Dana Point Dentist Talks about the Importance of the Size of the Airway to Help you Breathe Easy
The Importance of the Size of Your Airway
Taking consistent, clear breaths is a critical part of your well-being. When everything is working well, it can be easy to not notice how much of your mental and physical health is rooted in your breathing. Your airways are the entry and exit points of your breath. If they are dirty, collapsed, inflamed, or anything else that may limit their capacity to channel breath into and out of your body, it can have a powerful impact on your health and physical comfort. In subtle situations, airway limitations may not register, but they can still affect your breathing, the way you hold your face, even the way your facial structures and teeth position themselves over time.
Dr. Mark Cruz specializes in diagnosing and treating airway issues using airway dentistry. He offers a variety of treatment solutions that can address airway issues, from in-depth analysis to mouth guards, orthodontic treatment, all of which can help counteract the impact of airway issues. This is important, as these issues can cause sleep problems, and may even result in facial distortions. Whatever your symptoms, Dr. Cruz can help develop a treatment plan to offer relief and alleviate the impact of airway issues. He will work with your goals in mind, making sure you stay informed and confident in your care every step of the way.
The video found on this page further explores the importance of the size of the airway. In it, Dr. Cruz provides case study examples of the potential side effects of airway issues, as well as their potential treatments.