Orthodontic Dental Appliance
Beginning in the 1930s and continuing for more than a decade, Dr. Weston Price began studying different populations around the world to evaluate general health, teeth, and airways. He studied indigenous communities who maintained a traditional diet with members of the same communities who consumed a more modern/industrialized diet. The modern diets introduced processed foods such as sugar, white flour, canned foods, jams, etc. The results were consistent no matter where the communities resided. Those people in communities who consumed a modern diet had these things in common: obstructed airways, many more cavities, crooked teeth, and overall worse heath. In addition to being much softer, modern diets did not contain the essential vitamins their traditional diets had. Dr. Price determined it was the lack of these essential vitamins that began changing the shape of our mouths and airways. The other major component to our physical degeneration is the lack of chewing. The modern processed diet is a soft diet that does not require much chewing. The foods our ancient ancestors ate required hours of chewing each day. This constant chewing created wide faces, mouths, and throats. As we began to chew less, our faces began to get narrow. Narrow faces cause narrow dental arches, crooked teeth, restricted/obstructive airways, mouth breathing and TMJ problems. Add to this polluted air and lack of proper breastfeeding and it is a wonder we can even breath.
Breathing through the nose is imperative for good health. It warms and filters the air we breathe. In addition, the force of air on the back of the throat widens the airway making breathing easier. In contrast, mouth-breathing creates far less pressure on the back of the throat allowing the tissue to lose tone and become flabby which, in turn, obstructs the airway.
The Homeoblock™ appliance works with the body so that physiological changes occur naturally. It is intended to assist in providing proper jaw positioning and creating more room for the tongue.
Clinically we can expect to see a wider smile and greater facial symmetry. Since the changes are physiologic and they allow the body to develop the symmetry it wants, the result is a proper alignment of the jaw which in turn improves our head posture. The development of the face and airway are linked. As we see changes in the face, we can expect improved airway toning as well.
The Homeoblock™ helps create proper breathing, tongue placement and chewing for better health. Some indications of the lack of cranial facial development include:
- State of the Art Facility
- Comfortable & Relaxing surroundings
- Computerized Patient Education
- Digital X-rays
- CEREC: one visit crowns
A smile is our greeting card, the warm “hello”. When our teeth make us uncomfortable, or even unhappy, there is little to smile about. That was how I felt about my teeth, and while it didn’t stop me from smiling, I would do so without showing my teeth.
So often people stop me, praise my beautiful smile and comment how fortunate I am to have such perfect teeth. With a big grin, I am proud to credit our move here and finding the best dentist, Dr. Louis Giordano.
Walking down the street or through the store, I am quick to say “hello” with my smile.
The six week PerioGel treatment tray had a resounding positive effect on my gums. Before treatment my gums were painful and swollen. Two weeks into treatment they were less painful and the gum bleeding had diminished. After the six weeks they are pink, healthy, and pain-free.
Heather explained each step in a way that gave me confidence in preparing and carrying out the PerioGel treatment at home. The treatment does take time and effort, but I feel it has been a very worthwhile investment in the health and future of my gums and teeth.
- Wendy Feal
I approached your business because I had heard many positive stories from people who had been previously treated by you. I’m happy to say I listened to them and I took action.
I came to you because I was experiencing a lot of pain associated with my clenching and grinding of my jaw/teeth. You took the time to really listen to my concerns. You spent a good amount of time examining my bite. Based on your findings, you crafted an appliance for me that allows my jaw to find “rest”. You also adjusted my bite.
I’m happy with the result and want to thank you for your expertise, as well as, your wonderful bedside manner.
- R.M., Apalachin, NY
I had no idea where to turn. First, I thought it was an ear issue or a tooth problem, but neither was the cause. The pain was unbearable to say the least. Ready to try anything, my dentist suggested I try Dr. Giordano and Thank God! After my initial appointment, a device to wear, and an amazing staff, I was on my way to relief after months of agony and happily pain-free today! Thank you Dr. Giordano and your great team.
- Lou Barner, Barton, NY
I can’t thank Dr. Giordano enough! I can actually chew on the right side of my mouth without pain for the first time in years! No other dentist had been able to figure out why I still had pain after having root canals. I was told that Dr. Giordano was such a great dentist so I thought I would give him a try. I am so glad that I did! His equipment is state of the art and his dentistry is perfection! He took the time needed to figure out my bite issue.
I also want to say that his office staff are the most pleasant, knowledgeable and professional people that I have experienced. Insurance claims are always submitted promptly too.
I have been recommending Dr. Giordano to everyone I know! I can’t thank him enough for helping me!
I was referred to Dr. Giordano by my family physician for jaw, neck and head pain. The office was warm and friendly, the receptionist was more than helpful working with my insurance to get the best coverage for me. After my initial testing and finding out I had TMJ, I was seen four more times and my pain and symptoms are 98-100% better! I would highly recommend Dr. Louis Giordano and his staff.
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