Improving Health by Widening the Airway

By office on Thursday, December, 1st, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections No Comments

In his forthcoming book Six-foot Tiger, Three-foot Cage, biological dentist Dr. Felix Liao shows how a pinched airway can have serious, long-term effects on your overall health. The title describes the effect of a mouth too small to comfortably fit the tongue. The tongue is forced into the throat, where it “becomes a ‘tiger’ stressing […]


Why Oxygen?

By office on Wednesday, November, 16th, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections No Comments

You could go days without food or water. Maybe not comfortably. But you’d live. Not so with oxygen. Even just 3 minutes of deprivation starts killing brain cells. Your brain, in fact, is the biggest user of oxygen, consuming about 20% of the more than 400 liters of the stuff you inhale each and every […]


Sleep Apnea & Grinding Can Be a Thing of the Past – & You Can Thank the DNA Appliance for That!

By office on Wednesday, November, 2nd, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections 1 Comment

What do sleep apnea and tooth grinding (bruxing) have in common? They’re both signs that you’re not getting enough air. With apnea, you’re repeatedly choking and jolting awake – the body’s emergency response to a blocked airway. With bruxing, you’re often just trying to get your jaw into a position that lets you take in […]


Good Health Starts in the Mouth

By office on Tuesday, February, 2nd, 2016 in Oral-Systemic Connections, Periodontal Health No Comments

Most people don’t think much about their teeth and gums until something goes wrong. They see their dentist as a problem-fixer, a kind of mouth mechanic, not realizing that their oral health actually has an impact on their overall health and well-being. Holistic and biological dentistry emphasizes this connection – along with a conservative approach […]