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Thankful for this chapter, this group of rockstars, and our patients that entrust us with their care. Truly a gift. 🍂We ...
11/26/2020

Thankful for this chapter, this group of rockstars, and our patients that entrust us with their care. Truly a gift.
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We hope you are all safe, healthy, and cozied up!
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#thanksgiving #lakeparkdentalmke #upshow

11/21/2020

Love this post! The tongue is just INCREDIBLE! 👅

Repost • @drjimani The tongue is a MAJOR co mponent to our survival and development. It is essential to head and neck develop, posture as it provides support to the cervical spine and it sends signals to the nervous system. It’s a big time sensory organ.

The tongue is constantly working when we are both conscious of it and not. The average human swallows about 2,000 times per day.

Did you know that the tongue was designed to sit at the roof of your mouth and form the upper jaw in babies and children? The tongue in this optimal position signals the body to grow the upper jaw (maxilla) which also is the floor of the nose.

What we often see today is something called a low tongue posture. This could be due to a tongue tie or a weak tongue from a soft, processed diet. When the tongue doesn’t reach the roof of the mouth, a cascade of events can occur that leads to crowded teeth and breathing issues.

The tongue is amazing. With the proper strengthening, growth and development especially in children is a cinch. Also, breastfeeding is an incredible way for a baby to strengthen the tongue.

Palmer, B. The influence of breastfeeding on the development of the oral cavity: A commentary. J Hum Lact 1998; 14(2):93-98.

Palmer, B. The significance of the delivery system during infant feeding and nurturing. Australian Lactation Consultant Association (ALCA) News 1996; 7(1):26-29.

Repost• @doctorloria follow her for fabulous informational content!  Your child’s proper craniofacial growth depends on ...
11/19/2020

Repost• @doctorloria follow her for fabulous informational content!

Your child’s proper craniofacial growth depends on breathing through the nose👃🏼, not the mouth 👄.⁣

Mouth breathing leads to a deficient maxilla or upper jaw, which leads to a deficient mid-face🤭, which leads to altered mandibular or lower jaw development, which leads to a restricted airway💨, which leads to more mouth breathing! This also leads to inadequate room for teeth😬! It is a vicious cycle! ⁣

If you see you child breathing through their mouth most of the time🌬, talk to your medical and dental provider🥼about it. It could be a number of things from allergies to nasal obstruction to an orofacial myofunctional disorder. The sooner this is addressed, the better! 💗

@adalougraham  needed a quick snack while mama was working!#multitaskingmama #breastfeeding #upshow #lakeparkdentalmke
11/11/2020

@adalougraham needed a quick snack while mama was working!

#multitaskingmama #breastfeeding #upshow #lakeparkdentalmke

Yes yes yes. I can talk about this all day (every day!) Have questions? Ask me!
11/03/2020

Yes yes yes. I can talk about this all day (every day!) Have questions? Ask me!

We borrowed a baby today. Some of us really liked it. 😂 #playdate #ittakesavillage Our body worker colleagues keep telli...
11/02/2020

We borrowed a baby today. Some of us really liked it. 😂 #playdate #ittakesavillage

Our body worker colleagues keep telling us how important #tummytime is...

Often babes with a #tonguetie struggle lying on their bellies because they have excessive tightness in their jaw and neck making extension of their head extra difficult. However, ALL babies benefit from bodywork... not just the tethered ones!

Check out @littlemoverspt for a comprehensive, accessible, and thoughtful approach to adding in key activities to optimize physical development and feeding- without leaving home! I did the modules today with baby Ryker and LOVED doing the exercises alongside the video. It is a godsend for families that can’t get to a PT, OT, CST, or DC.

And for families that DO have access to body work, this helps maintain alignment between bodywork sessions so that preferred outcomes are realized faster!

Plus Beth does a fabulous job of explaining “the Why” which is right up our alley!

#tonguetiebabies #tonguetied #tonguetieawareness #TOTs #physicaltherapy #craniosacraltherapy #milwaukee #functionalmedicine #dentist

Happy November! I hope that everyone is recovering from their candy hangover 😋In our house we are recuperating today wit...
11/01/2020

Happy November!

I hope that everyone is recovering from their candy hangover 😋

In our house we are recuperating today with healthy plant based meals, lots of alkaline water, multivitamins, probiotics, body movement, brushing & flossing, and snuggles. (AND a piece or two from the cache 🍭 🍬 😜 #balance)

#plantbased #moderation #halloweenhangover #restore #upshow #lakeparkdentalmke #functionalmedicine

Please read about the intricacies of babies learning to eat and how that can set them up for an easier or tougher path. ...
10/28/2020

Please read about the intricacies of babies learning to eat and how that can set them up for an easier or tougher path. Both paths can be successful, but one may be tougher. Know what to look for to be ahead of challenges.

