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August 1, 2022

The Connection Between Myofunctional Disorders and Hormonal Health

with podcast guest

Sara Mercier

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Sara Mercier is a Certified Myofunctional Airway Specialist and has been practicing dental hygiene since 2014. Since being introduced to the world of myofunctional therapy and airway medicine, she’s changed her outlook on dentistry and what she could contribute to the field. As a myofunctional orthodontic patient herself from the age of 10, Sara has a particular passion for exploring how myofunctional disorders affect sleep, hormones, and autoimmune diseases such as polycystic ovarian syndrome.

This episode was inspired by the journey I’ve been on to address my tongue and lip ties. I’ve gotten a lot of pushback since sharing my story and I feel like I’ve stumbled upon an entire subculture of dental and oral health that most people are unaware of!

In this episode, we talk about why so many dental professionals don’t understand the effects of tongue and lip ties, why Sara is so passionate about myofunctional therapy for adults, the most important questions to ask potential practitioners, common orofacial myofunctional disorders, the benefits of myofunctional therapy, the connection between tongue ties and hormone imbalances, why your tongue affects the rest of your body, and so much more!

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Highlights

  • The lack of formal education around the effects of tongue and lip ties
  • Sara’s experience with myofunctional therapy in childhood and identifying her oral tie in adulthood
  • Why Sara is so passionate about myofunctional therapy for adults
  • Signs of a tongue thrust
  • The two most important questions to ask your practitioner
  • Common myofunctional disorders
  • Proper oral rest posture
  • What is myofunctional therapy?
  • How Sara helps her clients identify the right airway providers
  • The connection between orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs) and hormone imbalances
  • Why sleep studies are important
  • How our bodies compensate for untreated OMDs
  • Why your tongue affects the rest of your body
  • The mental and emotional impact of oral restrictions
  • What to do if you feel like you might have some of these symptoms

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Brooke Scheller is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition and Certified Nutrition Specialist in New York City. She specializes in using nutrition and functional medicine practices

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