Professional Education · Uncategorized

The Evidenced Based World of Myofunctional Therapy

An Open Response on the Other Side of a "Dubious" Fix to Oral Posture By 1925 there were more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles and researched publications regarding myofunctional therapy, a therapy that nearly 100 years later has faced much criticism. Led by the negative experience of a woman and various social media posts where… Continue reading The Evidenced Based World of Myofunctional Therapy

Myo for Kids

Can myofunctional therapy prevent the need for braces? An example of pseudo-myofunctional therapy in the 90s

Simply because you recently learned of myofunctional therapy, does not mean it is new. The first mention of myofunctional therapy and the impact of proper functional of the facial and tongue muscles on oral development happened in 1918! Myofunctional therapy origins go all the way back to the father of orthodontics, Dr. Edward Angle. His… Continue reading Can myofunctional therapy prevent the need for braces? An example of pseudo-myofunctional therapy in the 90s

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

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

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

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

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