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
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
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
Braces have never been and never will be unavoidable. They are not some genetic guarantee you receive upon birth. They are merely the result of oral habits developed from birth; particularly those dealing with the tongue.
Whether you are new to this blog or a frequent reader, I think it is safe to say I make my love for myofunctional therapy known. It has impacted my personal life and changed the health of my home. It's been around for nearly a century with current research linking it to improvements in speech,… Continue reading Why You Haven’t Heard of Myofunctional Therapy
I distinctly remember the first time my dental provider pointed out to me that my child had a tongue tie. It was unexpected, overwhelming and immediately followed up with fast explanations of why it mattered. The possible implications and mental standouts of symptoms she currently had made me want to take immediate action. Yet, the… Continue reading Is Airway Health A Privilege?
The nasal passage needs daily care just as the rest of your body does, yet it is often neglected. Here are 4 steps to take to ensure you show some love to the primary respiratory feature of the head. Clear the path Make sure you blow the nose and empty the sinus as much as… Continue reading Daily Nasal Hygiene: Tips to Keep Air Flowing For Less Nose Blowing
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?