As a mother of 4, I can honestly say that there is nothing more stressful than trying to add something new into an already busy schedule. Understanding why your child needs myofunctional therapy and integrating it into your life can be complicated. So here's 5 of the best tips this mom of 4 has to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Busy Moms About Myofunctional Therapy
The tonsils are huge, the snoring persistent, and the teeth are misaligned so you need this appliance that costs a small fortune...oh and I also need you to get bodywork and myofunctional therapy for another small fortune outside of this office. This may sound familiar and ring a well-meaning bell in your mind that keeps… Continue reading Overwhelmed Over Possible Outcomes: Confirmation Bias in Airway Dentistry
I am on my knees on my office floor attempting to maintain some composure while I type this. Today I will beg of you to not simply take the word of your dentist because they are a dentist. When it comes to airway dentistry many dentists know about as much as I know about rocket… Continue reading Dentist Said WHAT?!
The nose is the ultimate natural tool for breathing. Designed perfectly to filter, warm, and optimize the air we breathe in. Though we were also given a mouth, a fine substitute to be used in temporary situations, in terms of breathing, it is nothing compared to the nose. In fact, when in prolonged use for… Continue reading How to Stop Mouth Breathing
I have previously addressed the most common questions regarding myofunctional therapy in individual blog posts, such as: How much does myofunctional therapy cost?Why do I need myofunctional therapy?What do I need to do once I learn I have an Airway Centered Disorder or Sleep Disordered Breathing? However, there are many questions I am often asked… Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions About Myofunctional Therapy
Ready to take your breathing and health in a new positive direction? Myofunctional therapy may very well provide you with relief from the negative manifestations of sleep disordered breathing and airway centered disorders. As a parent of four children who did myofunctional therapy as an adjunctive natural treatment method for ADHD, sleep disorders, dental crowding,… Continue reading 5 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Myofunctional Therapy And Everything I Wish I Knew
Visiting the right pediatric dentist got my children's health in order. We had information and a plan to end sleepless nights, behavioral issues, rounds of antibiotics and medications. We are in an incredible time in healthcare. Science and clinical evidence are finally connecting some sleep, breathing, behavioral, and developmental health issues oral development. How do… Continue reading The Parent Guide to Child Dental Visits: From Cleanings to Check-Up- Know More Than Your Dentist and Ease Anxiety
Myofunctional therapy is like having a personal trainer for the muscles below your eyes until above your shoulders. The strengthening of your orofacial and oropharyngeal muscles helps facilitate proper breathing, chewing, and swallowing. It also helps with bad habits like thumbsucking, nail-biting, and tongue thrusting. A perfect natural health solution to frequent congestion, asthma, sleep… Continue reading How much does myofunctional therapy cost?
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
There's much info out there about airway and myofunctional therapy. However, very few compilations of current research and evidence are available for public consumption. Below are journal articles, peer-reviewed studies, clinical evidence and current research for all things airway for your convenience. Facial soft tissues in mouth breathing children Forward head posture and mouth breathing… Continue reading Myofunctional Therapy Works: Here’s the proof