Child & Adult Airway-Focused Dentistry


Child and adult airway-focused dentistry

Quality dental care goes beyond just fixing teeth. Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body and understanding this connection is key to ensuring overall health. As part of this whole-istic approach to dentistry, we help you smile AND breathe by looking deeper than just your teeth — we look at your air-ways, jaw growth, and sleep patterns. We analyze these connections and diagnose underlying problems instead of simply focusing on quick fixes that only treat symptoms. We deliver long-term solutions that allow you to achieve the full-body benefits that come from a truly healthy mouth.

Child and adult airway-focused dentistry
What is airway-focused dentistry?

Airway-focused dentistry looks at the mouth, jaw, and airways in order to identify the underlying causes of sleep and breathing problems.

Many TMJ-related symptoms, or TMD, can be caused by air-related issues.

These causes often include structural problems in the bite, teeth, palate and jaw, and/or the movement, posture, and function of the mouth and jaw. Problems in these areas can often affect how you sleep, breathe, and grow.

Why is it a priority to us?

Structural and functional problems left undiagnosed at a young age can lead to sleep apnea and difficulty breathing. Once discovered, it is important to treat sleep, breathing, and airway problems as early as possible in both children and adults to ensure symptoms do not worsen and develop into more serious health conditions. It is our priority to help you smile and breathe easier. Looking deeper than just your teeth allows us to catch problems in the mouth, jaw, and airways and improve symptoms by providing long-term fixes.

Dr. Parker can analyze sleep and breathing patterns as well as jaw, teeth, and palate structure in both children and adults. He uses a wide range of technologies and treatments to address structural problems and improve breathing based on the individual patient’s needs. If you have questions or concerns about airway-focused dentistry or the benefits it provides for the overall health of your body, please don’t hesitate to call our office.

Who can benefit from airway-focused dentistry?
Who will benefit from airway-focused dentistry?


  • Crowded teeth
  • Chronic chapped lips
  • Daytime mouth breathing
  • Poor sleeper
  • Awkward sleep posture (i.e. upward/outward chin tilt while sleeping)
  • Snoring
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Bed wetting
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability or moodiness


  • Snoring
  • Waking up in the night gasping for air
  • Crowded teeth
  • Dry mouth
  • Chronic heartburn (gastric reflux)
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Accident proneness
  • High blood pressure
  • Obesity

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