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A functional dentist is a type of dentist who treats dental problems while considering a patient’s overall health and well-being. These dentists will look for the root causes of what is occurring in your mouth.
‘What happens in the mouth happens in the body’. Functional dentistry is important because it focuses on the underlying issue for a disease, and your dentist will work with each patient to identify and develop an individualised plan of care.
Yes, many health factors and influence your dental health including:
- Sleep apnoea
- Airway functionality