A huge congratulations to our hygienist Janelle on becoming the first Myofunctional Therapist in Duluth, MN!
What is Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy?
Orofacial Myofunctional therapy is physical therapy for the face and mouth to aid in proper function (I.e. swallowing and tongue posture) which promotes the healthy growth and development of oral and facial structures. This can affect speech, orthodontic treatment, prevent airway issues leading to sleep disordered breathing, prevent chronic pain and much more.
With myofunctional therapy, a patient can regain the joy of eating, speaking, breathing, and even sleeping more soundly. Cosmetic improvements can help restore confidence and self-esteem.
Janelle has a passion for prevention which is what drew her to Dental Hygiene as a career choice. Due to her own health journey, she became increasingly interested in natural health and wellness. When she learned about Orofacial Myofunctional disorders and their link to whole body health, she felt she had found her true calling. Janelle looks forward to working with patients of all ages to restore their mouths to proper function improving their overall health, sleep, and wellbeing!
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