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Allergies: More Than Just Annoying

In this video, learn how a chronic runny nose caused by childhood allergies could lead to misaligned teeth, sleep breathing disorders and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) issues.

Are Mercury Fillings Safe?

The safety of mercury in dental fillings has been the topic of considerable debate in recent years. Bill Dickerson, D.D.S. reviews European studies on the health effects of dental amalgam and the move towards using safer, longer-lasting, mercury-free composite resin fillings.

Don’t Blame Your Toothbrush

Contrary to popular belief, excessive toothbrush pressure may not be a major cause of damage to tooth enamel.

Effective Relief From Migraine Pain

Despite a number of products on the market designed to address the pain of migraines and other headaches, sufferers are finding greater, sustained relief through the help of specially trained dentists.

Electric Versus Manual Toothbrushes: What’s the Difference?

Recent research has not only identified the dental health advantages of electric toothbrushes over manual versions, it has also determined the specific type of electric toothbrush that is most effective in reducing plaque and gingivitis.

Headaches and Gum Chewing – Is There a Connection?

Excessive daily gum chewing by children and adolescents has been identified as a contributing factor in their development of chronic, migraine-type headaches. The prolonged chewing, researchers suggest, places added stress on the jaw muscles and Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), creating painful headaches.

How Your Gums Impact Your Health

In this video, Mark Duncan, D.D.S. discusses the influence your gum health has on your overall health.

Quiet, Comfortable Therapy for OSA

For those diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a new therapy offers an advanced treatment option. Based on a physiologic approach and using an innovative oral appliance, the therapy allows for adjustments as needed and is quieter and more comfortable than a traditional Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) device.

Untreated OSA: Know the Health Risks

Various research studies point to untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as a risk factor for a number of serious health issues. In this edition of LVI TV, Bill Dickerson, D.D.S. discusses the research findings and identifies a physiologic approach to treating OSA that is more comfortable for sufferers than traditional therapies.

What Does a Forward Head Posture Say About Your Bite?

Your body may compensate for an imbalance in the position of your jaws by moving your head forward. This posture creates additional pressure on your neck. Realigning the jaws through a neuromuscular dentistry approach relieves the headaches and neck, shoulder and back pain that are symptomatic of forward head postures.

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