What Does Cardamom Have To Do With Good Breath? Dr. Dayan Will Tell You
In this article, many tips are shared for better breath. Cardamom has been used to freshen one’s breath and eliminate bacteria. Dr. Dayan dives in a little deeper explaining that bacteria can lead to gum diseases and gum disease can spread and cause other diseases. Read more here.
Dr. Dayan’s Input on What You Should Never Do at the Doctor’s Office
In this article, Dr. Dayan highlights the importance of letting your doctor know everything you are taking, from prescriptions to vitamins. Supplements that might seem inconsequential can have an impact on your health that doctors need to know about. To go the extra mile and make an easier flow for your appointment, write down everything you’re taking and have it ready for the doctor. Click here to learn more.
Dr. Dayan’s Tip #2 for “Dentists Say These are the 10 Worst Foods For Your Teeth” on Martha Stewart
In this article, Dr. Dayan talks about how citrus fruits are extremely nutritious and can provide you with many vitamins—but this fruit family’s natural sugar count and acid content can wreak havoc on teeth if consumed in excess. The pH levels of grapefruits, in particular, is extremely low, meaning they’re highly acidic and can corrode the surface of your teeth (and the enamel that protects that surface). When you’re eating grapefruit, it’s best to chew and swallow without delay, says Dr. Sharona Dayan, a Beverly Hills-based periodontist. “Fruit mulling can also lead to premature wear of the teeth,” she says. Another one to watch out for: dried fruits, which contain even higher concentrates of sugar. For the full article on Martha Stewart, Click here.
Dr. Sharona’s Advice Appears as #10 on “100 Ways Your Home Could Be Making You Sick”
In this article, Dr. Dayan talks about how “If your child becomes allergic to pets, their nasal passages can become obstructed, forcing the child to breathe through their mouth,” says Dr. Sharona Dayan, a Harvard-trained board certified periodontist and founder of Aurora Periodontal Care. “Mouth breathing is a risk factor for sleep apnea, ADHD, poor facial development and crooked teeth. The mouth closed and the tongue on the roof of the mouth is the key to proper development of the face, teeth and airway. As soon as the mouth opens during mouth breathing the tongue drops and the upper jaw starts to fall down, the lower teeth go back to get away from the upper teeth, the palate collapses and then so does the nose airway.”
Recommendation: This is very important in infants up to age 9 when the face and airway are developing to close the mouth, breathe through the nose and place the tongue against the roof of the mouth. “An easy and effective remedy is to avoid keeping pets in the bedroom,” says the doctor. “If you notice behavioral changes or crooked teeth in your child be sure to have them tested for allergies and sleep apnea.”
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Dr. Sharona’s Advice Featured as #1 on Romper’s “17 Everyday Habits That Will Help You Live Longer, Happier & Healthier”
Dr. Sharona was featured in a new article on Romper.com where her advice on breathing through the nose was highlighted as the #1 tip.
If you have the symptoms of sleep-disordered breathing, like fatigue, grinding of the teeth, or unrestful sleep, please contact Dr. Sharona Dayan at (310) 205-0900 for a consultation.
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Dr. Sharona’s Advice is Number 1 on
“Eat This, Not That!”
Dr. Sharona’s tips for “70 Things You Should Never Do For Your Health” were numbers 1 and 17 on the list.
Her first piece of advice was to avoid mouth breathing: ‘“The nose is the best organ for breathing,’ says Dr. Sharona Dayan, a board certified periodontist and founder of Aurora Periodontal Care in Beverly Hills. ‘It warms and humidifies the air to prepare it for the lungs, while the cilia work to filter toxins from the air. It draws nitric oxide from the sinuses to disinfect the air. Nitric oxide also dilates the blood vessels for oxygen, so there is 60 percent more oxygen in the air from your nose.’ As for the mouth, well: ‘The mouth, on the other hand, delivers cold, unfiltered, dirty air to the throat and lungs. Mouth breathing also results in 60 percent moisture loss from the mouth. The saliva contains immunoglobulins that fight germs, so a dry mouth from mouth breathing is more susceptible to infections.”’
Her next advice was avoid extracting teeth for orthodontic work: ‘“With the recent advances in orthodontics to expand the jaws, there is no need to remove teeth to make space for straightening teeth,’ says Dayan. ‘Expansion of the teeth in a forward and outward direction also helps to develop more beautiful cheekbones, fuller lips, and opens the space for the tongue to promote better breathing and sleep.”’
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Hot Off The Presses! LANAP Press Release
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LANAP provides the benefit of being less painful for patients with better aesthetic results. If you have symptoms of gum disease, like puffy swollen gums or bleeding, call Dr. Sharona Dayan at (310) 205-0900 for a consulation.
Dr. Sharona Featured on “Eat This, Not That!” and MSN.com
Dr. Sharona’s insight into the most common ailments after 50 was number 7 on the list. Here’s what she had to say: “‘As women enter menopause and estrogen levels drop off they may experience unexpected symptoms like fatigue, daytime sleepiness, unexplained weight gain, chronic neck and shoulder pain and grinding of the teeth,’ says Dr. Sharona Dayan, DDS, DMSc, a board certified periodontist. ‘These are all signs and symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing, SDB.’
Here’s what happens when you have SDB: ‘Estrogen keeps the muscles of the airway tight and as the levels drop off the muscles become looser and the tongue can fall back into the throat blocking oxygen flow. The brain then has an immediate microarousal and signals the body to correct the oxygen situation. These microarousals may not be long enough to wake the person up, but just long enough to go from deep restorative sleep to light unrefreshed sleep.’
You then grind your teeth because it’s your ‘body’s compensation to open the airway and increase blood flow…that delivers oxygen to the brain.’ You might also sleep on your side (causing a stiff neck or shoulder) or undergo chronic stress (from lack of sleep) without even knowing why.
Recommendation: ‘If a person turns 50 and begins to notice these symptoms it’s time to get the sleep and airway checked out by an airway-focused dentist who can address tongue posturing and tongue space for a multitude of health benefits,’ says Dr. Dayan.”
Check out the full article on Eat This Not That! here.
And on MSN here.