Airway Health Dentists

Breathe better, live healthier

Airway treatment for children and adults

Proper functioning of the mouth is critical to overall body function. As part of your routine care, we always look for any oral concerns that are impacting your airway. 

At Adams Dental, we have advanced training and experience in promoting healthy breathing and overall well-being. Combining decades of experience, comprehensive diagnostics, and modern therapies, we offer innovative solutions to help children and adults breathe, sleep, and live better.

Why choose an airway dentist?

Breathing optimally depends on several factors, including stable oral health, functional jaw joints, functional cranial nerves, adequate-sized jaws, and unobstructed airflow. If any of these components are compromised, it can lead to severe chronic health issues such as crowded teeth, anxiety, sleep-disordered breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea.

Common signs and symptoms of an airway problem include:

Teeth marks on your tongue (from pressing your tongue against your teeth)

Clenching or grinding your teeth

Mouth breathing


Unexplained fatigue

Being diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)

Hearing a pop or click when you open and close your mouth

Hormonal imbalance

Morning headaches

Acid reflux

Chronic neck or back pain

Waking up at night gasping or choking

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Treatment begins with understanding the problem. We ask questions, evaluate function, and use technology to assess breathing and structure so we can formulate individual plans for airway health.

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Modern Solutions

Airway dentistry seeks to address structural and functional compromise. We approach airway issues by moving beyond the idea of CPAP or mandibular advancement appliances for every patient. With a keen understanding of the role that structure, function, neurology, and trauma have on people, we are successfully treating children and adults with minimally invasive, alternative solutions that enhance healing.

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Unique & Expert Perspectives

As dentists, we have an understanding of the normal appearance of tissues in the mouth and throat that facilitate airflow and know when compromise exists. We have two myofunctional therapists on staff and a team with advanced training in the fields of sleep dentistry, and oromotor disorders.

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Personalized Care

Our integrative approach considers the big picture and relies on customized solutions. We can design the perfect combination of therapies and treatments for children and adults.

Is your child a mouth breather?

Children ages 2-6 who chronically breathe through their mouth are more susceptible to a variety of chronic illnesses, including:

  • Narrow and collapsed or high palate
  • Chronic middle ear infections
  • Crowded teeth
  • Jaws that shift backward
  • Enlarged adenoids and tonsils
  • Cognitive and behavioral issues
  • Snoring
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Inflammatory diseases
  • Frequent colds
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Prolonged bedwetting

If you suspect airway issues in your child, contact us for an evaluation. Treating airway issues as early as possible is vital for your child’s proper growth and development. Our dentists have advanced education in craniofacial growth and development and offer a modern, whole-body approach to treatment.

Do you snore at night?

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition where your breathing stops periodically during the night due to airway blockage. Snoring is one of the most common warning signs of this issue and should not be ignored.

Dr. Adams is a pioneer in the fields of airway-focused dentistry, including sleep apnea. A member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, she provides advanced treatment of snoring and OSA, including modern alternatives to using a bulky CPAP. Working in conjunction with sleep physicians, we can help resolve airway issues like sleep apnea and snoring.

Airway Dentistry Treatments

Airway-focused dental treatments at our office include:

Your Airway Consultation

What To Expect

  • 90 minutes with us to review your case (for infants, expect a 30-minute consult)
  • Review of birth, childhood, orthodontic, dental, medical, sleep, feeding, and speech histories
  • Review of any records taken at another provider
  • An honest discussion about your airway health with a review of possible interventions
  • If treatment is recommended, we’ll invite you to return for 3D imaging, photographs, digital impressions, and a myofunctional evaluation.
  • Once records are completed, we’ll provide a treatment plan detailing procedures, timing, and fees

Tips for a successful appointment

  • Complete all your patient paperwork at least 2 days prior to your visit
  • Arrive on time for your appointment
  • If this is a second opinion, please bring supporting documentation that will be helpful (such as reports from a sleep study, speech therapist, dentist, or physician)
  • All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult - the best option is to have all parents or guardians present to hear the information presented.

Happy Stories, Beautiful Smiles

“Dr. Adams is super smart and innovative. She’s definitely on the leading edge of dentistry and the science of better breathing. Dr. Adams is the first dentist who has me looking forward to office visits.”

— James P.

“Adams Dental is one of the best dentists in NJ. They not only fix your teeth but they can help you breathe better with myofunctional therapy. That’s one of the biggest things about this practice, they do so much more than just dentistry. And they honestly care, are personable, and friendly.”

— Matt H. 

“Wonderful experience every single time my daughter visits. She had issues with her bite, and Dr. Adams helped her resolve the issue. Now she never complains about going to the dentist (unlike prior visits to other dentists). They’re a very knowledgeable and kind staff that shows they love what they do. I highly recommend Adams Dental.”

— Paula A.


We encourage and empower our patients through education. Our team is here to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best decisions for your family’s health and life. Explore our curated library of recommended dental products and resources, including information on airway health.

Investing in your health and happiness

Adams Dental is a fee-for-service practice, so it’s no problem if you don’t have insurance. Our out-of-network policy allows us to provide you with personalized care that’s never dictated by insurance.

For those with insurance, our team is happy to complete and submit dental and medical insurance claims on your behalf. Payment options also include CareCredit financing and treatment schedules to fit your budget.

Questions? Call us at (973) 377-6500.

Our Office

Find our office at the corner of Madison Avenue and Kings Road, next to Rose Hall.

One Kings Road
Madison, NJ 07940

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Monday: 8am–6pm
Tuesday: 7:30am–4:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am–4:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am–4:30pm
Friday: 7:30am–2pm
Saturday: 7:30am–1:30pm

A Practice Rooted in Compassion, Connection and Integrity

Book your appointment online or call us at (973) 377-6500. We look forward to getting to know you.

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We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” dentistry. Our Madison dentists look beyond your teeth and consider your entire well-being. This custom-tailored approach is rooted in open communication and collaboration to find the right solution to fit your health, lifestyle, and goals.