Dr. Gena Schultheis and associates provide airway dentistry in Dunkirk, Maryland, to help you breathe easily and improve your overall health and quality of life. Your ability to breath impacts many aspects of your day-to-day life and your health, and we are committed to helping you enjoy good health for a lifetime. Call Calvert Smiles today at 410-257-7200 to schedule your consultation with our dentists and learn more about the benefits of airway dentistry!

A Natural “Biohack”

Do you want to be the very best version of yourself in both mind and body? Our dentists and team believe in using science and biology to take control of our health and upgrade it naturally so that we can lead lives of optimal physicality, energy and comfort.

Airway dentistry is a natural “biohack” that can unlock a longer and healthier life, more creativity, and less disease. It can also provide the ultimate in anti-aging treatment, including better skin, a more muscular physique, and more physical energy and vigor. Breathe well and feel great again with airway dentistry!

What Can Airway Dentistry Help With?

Airway dentistry includes a number of treatments designed to help you breathe easily and manage any breathing-related disorders that may be affecting you. The most common types of airway disorders are sleep-disordered breathing conditions, such as sleep apnea and snoring. These disorders are characterized by abnormal respiratory patterns and insufficient oxygen intake while asleep. These conditions cause disruptions to your sleeping patterns over long periods of times, which causes you to feel tired and exhausted and puts stress on your nervous system and major organs.

Airway dentistry can also be useful in relieving symptoms of some chronic diseases and neurological disorders, such as heart disease, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and more. This is because airway dentistry allows patients to breathe better and sleep more soundly throughout the night, which can take strain off of the body and allow it to relax and feel revived in several other ways.

Why Is Good Sleep Needed?

Healthy sleep is essential for your health, safety and ability to function normally. Your body needs sleep just as much as it needs air and food, and if you are not getting enough sleep you will not be able to function properly, and your overall health will be negatively impacted. Problems which sleep deprivation contributes to include:

  • Issues with the nervous system and immune system
  • Issues with the respiratory system
  • Issues with the digestive system
  • Hormone production
  • Weight gain
  • Impaired memory and difficulty concentrating
  • Daytime drowsiness, excessive sleepiness and fatigue
  • Anxiety, depression and other mood or behavioral changes
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of diabetes and heart disease

We offer airway dentistry to help improve your ability to breathe easily and improve your health. Our experienced dentists will work with you and your physician to diagnose your exact condition and state of health. We will then be able to create a customized treatment plan to improve your health and quality of life. Your treatment may be as simple as an oral appliance or as complex as a surgical procedure, depending on your individual needs.

Airway Dentistry and Children

Children can also suffer from an inability to breath properly at night. In many cases, this difficulty in breathing occurs because their mouth and jaws are underdeveloped. An underdeveloped mouth and jaw also contributes to crowded and crooked teeth as well as other oral and overall health issues. Diagnosing and treating this condition early can greatly improve your child’s health and wellness as well as prevent future problems from occurring. Our dentists use the innovative Vivos® System to help your child’s jaws and mouth develop properly.

What Is the Vivos System?

The Vivos System uses comfortable, easy-to-wear oral appliances in order to promote the natural growth and proper positioning of the teeth, jaws and mouth. This helps improve your child’s breathing and their health. This system works to correct underlying developmental issues, and can often reduce or eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment and help your child avoid many current and future health issues.

We encourage you to call and schedule a consultation for your child if they are showing any signs of an underdeveloped jaw, crooked or crowded teeth, bed wetting, restless sleep. Our dentists will be able to determine if the Vivos System is the right option for your child’s need.

To schedule an appointment with our dentists and learn more about airway dentistry, contact our office today.