Dr. Tyler Hales on Airway Dentistry
This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Tyler Hales, an exemplary dentist and enthusiastic Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).
Dr. Hales became hooked the minute he heard about Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. He realized that healthcare must develop a holistic view of the human body, treating the root cause of conditions rather than the symptoms. “Dentistry’s not just about fixing a tooth, doing a crown,” he shared. “It comes to this overall health, where we’re looking at the airway and talking about sleep.”
“One of the biggest concerns that we see in our office is a patient coming in with their teeth completely worn down,” shared Dr. Hales. He, like many dentists today, began to wonder why dentistry is failing. “Is it because dentists aren’t doing a good job? I don’t believe that. I believe that we provide a very high quality of care, but we’re not [addressing] the root cause of what’s going on.”
What if we told you that proper sleep and breathing had a dental solution? Would you believe us? Well, it’s true. Western culture has led to an unnatural, underdeveloped airway due to its lack of breastfeeding, soft food diet, and mouth breathing. It’s an epidemic that is not hereditary and fixable with the proper education and treatment. By screening patients now and pinpointing the root cause of their symptoms, we can give them a better quality of life, free of exhaustion and pain.
“I truly love The Vivos Treatment,” shared Dr. Hales. “With every patient that goes into it, they see a difference. They feel better. What I recommend for doctors looking to bring on Vivos into their practice is 100 percent do it. Airway is the future of dentistry. It’s something that we need to focus on, and you’re going to learn how to become a better overall caregiver for your patients.”
Hi, my name is Dr. Tyler Hales. Um, I have been doing dentistry for over nine years now, uh, and really been focusing on that airway specialty with Vivos for the past about two and a half years. Um, I’m located in Ladera Ranch, California. But really, it comes down to not just teeth now dentistry is not just about fixing a tooth, doing a crown, right? It comes to this overall health of where we’re looking at airway, we’re talking about sleep. So some of the biggest concerns that we see within our office is a patient coming in with their teeth completely worn down. That they’ve grinded their teeth their entire lives. Uh, kids that come in and their teeth are, are really low. Or people come in, and their dentistry keeps breaking down, a crown pops off, their crowns keep breaking on them. So why is this dentistry failing? Is it because dentists aren’t doing a good job? I don’t believe that. I believe that we provide a, a very high quality of care, but we’re not giving them the, really the root cause of what’s going on. I truly love The Vivos Treatment. Um, with every patient that goes into it, they see a difference. They feel better. Um, I myself, uh, learned that I had sleep apnea early on when I started doing Vivos. I was one that didn’t have a ton of symptoms, but I was tired a lot. I could take a nap anywhere. Um, and so I put myself through that Vivos System first. As soon as I started doing the appliance, I felt way more energized. Um, and my team saw it too, right? They’re like, ‘Dr. Hales, what are you doing differently?’ So what I recommend for doctors who are looking to bring on Vivos into their practice is 100% do it. Right? Airway is the future of dentistry. It’s something that we need to focus on. Um, and you’re gonna learn yourself how to become a better overall caregiver for your patients.