Mouth breathing is not a bad habit but a compensation for survival. As humans, we are supposed to breathe through our noses so we can warm, moisten, and filter the air before it gets to our lungs. It is the first line of defense for our immune system.
Chronic mouth breathing can result in poor sleep, dental and orthodontic complications, behavioral issues and more. Over time this simple positional quirk can cause the overall landscape of your bite to shift causing tooth crowding, dry mouth, bad breath, tooth decay, grinding and chronic pain. We can help head off problems before they begin or address long term mouth breathing related issues.
You might benefit from myofunctional therapy.
- Disrupted sleep
- Tooth crowding
- Dry mouth
- Dental issues
- Behavioral issues
- Attention deficit
- Bad breath
- Facial pain
WHAT IS MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY?
Myofunctional therapy focuses on the facial muscles and soft tissues of the face and neck, including the tongue. The goal is to train these muscles to behave as they were intended for optimal orofacial posture. The result can be improved pain, teeth and jaw alignment, improved breathing, improved speech, better overall function of the mouth and nose, and better health in general.
Learn more about the benefits of myofunctional therapy by reading this article and contacting our office to schedule a consultation.
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