Too Busy To Breathe

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / October 22, 2021 /

I know someone who has the word BREATHE tattooed across her thumb. I often joke with her, “What? You can’t remember to breathe without looking at your tattoo?” It really isn’t a laughing matter though! Busyness has somehow become a badge of honor in this world where we are moving at breakneck speed, and it…

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Is It Better to Be A Mouth Breather or A Nose Breather?

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / March 22, 2021 /

  Breathing: A Human Need Who breathes better: the mouth breather or the nasal breather?  Breathing is a fundamental physiological process that plays an important role in how you feel and how well your body functions. The breathing process is an exchange of gases from the outside environment to the inside of your body. When…

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Tongue Tie: Myth or Merit?

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / May 6, 2020 /

 Q: Aren’t tongue ties being over-diagnosed these days? I mean, it seems like this is a new fad, and lots of people are getting frenectomies. Do THAT many people really have a tongue tie? A: Great question! It’s always a good idea to thoroughly research any treatment recommendation that you might receive and to ask…

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Just Shut Your Mouth!

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / April 20, 2020 /

The Troublesome Effects of Mouth Breathing In almost every photo of me since childhood, my mouth gapes open like a Venus fly trap, the unquestionable evidence of a lifelong habit of mouth breathing laid out before me on nearly every page of my photo albums. I never knew. My teachers must have thought I was…

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What the Heck is Myofunctional Therapy?

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / March 31, 2020 /

What the Heck is Myofunctional Therapy? “That is so lit, Mom!” I recently heard from my teenage son. “Lit?” I replied, having NO idea what he meant. “You know, like awesome, exciting.” No, I didn’t know. The ensuing conversation revealed what other words I don’t know and how I needed to “get with the times.”…

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Tongue Tied?

By Patti Watson, OMT, RDH, BS / March 10, 2020 /

I suppose I should be offended that a lot of people are sticking their tongue out at me these days, but I’m not. It’s all part of the job in my work as a myofunctional therapist, and kids delight in being allowed to do it without the threat of detention. I’m just happy to get…

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