Airway Optimization

Central to life and health1, breathing can empower your greatest moments or impede them. You might be surprised that as much as half our population is affected by sleep-disordered breathing2-4, and the bigger surprise: many people who suffer some form of sleep-disordered breathing are completely unaware of it5,6. This variety of problems, including sleep apnea, hypopnea, and more, presents a myriad of symptoms including tooth decay, daytime fatigue, snoring, TMJ pain7 or tooth grinding, tooth movements, bed-wetting, and a multitude of other comorbidities8 including heart disease9, metabolic disorder10 and cancer11. We spend immeasurable resources treating these12-15. However, if we could find and treat the underlying cause, it would be literally life-changing.

Our dental team is trained to recognize the subtle signs of airway problems, work with you to diagnose any disorders, and create a personalized plan to manage or treat breathing problems that works for you.

In a word, we guide you to your optimal breathing state. And the results can be life-saving.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) affects millions of Americans and is estimated to be as prevalent as asthma and diabetes. Given the fact that obesity is a major risk factor for OSA, and given the current global rise in obesity, the prevalence of OSA will increase in the future. Individuals with sleep apnea are often unaware of their sleep disorder. It is usually first recognized as a problem by family members who witness the apneic episodes or is suspected by their primary care doctor because of the individual's risk factors and symptoms. The vast majority remain undiagnosed and untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences5.


  1. Neurologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Sleep Disorders

  2. Prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in the general population: the HypnoLaus study

  3. Estimation of the global prevalence and burden of obstructive sleep 5. apnoea: a literature-based analysis

  4. The prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in the general population: results of the Asklepios Cohort

  5. Obstructive sleep apnea

  6. Sleep-Disordered Breathing

  7. Causal Mediation in the Development of Painful Temporomandibular Disorder

  8. Obstructive sleep apnea and comorbidities: a dangerous liaison

  9. Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Cardiovascular Disease

  10. Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome is a systemic disease. Current evidence

  11. Sleep Disorders and Systemic Disease

  12. Clinical consequences and economic costs of untreated obstructive sleep apnea syndrome

  13. Comorbidity and healthcare costs in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea

  14. Older adult US Medicare beneficiaries with untreated obstructive sleep apnea are heavier users of health care than matched control patients

  15. Employer-mandated obstructive sleep apnea treatment and healthcare cost savings among truckers


The Breathe Institute

TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre

Teledontics - The Permanent Airway Solution

Untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea Results in Higher Costs, Healthcare Utilization



Epidemiology of sleep apnoea and sleep-disordered breathing

Optimal Dental Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CBCT in the evaluation of airway — minimizing orthodontic relapse

Link between Sleep Bruxism, Sleep Disordered Breathing and Temporomandibular Disorders

Use of a sibilant phoneme registration protocol to prevent upper airway collapse in TMD

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