During the first 6 months of life, a newborn receives its nutrients from breast milk or a liquid diet.

These moments are designed by nature to fortify oral and digestive health, create a stable immune system, metabolism, and large healthy brain.

Rooting happens when a mother’s breast touches the baby’s mouth or cheek, they will turn their head and open their mouth in the direction of the touch. The Rooting Reflex normally disappears around 4 months of age for most healthy babies.

The suck reflex is when you put a finger or nipple in your baby’s mouth, they’ll suck on it. These two different primitive reflexes combine to help your baby feed from breast or bottle.

Babies born very prematurely at less then 28 weeks gestation may not have a rooting or sucking reflex and will need to learn it outside of the uterus. This is part of the reason why extremely premature babies have difficulty feeding from a breast or bottle.

To latch onto the breast, the baby uses their lips and tongue. A newborn must push their tongue out to create a seal between its lips and the mother’s breast.
The upper and lower lips should flange up and over the breast. This helps to create a seal.
Once latched to the nipple, a complex movement of the tongue begins to extract milk from the breast.
The nipple is pressed against the palate or roof of the mouth. These forces expand the upper jaw, developing the upper jaw or maxilla.
The tongue performs a rolling action, from front to back. The upwards and backward motion squeezes the nipple against the palate and extracts milk. The front of the tongue performs front to back squeezing of the nipple. The back of the tongue creates suction.
After 4-5 rolling actions of the tongue, enough milk builds up in the newborn’s mouth.
The swallowing response pushes the back of the tongue to the roof of the mouth and pushes the milk down the throat.
Today some children struggle to breastfeed, if you had trouble, it’s OK, it’s just important to know so potential issues can be accommodated for later.
Children who don’t breastfeed may be more prone to mouth breathing.
How was your breastfeeding experience with your child?

VIP visitor today! A patient, my daughter, formerly a tongue tied babe, and popsicle connoisseur... Between my first and...
10/27/2020

VIP visitor today! A patient, my daughter, formerly a tongue tied babe, and popsicle connoisseur...

Between my first and second babe I learned so much about tongue ties and their effects on breastfeeding.

My first sweet pea suffered from reflux, colic, poor sleep. My milk supply was low and our nursing journey survived 9 months out of pure force of will.

Only later did I realize that her tongue wasn’t able to function properly, likely contributing to so many of our challenges. She’s still perfect! Our bond is still fiercely strong, but we struggled with nursing and watching her suffer was terribly hard.

Knowing that tongue ties are a genetic dominant trait, I was prepared and ready with baby number 2. I also had learned enough that if a babe has a tongue tie it’s not as simple as getting it “clipped” to ensure proper function.

With the help of an amazing lactation consultant, craniosacral therapist, and infant chiropractor we tackled the restrictions with an interdisciplinary approach.

Our nursing journey has been wildly different. She is almost 2 and still breastfeeds a few times a day. Each time I can’t help but think of what it’s doing for her jaw growth! (Always a dental dork!)

#tonguetied #breastfedbaby #airwaytrumpseverything #functionalmedicine #lakeparkdentalmke #upshow

Big sissy helping with #postop .👅👶🏼#tonguetied #tonguetiebaby #milwaukee #funtionalmedicine #startwithwhy #breastfeeding...
10/20/2020

Big sissy helping with #postop .
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#tonguetied #tonguetiebaby #milwaukee #funtionalmedicine #startwithwhy #breastfeeding #upshow #lakeparkdentalmke

When other #mommydentist friends bring their kids to me I’m beyond grateful for the trust and collaboration. It’s hard t...
10/09/2020

When other #mommydentist friends bring their kids to me I’m beyond grateful for the trust and collaboration.

It’s hard to treat your own kid and see as the provider when you’re the parent.

We have a tribe and a village and a cohort. We truly are better together!

Thank you @lakebluffdental for your trust and sharing sweet Daisy with us. She and her dolls were fantastic!

