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Treatment for Lyme Disease Sleep Disorders

I sat down with Cindy Kennedy, FNP, of Cindy Kennedy’s Living with Lyme Disease to discuss Lyme disease and how to help patients get better sleep.

Airway Centric Dentistry

I had the chance to speak with Dr. Howard Farran, FNP, of Dentistry Uncensored with Howard Farran to discuss airway health and how it affects your sleep.

Muscle Medicine

28 How The Way You Breathe Could Be Harming You with Dr. Michael Gelb. Listen to this poidcast and learn all about breathing!

Poor sleep quality is an epidemic in America, with most people completely unaware how prevalent this issue is. I’m not talking about laying down for seven to eight hours each night and thinking you got enough sleep – I’m talking about the millions of people who have sleep-disordered breathing.

Typically caused by airway issues, sleep-disordered breathing prevents individuals from getting into the healing stage three of sleep. Without deep, complete sleep you can wake up feeling exhausted. The resulting fatigue is a well-known trigger for headaches.

There are several options for treatment including therapeutic botox, diagnostic blocks, physical therapy, and oral appliances among others.

Click the link in our bio for more.


#headache #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #dentistry #airwayforall #dentist #NYC #oralhealth #TMJ #OSA #sleepdisorder

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Some of the effects of air pollution on health are well documented -lung cancer, stroke, respiratory diseases, and a long etcetera- but for others there is less scientific evidence.

Such is the case of bone health: there are only a few studies and results are inconclusive. Now, a study in India led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), an institution supported by "la Caixa," has found an association between exposure to air pollution and poor bone health.

Click the link in our bio for more.


#drmichaelgelb #bonehealth #airpollution #osteoarthritis #osteoporosis #airwayforall

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Sleep is one of the most fundamental elements to good health. Enjoy my FREE! e-book filled with tips that will help you sleep better tonight. 🔗 Link in bio.

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #toothdecay #toothhealth #dentistry #airwaycentricdentistry #airwayforall #sleephealth

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About a third of each tooth is underneath your gums. That's why it's so important not only to care for your teeth, but your gums as well!

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #toothdecay #toothhealth #dentistry #airwaycentricdentistry #airwayforall #sleephealth

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We've heard it all - 🐑 Counting sheep 🥛 Warm milk 🏋️‍♂️ Working out

But we haven't heard YOURS!

How do you help yourself fall asleep at night?

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #sleeptight #sleepwell

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A little weekend humor 🤣

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #floss #dentist #NYC #airwaycentric

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A new Danish study shows that individuals who were exposed to a high level of air pollution during childhood are at greater risk of developing schizophrenia.

The findings are published in the scientific journal JAMA Network Open. “The study shows that the higher the level of air pollution, the higher the risk of schizophrenia,” said senior researcher Dr. Henriette Thisted Horsdal from Aarhus University. “For each 10 μg/m3 (concentration of air pollution per cubic metre) increase in the daily average, the risk of schizophrenia increases by approximately twenty per cent.” Click the link in our bio for more on the study.


#schizophrenia #airpollution #childrenshealth #newstudy #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #airwaycentric

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Making the face look thinner and longer with combination of Botox and Juvabite bite plate.
#juvabite #botox #facialtransformation #aesthetics @thegelbcenter @drthomasromo @prosomnussleeptechnologies

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The structure and function of your airway has an impact on every aspect of your life – from your early development, through your behavior and academic career during school, and to your adult achievements.

Your airway issues can cause forgetfulness, fatigue, and brain fog in middle age – even leading to dementia. Opting for an AirwayCentric® approach to your health is a way of looking after more than just your mouth and airway. It’s a chance to optimize your overall health, making sure you can rest and live your life to the fullest.

#airwayforall #airwaycentric #dentistry #airwaycentricdentistry #dentist #NYC #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb

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To regulate your internal clock and get better sleep, try sticking to the same sleep schedule regularly (yes, even on weekends!) This can help your body fall asleep more easily at night, and wake feeling more rested!

#sleepschedule #circadianrhythm #sleepwell #sleepdoctor #dentistry #oralhealth #sleeptips #sleeptight

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Mouth breathing in your child may be more noticeable when your child is asleep – or it may be a constant habit. Regardless, this form of breathing is bad news at night for developing brains. But what causes mouth breathing in the first place?

Click the link in our bio to find out.


#mouthbreathing #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #dentistry #airwayforall #airwaycentric

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"I went in constantly exhausted because of sleep apnea and after seeing Dr. Gelb I feel like a new person!" #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #sleepapnea #OSA #dentistry #dentistsofinstagram ...

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As our understanding of the multiple links between the mouth and the body has increased, our roles have expanded to include care of the patient’s whole health. One aspect of whole health care that can have an enormous life-changing and life-saving effect is to screen for sleep-disordered breathing.

