How your child’s tongue position & breathing affects their health.
Did you know that how your child breathes can greatly impact their dental health, as well as their overall health? The key to healthy swallowing and breathing depends a great deal upon your child’s tongue. Where your child’s tongue sits while at rest impacts their breathing and swallowing capabilities, which in turn can affect their sleeping, eating, speaking, habits and behavior. Tongue position also plays a crucial role in how your child’s face, jaw, palate and teeth develop!
If you or a healthcare provider has noticed that when your child swallows their tongue does not rest on the roof of their mouth, your child might have what we at GBPD call a orofacial myofunctional disorder, otherwise known as an OMD. Below we will cover some common causes, signs, and side effects of OMDs, as well as offer solutions and treatment options!Read more