Mouth breathing can cause a range of worrying symptoms from crooked teeth to bad breath and gum disease. Especially in children, mouth breathing can cause dental problems, irritability, enlarged tonsils, difficulty concentrating and sleepiness.
Often, healthcare practitioners aren’t trained to recognise mouth breathing and treat the symptoms instead. This can lead to a string of appointments, antibiotics, and interventions that don’t treat the root cause and instead lead to frustration and wasted time.
So how do you know if you or your child is a mouthbreather?
Developed based on the latest research into myofunctional therapy, Myospots is a unique and popular new tool for tongue elevation exercises, which treats mouth breathing fast.
With treatment as simple and easy as Myospots, you can address mouth breathing – which could address every problem listed above by focusing on the root cause instead of treating the symptoms. Even better, your child can easily use them at home.
Tongue elevation exercises can help to improve tongue strength and can actually correct nasal breathing. You may not have ever heard about it before, but this is because tongue posture is closely related to breathing patterns. If the tongue is sitting on the floor of the mouth, it can lead to mouth breathing and make proper nasal breathing difficult. However, when the tongue is resting at the top of the mouth the oral airway is blocked, encouraging nasal breathing and correct dental development.
Often this is done through myofunctional therapy, which refers to specific exercises targeted toward the oral muscles. If you were doing the exercises on your own, it could be tricky. You might find it difficult to remember to do your exercises, or you might struggle to get your child to perform them correctly. Myospots can fix this problem with a tasty new solution.
Myospots are small discs which adhere easily to the roof of the mouth and slowly dissolve in saliva when your tongue elevates to touch and rest on them. It takes about an hour to dissolve, and it will improve your tongue placement over this time, by guiding your tongue to the correct spot and reminding the tongue to keep elevating until it has dissolved. This will train the tongue muscles to have the correct posture and help prevent mouth breathing.
Myospots are easy to access and use. You can order them online with a click of a button and have them delivered to your door.