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Snoring can be annoying, there’s no doubt. But when your kiddos snore, it’s pretty cute. It’s also pretty problematic when it comes to how their brain develops. The effects of habitual snoring on the brain can also impact your child’s behavior, causing significant problems in school, with peers and with…

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When your hair falls out, it grows back (in most cases!). If you have a cut on your finger, your skin heals itself. Even your digestive tract completely regenerates itself every few days. But regrowing a tooth? Impossible. Not anymore! A new study by scientists at Kyoto University and the…

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Kids outgrow habits and behaviors as part of the development process. Baby talk, thumb sucking, imaginary friends and stuffed animals are things that generally fade into our past as we grow into adolescence and adulthood. And while many of these behaviors do go by the wayside, one frequently sticks around.…

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Only men get sleep apnea. Only overweight people get sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is no big deal. Kids outgrow sleep apnea. Have you heard these statements about sleep apnea? We’ve listened to them all and then some, so we thought it would be a good time to write a blog…

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The American Dental Association states that if your gums are bleeding, it could be a sign of gingivitis or poor dental hygiene, and you should be sure to brush and floss at least twice a day to improve your symptoms. But a new study from the University of Washington suggests…

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Obstructive sleep apnea, a common type of sleep breathing disorder, is often the cause of ADHD-like behavioral issues in kids. It can often also cause mood disorders, learning problems and difficulty reaching adaptive milestones. But, while OSA is a common culprit, many physicians, therapists and parents often overlook it. Why?…

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COVID-19 has disrupted everyone’s life, including our work situations, seeing our friends and family, and how our kids go to school. But did you know that COVID-19 is also affecting the oral health of many individuals? Dentists worldwide report patients coming in with tooth damage, jaw pain and other oral…

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How much time have you spent thinking about the different kinds of bacteria in your mouth? Odds are, not much. But did you know the mouth contains more than 700 types of bacteria — both good and bad? Might be worth giving it some thought after all! These different bacteria…

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Fall in Texas means football, chili, not-so-chilly temps, and lots of sneezing for many people. It’s the time of year that ragweed pollen runs rampant, so you’re probably chalking those sneezes, coughs and sniffles up to allergic rhinitis (also known as “the crud” or allergies). But what if it is…

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If your child or teen is struggling to stay awake, having trouble concentrating on homework, falling behind in school, is smaller than their peers, experiencing mood swings or still wetting the bed well beyond potty training, you may be at your wit’s end to find the cause — and the…