Click the link in our bio to find out what questions your practice should be asking.


#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #sleepdisorder #sleepdisorderedbreathing #SBD #OSA #sleepapnea

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Dr. Howard Hindin and I formulated the AirwayCentric® way of thinking when we discovered the same patterns over and over in practice – our patients were feeling more rested and healthy after certain changes and treatments. We had discovered a central yet often forgotten focus of systemic health: the airway.

The AirwayCentric® approach helps healthcare practitioners and patients understand the impact of a narrowed airway – and also that you need to treat an airway sleep disorder before tackling Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), teeth grinding or clenching, bite and occlusion. It focuses on a multidisciplinary approach – a collaboration between doctor, dentist, orthodontist, and ENT at the very least. Even more excitingly, it’s never too late to take action. We’ve seen great improvements in all age groups – from toddlers to those in their tenth decade.

For more on the AirwayCentric approach, click the link in our bio.


#airwaycentric #airwayhealth #airwayforall #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #dentistry

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I recently had a new patient referred from an amazing physical therapist. He sensed that she had TMJ issues that would prevent resolution of her cervical spine complaints and fatigue.

She was wearing Invisalign aligners from one of the top orthodontists in New York City.

There were three important findings. First, she was clicking bilaterally with slipped discs in both right and left TMJs. That is on opening and closing there was painful clicking as the disc slipped in and out of place. This was also associated with a retruded or deep retrognathic bite with loss of facial height. Second, she had a small airway which can often result in fragmented, disturbed sleep and unrefreshing sleep as well as potential potential oxygen desaturation and obstructive sleep apnea.

Ideally the dentist does a thorough examination with CBCT imaging and identifies potential TMJ and sleep issues and informs the patient. In this case, I assumed the patient was treated with Invisalign without mention of any TMJ or airway problems. I had contacted the orthodontist twice with no response.

This puts the orthodontist in an awkward position and leaves us with 3 options.

Click the link in our bio to find out what the options were.


#TMJ #invisalign #sleepwell #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb

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If you want the best sleep of your life, download our free e-book now, where you'll get 9 tips for better sleep. Visit www.drmichaelgelb.com or click the link in our bio to download.

#sleepwell #bestsleepever #drmichaelgelb #airwaycentric #sleephealth #dentistsofinstagram #NYC #TMJ #OSA #TMD

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If you look up TMJ disorders online, you would quickly get the impression that the major cause of your jaw pain is having crooked teeth. Malocclusion is specifically a misalignment of your bite – where the teeth incorrectly meet when your jaws close. When your teeth fit together, your jaw is closed, and the ball joint of the lower jaw fits perfectly against the articular disk in the socket of the upper jaw.

But when you have an issue with your bite, the imbalance means that the ball joint doesn’t sit tidily in the upper jaw socket. Instead, there is a compression or small gap, affecting the articular disk. This slight slack between the jawbones also affects your masseter, pterygoid, and temporalis muscles, as they have to pick up the slack, stabilizing and holding your jaw in place.

It’s a subtle change, that you may not be aware of until the resulting symptoms begin: jaw pain, headache, clenching, and grinding.

Click the link in our bio for more.


#TMJ #TMD #jawpain #dentistry #airwaycentric #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #dentistsofinstagram

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What's your favorite healthy dinner?

#drgelb #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #NYC #dentistry #antiinflammatory #healthydiet

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Chronic inflammation occurs with various diseases, such as psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma. There is evidence that dietary choices may help manage the symptoms.

An anti-inflammatory diet favors fruits and vegetables, foods containing omega-3 fatty acids, whole grains, lean protein, healthful fats, and spices. It discourages or limits the consumption of processed foods, red meats, and alcohol.

Anti-inflammatory items to increase in your diet include turmeric (paired with black pepper), tomatoes, leafy greens, and salmon.

#antiinflammatorydiet #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #drgelb #NYC #inflammation #arthritis #asthma #mediterraneandiet

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Surface ultrasound measurement was able to identify both airway and nonairway parameters with moderate to good correlation with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis in the general population, according to meta-analysis results published in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

Link in bio.


#drmichaelgelb #OSA #sleepapnea #ultrasound #airwayforall #airwaydisorder #sleepdisorder #sleepwell #TMJ #dentist #NYC

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2% of the population does not need either Orthodontics or Dentofacial Orthodontics. These people have good facial skeletal structure and attractive teeth that function well. 98% of patients would improve their facial appearance with Dentofacial Orthodontics.

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #orthodontics #dentofacialorthodontics #airwayforall #airwaycentric #invisalign #dentistry

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Our Patient @amyedens had an amazing transformation and lost 65lb! She was featured in @shapemagazine, talking about her goals and how she was able to lose the weight.

Amy had Sleep Apnea treatment with us and now she is having ortho treatment to expand her palate and increase her Airway further.

