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How to Get Enormous Relief from TMJ Disorder with a DNA Appliance

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What is a DNA appliance?   These appliances are becoming increasingly popular within the dental community. However, a lot of patients wonder what makes this appliance so special. The Vivos appliance used by Think Better Life and numerous other dental practices can help to treat a plethora of dental conditions – from sleep apnea to temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ disorder) …

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Treat Nasal Congestion, Sleep Apnea, and More with This DNA Appliance

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Do you wake up in the morning feeling more tired than you were when you went to bed? Do you deal with stuffy sinuses that make it difficult to breathe? These are just a couple of the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They’re not just annoying – they can also be life-threatening. OSA can lead to and/or worsen conditions …

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15 Reasons Why Sleep Apnea Sufferers Loath Their CPAP Machines

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Sleep apnea has been getting a lot of press over the last few years – and for good reasons. Scientific studies have linked this condition to heart disease, weight gain, and even strokes. Researchers also report that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can affect nearly every system in the body. If left untreated, sleep apnea can literally kill a person. Thankfully, …

Is There A Specialty of Neuromuscular Dentistry? What Exactly is Neuromuscular Dentistry? What is Dental Sleep Medicine and How are They Connected?

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There is no specialty for TMJ disorders (TMD), Neuromuscular Dentistry, Orofacial Pain,  Implant Dentistry, Epigenetic Orthopedics, Airway Dentistry, Dental Sleep Medicine and several other complex areas of dentistry.  There are many extremely well trained dentists who have taken courses and training in each of these overlapping fields of dentistry. There is a questionable practice of trying to circumvent the American …

Dr Shapira Awarded Diplomate Status with American Board of Sleep and Breathing. Currently in Boston Learning Advance Pain Management at Harvard Medical School.

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I am pleased to announce that I am now a new Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep and Breathing. I am a long term Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Credentialed by the Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) and a Founding member of both the SDDS (Now AADSM) and Dosa , the Dental Organization for Sleep …

Dental Sleep Medicine: Comfortable CPAP Alternatives for Sleep Apnea: Sleep Apnea Treatment Testimonials.

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Sleep Apnea is a dangerous disorder with multiple medical problems associated with untreated Sleep Apnea. There are many methods used to treat sleep apnea. The standard medical treatment is CPAP or versions of CPAP called BiPAP and APAP. CPAP in any of it’s forms is very effective. Unfortunately, CPAP fails the majority of patients due to non-compliance, or minimal compliance. …


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PLEASE READ THIS ENTIRE BLOG ENTRY TO UNDERSTAND THE RELATIONSHIPS OF THESE DISORDERS. ALMOST ALL TREATMENT OF HEADACHES MUST CONSIDER THE MASTICATORY SYSTEM. A new study “Effect of CPAP treatment on residual depressive symptoms in patients with major depression and coexisting sleep apnea: Contribution of daytime sleepiness to residual depressive symptoms.” (see abstract below) suggests that treatment of sleep apnea …

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Chicago Head and Neck Pain. Chronic Pain Answers in Chicago.

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Finding answers to Head and Neck Pain, CranioFacial Pain and Orofacial pain in Chicago.  Dr Shapira has been treating chronic head and neck pain and related TMJ Disorders for 40 years. Chronic Head and Neck Pain is difficult and frequently disabling but sometimes the answers are easy with the right combination of treatment. To understand what goes wrong with treatment …

CHICAGO: ALF Appliance: An Orthopedic Option

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The ALF Appliance is an Orthopedic Growth Appliance that has a low profile in the mouth. They are utilized for Maxillary expansion, Treatment of TMJ Disorders, Finishing Physiologic Cases, Treating Snoring and Sleep Apnea and other issues. I used Crozat Appliances for years and the ALF or Advances Lightwire Functional Appliance is very similar. It is a deceptively simple appliance, …

Chicago Airway Treatment: DNA Appliance and mRNA Appliance

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  Epigenetic Orthodontics is the single most exciting advancement in dentistry today. The DNA Appliance is the work horse of Epigenetic Orthodontics and was developed by Dr David Singh based on NIH research. While we call it epigenetic orthodontics a more accurate name would be epigenetic orthopedics because it actually grows and reshapes and idealizes the bone rather than just ...