Our integrative airway-centered approach seeks to identify and treat the root cause of issues rather than just treating symptoms alone. This includes issues with breastfeeding and tongue ties, cavities, and orthodontic issues including dental crowding and crossbites. We welcome collaborating with other practitioners including General Dentists, Certified Lactation Consultant, Osteopaths, Myofunctional Therapists, Craniosacral Therapists, Speech/Occupational Therapists, Pediatricians, and Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialists.
Does your child snore at night? Is your child a chronic mouth breather?
In recent years, research in sleep quality in children has received a lot of attention. About 12-15% of children are affected by sleep-disordered breathing, with the highest occurrence in children between ages 3 and 5. About 3-12% of preschool and school-aged children habitually snore during sleep. If left untreated, the health of the child is compromised. As a result, we may see bedwetting, daytime sleepiness, failure to thrive, behavioral problems, and decreased quality of life.
Many parents ask us why we care if it has nothing to do with the mouth. The truth is, the mouth is very much connected to the body and reveals a lot about our child’s growth and development due to poor habits such as mouth breathing. Dental crowding, crossbites, and high and narrow upper jaws are just a few signs indicating airway issues. To learn more, visit our airway-centered orthodontics page (coming soon).
As a part of our practice mission in providing comprehensive care to our growing patients, we now offer complimentary airway screenings for our patients. Dr. Cindy is an airway orthodontist and understands the importance of a good airway in a growing child. She is happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have!
“The nose is for breathing, the mouth is for eating” – proverb
Exam, Cleaning, Fluoride
Cavity Treatment using White, BPA-/Metal-Free Fillings
Silver Diamine Fluoride
Emergency Dental Care
Sedation Dentistry- laughing gas, in-office anesthesia
Special Care Dentistry
Second Opinions and Consultations
SOLEA Laser Technology to Treat Cavities with no injections
Tongue Lip-Ties, Breastfeeding, & Frenectomies
Laser Release of Tongue and/or Lip Ties
Counseling and Education
Airway-Driven Early Orthodontic Intervention (Phase 1)
Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment (Phase 2): braces, hidden braces, clear aligners
Digital Scanning and Impressions
3D Printing Technology
Learn more…(coming soon)