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
5 Things You Need To Know Before Starting Myofunctional Therapy And Everything I Wish I Knew
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
The Parent Guide to Child Dental Visits: From Cleanings to Check-Up- Know More Than Your Dentist and Ease Anxiety
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
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
Tongue to Toes: The Whole Body Connection
The human body is an amazing and intricate work of natural art that we will probably study for centuries to come before we ever establish a complete understanding of it. From what we do know from current research and physiologic understanding, it is all very connected. Every organ, bone, muscle, and tissue is connected in… Continue reading Tongue to Toes: The Whole Body Connection
The Ultimate Guide for the Tongue Tied
Without fail there are only two responses I get when I notify someone that they have a tongue tie: No one has ever told me that before My (or his/her) speech is fine Given the general lack of information out regarding tongue ties and the linked health concerns, those answers are understandable. However, it is… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide for the Tongue Tied
The Real Reason Why You Need Braces
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.
Why did my doctor recommend myofunctional therapy?
I guess you thought you were in for a simple visit. A routine visit with a simple diagnosis or the always preferred, confirmation of health. Thankfully, you have an excellent doctor who cares about your whole body and sent you on a wellness path! There are several reasons why you may have been referred to… Continue reading Why did my doctor recommend myofunctional therapy?
Don’t overlook this essential health component
I know what you're thinking. The internet is full of health and wellness advice and there is no possible way that you have missed anything in your journey to health and wellness. In fact, your custom meal delivery box sets, personal trainer, physician, nutritionist or app have encompassed anything that could possibly be involved...right? WRONG!… Continue reading Don’t overlook this essential health component
Why You Haven’t Heard of Myofunctional Therapy
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