sugar that you consume, the more your body craves it. When we consume sugar, it sparks the production of dopamine – which is a reward …

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Keep your Mouth Clean with Peppermint Oil

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA While the use of essential oils has been around for hundreds of years, they have recently become a popular method, among the Western culture, for treating ailments ranging from colds, aches, and pains, to calming nerves and relaxation. Did you know that peppermint oil is actually helpful in maintaining a healthy mouth? …

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Not Sleeping Well? Tape your Mouth Shut

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA This may sound counterintuitive, or downright dangerous but it’s not. If you find that you are not sleeping well, are fatigued throughout the day, and have trouble focusing, you are probably a mouth breather. By taping your mouth shut at night, you are forcing yourself to breathe through your nose, which is …

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Pacifiers: Do We REALLY Need Them?

Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and Agoura Hills, CA As a new parent, the need to comfort our babies is our top priority. I know for myself as a first timer, we do not always know what to do right away, so we result to the quickest thing that is going to soothe our babies the fastest. That way our anxiety …

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Tongue Tie in Adults

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA If you have a tongue-tie, you probably have many questions that need answers. I am 45 years old and was told I have a tongue tie… what is the big deal since I have lived with it this long? What exactly Is a tongue-tie? How do I know if I have one? Isn’t all …

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How to Tell if my Child has TOT

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA No two people are alike. The same refers to instances of tethered oral tissue, also known as TOTs, which occurs when a tongue tie or lip tie exists. Living with tethered oral tissue can cause significant problems for a person that will not go away on their own. It is especially important to detect …

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I am a Recovering Addict. Now, What?

Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, CA Recovering from addiction is a tremendous step, yet you may be wondering what comes next. A visit to the dentist is a good place to start. Addiction has devastating effects on the body, including your mouth. Most drugs cause damage to teeth and gums that may lead to cavities, damaged teeth, gum disease, and …