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Where is YOUR tongue resting?

Breathing is necessary for life and GOOD sleep is necessary for a life well lived!

Did you know that your tongue SHOULD be resting on the roof of your mouth known as the PALATE? 


In this picture the tongue is low, jaws are narrow, teeth are overlapping and crowded. There is not enough room in this mouth for the tongue!

Why is this important? 

Because the tongue is a MUSCLE and it is responsible for, or related to, the following functions most of us take for granted:

  • Breastfeeding efficiently without pain for the mother

  • Speech and language development

  • Chewing

  • Swallowing (including opening the eustachian tube to drain fluid from the ears)

  • Digestion

  • Dental development

  • Maintaining the upper dental arch (maxilla)

  • Facial development

  • Airway development

  • Breathing (through the nose) for GOOD SLEEP 

You may have been aware of some of the functions on this list, but did any surprise you? Training in the field of Orofacial Myology has been an eye-opening journey regarding what the tongue is supposed to do and what it is NOT doing for so many people!


However, if YOU want to have or want YOUR children to have strong healthy jaws, a nice smile, and straight teeth leading to optum breathing and sleeping, the tongue needs to do its job! 

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