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Sparkle Dental | 9/11/2016
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Recent studies from Stanford Sleep Centre have identified tongue ties as a risk factor for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).  This has major implications in the prevention of a growing public health problem. 
 
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Sparkle Dental | 9/09/2016
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Breastfeeding is the most important modifiable influence on facial growth in a child's first year of life.  

This blog post examines the relationship between breastfeeding, facial and airway development, and crooked teeth. 
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Sparkle Dental | 12/12/2015
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Sippy cups are designed as a no-mess option to be used in the transition between breastfeeding and using open cups.  

However, compared to open cup sipping, sippy cups promote unnatural tongue placement and swallowing patterns.  This can lead to improper jaw and airway development and future orthodontic problems with extended use.
 

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Sparkle Dental | 3/09/2015
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In recent years, a growing number of dental hygienists and therapists including Michele and Rachel are being trained in orofacial myofunctional therapy. 

This therapy has a wide range of applications and the evidence to support it has reached a critical mass for leading experts to call for it to be introduced as a new standard of care.  Find out more here.

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