How you Breathe Affects your Memory, New Study Says

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Miami and Coral Gables, FL Your Miami family dentists at Miami Designer Smiles have been educating patients for years now on how mouth breathing may influence your health. In short, breathing through the nose is better for you than breathing through the mouth. Research has established a link between mouth breathing and certain oral health problems, but a new study suggests that how you breathe actually can help—or hinder—your brain. As detailed in a recent article in The New York Times, a study performed by the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, examined 24 healthy young men and women and involved …

The Problem with an Untreated Tongue Tie

Miami and Coral Gables, FL  Ankyloglossia, known as tongue-tie, is often untreated in children. Although a tongue-tie may seem like no big deal as long as the child can talk, eat, and breathe, many health consequences could linger into adulthood. You might be surprised at the effects of an untreated tongue-tie. When adults have lived decades with a tongue-tie, their bodies adapt in ways that impact their health. Here are some of the secondary adaptations an adult with an untreated tongue-tie may experience. Immobile sternum – The muscles of the mouth and jaw directly relate to the sternum. Since a …

Nasal Breathing 101

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Breathing, it may seem like something simple, a no-brainer if you will, but it’s not. Many people are “mouth breathers,” which means they are breathing incorrectly, and it is affecting their oral health and their body. Nasal breathing helps keep your oral health in check and promotes optimal overall health. Why are you a mouth breather? People often breath through their mouth during bouts of congestion or as a result of allergies. However, some mouth breathers do so because of their anatomy such as a tongue-tie or lip-tie, deviated septum, or other myofunctional disorders of …