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 the snore. This tends to be more of a problem for older people (since we …

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?”  

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 play out in real life?       Of course, the trainer used in the …

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 sinus problems, swollen adenoids or tonsils, or other issues that can make breathing difficult. In …