#airwaytrumpseverything #functionaldentistry #functionalmedicine #myofunctionaltherapy #breathe #dentalphotography #milwaukee #tonguetied #tonguetie

This sweet newbie had his “little” tongue tie “clipped” by a well meaning provider shortly after his birth when his mom ...
09/26/2020

This sweet newbie had his “little” tongue tie “clipped” by a well meaning provider shortly after his birth when his mom expressed concern with difficulty nursing. 🤱🏻

There is SO much confusion about tongue ties!!! 👅
There is no such thing as a “little” tie. A frenulum (frenulum) is either restrictive or it isn’t. It can’t be diagnosed from a photo and it can’t be diagnosed at a glance.

This babe’s restrictive frenulum pulled the floor of the mouth every time it moved and was so restricted that he couldn’t lift the posterior part in order to adequately engage the breast while attempting to feed. He was left to compensate by using his jaw bones to chomp chomp chomp and squirt little bits of milk in at a time. 💦
This causes pain for mama and not enough volume of milk for babe leaving EVERYONE exhausted and frustrated. 😫

He received much needed body work (@wellfamilychiro ) 💆🏻‍♂️to relieve his jaw and neck tension so that we could get a FULL release with the @lightscalpel CO2 laser. Now he’s on the path to optimal feeding (and breathing and jaw growth 🙌🏼)

It takes a team and an understanding of the whole picture.... form AND function. 🙌🏼

#tonguetied #tonguetie #ankyloglossia #breastfeeding #milwaukee #functionaldentist #airwayhealth #lactation #nursingmama #chiropractor #lasertonguetierelease #lightscalpel #breastfeedingmom #myofunctionaltherapy #prevention #frenectomy

Such a fun day of swapping clinical pearls and geeking out on a shared passion! @juliedavisdds is energetic, caring, and...
09/25/2020

Such a fun day of swapping clinical pearls and geeking out on a shared passion! @juliedavisdds is energetic, caring, and hungry for knowledge. Her patients are OH SO lucky. Thanks for hanging with us!!

Repost• @parkridgedentist Today Dr. Davis had the pleasure of visiting Dr. Meggie Graham at @untetheredtonguetiecenter in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Graham is the best! She is an airway focused dentist who is an expert at tongue tie release surgery.

Airway is sooooo important to our overall health! Dr. Graham's practice does an impressive job at optimizing breathing, sleep and function to improve quality of life for patients! It's all about discovering the why.

Dr. Davis is excited to implement some of the things she learned from @untetheredtonguetiecenter in her own treatment of airway and tethered oral tissues!

#teheredoraltissues #tonguetie #tonguetied #milwaukeedentist #functionalmedicine #myofunctionaltherapy #mouthbreathingawareness #formfunctionbehavior #nasalbreathing #growthemouth #tonguetied #tonguetie #airwayhealth #breastfeedingjourney #breastfeeding

Why Myo?If the tongue doesn’t work properly it affects ALL of the muscles around it... they have to compensate for the...
09/11/2020

Why Myo?

If the tongue doesn’t work properly it affects ALL of the muscles around it... they have to compensate for the tongues dysfunction and overwork! This overuse can lead to lots of common symptoms seen in the dental office…

👉🏿Headaches, migraines, facial pain
👉🏾TMJ issues (TMD)
👉🏽Malocclusion
👉🏼 Excessive wear & broken teeth
👉🏻Periodontal (gum & bone) disease
👉Orthodontic relapse

Rather than continually treat the symptoms why not get to the source and fix the dysfunction? 🤔

Myofunctional therapy is so important in recognizing and changing dysfunction. It can alleviate symptoms, correct improper growth in children, prevent relapse after orthodontic treatment, and can even improve sleep quality by facilitating nasal breathing!

Flexibility is just one of the beautiful things about Myofunctional Therapy! We don't even have to be in the same room to do it. 🙌🏼

Our expert team holds virtual therapy sessions to lead our patients through targeted exercise programs. 🖥💻

Let's get the muscles in your face, mouth, and throat working together through Myofunctional Therapy! Contact us to learn more about our virtual sessions that allow you to work on improvement and healing from the comfort of your home.

🌟🌟🌟🌟Win win win win win!!!🌟🌟🌟🌟

#anatomy #posture #tonguetie #mouthbreathing #functional #tmj #migraines #headaches #pain #myofunctionaltherapy #breathe #healthybreathing #forwardheadposture #dentist #hygienist #airway #myofunctionaltherapist #virtualhealth #functionalmedicine #airway #airwayhealth #facemuscles #functionaldentist #omd #oromyology #milwaukee #wisconsin

Our leader, tongue release Proceduralist, and all-around better breathing advocate, Dr. Meggie Graham is the very first ...
09/10/2020

Our leader, tongue release Proceduralist, and all-around better breathing advocate, Dr. Meggie Graham is the very first "circle spotlight" Featured Doctor by @circle.healthlatch. What an honor to be recognized by this fantastic organization that is dedicated to connecting airway health providers with patients.

