Can Tongue Thrust in Adults be Treated?

tongue thrust in adults

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 […]

Athletes, get the Secret to Better Performance

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Whether you are competing in a sport at a high level, or you are just a weekend warrior who participates on a recreational basis, there’s a secret to raising your A game: shut your mouth. Read on as Drs. Max and Ariana Ebrahimian explain why a closed mouth can improve […]

What’s Causing all these Cavities

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Do you know what causes cavities? Most people would respond with facts such as not taking care of one’s teeth, or consuming too much sugar, but there’s another culprit that you probably never thought of – breathing. Of course, breathing is a necessary part of life, but it’s not the […]

Mouth Exercises to Prevent Braces

Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley CA Most kids seem to end up needing braces at some point in time. Crooked or gapped teeth seem to be the norm these days, and parents want the best for their children, which is why getting braces to correct the issue is usually the obvious choice. What if there was […]

What your Lips have to say about your Oral Health

Scotts Valley and Santa Cruz, CA For a highly trained dentist, reading lips is about more than interpreting what a person is saying. Your Scotts Valley oral health experts at Ebrahimian Integrative Dentistry can “read” your lips and identify many problems with your oral health even before you open your mouth. Our dentists, Drs. Max […]