Patients are often surprised to learn from Dr. Bav that how one breathes and sleeps has significant impact on their oral health.

You can arrange a consultation with Dr. Bav to discuss these matters in more detail. 

For an adult

Improper breathing is often associated with dental plaque retention, calculus formation around the teeth, gum inflammation, sleep apnea and its negative consequences to dental and overall health.

For a child

Teeth and jaw growth begins quite early, in fact from birth. For a young child breathing through the mouth can have detrimental effects on the development of their growing face, jaw and teeth. See my book Growing Beautiful Teeth

you may also find the following books helpful:

Sleep & Breathing

Sleep, Interrupted
by Physician Steven Y Park, M.D.

Sleep-Wrecked Kids: Helping parents raise happy, healthy kids one sleep at a time
by Sharon Moore

Gasp!  Airway Health: The hidden path to wellness
by Michael Gelb

Close Your Mouth: Buteyko Clinic self help manual 
by Patrick McKeown

The Oxygen Advantage:
Simple, Scientifically Proven Breathing techniques to Help You

by Patrick McKeown

Buteyko Meets Dr Mew: Buteyko Method for Children and Teenagers
by Patrick McKeown

Breathe to Heal: Break Free from Asthma
by Sasha Yakovleva

Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnea
by Tess Graham (Guide to Better Health by Changing the Way you Breathe)

Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life
by George Catlin (published 1891)

Teeth & Jaw

Your Jaws Your Life
by David C. Page DDS

Jaws: the Story of a Hidden Epidemic
by Sandra Kahn and Paul R Ehrlic

Straight Talk About Crooked Teeth: A Paradigm Shift-The New Orthodontics 
by S. Kent Lauson DDS,

Oral Posture

GOPex: Good Oral Posture exercises
by Dr Simon Wong and Dr Sandra Kahn

by Lawrence A. Kotlow DDS


How Anthropology Informs the Orthodontic Diagnosis of Malocclusion’s Causes
by Robert Corruccini

The Story of The Human Body: Evolution, Health and Disease
by Daniel E. Lieberman


The Dental Diet
by Dr Steven Lin

Nutrition and Physical Degeneration
by Weston A.Price (8th Edition) published by Price Pottenger