Parents, Here’s What you Need to Know About Mouth Breathing

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Have you ever looked at your child and noticed them breathing through their mouth even when they were not sick or congested? If you have, keep reading. Mouth breathing can have devastating effects on one’s health and development. Luckily, there is a solution to this health concern. Chronic mouth breathing can lead to concerns such as sleep apnea, and interferes with speech development, and leads to problems chewing and swallowing. In fact, when mouth breathing begins early in life, a child’s looks can be completely altered. Ever noticed someone who’s lips are pursed when they …

What is Causing That Gap Between Your Child’s Front Teeth

what is causing that gap in your childs front teeth

Miami and Coral Gables, FL Have you noticed a gap between your child’s upper front teeth? Also known as maxillary midline diastema, an upper lip-tie is present in more than 50 percent of children between the ages of 6 and 8 years old. The most common medical treatment for a lip-tie is a frenectomy, which is a surgical procedure that releases the restriction. Although these gaps between the front teeth can and sometimes do resolve without surgical intervention, taking the “wait and see” approach leaves your child at risk for a variety of behavioral and developmental problems that can stem from …