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What Sleep-Breathing Disorders Have to do with COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives. Science on the coronavirus continues to evolve, but in the past few months we have learned that certain conditions can raise your risk of COVID-19 becoming more serious. One of those conditions is obstructive sleep apnea, a severe sleep breathing disorder. In this article, we examine

2020-10-14T15:05:24+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Struggling in School and Behavioral Disorders – Why Your Child May Benefit From Early Orthodontic Intervention

Does your child have trouble sitting still? Does he or she have seemingly boundless energy, but then appear sluggish when it's time for school? Is your child struggling with their grades or having difficulty hitting their developmental milestones? If you can answer yes to these questions, your child needs to be screened for a sleep

2020-10-14T15:05:00+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|

Avoid Jaw Surgery with Facial Growth Guidance

An underdeveloped jaw could cause health issues—such as temporomandibular joint disorder or airway problems—while also affecting your appearance and the alignment of your teeth. An underdeveloped jaw may look like this: severe overbite, recessed chin, little to no jaw definition, or mouth breathing. For many years, correcting these issues meant undergoing jaw surgery, often in

2020-10-14T15:04:40+00:00October 13th, 2020|Categories: Oral Health|

Mewing – What The New Internet Craze Has To Do With Your Looks

Have you heard about Mewing? This trendy exercise has gained increasing popularity through social media posts, online forums, and YouTube videos. They are exercises that work the tongue and facial muscles to change the position of the tongue and even alter your facial appearance. Guess what? Mewing actually is not anything new. It’s rooted in

2019-12-20T22:40:23+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Mewing|

Sugar and Its Deleterious Effects On Oral and Overall Health

The holiday season is here, and that means one thing is going to be within reach for months—sugar. From Halloween candy, pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving to Christmas cookies, sugary foods and drinks are everywhere during the latter part of the year. Consuming too much sugar can have a major negative impact on both your oral

2019-12-20T22:41:08+00:00December 20th, 2019|Categories: Oral Health|

How Untreated Tongue-ties Affect Growth and Development, as well as Health

Is your child living with a restricted lingual frenum? This fancy-sounding phrase also is the clinical term for a tongue-tie, which occurs when the thin tissue connecting the tongue to the floor of the mouth is too thick or restrictive. A tongue-tie limits the tongue’s range of motion, resulting in a host of potential oral

2019-10-11T15:20:36+00:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Myofunctional Therapy, Tongue-tie|

Live A Healthier Life by Taping Your Mouth Shut

Are you breathing through your nose right now? This may seem like a strange question, but take just a moment to notice how you are breathing. Is it through your nose or your mouth? Mouth breathing most often occurs at night or during sleep, although it also may occur during the day as well. Aside

2019-10-11T15:21:12+00:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Mouth Breathing, Myofunctional Therapy|

What is Myofunctional Therapy and How Could It Help Your Child Live a Healthier Life?

In its pursuit of promoting ideal facial growth guidance, Orthotropics® treatment may also include a course of myofunctional therapy. Read on as we explore the relationship between myofunctional therapy and Orthotropics®, and how they work hand in hand to achieve successful results in encouraging proper oral posture, while promoting better health. What is myofunctional therapy?

2019-07-24T14:04:31+00:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Myofunctional Therapy|

How You Breathe Matters

Find out if you’re doing it right Have you ever paid attention to the way that you breathe? What about the way that your child breathes? How a person breathes matters. It can determine how you eat, affect your ability to get proper rest, your vulnerability to allergies and sinus congestion, and have a significant

2019-03-08T15:54:39+00:00March 4th, 2019|Categories: Sleep Apnea|
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