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Dr. Muhammad - Vivos Voices

Providers

“Dentistry and oral health [are] 100% related to airway, sleep, and breathing.”

– Dr. Siama Muhammad

Dr. Siama Muhammad on Holistic Healthcare

This week on Vivos Voices, we visited with Dr. Siama Muhammad, an exemplary dentist and skilled Vivos Integrated Provider (VIP).

Dr. Muhammad owns a hometown-style practice in Brooklyn, New York, and joined Vivos last December. Her client base consists of many long-time patients and their families with whom she and her staff have built strong relationships. When many of these individuals began to experience tooth decay, an increase in cavities, and poor oral health, they didn’t understand why. On paper, they did everything right. “They’re just like, why? Why am I getting cavities, Doc?” This question, combined with her passion for her patients, inspired Dr. Muhammad to find the answer.

After reading extensive research, she came across Vivos Therapeutics, Inc. and discovered the answer. Mouth breathing leads to dryness and acidity in the mouth, which can cause an increase in cavities. “Those types of things are kind of underlying things as dentists we weren’t actually taught in dental school but are sort of like the answer to these questions of these patients that get frustrated because they’re doing everything they can,” shared Dr. Muhammad. “I didn’t know about this component of oral health until I started learning about the airway.”

“When I heard about Vivos, it was just like, ‘Yes, sign me up,’ because there’s actually something I can do for my patients now. You really see the connection to airway, breathing, and sleep, to everything. It’s really upstream of a lot of issues that patients have.”

“The value in dentistry is not just like doing a crown and keeping your fingers crossed that it lasts like 20 years or hoping that the patient moves on. To me, the value is being able to actually treat the person as a whole. In 10 years, this is going to be what everybody is doing, and we’re all going to realize that dentistry and oral health [are] 100% related to airway, sleep, and breathing.”

Video Transcript

I’m Dr. Siama Muhammed. I have a small, hometown-style practice in Brooklyn, New York. We have been a Vivos provider just since this past December. A day in the life of our practice is currently very busy. We talk to our patients like their own family every day. A lot of them have been coming to us for several years. We see things kind of progress in their mouth, people that get cavities, and they’re just like, ‘why, why am I getting cavities, doc? I’m like 45. Why do I keep getting a cavity?’

Breathing through your mouth and just ending up with a dry mouth or like a more acidic mouth, those types of things are kind of underlying things as dentists we weren’t actually taught in dental school but are sort of like the answer to these questions of these patients that get frustrated because they’re doing everything they can.

I didn’t know about this component of oral health until I started learning about airway. And it was still frustrating because it was discussed in courses, but there was nothing like physical that I could do. So when I heard about Vivos, it was just like, yes, sign me up because there’s actually something I can do for my patients now.

You really see the connection to airway, breathing, and sleep, to everything, everything, really. It’s really upstream of a lot of issues that patients have. For me, that the value in dentistry is not just like doing a crown and keeping your fingers crossed that it lasts like 20 years or hoping that patient moves on.

To me, the value is being able to actually treat the person as a whole. You’re going to see in 10 years this is going to be, you know, what everybody is doing, and we’re all going to realize that dentistry and oral health is 100% related to airway, sleep, and breathing.