To see Dr. Meggie's featured profile and read her approach to a tongue tie release procedure click the link in the bio of @circle.healthlatch.

Our whole team at Untethered is celebrating this great recognition and we encourage you to support the great work that @circle.healthlatch is doing!

#tonguetie #tonguetied #tonguetiesurgery #tonguetiebaby #tonguetiedbabies #liptie #nasalbreathing #oralrestrictions #myofunctionaltherapy #functionalmedicine #airway #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry #milwaukeehealth #milwaukeedentist #milwaukee #functionaldentist #airwaytrumpseverything #breathe #oralmyology

RePosted @withregram • @circle.healthlatch The circle is made up of TRUSTED providers who can help you or a loved one with oral restriction and airway health issues.

Just like Dr. Meggie Graham, a Proceduralist at @untetheredtonguetiecenter. ⬆️ Check the link in our bio to read more about her philosophy for providing complete care for patients before, during and after a release procedure. ❤️

You can also connect with Dr. Meggie and other trusted circle providers by creating a FREE circle account (✨check our bio link!✨)
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#learntrustthrive #oralrestrictions #tonguetie #tonguetiebabies #tonguetied #liptie #buccaltie #airwayhealth #airway #startwithwhy #changethepath #airwaytrumpseverything #tonguetie #tonguetied #wisconsin #myofunctionaltherapy #functionaldentistry #functionalmedicine #nasalbreathing #growthemouth #functionalorthodontics #airwaydentistry #airwayorthodontics

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Such great info!
08/29/2020

Such great info!

Did you know that snoring is a risk factor for stroke?

▪️The odds of being a snorer if admitted to hospital with a stroke are 3.2 to 1 compared to being a non snorer (Spriggs et al 1998)

▪️As the frequency of snoring increases, so does the risk of dying in the 6 months following.

Closer to home, in the “Busselton study” which included 20 year follow up of 397 Busselton residents (31 who died from stroke) who had had a sleep study in 1990

▪️The risk of dying from stroke was 3.7x higher for those who of had been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).

(Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 2014)

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This patient presented to me for an oral appliance to help manage her recently diagnosed Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) by referral from her sleep physician.

She was originally prompted to go for a sleep study by her husband due to her snoring.

He had moved out of the room and was also concerned knowing of the increased risk of stroke with snoring since two of his golf friend’s wives had recently had strokes.

After discussion of her various risk factors, she opted to proceed with the lower jaw repositioning device. This works by holding the lower jaw forward during sleep. The base of the tongue is pulled forward, and it stretches a segment of the upper airway
muscles to reduce collapsibility and airway obstruction during sleep.

Before the appliance:

▪️Husband reported snoring
▪️Woke 2-3x per night to go to the toilet
▪️Unrefreshed on waking
▪️Prone to afternoon naps

6 week review (today):

▪️Husband reports she does not snore with appliance
▪️Noted if she takes it out at 6am and falls asleep again, she will snore
▪️Trips to the toilet have reduced down to one every few nights
▪️Not prone to dozing in the day
▪️Doesn’t feel tired during the day – no longer has to recharge with a sleep
▪️There was some initial pain with her right jaw muscles which made chewing uncomfortable for a few days
▪️Overall perceives the impact to be very positive

It is great to be involved in helping people and their partners get a better night’s sleep.

But because I frequently work with OSA patients, I am all too familiar with the narrow high arch palate, and posterior tongue ties that commonly remain unaddressed risk factors, including in this patient.

The dental device, like CPAP is really just a band-aid solution to an anatomic problem.

Adult palate expansion with the DOME protocol has been shown to be effective at addressing the high arch/narrow nasal floor and reducing upper airway collapsibility and OSA. It also makes more space in the mouth for tongue to fit better.

Read more on DOME here -

https://www.facebook.com/347491432333006/posts/1037714089977400/

The photo of this patient’s palate illustrates she could have been a suitable candidate to consider this more targeted approach, and potentially eliminated the need for daily use of an appliance, and the long term effects of bite changes.

Early interceptive development of narrow palates, and achieving proper tongue to palate contact during childhood offers a better, and more simple pathway to optimal health and wellness throughout life.

#AirwayMatters

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