The recent buzzword that is being floated around the dental circles is “airway friendly.” What exactly does this mean? Because dentists are in the mouth all day long, we are skilled at being able to assess our patient’s risk of sleep disordered breathing. If we translate this to the term “airway friendly,” we are at the forefront of helping our patients to breathe better and live longer.
Sleep Disorder Breathing Solutions FOR BATTLE CREEK PATIENTS
Sleep disordered breathing is a very real issue that many Americans face. Our western diet has led to changes in the bone structures of the face over several generations that has resulted in becoming mouth breathers. The accumulated pollutants in our air, water, and soil have contributed to this. Our penchant for wanting fast food, “manufactured” food, and the abundance of everything about western civilization have led us to not chew hard foods, given us “lazy” tongues, and led to changes in the throat and breathing mechanisms that put us on a path to increased diseases.
Mouth breathers with defective swallowing mechanisms have no clue where those muscles should be and how or when they need to control their breathing, chewing, and swallowing.
We Are PHYSICIANS OF THE MOUTH
As dentists we have an obligation to be observant of our clients and begin to connect the dots for them to achieve the health that they desire. We are more than “tooth mechanics” – we are physicians of the mouth and our responsibility to our clients to share with them our observations, help them connect to the targets for the health that they aspire to, and collaborate with them to do everything in our power to help them attain it.
Contact the Open Airway & Breath Institute today, Dr. Robin Steely, DDS and our team are ready to help you find renewed energy and health. Together we’ll find the right solutions to help you address your overall well-being. We welcome patients from Battle Creek, Bedford Charter Township, Kalamazoo, Portage, Marshall, Richland, Holland, Grand Rapids, Hastings, Charlotte, Springfield, and Coldwater. Please contact us or call 269-968-8151, we look forward to working with you!