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
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
Are you struggling with insomnia, or not sleeping well? The answer could be related to how much time you spend in the sun. Sunlight is key to the production of vitamin D, which is essential to the body, and your skin makes the vast majority of it when it is exposed to ultraviolet UVB light
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
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
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?
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
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 11 percent of American children between the ages of 4 and 17 have been diagnosed with the behavioral disorder known as ADHD. However, did you know that just because your child exhibits symptoms of a hyperactive behavioral disorder, the actual problem plaguing your child might