Allergy Shiners: The Orofacial Myology Connection

Allergy Shiners: The Orofacial Myology Connection

For many people, allergy season brings more than just sniffles and itchy eyes – it can also lead to the appearance of dark, puffy circles under the eyes, commonly known as “allergy shiners.” While these discolored areas may resemble bruises, they are...
Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder: A Mouthful

What Actually is it? Tongue thrust is one of many common disorders associated with orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMD). Orofacial myofunctional disorders contain one or a combination of the following: abnormal thumb, finger, lip and tongue sucking habits; an...
When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

When More is Needed than just Orthodontic Care

It seems like a simple formula right? Crooked teeth plus family history equals somebody getting braces. Yet it’s not that simple. Previously, we talked about the different causes of crooked teeth, from genetics, dental accidents, and tongue thrust. Now with the first...