Mouth Breathing Hurts Your Orofacial Health Last month we discussed the importance of deep breathing. In that, we touched on the need for nasal breathing rather than mouth breathing, and that’s a necessary point! We’ll expand on that here, as mouth breathing is a habit that NEEDS to be broken. First, do you know about nasal nitric oxide? Nitric oxide […]

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What is a “Hidden” Tongue Tie What is a “hidden” or what the health industry refers to as a posterior tongue tie? A posterior tongue tie is when the band of tissue causing the tongue tie is toward the back of the mouth and further under the tongue.  Anterior tongue ties, which are more common and easier to diagnose, are […]

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Experience the Buteyko Breathing Journey Experience the Buteyko breathing journey to find out how you can enhance your overall health and well-being. In today’s high stress world, the tendency to over-breathe is very common.  Take a minute to examine your breathing?  Do you breathe slowly and mindfully through your nose?  Probably not, unless you are an avid Yoga practitioner.  In […]

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Benefits of Diaphragmic Breathing Benefits of diaphragmic breathing are wide-ranged and can help manage symptoms caused by irritable bowel syndrome, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and Oral Myofascial Disorders to name a few. These exercises are designed to strengthen the diaphragm, an important muscle that helps you breathe correctly.  What is the Diaphragm? The diaphragm is a dome-shaped muscle that sits below […]

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Breathing Techniques for Childhood Asthma In part 1 of Breathing Techniques for Childhood Asthma we discussed what normal breathing should look like, how asthma develops in children and what can trigger an asthma attack.  Welcome to part 2: Symptoms in Children Coughing!  Often this is the only symptom.  It will start right after the child has been walking, laughing, running […]

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Breathing Techniques for Childhood Asthma Part 1 Breathing techniques for childhood asthma can help with mild to severe conditions.  Asthma is the leading chronic disease in children.  Currently, there are over 5.1 million children under the age of 18 who have asthma.  That is one out of every 12 children. There is no cure for asthma but with the right […]

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How to Correct Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders How to correct Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders by re-educating facial and oral muscles with simple exercises. Patients often want to know, “does swallowing and tongue placement during rest really matter”? The answer is absolutely!  Right from birth, the tongue plays a major role in feeding, speech development and facial and cranial growth.  Correct tongue placement naturally […]

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How Shallow Breathing Affects the Body  How shallow breathing affects the whole body and for many, this type of breathing is becoming a habit that needs to be addressed.  Have you ever watched a new born baby breathe?  They naturally breath through the nose, filling the lungs.  You can see the belly expend and the chest rise as they inhale […]

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