Month: August 2018

How Do Breathing Issues Impact Children?

As children grow and change, they sometimes encounter issues with breathing. These problems can arise due to the growth and change of the oral tissues and the jaw. Over time, they may lead to an array of complications, such as sleep apnea and TMJ disorder. Fortunately, we can help children in Livonia, MI, with orthotropic… Read more »

Attention All Vegans: Getting Enough Calcium For Strong Teeth

You may ask yourself what to do when you know that you need calcium to build strong bones and strong teeth but you’re a vegan. The usual suggestions you hear about frequently include some form of dairy that is not part of your lifestyle. Of course, you can always rely in part on supplements but… Read more »

Does Your Child Have Problems At School?

Does your little one experience behavioral issues at school? If so, we know how distressing this can be. However, you may be surprised to learn that behavioral issues may be linked to poor sleep, which in turn could be linked to the development of your child’s oral tissues. We often help patients in Livonia, MI,… Read more »

Dental Checkup: Reasons Today Is A Lovely Day To Set One Up!

Today is an absolutely lovely day to set up a dental checkup with our Livonia, MI practice! If you hadn’t considered this when you got out of bed this morning, we think you might want to consider this as a goal to put on your list for the day. “But why schedule a visit today?”… Read more »

Why Can’t My Child Sleep Well?

Does your child often head to school feeling exhausted? Lack of sleep, or poor sleep, can impact performance at school, causing moodiness and even leading to behavioral issues. However, you may be surprised to learn that poor sleep can be linked to the development of your child’s oral tissues. Often, we can help children in… Read more »

Your Smile: 3 Things That Aren’t Normal Parts Of Aging

There are often times in your life when you convince yourself that something is happening simply because you’re getting older. In many cases, this is actually true! However, when it comes to the health of your smile, assuming things just begin falling apart and stop working quite as well just because you’re aging is not… Read more »

What Does Orthotropic Treatment Involve?

Often, serious health problems later in life, such as a sleep disorder, develop due to issues with formation of oral tissues in childhood. In order to correct these issues in childhood, we often turn to orthotropic treatment. What does orthotropic treatment involve?

You Keep Wondering: Is It Tooth Pain Or Not?

It’s important to recognize that when you feel pain in your mouth, it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re experiencing. You might think that you know which tooth hurts, so you press on it gently only to discover that you’ve got the wrong one! However, you know something doesn’t feel very good. Is… Read more »

Does Your Child Suffer From Teeth Grinding?

For children, brief periods of teeth grinding are not unusual. However, if this issue is persistent, and if your child also experiences issues with sleep (trouble waking, daytime drowsiness, sleepwalking or talking) then you may need to talk about orthotropic treatment. In today’s blog we’re answering questions about orthotropics for our patients in Livonia, MI.