Cost of Myo · Myo for Kids

The Growing Disparity and Poor Affordability in Airway

Can’t afford myofunctional therapy, orthodontic appliance alternatives, and bodywork in managing your airway centered disorder? You are likely not alone. The gap of inequity, especially among minorities and low income households in affordable options and access to care is increasing. One of the many silent consequences of this global pandemic. Health care is continuously evolving… Continue reading The Growing Disparity and Poor Affordability in Airway

Sleep Solutions

The Sleep Apnea Solution You Haven't Tried

These are interesting and trying times across the globe. Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading and the world is grappling with new realities and possibilities. In this time of stress and worry there is a high probability that you may not be getting much sleep. Worst of all, the sleep you get may lack quality restoration.… Continue reading The Sleep Apnea Solution You Haven't Tried

Airway Guides · Myo for Kids

My kids were ignored, heed my warning: Don’t let doctors ignore yours

It took 10 years and a pediatric dentist for me to realize that I was a terrible mother. I fell into the trap of taking the pediatrician at her word. She said they would grow out of these problems, she advised medication for years before I regretfully succumbed, and she said it was all normal.… Continue reading My kids were ignored, heed my warning: Don’t let doctors ignore yours

Airway Guides

An airway issue has been identified…now what?

So you had what you thought was going to be a routine dental or medical evaluation and your provider has just informed you that you and/or your child has a breathing or airway issue. You are understandably confused and possibly have been given too much information about a problem you never knew existed. You have… Continue reading An airway issue has been identified…now what?

Professional Education

How to become a myofunctional therapist?

There's always that point in a career where you start to second guess your trajectory. In dental hygiene, unfortunately, it comes sooner than most other careers. With the introduction of COVID-19 precautions and additional PPE requirements, many are lost navigating a world of workplace satisfaction and safety. Then there's the thought about how much you… Continue reading How to become a myofunctional therapist?

Airway Guides

Myofunctional Therapy Doesn’t Work: Top 3 Reasons Why

Two of the most common Google searches regarding this subject is by those entering "is myofunctional therapy legit" and "is myofunctional therapy a scam?" There is nothing wrong with skepticism, it's a human quality that protects us. Had more people Googled "is the Fyre Festival a scam," prior to paying for it, that may have… Continue reading Myofunctional Therapy Doesn’t Work: Top 3 Reasons Why

Myo for Kids

Free Thumb Sucking Elimination Program

From the womb my eldest daughter found her greatest comfort. No, not me or my womb. Not the nourishment from the umbilical cord, or security of the amniotic fluid. Her thumb encroached on my rightful space as her greatest comfort before we could even meet. For a decade we battled about her love of that… Continue reading Free Thumb Sucking Elimination Program

Myo for Kids

7 Simple Steps to Natural ADHD Management Without Medication

I distinctly remember taking my son to the pediatric neurologist the day he was diagnosed. He was 10 and the appointment, frankly, was overdue. His kindergarten teacher was the first to mention his inability to focus. During circle time the sun shone a bright ray through the classroom window. This illuminated the “sun fuzzies” (shout… Continue reading 7 Simple Steps to Natural ADHD Management Without Medication

All Things Ties

Tongue Tie Awareness with #FreeTongueMovement

Social media is the most powerful method of spreading awareness and impacting change. Using no more than a # has congregated like-minded people to combat political injustice, gender inequality, civil rights, and charitable needs. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #ASLIceBucketChallenge, and #BringBackOurGirls are just a few of the most popular and long lasting efforts of awareness that have… Continue reading Tongue Tie Awareness with #FreeTongueMovement

All Things Ties · Myo for Kids

Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

There would be no bigger lie than to state that as a myofunctional therapist I had no worries going into my 9-year-old daughter's release. I waited for a little over two years from the time I became a therapist and longer since discovering she was tongue tied before we released. Why? Well, I was scared.… Continue reading Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

Airway Guides · All Things Ties

5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

There's an increase in information regarding myofunctional therapy available on the internet. It's hard to differentiate between the good, the bad, and the outright ridiculous. There are concerning reoccurring myths that seem to pop up often. As usual, there's some truth in some myths, and outright fiction in others. You may have even bought into… Continue reading 5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

All Things Ties

Myofunctional Therapy and Lip Ties: Advice for Every Age

Tongues usually get all the publicity but don't be fooled, tethered lips matter. Though hotly debated in the professional circles lips ties do exist and need to be treated in very specific instances. Here's my professional advice on when, why and how to know if your lip tie needs release. Infants Babies that are nursing,… Continue reading Myofunctional Therapy and Lip Ties: Advice for Every Age