Helping a Child with Down Syndrome Thrive [Video]

March 19, 2019 Dr. Jill Ombrello

The information every parent needs to know related to airway, breathing, sleep, speech, and growth and development First off, if anyone has a suggestion for a better title, please let me know.  I’m an expert in growth and development ...

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Year-End Letter from Dr. Jill Ombrello

December 21, 2018 Dr. Jill Ombrello

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To Our Dear Patient Families, The holidays can be a full and busy time for us all.  It is filled with an abundance of good cheer and celebration, giving and gratitude, reflection and tradition, and a shocking amount of toothaches ;) ...

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Bedwetting: The Too-Often Undiagnosed Cause & Simple Cure

September 13, 2018 Dr. Jill Ombrello


Bedwetting beyond 2-3 yo (or sometimes known as "nocturnal enuresis" or "incontinence") can feel like a shameful secret or defeating challenge for both the parent and child.  Most often, parents are unaware that this is an issue that ...

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An Underappreciated Key to College Success: Sleep

August 13, 2018 Jane Brody

Sleep, Adult Sleep Issues

Attention all you happy high school graduates about to go off to college, as well as the many others returning for another year of higher education. Grandsons Stefan and Tomas, that includes you....

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Sleep Apnea:  8 Things That Make It Worse

IT'S ESTIMATED THAT more than 18 million adults in the U.S. have obstructive sleep apnea, according to the National Sleep Foundation, and for the majority who suffer from the most common form of sleep-disordered breathing, it goes ...

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How to get rid of bad breath: Seven ways to eradicate the smell

Dentist, Preventive Health, Wellness, Dental

Bad breath is a problem many of us have experienced once. However, we often don’t notice until other people start leaning away from us. Try these seven tips to eradicate your bad breath....

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Are Elementary Age Children as Sleep Deprived as Teens?

June 15, 2018 Joseph Buckhalt, Ph.D

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Sleep

Recommendations for how much sleep children of different ages should get are based on a consensus of professional judgement.  Age groupings are essentially arbitrary, and for each age group, there is a range of hours, reflecting that ...

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When Should a Child’s Tonsils Come Out?

June 11, 2018 Kevin Joy

Pediatric Sleep Issues, Preventive Health, Pediatric Allergies, Pediatric Dental, Dental

A Michigan Medicine pediatric specialist explains what tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy entails, from examination to recovery....

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ED physicians not confident treating dental trauma

Dental trauma requires prompt treatment to save teeth, yet 20% of emergency department (ED) physicians are not confident treating dental emergencies in children, according to a new study published in Pediatric Emergency Care....

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Oral health and primary care: an important, intuitive combination for systemic health

Wellness, Dental, Periodontal Health

Oral health has an ongoing and significant impact on various aspects of systemic health, and yet oral health and general health are perceived by many Americans as two distinct entities. This is reinforced by the American health care ...

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