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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

What causes an infant to rub eyes at night when sleeping?

Check bedroom: There may be something he's allergic to, such stuffed animals, quilt or pillow. ...Read more

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When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

When my baby turned 4 months a little red spot appeared on my babies cheek, will it ever go away?

Maybe: That depends on what it is and what it looks like. When you next visit your pediatrician, point it out and ask him/her. ...Read more

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8 month old baby fell out of crib to the floor (wood). Don't know how he hit the floor. He is now sleeping. Do you let him sleep or keep him up. See no signs of redness anyplace.

8 month old baby fell out of crib to the floor (wood). Don't know how he hit the floor. He is now sleeping. Do you let him sleep or keep him up. See no signs of redness anyplace.

Not : Not enough information to make a reasonable recommendation other than to contact your pediatricians office for assistance. If he was my child i would want him checked out for injuries to either his head or other body parts that might not be obvious to you. That was a large fall for a child that age. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm biting the side of my tongue/cheek in sleep?

What to do if i'm biting the side of my tongue/cheek in sleep?

Cheek biting: If there is a change in the moisture in the mouth the cheek can stick to the teeth and be pulled into the chewing surfaces. Also have you been evaluated for sleep apnea or night time grinding of your teeth (bruxism). You may be sucking the cheek(s) into the teeth at night or grinding side to side and catching the cheek between your teeth. Avoid alcohol containing mouth rinses before bed. ...Read more

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Asymmetrical face due to larger right cheek(I sleep on my right) Buccal fat also larger on my right cheek. What can be the cause? any solutions?thanks

Asymmetrical face due to larger right cheek(I sleep on my right) Buccal fat also larger on my right cheek. What can be the cause? any solutions?thanks

Asymmetric face: Everyone has facial asymmetries, however, if it is a new development, you should have your face evaluated. If the issue is strictly cosmetic, there are several options to help you improve your appearance. ...Read more

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Bit the inside of my cheek in my sleep and it won't heal, how to speed up healing?

May need to see dds: If does not heal by itself in a week or two, i would see a dentist to determine what is preventing the cheek from healing. ...Read more

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How to tell why i clench my jaw, grind my teeth, and bite my cheek while i sleep?

How to tell why i clench my jaw, grind my teeth, and bite my cheek while i sleep?

Clench jaw: Why you clench and grind is not always obvious. However, Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching) is very often a stress-related habit, but can also, be related to a bad bite. In addition, many people who brux at night also grind and/or clench during the day. You should discuss this with your dentist, or a dentist who treats bruxism, to discover why and to suggest treatment options. ...Read more

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How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

How do you stop cheek biting during sleep?

Dental block: Your dentist may be able to help you. Similar to folks who grind their teeth at night, a dental block may help alleviate your cheek chewing. Also, sometimes stress level reduction can help decrease nighttime gnawing. ...Read more

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I keep biting my tongue/cheek in my sleep?

Check with dentist: Tongue, cheek biting indicates problems of occlusion, the way teeth fit together during function such as eating and swallowing. It is the swallowing where teeth of opposing arch occluded against each other and where tongue and cheek biting may occur. Treatment included occlusal adjustment (selective grinding) and/or biteguard (in extreme case). ...Read more