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The conclusion Dr Flutter and many other dentists and orthodontists have arrived at is that the way we breathe and swallow, as well as our posture, can affect the development of our jaws, teeth and faces. The five most important factors for the healthy development of the face, teeth and airways are:The tongue’s natural resting place is up against the palate, where the tip of the tongue rests behind the front teeth.

Check to see if your baby is unresponsive and not breathing or gasping. You will need to begin CPR if your baby does not:

Surgery to repair a cleft lip usually occurs in the first few months of life and is recommended within the first 12 months of life. Surgery to repair a cleft palate is recommended within the first 18 months of life or earlier if possible. Many children will need additional surgical procedures as they get older. Surgical repair can improve the look and appearance of a child’s face and might also improve breathing, hearing, and speech and language development. Children born with orofacial might need other t

Your lungs are protected by your rib cage, which is made up of 12 sets of ribs. These ribs are connected to your spine in your back and go around your lungs to keep them safe. Beneath the lungs is the (say: DY-uh-fram), a dome-shaped muscle that works with your lungs to allow you to inhale (breathe in) and exhale (breathe out) air.

The tonsils and adenoids are thought to assist the body in its defense against incoming bacteria and viruses by helping the body form antibodies. However, this function may only be important during the first year of life. There is no evidence to support a significant role of the tonsils and adenoids in immunity. Medical studies have shown that children who have their tonsils and adenoids removed suffer no loss in their future immunity to disease or ability to ward off infections.

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