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Is our modern lifestyle causing facial bone loss?

Strong Chewing As Gravity For The Face: A Missing Piece To Bone Loss

By Osteopathy, Physical HealthOne Comment
Bone loss of the face is a normal part of aging, right? If you are like most people, you rarely ever open wide and bite into something that provides significant resistance. You eat soft foods and have never thought about the health consequences of that. Worse yet, perhaps you have an open bite. That means your upper and lower teeth in the front don't touch each other when you close your mouth. In this article, we're going to talk about why these things are a problem and what you can do about it.  Why Are Soft Foods A Problem?   Gravity...
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The Dynamic Motion Of The Tongue And Craniofacial Development

By Health, Osteopathy, Physical Health, Tongue Ties2 Comments

The tongue is a very dynamic structure. It is the only muscle (or group of muscles) that has a freely moveable end. Myofunctional therapists and others emphasize the importance of the tongue being able to rest on the palate during its resting state for proper craniofacial development. Tongue ties have been found to anchor the tongue to the floor of the mouth making it physically difficult for the tongue to rest against the roof of the mouth properly.  By naturally resting on the palate, a normally developed tongue widens and brings down the palate. Babies with tethered tongues are commonly…

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