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February 25, 2018

The third week after my double jaw surgery (maxillary and mandibular advancement) to treat my sleep apnea has been an eventful one.  I started back to work on my normal schedule as a periodontist, so healing is no longer my full time job.  Plus, I've been going to the...

February 11, 2018

So it's officially been two weeks since undergoing double jaw surgery to advance both my mandible and maxilla to improve my airway space to treat my sleep apnea.  My facial appearance is pretty normal at this point, as about 80% of the swelling has resolved, although m...

February 9, 2018

So it's been a week.  Gotta say I'm glad that week is over... 

Overall, there has been significant improvement in the amount of swelling, and the bruising is fading now with much more yellow in it than before.  My speech is still pretty difficult to understand and I can...

February 6, 2018

Much of the bruising has faded now to a light yellowing along the sides of the lower jaw and still extending down onto the chest.  

My husband and I took the chance to get away for a few hours and go the movies for a matinee.  It was fine to go out and about, but I...

February 1, 2018

Prepping my grill:  A week prior to surgery I had to go back to my orthodontist and turn in my old invisalign retainers for new ones.  These had cut-out areas for buttons which were going to help hold the upper splint into place and would also help to hold rubber bands...

November 25, 2017

Here's my top 10 go-to foods for to-go situations:

1.  Avacadoes.  You will need access to a knife to open it, but otherwise this is a simple portable food that is high in good fats.  Add some sea salt, yummm!  Even better - add to sardines!

2.  Canned Sea...

January 17, 2017

I love a good quiche, but being low carb and gluten-free makes indulging in this classic brunch dish more complicated.  My husband Tuan fixed this problem by making a quiche without a traditional crust but using cheese instead and it turned out great.  

Ingred...

October 19, 2016

We don't do pancakes in our house - our 3 year olds will be the first to tell you that regular pancakes have "too much sugar" and need to be "gluten free".  But there is something very satisfying about traditional breakfast foods, so my husband Tuan has created this ke...

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About Dr. Sarah

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As a periodontist, I went to 3 extra years of training after dental school to specialize in treating periodintitis, a condition affecting the bone and gums around teeth.  I learned so much about disease and surgery, but suprisingly little about nutrition and health, and how best to support your body as you recover from surgery.  Due to my own personal journey through IBS and major back surgeries, I have since become slightly obsessed about these topics, listening to literally thousands hours of health podcasts, going to health conferences, and reading many books on the topic.  I have found that many of my patients are also starving for this information, but don't know where to start.  I hope this can be the place!

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