AirwayCentric® is a new way of thinking about your health and the condition of your mouth. While functional medicine and dentistry have a much needed individualized approach to health, practitioners often ignore the importance of an open airway, breathing properly – and the relation to sleep.
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.
Malocclusion is only one part of the puzzle of TMJ, and it’s important to recognise that the condition can have a number of interlinked causes.
Here are two examples of patients whose health I have improved using AirwayCentric® dentistry. I have alleviated their pain and improved their sleep – while enhancing their looks.
Juvabite is an alternative to surgery that treats the underlying facial changes caused by menopause and aging.
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.
Ever been woken by your alarm only to feel like you haven’t slept at all, with brain fog or a headache? What if I told you may have an airway sleep disorder (ASD) – like sleep apnea?
Sleeping disorders can play a big part in the development of Alzheimer’s, so it’s worthwhile exploring exactly why – and what you can do about it.
The sixth leading cause of death in the United States is Alzheimer’s disease. You likely know someone with, or have lost someone to this awful disease. As age expectancy rises, it can be a real concern whether you, or someone you love, is likely to develop Alzheimer’s.The good news is that scientists and doctors are working hard to research the cause – and find a cure. Additionally, there are a number of risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease which you can counteract through diet, exercise, and changes to the way you sleep.One of the risk factors may surprise you: gum disease.
The two words you never want to hear from your dentist’s lips: Gum disease. Gum disease symptoms include: Swollen or inflamed gums Bleeding gums Sensitive teeth Wobbly teeth Bad breath At your dental appointment, you agree to brushing and flossing more thoroughly, and using the mouthwash your dentist recommends. That’s that, right? But while gum…