Where’s Your Tongue?

Has anyone ever asked you that question?  Most people look at me when I ask this question, pull their heads back, and say in my mouth? Have you ever really given much thought to your tongue? What is its function really, or where is the tongue resting in your mouth...

Its All A Bunch of Hocus Pocus

What does hocus pocus mean? It’s a metaphor for nonsense or sham used especially to cloak deception. The main messages expressed are that you're never too old to believe in the impossible and that good always conquers evil. Though not the most unique messages Where...

Myo Brace

Last week we talked about Myo Munchee, which is an appliance that you can purchase yourself online to help build stronger muscles.  Myofunctional difficulties start in early childhood. If babies cannot feed properly, they are often incapable of swallowing correctly...

Myo Munchee

So what is a Myo Munchee, and why would your child need one? As a mom, a dental hygienist, and a myofunctional therapist, I have learned about this unique device that initiates natural chewing. I wish I had this when my daughter was 2. Chewing is essential for the...

What is an airway dentist?

Airway dentistry is a new and growing field that’s focused on the structure of the mouth and how that impacts your breathing. They look for sleep-disordered breathing by looking for signs of mouth breathing when you’re sleeping. Things like tooth wear, the position...

Can Braces Open An Airway?

The simple answer is yes! Yes, it can. But there is much more to the story than a simple yes. It’s obvious that your airway is essential for you to live. Everyone is aware of this phenomenon! Normal well-developed airways assure normal breathing through the nose...

What is Airway orthodontics?

This is a relatively new term to me for having been a dental hygienist for over 30 years. I am still a bit stunned and dismayed by the fact that I have not heard of this sooner. I am bringing awareness to topics like this one and more that will change how we look...