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January 25, 2020

My kids were the reason I looked into the benefits of the Healthy Start appliance. My children were/are exhibiting some signs and symptoms of a condition that, if left unchecked, would open the door for such things as sleep apnea in adulthood. Sleep apnea and sleep related disorders have been brought to the forefront with many types of physicians, dentists included. A colleague that had just finished taking the Healthy Start course referred me to the website. While moving through their information, including participating in their certified continuing education, I started to see some of the signs and symptoms at home with my children.  Lo and behold, a noninvasive answer to many, if not all, signs and symptoms to a condition called Sleep Disordered Breathing.  Simply wearing an applia...

January 15, 2019

Almost all of the oral apnea deterring devices I’m familiar with attempt to pull a relaxed tongue away from the back of a subject’s throat. Their intent is to re-establish an airway. Most work by pulling the lower jaw forward unnaturally, with varying side-effects. We know the front of the tongue is anchored to the lower jaw, so as they pull the lower jaw forward, they are dragging the tongue along for the ride. A forward tongue means a much less obstructed airway. The device I’d like to introduce bypasses the lower jaw and goes directly for the tongue, it's called the AVEOtsd. You can obtain one of these devices from the company who originated the idea for $89. You can have two of these for $139. His and hers snoring solutions! How great is that! Then, in a strange twist, I found...

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