Did You Know?
Humans are designed to be nasal breathers. We should all breathe through our nose. All of the time. Day and night.
There is a proper "home" for the tongue inside of your mouth.
Our lips should easily close together.
How you use the muscles of your face may influence the way your face and teeth look and develop.
If you don't use the muscles in the way they were intended, other muscles compensate and create dysfunction (even in your mouth!)
Studies have proven that muscle dysfunction in the face is a common contributor to conditions such as ADHD, anxiety, crooked teeth, and sleep disordered breathing (including sleep apnea).
So what can we do to ensure proper function?
ORAL MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY!
Common Symptoms of Patients who Benefit from Oral Myofunctional Therapy:
Oral dysfunction may manifest differently in each of us. Here are some common SIGNS and SYMPTOMS to look for:
Dark under eye circles
Open mouth posture
Chronic ear infections
Difficulty breast feeding
Difficulty swallowing pills
Open mouth chewing
It is key to remember that just because something is COMMON,
it does NOT mean it is NORMAL!