At Dynamic Dental Wellness we provide Airway Focused Dentistry. Dr. Sheri is a Diplomate with the Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and has invested in top technology and training to assist children and adults in their quest to improve their breathing, airway and sleep with her Holistic approach. She has published "Your Child and Sleep-Related Disordered Breathing" book. If you are a patient and interested in a copy, please ask one of Dynamic Dental Wellness staff members.
We focus on the structure of the mouth and how that impacts your breathing. We look for sleep-disordered breathing by looking for signs of mouth breathing, tooth wear, receding gum lines, lots of past dental work, reflux, the position of your tongue, and the condition of the soft tissue in your mouth are the clues for our Airway focused mouth doctor. The goal is to prevent sleep apnea, as that leads to bigger health issues with aging. If you already have sleep apnea, it’s time to stop it.
Signs and symptoms of these conditions can be obvious to you once they’re pointed out. They include:
If you notice that you’re having these symptoms, it’s time to consult with our Airway Focused Dentist at Dynamic Dental Wellness. If your partner tells you you’ve been snoring and waking them up during the night, that’s a red flag as well. Sometimes patients do not have much of any symptoms and their case can go undiagnosed but we have the tools and technology to detect this issue early on and provide effective treatment options
At Dynamic Dental Wellness, we strive to practice holistic wellness and comprehensive dentistry. Our clinical team will look for the oral signs of sleep-disordered breathing at every dental exam you have, to keep on top of things.
If you bring up symptoms or our staff finds them, we’ll assess the patterns of your breathing. Usually, sleep-disordered breathing is caused by the relaxation of the muscles in the throat. With sleep apnea, breathing is completely stopped by these muscles. However, there are conditions like Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS) that don’t stop breathing but do impair the normal breathing patterns.
Both conditions affect Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep. This is one of the most important parts of the sleep cycle. REM sleep is used for your brain to rejuvenate itself from the day. If this is disrupted nightly, it can lead to serious issues with your alertness during the day.
Dynamic Dental Wellness offers a holistic approach to airway dentistry. We offer many advanced therapies and treatments for Upper Airway Resistance, snoring and sleep apnea issues. We’re dedicated to offer you the solution you need. Call us today or request an appointment online to get started!