A Holistic Approach to Oral Health: The Importance of Airway and Breathing
Do you suffer from teeth grinding, aches & pains, chiro adjustments not holding, CPAP intolerance, crowded teeth after braces come off, waking up tired, anxiety, depression, pot belly, double chin? If you answered yes to one or more of these symptoms, you might have a structurally impaired mouth or airway, which can lead to health problems throughout your body. The good news is that a holistic approach to oral health can transform your mouth into one that supports your overall wellbeing. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the importance of airway and breathing for a healthy mouth and body.
Our airway and breathing are crucial for good health, and a structurally impaired mouth can cause a choked airway and oxygen deficiency that wreaks havoc throughout the body. When we don’t get enough oxygen, our body’s natural rhythm gets disrupted, causing breathing difficulties, headaches, fatigue, digestive problems, and even depression and anxiety. That’s why it’s essential to identify and treat any airway or breathing problems, including snoring, sleep apnea, and mouth breathing.
Fortunately, a structurally impaired mouth or airway can be transformed into a holistic mouth that supports all components of good health, including airway, breathing, circulation, digestion, energy, and sleep. With the advent of epigenetic oral appliances, transforming your mouth into a holistic one is now possible for adults as well. These appliances work by gently repositioning the jaws and tongue to widen the airway, improve breathing, and reduce snoring and sleep apnea symptoms.
But oral appliances alone won’t solve all your airway and breathing problems. A holistic approach to oral health should also involve lifestyle changes, such as losing weight, avoiding alcohol and tobacco, healthy dietary practices, practicing good sleep hygiene, and reducing stress and anxiety. Exercise and physical therapy can also help improve breathing and circulation, leading to better overall health and reduced risk of chronic diseases.
Another common problem with a structurally impaired mouth is crowded teeth, which can occur even after orthodontic treatment. Crowded teeth can cause bite problems, tooth grinding, and even sleep apnea, as the tongue doesn’t have enough space to rest properly. A holistic approach to oral health can also involve orthodontic treatment, including non-extraction and non-surgical methods that focus on widening the arches and creating space for the teeth.
In conclusion, a structurally impaired mouth or airway can cause a range of health problems, from snoring and sleep apnea to anxiety and depression. But a holistic approach to oral health can transform your mouth into one that supports your overall wellbeing, including airway and breathing, circulation, digestion, energy, and sleep. This approach involves using epigenetic oral appliances, lifestyle changes, exercise, and orthodontic treatment to address any underlying problems and promote good health. So, if you’re experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned earlier, be sure to work with Dr. Carver and the team at Imagine Health for natural dentistry and holistic oral health to get the care you need.