Posts Tagged ‘ anterior open bite ’

Why Mouth Breathing is a Big Deal

We are not supposed to breathe through our mouths.  Our bodies function best on air that is warm and humid after passing through our noses and sinus passages.  Constant mouth breathing is like always using a back-up plan.  It gets oxygen to our brains, and it keeps us alive, but it is not the best […]

When Should Your Child Stop Using a Pacifier?

Thumb sucking and Pacifiers Parents of our littlest patients frequently ask us about oral habits such as thumb sucking and pacifiers.  These perfectly normal behaviors in an infant can become damaging to an older child’s facial growth and development.  There are many different opinions and treatment options, and this blog will give you a general […]

Healthy Start Appliances

What is Healthy StartTM? Healthy StartTM is a new treatment option offered by Dr. Chowning that provides an exciting way to treat sleep-disordered breathing issues in children, address certain orthodontic and growth concerns, and correct bad habits such as thumb-sucking or pacifier use.  The Healthy StartTM system was developed by Dr. Earl Bergersen to meet […]