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  • Sleep Apnea and Myofunctional Therapy

    Sleep Apnea and Myofunctional Therapy

    How do sleep apnea and myofunctional therapy fit together? Unfortunately, not too many people out there tend to make any kind of connection between the two. This is true for... Continue reading

     
  • What Is A Mandibular Advancement Device?

    What Is A Mandibular Advancement Device?

    What is a mandibular advancement device? This is a question that will likely be asked by many people dealing with sleep disordered breathing including sleep apnea, snoring, and UARS (Upper... Continue reading

     
  • What Is Orthodontic Expansion?

    What Is Orthodontic Expansion?

    As a myofunctional therapist, I work with a lot of patients who are having orthodontic expansion, which is also known as palatal expansion. Sometimes this is done for cosmetic reasons.... Continue reading

     
  • Bedwetting And Sleep Apnea

    Bedwetting And Sleep Apnea

    Is there a connection between bedwetting and sleep apnea? Many health professionals who deal with sleep disordered breathing would say yes based on clinical experience, and the research agrees. Bedwetting... Continue reading

     
  • TMJ Pain And Myofunctional Therapy

    TMJ Pain And Myofunctional Therapy

    TMJ pain is one of the most common reasons patients begin working with me or one of my associate therapists. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or jaw joint is one of... Continue reading

     
  • Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

    Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome

    Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (also known as UARS) is a sleep disordered breathing condition similar to obstructive sleep apnea. It’s definitely less well-known than obstructive sleep apnea, but working with... Continue reading

     
  • Dental Caries And Mouth Breathing

    Dental Caries And Mouth Breathing

    Is there a connection between dental caries and mouth breathing? The answer to this question may surprise you, as it surprises many of the patients in my myofunctional therapy clinic. ... Continue reading

     
  • Mouth Breathing And Allergies

    Mouth Breathing And Allergies

    As a myofunctional therapist, I see the connection between mouth breathing and allergies in my practice on a daily basis. A surprising number of my patients who breathe through their... Continue reading

     
  • Myofunctional Therapy Books

    Myofunctional Therapy Books

    Here are some of the myofunctional therapy books that have a permanent place on my bookshelf. They will be helpful for anyone who’s dealing with oral myofunctional disorders. They’re also... Continue reading

     
  • Is Your Child A Mouth Breather?

    Is Your Child A Mouth Breather?

    Being called a “mouth breather” is usually seen as an insult but in medical terms, a mouth breather is simply someone who breathes through their mouth. Unfortunately, mouth breathing is... Continue reading