Tag Archives: orofacial myology

Dental Devices to Stop Snoring: Neither Here Snore There?

Ever wonder why people snore? When we sleep, our muscles relax – including the tissues of the airway lining and the tongue, which can fall back and partly block the airway. When this happens, the attempt to keep breathing creates … Continue reading

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How Habitual Mouth Breathing Can Change How a Face Looks

    To learn more about other issues affecting children’s dental and facial development, see Dr. Verigin’s article “Why Not Raise, Healthy, Attractive and Intelligent Children?”  

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How You Swallow Affects How You Look

Amazingly, something as simple as how you swallow can have a big impact on dental and facial development. Here’s what a normal swallow looks like:     And here’s a common pattern called “reverse swallow”:     How does this … Continue reading

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Mouth Breathing: Nothing to Laugh At

“Mouth breather” is an insult that’s been around for years as a way of calling someone stupid. But mouth breathing itself is a dental and medical concern – whether a habit developed from poor orofacial function or from allergies or … Continue reading

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