Thursday, September 12, 2013

Recent Orthodontic Consultation in Detail


This is a pretty long post so hang on!

As I stated in my last post, I had an orthodontic consultation on the 10th of this month, my first one in over 20 years. I was really excited to have it because I wanted to hear about the possibility of closing my anterior open bite. I was SO excited, in fact, that I had a nervous tummy!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Recent Orthodontic Consultation

Hello all!

Just a quick post here...

I had an orthodontic consultation today.  The thought of having braces again does not exactly thrill me but the prospect of an open bite for the rest of my life thrills me even less...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Progress and Ongoing Concerns

How do!

Personal matters have kept me from this blog but I’m throwing myself back into the fray because matters of the tongue are near and dear to my heart… wait, what?

So, its been close to two years since I’ve had my lingual frenectomy and I still regard having the procedure, and following it with myofunctional therapy, as one of the best medical/personal decisions I’ve ever made.  I thought I would get back into my blog by talking about my progress and current concerns.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Why the Long Face?...

A tongue tied person walks into a bar....

The bartender asks him, "Why the long face?"

The tongue tied person says, "Because I'm tongue tied!"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Staying motivated...

Hi there!

Goodness, I have been neglectful of this blog but I'm looking to make up for that.

In this post I'd like to talk about my progress and staying motivated in my ongoing myofuntional therapy.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dr. McKeown and The Snoring Dormouse


Check out this video I just found of Dr. McPatrick McKeown, author of Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew, Always Breathe Correctly, and Sleep with Buteyko.

And here is yet another webpage talking about the benefits of nasal breathing

By now, my readers know well the reasons why they should breathe through their noses. So would someone please pass the word onto this little guy? Dormouse sleep apnea if I ever saw it!!

Happy Trails!



I'm having a lot of trouble with my allergies today making it very difficult to breathe through my nose!! So, in desperation I have taped my lips shut. By doing so, I'm preventing myself from even accidentally breathing through my mouth. Also, I'm helping my sinuses to calm down by moving mucous through my nose instead of letting it dry up and irritate my sinuses. Already I feel better.

I'm still getting use to breathing through my nose. Nasal breathing requires more physical effort than mouth breathing and that feeling of effort used to make me think that I wasn't getting enough air. But that's not the case! Slowing my breathing down actually allows my body to take in more oxygen than if I breathed through my mouth.

I notice that I also feel more relaxed when I nasal breathe. Ahhhhhh....

Just in the time it took me to write this my nose has calmed down and I haven't sneezed in a while. I'm still a little stuffy but I can breathe fine. I'm hoping if I can keep this up that some day I won't have nasal allergy symptoms. We shall see!


Happy Trails!