Functional Dentistry

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What can parents do to support good jaw growth? (Add Link to Common Questions page)

Now more than ever it is important for us all to focus on well-being and what better place to start to mitigate disease and optimize future health than in childhood.

Our oral health affects our overall health, the mouth is the gateway for hydration and nutrition; its function dictates the anatomical layout and efficiency of the airway. The mouth must properly function to sustain life but going even further to ensuring optimization of this function can positively impact our children’s breathing, attention, posture, sleep, and much more.

Children’s dentistry must be functional in order to Grow Smile Shine.

Airway Dentistry

We see how poor oral health and function affects overall health. We know that the form, or structure of the face and mouth, are a result of the function of the face and mouth, just like anything else, form always follows function.

The function of the soft tissue, the muscles, affect the placement of the hard structures, the bones and teeth. The mouth’s function dictates the anatomical layout and efficiency of the entire mouth and face and especially of the adjacent airway.

The mouth must properly function to sustain life but going even further to ensuring optimization of this function can positively impact a child's breathing, with subsequent positive effects on attention, posture, sleep, and much more. What is harmful to the jaw growth of infants/toddlers?

To learn more, visit our Common Questions Page