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Drop the Pacifier

Thumb Sucking and Pacifiers – Ways to Wean  One of the many parenting choices new moms and dads struggle with is the decision to give their newborn a pacifier. Once a standard accessory of childhood, the pacifier – and by association, the habit of thumb sucking – has developed a critical reputation for causing oral […]

Do You Need a Sleep Appliance?

In the day-to-day hubbub and stresses of life, we all have mornings that find us feeling less rested than we’d like to be. Even if you went to bed at a reasonable hour, job or family worries weighing on your mind can keep you from getting that kind of restful and restorative sleep we all […]

Chew Your Way to Better Health

How many times this past week did you glance at your watch, realize you were late for something, grab a snack or meal on the run and wolf it down while hurrying to your next appointment? Although we can acknowledge that our society is too fast-paced and harried at times, the idea of eating on […]

Can Mouth Breathing Be Dangerous to Your Health?

The average person takes between 17,000 and 30,000 breaths in one day. That’s a lot of air traveling through your respiratory system! As long as air is traveling into your lungs, you might not be concerned about whether it’s flowing in through your mouth or your nose.  Breathing is breathing, right? Maybe not. Humans were […]

You probably don’t think too much about your tongue. It’s there when you need it – like, when you’re licking an ice cream cone – and tucked away when you’re not. Sometimes you might burn it on hot coffee or soup, but that’s probably the biggest trouble it can cause, right? Wrong. You might not […]

Does Diet Affect Your Child’s Facial Development?

If your dentist suggested that what you eat affects the health and development of your child’s teeth, you’d nod your head and agree.  After all, at this point, everyone is aware of how sugary snacks and drinks speed tooth decay and contribute to cavities and other dental woes, right? But, the effect our diet has […]

Fermented Foods Are Good For You!

Think about healthy foods and what comes to your mind?  Vegetables, maybe?  Lean proteins? How about sauerkraut and pickles? No? If you believe those options sound more like hotdog toppings than nutritious foods to add to your shopping list, think again. Fermented foods provide unique health benefits, are easy to add to your diet and […]

Are Sleep Issues Causing Your Headaches?

We all know that sleep plays a vital role in our day-to-day health and well-being.  During regular periods of shut-eye, our body repairs cells and regenerates itself. Adequate sleep cycles are related to both physical and mental health and supports brain function and emotional well-being. Lack of sleep can raise your risk of suffering from […]

Reduce Inflammation with Your Diet

It usually doesn’t take a professional nutritionist to point out the difference between the foods that we should be loading into our grocery carts on a regular basis and the ones we should pass on by. Think about foods that have been deemed “bad for you” and you’ll probably come up with a list that […]

How Your Smartphone May Be Hurting Your Neck

We are a nation of smartphone addicts. From email to social media to games to music, we now use our smartphones daily to complete various everyday tasks.  In fact nearly two-thirds of American adults own a smartphone, with many relying on it as their only internet-connected device. As a result, we have also become a […]