Dr. Dayan was invited to speak at the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons annual scientific conference today on the topic of LANAP, Laser Assisted New Attachement Procedure, also known as Laser Assisted Regeneration.
As I am going through my Airway-Focused Dentistry Residency, its hit me like a ton of bricks how important it is to breath through our nose. While this may sound obvious, many of us revert to bad mouth-breathing habits, especially in our sleep, and we don’t even know it! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I recently finished reading the book “Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life” by George Catlin, written in 1870. He traveled throughout North America observing the daily habits of Native Americans of various tribes. The most striking difference between Native Americans and Europeans was the emphasis the Native Americans placed on nasal breathing. In fact, many mothers stayed up most of the night to make sure their babies were breathing through their noses and not their mouths. Nasal breathing places the tongue against the palate which properly develops the bone structure and teeth alignment of the upper face and, according to Catlin, led to fewer illnesses. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I look forward to applying this new awareness into my practice while working with the best team of dental and medical specialists to help our patients breathe better, look better and FEEL better.
Dr. Dayan was recently interviewed by KIRN 670 AM Radio on the Marzhayeh Danesh. This program introduces a variety of Iranian-American professors and researchers to update listeners on the latest achievements in the world of science and research.
During the interview, Dr. Dayan discussed the benefits of laser periodontal therapy and went into depth on new frontiers in airway-focused dentistry. KIRN 670 is the only Persian language radio station with an FCC license in the United States, and it is broadcast across the globe. After the interview aired, the radio station received over 300 requests asking for the interview to be rebroadcast. The interview is live on our YouTube channel in Persian language, Aurora Periodontal Care, and a link to it can be found here. Feel free to give it a listen and let us know what you think.
Why is it so important to breathe through our nose? It seems obvious but I’ve been noticing more and more of my patients are mouth breathers due to airway problems. The role of the nose is to purify and humidify the air so that the lungs don’t get shocked. It also filters the air by drawing nitric oxide from the sinuses which disinfects it prior to it traveling to the lungs. Mouth breathing on the other hand takes 60-65% of the moisture from the mouth and delivers cold, dirty air to the tonsils and lungs. There is also 20% more oxygen in the air from the nose than the mouth. The nose is mother nature’s organ for breathing not the mouth. If you feel like you’re not breathing through your nose 90-95% of the time, give us a call to find out how we can help 310-205-0900.
Did you know breastfeeding does more than just provide essential nutrients to a child? It strengthens the muscles of the cheeks, lips and tongue. This develops the face more proportionally and allows the child to develop a mature swallow and nasal breathing. Bottle feeding has the potential to separate the epiglottis and soft palate and drive the tongue back therefore altering its natural action. This significantly increases the risk of adults developing airway problems. Stay tuned for future posts where we will discuss exactly WHY nasal breathing is so important!
If you notice your baby has trouble latching during breast feeding we can help by providing laser frenectomy. Call us at 310-205-0900 for further information.
President Trump recently signed the opioids bill into law with the goal of ending the nation’s opioid crisis. I am proud of my opioid-sparing strategy in the way I practice. By using comfort-enhancing technologies like the PerioLase and AlloDerm my patients have a reduced need for post-op pain medications. Most of my patients take a combination of Advil and Tylenol the day of surgery and don’t need any more pain meds after that day.