We're so proud of you, Amy!

Click the link in our bio to read the story.


#drmichaelgelb #shapemagazine #newyearsresolution #airwaycentric #dentist #TMJ #sleepapnea #airwayforall

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It is my hope that greater awareness of sleep disorders and narrowed airways will lead to more patients being tested and diagnosed with Airway Centered Disorders and Sleep Disordered Breathing. Our medical colleagues and the public should understand that oral devices work and that bite changes can be prevented. In fact Mean Disease Alleviation is improved with oral devices vs CPAP due to greater compliance with the dental device.

In light of recent findings, we are offering all of our patients free morning aligners.

Contact our office to make an appointment. Link in bio. Patients only.

#thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #morningaligners #retainer #invisalign #sleepdisorderedbretathing #sleepdisorder #OSA #sleepapnea #TMJ

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"The Gelb Center saved my life!! My life was terrible everyday because of pain and locking, I thought there was no one that could help me with my problem but after meeting with and going through a couple days of doing what Dr. Gelb suggested, it helped tremendously. All employees were nice and very easy to talk to. I was treated promptly and respectfully. Definitely worth the price!! Very pleasant experience, would recommend to anyone suffering with jaw pain." - Olivia

#thegelbcenter #TMJ #OSA #dentistsofinstagram #drmichaelgelb #jawpainrelief

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The problem with so many anti-aging products available today is that they only address the symptoms of aging. For example, a facelift works by pulling the skin taut and reducing the visibility of wrinkles. But, it doesn’t help what caused the wrinkles in the first place. It’s simply a bandaid at best and ignores the underlying causes of aging.

I know we can do better than that.

When it comes to aging, I always recommend solutions that offer real results through addressing the underlying issues. So many “anti-aging solutions” out there are superficial and in many cases they actually damage your skin and face, which doesn’t help you in the long run. As you age, your body needs all the support it can get in reversing and slowing it’s natural processes.

This is why the The Juvabite System is so effective in anti-aging. The Juvabite is a non-surgical, removable oral appliance system with injectable fillers that restore the shape of your mouth so you can breathe better.

Juvabite helps brighten your face and tighten your skin, but not with some skin tightening procedure that doesn’t look natural or will eventually wear off. Juvabite is impressive because it’s a collaboration between an aesthetically-focused physician and an airway-focused dentist to address the root cause of your dulling skin, deepening wrinkles, and sagging face.

#juvabite #antiaging #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #facialmorph #changeovertime #sleepwell #OSA #TMJ

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Newborns sleep a total of 14 to 17 hours a day on an irregular schedule with periods of one to three hours spent awake.

#sleepfacts #dentistry #dentistsofinstagram #drmichaelgelb #sleepwell #sleepbetter

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Dentofacial orthopedics involves the guidance of facial growth and development, which occurs largely during childhood. Dentofacial orthopedics is the process of normalizing the growth of a patient’s bone structure and repairing any imbalances of the face and jaws. This process often involves a two-phase treatment and often begins when the patient is around 3 or 4 years old.

Dentofacial orthodontics refers to changes in the relative position of the upper or lower jaws in the face. This requires a growing patient (usually children) and special appliances that can affect growing skeletal bone.

Technically speaking, dentofacial orthodontics is the dental specialty that includes the diagnosis, prevention, interception, and correction of malocclusion, as well as neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities of the developing or mature facial structures.

#dentofacialorthodontics #dentistry #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #orthodontics #braces ##invisalign

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Complete Health Dentistry (CHD) and Wellness require four pillars which include excellent diet, adequate aerobic exercise, restorative sleep with an open airway, and a positive mental attitude.

Optimal health and wellness can be achieved by lowering inflammation; getting ideal nutrients and supplements into our bodies, while ridding our systems of infections and toxins.

Click the link in our bio for more info.


#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #completehealthdentistry #airwaycentric #dentistsofinstagram #healthyliving #fxmed #functionalmedicine

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Temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD) occur in a very important and frequently used part of your body. Your temporomandibular joints are like a pair of hinges, connecting your lower jaw to the temporal bone in front of the ear. They enable you to raise and lower your bottom jaw and also move it forward, back and to the side – working alongside facial muscles and bones.

Because your jaw is made up of two sets of bone interacting with each other, it has a special cushion to stop your lower jaw and temporal bone from wearing away. The temporomandibular joint incorporates this cushion, called the articular disc, which is made out of elastic fibrocartilage. But when something goes wrong with one or both of your articular disks it can cause clicking or tightness – telltale signs of TMD.

Click the link in our bio to find out what the true cause of your irritating jaw pain could be.


