Can Tooth Extractions Cause Sleep Apnea?

At least every few months, I see patients who tell me that after multiple teeth were removed, their health went downhill many months later. I also see many patients with very small mouths who have severe debilitating fatigue and brain fog. Not too surprisingly, they have had 4 to 8 or more extractions when younger.  Dental extractions […]

Why You Have Crooked Teeth: Interviews with Top Orthodontists

Most physicians and dentists don’t normally associate crooked teeth with the airway and breathing problems. However, without understanding what causes crooked teeth (malocclusion), you can’t truly understand why obstructive sleep apnea develops in the first place. Fortunately, more and more dentists and some physicians are beginning to appreciate the vital role that orthodontists play in […]

Podcast #18: 7 Ways Doctors Ruin Your Sleep

In this podcast, Kathy and I talk about 7 Ways Doctors Can Ruin Your Sleep: 1. How this one type of surgery can sometimes cause nasal congestion years later 2. Which dental treatments can create smaller airways 3. How modern orthodontics and jaw surgery can aggravate sleep problems 4. Why medical or surgical menopause can ruin your sleep 5. Find […]

Culinary Practices And The Modern Human Bite

Dr. Weston Price showed that cultures that change from native to modern, Western diets produce jaws with more dental crowding, crooked teeth and more cavities. Others have shown that softer foods and even bottle-feeding can also promote dental crowding. Smaller jaws can lead to smaller airways, leading to a number of health problems due to […]

Expert Interview: Dr. Raymond Silkman on Holistic Dentistry (Part II)

This month, we welcome back Dr. Raymond Silkman, who will finish his fascinating discussion on holistic dentistry. We continue with the following topics: – How modern orthodontics can ruin your sleep quality – How dental crowding can lead to nasal congestion – The real cause of TMJ (it’s not from grinding or clenching) – Why modern […]