Category: Blog posts
What are the Signs of Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)?
Disordered breathing is typically most pronounced during sleep, often making cases of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) go unnoticed and undiagnosed. Sleep-related breathing disorders are conditions of abnormal or difficult respiration during sleep. There are several types of sleep-related breathing disorders, ranging in severity. An extremely common early warning sign of sleep apnea or sleep-related disordered breathing […]
What’s the Problem with Mouth Breathing?
We can all agree that air is pretty important. Without it, we literally cannot survive. Well, how we take in that air is nearly as important as the air itself. How you breathe can affect teeth position, speech, sleep quality, energy levels, and even facial development. If you breathe through your mouth during the day, […]
The Relationship Between Calculus/Tartar Build-Up and Vitamin K2
Calcium build up, calculus, or tartar, occurs when the every day bacterial film on teeth picks up calcium and other mineral elements from saliva and food. The combination hardens on the tooth surface and needs to be removed by a dental hygienist, as it cannot be removed by regular brushing and flossing. While regular brushing […]
Remineralizing Teeth at Home
Think of remineralization as the tooth repair process. Your body works to repair and re-harden tooth enamel that has been damaged due to aging, diet, and lifestyle habits like acidic foods and dry mouth from mouth breathing. For years dentists have recommended fluoride treatments and products to assist the body in this process. As concern […]
Oral Health and Gut Health
It’s a no-brainer that gut health is important. The gastrointestinal system is the body’s way of taking in and distributing the nutrients it needs for survival. This “nutrient highway” consists of important organs like the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, and intestines. But, notice that this picture of the digestive tract starts at the mouth. That’s because […]