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ADHD Symptoms

ADHD & Airway Health There is a growing body of evidence linking Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with airway-related issues. For individuals with ADHD, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) can provide several benefits. Research has shown that improving breathing patterns and increasing oxygen flow to the brain can help to reduce symptoms linked to ADHD such as hyperactivity, […]

Tongue-Ties & Other Tethered Oral Tissues

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Tongue-Ties & Other Tethered Oral Tissues A tongue tie, also known as ankyloglossia, is a condition in which the tissue connecting the patient’s tongue to the bottom of its mouth is shorter than normal. This can result in difficulty with breastfeeding, proper oral rest posture, swallowing, speech problems, and may even affect posture. Fortunately, this […]

TMJ Disorders and Facial Pain

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TMJ Disorders and Facial Pain The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are highly intricate joints in the human body, involving multiple muscles that enable the mandible to move in various directions such as up-down, side-to-side, and forward-backward. When the mandible and the TMJs are in the correct position and function harmoniously, it allows for seamless muscle actions […]

Proper Swallow

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Proper Swallow A proper swallow is important for many reasons, not the least of which is, it serves as the pump for the fluid surrounding our brain and circulates our cerebral spinal fluid. It also helps equalize pressure in the ears by opening and closing the Eustachion tubes. When swallowing incorrectly, the body compensates by […]

Sleep Apnea

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) and Snoring: According to a meta-analysis by Stanford medicine looking at the effectiveness of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT) has on patients with OSA, OMT has been shown to decrease the apnea-hypopnea index (number of apnea or hypopnea events per hour while asleep) by approximately 50% in adults and 62% in children […]

Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing Mouth breathing is when a person breathes through their mouth instead of their nose. This abnormal pattern can stem from the inability to breath nasally due for a variety of reasons including a deviated septum or other nasal obstruction, chronic allergies, or an illness or event that leads to a mouth breathing habit. […]