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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

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Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

There would be no bigger lie than to state that as a myofunctional therapist I had no worries going into my 9-year-old daughter's release. I waited for a little over two years from the time I became a therapist and longer since discovering she was tongue tied before we released. Why? Well, I was scared.… Continue reading Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

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5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

There's an increase in information regarding myofunctional therapy available on the internet. It's hard to differentiate between the good, the bad, and the outright ridiculous. There are concerning reoccurring myths that seem to pop up often. As usual, there's some truth in some myths, and outright fiction in others. You may have even bought into… Continue reading 5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

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The Truth Behind The Tongue Tie “Fad”: Honest Answers to Tough Questions

Watching television has forever been changed. Even walking down a busy street or through a mall is bothersome. The woman on the bench finally resting while her baby sleeps with an open mouth in the stroller next to her prompts an uninvited internal assessment. Sleep disorder breathing, airway centered disorders, and tongue ties are everywhere… Continue reading The Truth Behind The Tongue Tie “Fad”: Honest Answers to Tough Questions

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Your Child Has A Tongue Tie

With lip and tongue tie diagnosis at a recent high, and release providers popping up out of seemingly nowhere, it is almost inevitable that parents and children will make mistakes. Upon recently discovering that several providers in my area are now diagnosing and treating tongue and lip ties that I could not convince them existed… Continue reading 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Your Child Has A Tongue Tie

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Baby Lip/Tongue Tie Planning Made Easy

Nothing is more frustrating than making a plan and having it go awry. You imagined a blissful breastfeeding relationship with your new baby and were presented with an alternate reality. Whether it's a painful latch, nipple pain, low supply, or thrush, none of it should be allowed to disrupt your imagined goals. Breastfeeding should be… Continue reading Baby Lip/Tongue Tie Planning Made Easy

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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

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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

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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?

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Pre and Post Frenectomy Excercising: An Analogy to Make it Simple

The decision to release a restricted or "tied" tongue and/or lip is not one to be taken lightly. While the procedure itself is a minor surgery with relatively quick recovery, several factors should be considered prior to committing. ResearchProfessional ConfirmationPre- and Post-procedural exercise regimenRecovery timeline and commitment Research Believe it or not, tongue ties and… Continue reading Pre and Post Frenectomy Excercising: An Analogy to Make it Simple