The more you understand the need for a collaborative approach to treat your whole body for overall health and well being, the better the outcome of myofunctional therapy for you and/or your child.
Sleep Disordered Breathing May Be Impacting You or Your Family
"Sleep disordered breathing is linked to numerous bodily dysfunctions and proper diagnosis and therapy have proven to give patients "new life""
If you have any of these symptoms, a diagnostic sleep study is likely warranted.
Excessive daytime sleepiness
High blood pressure (hypertension)
Obesity (inability to lose weight)
Memory loss/Cognition impairment
Heart disorder or failure
Weakened immune system
Frequent nocturnal urination
Complete the Pediatric Sleep Questionnaire and contact us to discuss your concerns!
CERVINE ET AL, PEDIATRIC SLEEP QUESTIONNAIRE; VALIDITY AND RELIABILITY OF SCALES FOR SLEEP DISORDERED BREATHING, SNORING, SLEEPINESS, AND BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS, SLEEP MEDICINE 2000; 1:21-32
The Breathe Institute
Dr. Zaghi is an expert in the field who is particularly interested in studying the impact of tethered-oral tissues (such as tongue-tie) and oral myofascial dysfunction on maxillofacial development, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea. Take time to look at his blog and real life cases who are grateful they discovered and treated there tethered oral tissues (TOTs- aka tongue tie).
The Untethered Podcast
Worth your time to listen to Hallie's Podcasts to learn more about Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTs), breathing, sleep, eating, and all things related to facial growth and development. She is not only an expert Certified Orofacial Myologist & Feeding Specialist in Bethesda, Maryland but she collaborates with experts from all over the world to provide much needed education to the masses.
Tongue Tie | Tongue Tie and Breastfeeding | Tongue Tie Laser Surgery
Dr. Gharheri is an expert on Pediatric Tongue and Lip Tie intervention and optimal outcomes. Check out his blog and research for more information.
What are Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties?
Unfortunately there are variable opinions on tongue ties and many of our trusted professionals just don't have specialty training. When you know better, you do better. Take time to do your own research. Dr. Baxter's website is a great resource to learn the facts.
Tongue Tie Symptom Checklist for Children
Ankyloglossia, aka tongue tie, can impact your overall health and development in many ways. There are many red flags for possible tongue tie. Attached is a list of some of the most common. Early intervention is best but it is never too late! I had mine done in 2019 and had many gains.
Expert Pediatric Feeding Help
Excellent blog on a variety of pediatric feeding topics such as:
-The 6 Types of Picky Eater—And How to Get Them to Eat
-When Do You Teach Your Baby To Use A Spoon? Sooner Than You Think
-Sippy Cups: 3 Reasons to Skip Them and What to Offer Instead
-Tongue Tie: Why I Can’t Wait for the Research
-The Great Pouch Debate: Pros, Cons and Compromising