Orofacial Myology Therapy in Central Coast

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Orofacial Myology Therapy

Orofacial Myology Therapy
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What is Myology?

Orofacial Myology is the study that involves the evaluation and treatment of the oral and facial muscles, including the muscles of the tongue, lips, cheeks, and jaw. It also involves assessment of the airways including the tonsils and adenoids.

The development and alignment of a child’s teeth and jaw rely on correctly breathing, tongue position and posture.

Specialised Therapy

We offer personalised exercises in combination with other methods which retrain the muscles to help the body function correctly throughout the day and sleeping throughout the night.

It’s important to look for signs of mouth breathing in children, so the problem can be corrected before it worsens. A child who breathes constantly through the mouth, especially during sleep, delivers cold, unfiltered, dry air to the lungs and that’s only part of the problem.

Dentist Discussing Teeth With Patient — Dental in Lake Haven, NSW

Is your answer YES to any of the following?

Will Orofacial Myology help your child?

If you are concerned with any of the following, please make an appointment to have a chat with Fran.

Meet Francesca Clarke

Hello! I’m Fran, a dedicated and passionate oral health professional with a focus on helping individuals achieve optimal well-being.

With eight years of experience as a hygienist, I decided to embark on a new journey, driven by a desire to provide specialized care. I have undertaken training in Orofacial Myology, specializing in assisting children & adults with sleep-disordered breathing, jaw pain, and other related issues.

One aspect of my work that truly brings me joy is working with children starting from the age of four. I believe that early intervention and education play a crucial role in promoting not only optimum oral health but also lifelong overall health.

In my pursuit of excellence, I have had the privilege of learning from some of the best professionals in the industry. Now, I am eager to share my knowledge and expertise with my clients, guiding them towards an improved quality of life.

Fran Clarke — Dental in Lake Heaven, NSW

Frequently Asked Questions

First and foremost, you should avoid cigarettes and second-hand smoke. Additionally, it is advisable to eat foods rich in antioxidants, maintain healthy exercise habits and improve the air quality within your home.

Typically, the symptoms include loud snoring, feeling tired during the day, sleep deprivation, dryness of the mouth and weight gain. If you believe you have sleep apnoea, it is advised that you book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.

It is recommended that you breathe deeply, through your nose and using your diaphragm, in a relaxed manner. Short, sucking breathing can lead to greater tension as well as constricted blood vessels.