Does Breathing Through Your Mouth Make You Stressed?

Introduced in this episode of This Is NuCalm as an expert of stress, Dr. Michael Robinson joins David Poole in an enlightening conversation about how a person’s smile says a lot about their health.

As a career-long dentist, Dr. Robinson has spent well over 30 years examining people’s oral health. He is a firm believer in the benefits of NuCalm and has a unit at his practice in Ontario, Canada.


“People get a diagnosis of ADD or ADHD and really what they need is a good night’s sleep! And they need to get good air. Many times, I’m disappointed when I see that doctors have put these kids on some medicines. Every drug has side effects, and I would rather them have no drugs at all. The best is our natural air.”

— Dr. Michael Robinson


Working in an industry that tends to influence a lot of stress in patients, Dr. Robinson has taken the time to observe how stress impacts his clients’ breathing and sleeping patterns.


So breathing should be … It’s a simple gift that we have to help calm ourself. Long, slow, deep, quiet breaths, that is as healthy as you can get. In through your nose and out through your nose.

– Dr. Michael Robinson


Tune into this episode of This Is NuCalm and get ready to take notes on how to better improve your sleeping habits and reduce stress!


Dr. Michael Robinson HBSC, DDS, LVI FELLOW

Dr. Michael Robinson received his Honours Degree in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in 1983 and his Dental Degree (DDS) from the University of Western Ontario in 1987. In addition to being an active member of the Ontario Dental Association (ODA) and the Canadian Dental Association (CDA), he is an esteemed Fellow of the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI) and a member of the International Association of Physiologic Aesthetics (IAPA).

Since 1987, Dr. Robinson has worked in private practice as a General Practitioner in Barrie, Ontario. Through his journey with LVI, he became a Fellow in 2016 after completing many years of training in the following areas:

  • advanced aesthetic and cosmetic smile design
  • advanced functional dentistry studying the physiologic connection for patients with temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ/TMD), obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and related health concerns associated with jaw, teeth, head, neck, and spine.
  • orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD) of the tongue and it’s a role with the face, mouth, and throat affecting speech, swallowing and posture
  • physiologic orthodontics and treatment

Outside the office, Dr. Robinson is known for his love of family and friends. He excels in sport and has promoted a healthy lifestyle all of his life. To name a few, he loves skiing (Level 4 Demonstrator CSIA), golf, water sports, and mountain biking. In addition, he’s an active member of the community supporting education for youth, charities, and programs close to his heart.

Inside the office, Dr. Robinson realizes that being ‘great’ requires a great team, and he surrounds himself with just that. His team shares the excitement and passion for what he does and the journey of continuing education. He can perform the traditional dentistry he was taught in school, or he can perform life-changing dentistry. He prefers the latter. Dr. Robinson is a physician of the full mouth. He informs patients about what they can do to reach optimal form and function, whether that includes physiologic or cosmetic dentistry. From there a plan is designed specifically for each patient. Dr. Robinson’s commitment to education with unique patient care supports his belief that people want more than just a nice smile. They want to feel better as well. They want to feel younger, healthy and more confident knowing that their dental team is on their side.