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How Thumb Sucking Changes your Child’s Face

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Thumb sucking is natural for babies as a way to soothe themselves. However, children should cease thumb sucking by age one. Many parents find it difficult to wean their child from thumb sucking, especially since it cannot be taken away like a pacifier or bottle. However, prolonged thumb-sucking could have devastating effects on your child’s jaw growth and development, how their teeth erupt, and even how their face looks. So today on the blog, our myofunctional therapists in Nashville explain how thumb sucking changes …

What you need to know about Myofunctional Therapy

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN An increasing number of dental practices now offer myofunctional therapy as one of their services. In fact, your family dentists in Nashville at Devine Dentistry added myofunctional therapy. You may have heard this term, but remain unsure about what myofunctional therapy is, or what it can accomplish, but you will know much more about this type of therapy and its applications after you read this article. What is myofunctional therapy, and what is it used for? Myofunctional therapy is, in short, a way to …

The Secret Anti-Aging Tip from your Dentist

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Your Nashville airway-centric dentists at Devine Dentistry are ready to share the best-kept anti-aging secret you never thought you’d hear. Is it a facial cream or wash? Is it a dental procedure? Is it a magic pill? No! It’s breathing through your nose. Yes, really! Nasal breathing is scientifically proven to help slow aging and naturally reduce wrinkles. Read on to learn how breathing through your nose could help you maintain a youthful, fresh appearance. The Mouth-Body Connection and Nitric Oxide We believe that …

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What causes Crooked Teeth in kids and what can be done about it?

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Are you living with crowded teeth, crooked teeth, or jaw development problems? You might be wondering what’s causing those issues. They have less to do with your genetics or the size of your teeth and jaws. They have more to do with mouth breathing and poor habits such as reverse swallowing, tongue thrust, and thumb sucking. Physiological dentist in Nashville, Dr. Brian Devine, wants you to learn how these poor myofunctional habits can lead to orthodontic problems. Plus, hang tight until the end of …

Why so many Cavities? It could be how you’re Breathing

Serving Brentwood, Belle Meade and Green Hills Areas of Nashville TN Do you seem to get a lot of cavities even though you take good care of your teeth, see your dentist regularly, and eat a healthy diet that’s low in sugar? The answer could be how you’re breathing. Myofunctional therapists in Nashville at Devine Dentistry would like you to know how mouth breathing could be to blame for your increase in cavities. It’s how you breathe Ever feel like your oral hygiene efforts are in vain? Do you brush your teeth twice a day, …