#tmj #tmd #tmjdisorder #dentistry #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #jawpain #airwaycentric

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While waking up mid-slumber once in a while isn't totally uncommon, if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night on a regular basis, it could be a sign of something worse like: ➡️ Sleep apnea
➡️ Anxiety or depression
➡️ Insomnia

If you wake in the middle of the night often, and not due to being too hot or having to use the restroom, a visit to the office might be a good idea.

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #sleepapnea #OSA #insomnia #insomniac #sleepbetter

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The Gelb Center of New York offers integrated medical treatment including pain management for head pain, neck pain, TMJ, facial & neck pain, and jaw pain and other dysfunctions including headaches, snoring, and sleep apnea. By integrating science, medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic therapy, nutrition, biofeedback, pain management/pain medication, applied kinesiology, and cranial therapy in our treatments.

#drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #NYC #dentistry #airwaycentricdentistry ##tmjtreatment #OSA #sleepapnea

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E-cigarette use significantly increases a person's risk of developing chronic lung diseases like asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, according to new UC San Francisco research, the first longitudinal study linking e-cigarettes to respiratory illness in a sample representative of the entire U.S. adult population.

The study also found that people who used e-cigarettes and also smoked tobacco -- by far the most common pattern among adult e-cigarette users -- were at an even higher risk of developing chronic lung disease than those who used either product alone.

Click the link in our bio to read more of the findings.


#ecigarettes #vaping #stopvaping #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #NYC #lunghealth

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Compromised airways can be expressed as mouth breathing, snoring and sleep apnea as early as in the first year of life. As adults, narrowed airways can lead to intermittent hypoxia (low oxygen) and sleep fragmentation which can result in: ✔️ Systemic Inflammation
✔️ Oxidative Stress
✔️ Metabolic Dysregulation
✔️ Endothelial Dysfunction
✔️ Hypercoagulability

Sleep fragmentation and repeated arousals can also lead to neurocognitive deficits such as mild cognitive impairment, dementia, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, reduced psychomotor performance and decreased vigilance.

#thegelbcenter #airwaycentric #drmichaelgelb #NYC #dentistofinstagram #dentistry #airwayhealth

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Dental CT and cone beam CTs help your dentist in doing the following: ➡️ Providing accurate measurements, including shape and dimensions of your jaw – which is useful for dental implant surgery, and taking measurements for oral appliances. ➡️ Detecting lesions that may indicate serious disease. ➡️ Diagnosing airway sleep disorders. ➡️ Identifying the precise location of an infection in your tooth. ➡️ Evaluating your sinuses, nasal cavity, and nerve canal.

Click the link in our bio @thegelbcenter for more.

#thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb #CT #CBCT #xray #dentistsofinstagram #TMJ

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Breathing well is the key to wellness. A healthy, open airway can have a dramatic effect on one’s sleep, physical appearance, and overall well-being.

Become an airway advocate today. Link 🔗 in bio.


#airwayadvocate #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #dentist #dentistsofinstagram #airwaycentric #sleepwell #sleeptight

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"Dr. Gelb is by far the best TMJ [doctor] I have been to. Thanks to him and his appliances i am able to sleep and my grinding has cut down by 80%. Thank you Dr. Gelb, you have saved me from so much pain. also his staff is always very helpful and attentive. Thank you all." #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #TMJ #OSA #sleepdisorder #dentistry #dentistsofinstagram #airwaycentric #airwaycentricdentistry ...

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"My doctor was puzzled. He ordered blood tests, urine tests, an electrocardiogram—maybe, he thought, the trouble was heart disease; those night-time palpitations…" But, his heart was fine. His blood was fine. What was the problem?

He stopped breathing while he slept, and he's certainly not the only one.

Click the link in our bio to read more.


#OSA #sleepapnea #breatheeasy #sleepwell #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter

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Simple things such as sleeping with a pet can totally wreck your sleep without you realizing it. Take an inventory of your sleep space tonight and take note of anything that could be interrupting your sleep.

#sleepwell #sleephealth #airwaycentric #thegelbcenter #drmichaelgelb

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Not getting enough sleep or experiencing disrupted sleep is incredibly common. You may not even realize your sleep is affected for the most part. Your only signs of poor quality sleep could be low grade fatigue. Factors that reduce quality sleep include: ➡️ Decrease in oxygen due to airway restriction
➡️ Clenching your teeth
➡️ Moving around too much
➡️ Lack of stage three restorative sleep and OSA and UARS
➡️ A snoring partner
➡️ Sleeping with a pet
➡️ Not having a dark enough room
➡️ Exposure to too much blue light before bed

#sleep #sleephealth #sleepwell #drmichaelgelb #thegelbcenter #OSA #snoring #airwaycentric

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Do you want better sleep?

Dare I say the best sleep of your life?

Get my 9 tips on how. Link in bio.


#drmichaelgelb #sleepwell #thegelbcenter #sleeptight #sleephealth

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