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 No Comments

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 […]