Dr. Pick, a native Iowan, graduated from Creighton University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree.
"Excess weight is definitely a factor in SDB (Sleep-Disordered Breathing) and OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea). Losing weight will help break the particularly insidious vicious cycle of fragmented sleep: SDB- stress- inflammation- fatigue- carbohydrate cravings." Gasp: Airway Health, The Hidden Path to Wellness
"Sleep apnea causes the body to go into a state of panic because breathing has stopped. Stress hormones are released and blood sugar drops, causing carbohydrate cravings." "Excess weight results in a vicious circle of more snoring and more sleep apnea in both adults and children." Excerpts from Gasp: Airway Health The Hidden Path to Wellness.
Due to the Govenor Reynold's mandate we will be closed and taking only emergency appointments until May 1, 2020. We will be answering texts, calls, and voicemails at (515)222-0505 if you have an emergency or any concerns or questions.
[03/26/20] Due to COVID-19, the owner of the building we are located in has chosen to close. We are unable to perform any services for the next 2 weeks. As of right now, we plan to reopen on April 6, 2020. Our office in Ida Grove will currently continue to see patients. If you have any questions or concerns please text us or give us a call at 515-222-0505. Hope everyone has a great day and stay healthy!
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Learn sleep habits of Tom Brady and sleep like a champ
“I firmly believe that sleep and recovery are critical aspects of an effective and holistic training program,” Brady has gone on record stating. “Proper sleep has helped me get to where I am today as an athlete and it is something that I continue to rely on every day.”
Brady goes to bed at 9 p.m. every night. That means that he’s getting at least nine or 10 hours of sleep a night. Brady states that he usually feels overstimulated after a day of practicing and watching game film, so he’s come up with a list of cognitive exercises that allow him to destress. These exercises have the added benefit of helping him wake up without an alarm, something that sleep scientists agree is optimal if you can manage it. That way, you’re always completing a sleep cycle and never waking up halfway through it.
Brady also keeps all the lights off in his bedroom, minimizing blue light and other sleep enemies that could be keeping him up. “I like it cold and dark like a bear,” Brady said in a recent interview with Parade Magazine.
Don't continue to struggle with poor sleep hygiene. Contact our office for details on how we can help you sleep like a champ on and off the field.
An estimated 18 million Americans are currently suffering from sleep apnea, and for some of those people, surgery may seem like the only option.
BUT in a technological age, there are multitudes of non surgical sleep apnea treatments available. If you’re suffering from sleep apnea and haven’t found a solution to your issues yet, contact our office for more information.
Douglas R Pick, DDS- (515) 222- 0505
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WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MAIN CAUSES OF CHRONIC FACIAL PAIN?
There are many potential causes of chronic facial pain, ranging from teeth grinding to a sinus infection. Toothaches and other dental issues such as periodontal disease are also a main cause. Other cases, however, aren’t as easy to diagnose. Sometimes, chronic facial pain results from a problem with facial muscles or the temporomandibular joint, which is located near the ear. The only way to properly diagnose the cause of your pain is to make an appointment with a facial pain management provider.
More than 15% of American adults suffer from chronic facial pain, such as jaw pain, headaches or earaches. When it comes to chronic facial pain, there’s never a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. Chronic facial pain is a symptom associated with a number of conditions, and diagnosing the exact cause of the problem can be exceedingly difficult. One of the best ways to receive the chronic facial pain treatment you need is to equip yourself with the knowledge to differentiate the cause of your pain.
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Check out this news clip of Dr. Pick's colleague and friend Dr. Roger Roubal talking about oral sleep therapy!
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Is your spouse complaining about your snoring?
Do you know your snoring disrupts more than just your spouses sleep? However, greater than one in four snorers have obstructive sleep apnea according to the VanCouver Breathing and Sleep Center.
Over 45 million American adults snore. Snoring affects your health, your weight, and your healing process. Be certain apnea is not the problem--contact your physician and get diagnosed.
If you suffer from chronic snoring and possibly sleep apnea, there are CPAP alternatives. Weight management, sleep body position assessment, and oral sleep appliances may be right for you.
Our number one priority is to improve the quality of your life. Our caring and dedicated team offers personalized and thorough treatment for TMJ pain, headache pain, sleep apnea and snoring using conservative non-surgical means. We strive to help you live
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