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Did You Know?… Pressure on your teeth

Only a light force of approximately 1.5 grams of pressure is needed to move a tooth within the jaw? Incorrect tongue posture when swallowing can produce forces of up to 500 grams of pressure, with the lower lip being able to exert a force of up to 300 grams!!  

Did you know?… Crowded Teeth

The roof of your mouth (your palate) is around 80% of the floor of your nose? Mouth-breathing individuals have a tendency to develop a narrow palate, leading to nasal constriction as well as crowding of teeth. The most common cause of crowded teeth is not that the teeth are too big for the jaws, but […]

Skip the Sippy Cup!

Let’s face it, sippy cups make life less messy and so a whole lot easier for Mum & Dad.  But the next step on from breast or bottle is to learn to drink from an open cup, held by an adult to limit the spills. The sippy cup unfortunately promotes an infantile swallow pattern, with […]

Breast-feeding Lowers Risk of Crossbite

Breast-feeding exclusively for at least six months and more than 12 months can reduce the potential for posterior crossbite in deciduous teeth. The World Health Organization recommends breastfeeding exclusively for the first six months of an infant’s life. This recommendation is based on benefits for both the mother and the child. Breast-feeding exclusively enhances craniofacial […]

Snoring Associated with Craniofacial Development

In a study published in a 2009 Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, it was concluded that early detection and treatment of mouth breathing can change a child’s facial development, oxygen saturation to brain and muscles, and general quality of life. All of the mouth breathing children in the study were found to be snorers, and […]

Orthodontic treatment in conjunction with OMT

In 2012, the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry published a study which showed that Myofunctional Therapy is a valid support to the orthodontic treatment in cases with bad habits, and if correctly applied can lead to good therapeutic results.  

Mouth Breathing Changes Facial Growth & Shape

In a 2012 Medical University study in India, significant differences in facial development were evident between nose breathing and mouth breathing 6-12 year old children. Mouth breathing results in changed tongue positioning from the palate to the floor of the mouth, resulting in changes to the jaw position, neck & face muscles changes as well […]

Mouth-Breathing Kids Have Bad Breath

In a study published in 2010, researchers at the Metropolitan University de Santos in Sao Paulo, Brazil found that mouth breathing significantly influenced bad breath. Mouth breathing results in many facial changes in a growing child, including changes in the dental arches, tooth position, facial bone structure, palatal development, chin positioning and lips. Mouth breathers […]