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
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
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
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
Essential oils are one of the most reliable holistic health options available. There are numerous oils that have benefits that range from physical to mental health improvement. Inhalation of the oils can be diffused, misted or used as directly inhaled to have the benefits of the oils travel through the body via the airway. Breathing,… Continue reading Relieve congestion and breathe better: Aromatherapy is your breath’s friend
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?
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
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