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Treatment for Lip Sucking, Tongue Thrusting, and Thumb Sucking in Bullard

Human mouthMost people do not think much about the muscles that control breathing and swallowing, but these are actually very complex functions. If something is not right with the function between these muscles, issues like nasal breathing, swallowing, tongue placement, chewing, and speaking can develop. Fortunately, a solution can be found with myofunctional therapy -- a neuromuscular treatment that uses specific exercises to target these specific areas. Keep reading to find out more from the expert in this therapy.

What Does Myofunctional Therapy Entail?

Close-up with a baby touching mouthIf Dr. Morgan determines that you or your child are suited for myofunctional therapy as a result of issues swallowing, breathing, sleeping, or with tongue thrusting or lip biting, he will first thoroughly examine the oral anatomy and then target specific areas for exercise. By strengthening certain muscles, he can help the body slowly untrain itself from these habits which can eventually affect digestion, breathing, and have other larger implications for oral and overall health.

Why Is Myofunctional Therapy Important?

Child sucking thumbMyofunctional therapy aids in the proper function of breathing and digestion. Problems here can impact everything from the way the stomach processes certain foods to the shape of the face and an altered appearance. In children, these issues are particularly serious because they affect their proper growth and overall development. Malnutrition and poor facial/dental development can occur without proper oral function.

What Myofunctional Therapy Can Help

Discuss Myofunctional Therapy with an Expert

If you are dealing with the impacts of poor oral functioning, Dr. Tad Morgan specializes in myofunctional therapy. Do not hesitate to get in touch with the office to discuss this therapy for thumb sucking in Bullard and much more. Request an appointment today!