Is your Child as Healthy as you Think?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Parents alike want their children to remain healthy throughout life. As a parent, you probably stress over your child’s diet, worry whether they are eating enough vegetables, or feel guilty about allowing too much sugar. Hopefully, you encourage your child to exercise or play outside to expend their energy and […]

How Dentists Play a Role in Childhood Mental Health

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Used to, the term “mouth breather” was meant as an insult. Although meant to be jeer,mouth breathing can be extremely harmful to your health and wellness. In fact, children may find themselves at an elevated risk level for specific medical issues if they consistently breathe through their mouths. Our Scotts […]

5 Reasons your Mouth Breathing is a Big Deal

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ, CA Have you ever heard someone referred to as a “mouth breather” or been called that yourself? This is usually a negative term meant to insult someone’s intelligence. In reality, mouth breathing is an unconscious habit that has nothing to do with how smart you are. Mouth breathing represents a silent […]

5 Surprising Benefits of Myofunctional Therapy for Adults

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Myofunctional therapy is a type of physical therapy that retrains the mouth and tongue muscles to function correctly and maintain proper form while at rest. It is a successful therapy for treating orofacial myofunctional disorders in patients of all ages. Even for adults, myofunctional therapy can reverse years of poor […]

Can Tongue Thrust in Adults be Treated?

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SCOTTS VALLEY, SANTA CRUZ CA Tongue thrust is an orofacial myofunctional disorder classified as improper tongue function. In cases of tongue thrust, the tongue moves through or pushes against the front teeth (instead of in a wave-like motion on the roof of the mouth) when swallowing. Correct swallowing patterns typically develop around age 7 or […]

Get the Facts about Myofunctional Therapy

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA At Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry, we believe that maintaining a high level of oral health is crucial to your overall wellness. Due to this commitment, we offer a wide range of services, including myofunctional therapy. You may have heard about myofunctional therapy, but have questions about treatment of this kind and […]

Learn how to Stop your Child’s Tongue Thrust

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Do you know what tongue thrust is? Tongue thrust occurs when the tongue presses too far forward in the mouth. Living with tongue thrust can cause problems with the alignment of your child’s teeth that require orthodontic treatment in Scotts Valley to resolve. Read on to learn more about tongue […]

How to Prevent your Child from Developing Crooked Teeth

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Many kids develop misaligned or crooked teeth, and later end up in braces or other forms of orthodontics to straighten their teeth. It seems like most adolescents and teens end up in braces, but what if we told you this could be prevented? Myofunctional therapists in Scotts Valley at Ebrahimian […]