Airway, CPAP, Mouth Breathing, Sleep Apnea

Treating Airway Difficulties – CPAP or Myofunctional Therapy?

Pat Pine / May 15, 2018

Image via S. Bea, licensed CC BY-SA 2.0 One of the most common treatments for severe airway constriction and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are continuous positive airway pressure ventilators, or CPAPs. These devices are worn to help sufferers breathe more easily at night. While it may provide temporary relief, a CPAP is not a cure. Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy may offer another path back to wellness–one that’s safer, more…

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Allergies, Mouth Breathing, Sleep Apnea

Mouth Breathing – Sources, Symptoms, and Solutions

Pat Pine / April 3, 2018

Healthy humans of all ages usually breathe through our noses. Occasionally we’ll take a gulp of air through the mouth, such as when we’re exercising or have stuffy sinuses. That’s a perfectly normal thing to do, but if it becomes an ongoing habit, there could be some deeper issues worth taking a look at. Breathing through an open mouth on a regular basis is both a sign of…

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Tongue Tie

Tethered Oral Tissues: Tongue-Tie and Your Family

Pat Pine / February 21, 2018

Ever pulled out a mirror and looked under your tongue? If so, you probably noticed a small bit of tissue connecting it to the floor of your mouth. That’s the lingual frenulum, one of many soft structures that make up your facial physiology. This tissue keeps the tongue in place and prevents it from moving around too much, which just happens to be one of the most important…

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Tongue Tie

Introduction to Myofunctional Therapy

Pat Pine / February 5, 2018

When’s the last time you thought about your teeth? How about the muscles in your jaw, or where your tongue rests when you’re not using it? We tend to forget about things like this as we go about our daily lives, yet all too often this is precisely where our most frustrating health issues originate. It’s surprising to learn that something as unassuming as the tongue can cause…

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