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Alternative dentistry now includes alternatives to CPAP for many people. If you have trouble sleeping, it could be that you have a breathing problem when you sleep! Children can have sleep apnea too. Everyone should be breathing easily through their nose. Mouth breathing and snoring are not normal, and may lead to fluctuations in your oxygen and CO² levels. This causes many health problems!
If you would like to learn about comfortable, non-toxic mouth guards that will support the jaw and airway while you sleep then call us for more information. Also see the links section for more information on this type of treatment. Only a trained dentist can offer these appliances and they are usually covered by your medical insurance instead of dental insurance.
We have two locations now, the second office is currently being remodeled. You can be treated for sleep apnea or snoring, and jaw joint problems at either the Mercer Island or Issaquah locations General dentistry is only available at the Issaquah office.
I will be posting some of the shows from the DentalMD radio show that are on this topic and other topics as well.
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Parents! Don’t let anyone try to pressure you or scare you into approving treatment for your child until you are comfortable with all the answers to your questions. If your child is in pain or distress and there is swelling or infection then the decision must be made quickly, but if not then get a second opinion if you aren’t sure about the recommendations.
Any real professional will be perfectly comfortable with you seeking more than one opinion. There are many ways to solve every problem, and the least toxic and least invasive should always be offered as a choice. Go on the internet and start asking about the choices you have been offered, and you will learn about all the differences of dental opinion. One side seems sure their opinion is the only right one, and the other side tends to feel that there are many different ways to arrive at resolution. They usually will encourage you to get as much information as you desire before making a choice that ‘feels’ right for YOU and your family. Use your gut instincts! You can make a choice that is the right one for you, and my job as an ethical dentist is to help you get the care you prefer.
Natural refers to where we are from, in our case, Earth. You can be more specific with the address of course, but that is up to each individual.
Using that definition, which I do, I consider the ‘Earth’ to be going in a particular direction. We as inhabitants can move in the same direction, or we can go against the flow. I like begin each diagnosis with the notion that something is moving at odds with the general flow and causing a disturbance. This shows up as break down, or decay of some variety. We try to catch this while it is still in the pre-carious state if possible.
When we try to ‘figure’ out something, that is a mathematical term, referring to figures (numbers). For some reason (sensible), we could also speak about it as trying to ‘make sense’ of it. This of course is a ‘feeling’ term. So do we use our head, or our gut, or our heart to come to a conclusion, or perhaps all of the above.
If we are looking at the problem in a mechanistic way, we are looking at restoring the physical form back to functionality. If we look at it ‘sensibly’, we include the above in the plan, but not neglect the sense of disharmony that contributed to or precipitated the breakdown process.
Just something to ponder, thinking about solving and resolving the breakdowns of our bodies.
Natural Dentistry on American Health Journal (PBS)
Natural Dental Health Associates will be featured in a show on PBS, first airing is in Orange County on September 28th, 2010. Look for us on other PBS syndicated stations!
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