OMDs can affect the muscles used in chewing and swallowing. Dysfunction of these muscles can lead to inadequate chewing, difficulties with swallowing, and potentially causing digestive problems, such as stomach aches or heartburn.
OMDs can affect the muscles used in speech, leading to speech difficulties, such as lisping, and other speech impediments.
Our oral rest posture affects our head and neck posture.
Related to poor muscle control of the tongue and throat
Breathing through the mouth with lips apart
An abnormal swallowing pattern where the tongue pushes against or between the teeth
Related to muscle function
Related to poor oral muscle function
Teeth grinding and clenching
Caused by abnormal oral muscle function
Functional muscle re-education
Related to tongue, lips, and jaw movement