Did you know that the resting position of your tongue has a significant impact on your health and appearance? Proper oral rest posture, where the tongue rests against the roof of the mouth with lips sealed and teeth slightly apart, promotes healthy nasal breathing, supports facial muscle harmony, and influences the development of jaws and teeth.
During childhood, maintaining correct tongue posture helps drive forward growth of the upper jaw, resulting in a wider dental arch, higher cheekbones, and a more defined jawline. However, factors like mouth breathing, tongue ties, and sucking habits can lead to incorrect tongue posture.
Seeking guidance from a Myofunctional Therapist can help address these issues and restore proper tongue posture, supporting overall well-being.
Remember to keep your tongue up, lips closed, and breathe through your nose for optimal health. Be well!