Is Your Child a Mouth Breather? How to Tell, Why to Worry, & What To Do

By office on Tuesday, February, 18th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Mouth breathing is common in children. In fact, more than half of kids under 9 mouth breathe, studies show.  Sometimes it’s due to habits such as thumbsucking, pacifier use, or poor diet. Other familiar culprits include allergies and enlarged tonsils or adenoids. Often, it’s a combination of factors.  Whatever the cause, the effects are serious. […]

Why Younger Adults Need Sleep & Airway Assessments, Too

By office on Tuesday, February, 4th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Whether bragging about pulling an all-nighter before finals or hanging with friends into the wee hours binge-watching or club-hopping, younger adults tend to take pride in pushing the envelope when it comes to getting enough sleep. After all, they’re adults now, and “everyone” knows adults don’t need as much sleep as kids.    Actually, sleep […]

Joint Vibration Analysis: A Simple & Quick Way To Diagnose TMD

By office on Tuesday, January, 28th, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Biological dentistry takes a minimally invasive approach, where the best dentistry is the least dentistry. That’s why prevention is key – and also why it’s crucial to find the source of any disease or dysfunction as soon as possible. This is certainly true for dysfunction in the temporomandibular joints (TMJ), those all-important hinges that open […]

All About Airway: Tongue Edition

By office on Tuesday, January, 21st, 2020 in Airway No Comments

Breathing is something you don’t think about a lot until it’s hard to do. This is especially true if you or a loved one – especially a loved one you share a bedroom with – has airway issues.  But enduring the rattle of someone snoring next to you – or being regularly startled awake through […]

To Air is Human: To Breathe Freely, Divine

By office on Tuesday, November, 12th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

Originally posted at the Queen of Dental Hygiene. by Barbara Tritz, RDH, BS, MSB Breathing.  Why’s a dental hygienist writing about the airway!?  Again!  Because I want you to be healthy and live a life of wellness!  In my biological dental office, one of the most important, if not the most important thing we do, is evaluate your […]

All About Orthotics for TMJ/TMD: Frequently Asked Questions

By Dr. Taylor on Tuesday, October, 22nd, 2019 in Airway No Comments

By Rebecca Taylor, DDS Last week, we took at look at how orthotics can help bring relief from jaw joint dysfunction. Other benefits include Spinal and cranial stability. Reduced gum recession and tooth sensitivity. Increased lymph drainage in the head and neck.  Reduced neck, shoulder, and jaw tension and pain. More room in the mouth […]

Orthotic Treatment for TMD, or What to Expect When You’re Expecting…an Orthotic

By Dr. Taylor on Tuesday, October, 15th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

By Rebecca Taylor, DDS Many folks – including doctors – don’t realize what a huge role a person’s bite plays in musculoskeletal issues. Often, it’s a missing puzzle piece to other treatments such as chiropractic, osteopathy, physical therapy, or other body work.  Your jaw is connected to your head via the TMJ (temporomandibular joint). When […]

Sleep Apnea May Raise Your Risk of Anxiety & Depression 

By office on Monday, October, 7th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

Sleepless nights? We’ve all had them.  In the morning, you feel like the alarm went off 5 minutes after you closed your eyes. You know you’re getting out of the wrong side of the bed no matter what because you’ll be edgy and exhausted all day long.  But when you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), […]

How to Stop Mouth Breathing (& Improve Your Health in the Process)

By office on Tuesday, July, 30th, 2019 in Airway No Comments

The hazards of mouth breathing popped up in the news cycle recently, thanks to a celebrity performing some do-it-yourself Buteyko on Instagram. The post quickly went viral, probably because images of people with their mouths taped shut tend to be a little, well, startling. But while pictures of mouth-taping can provide the internet (and popstars) […]

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