4 Reasons Why Tongue Posture Matters!
Here are 4 Reasons Why Tongue Posture Matters!
➡️As humans, we are born to nasal breathe with our tongue lightly suctioned to the roof of our mouth and our lips closed at rest. When this isn't the happening, we need to look for the WHY. So what does proper tongue posture actually do for us?....
👅 Proper tongue position enables more efficient functioning such as speaking, breast/bottle feeding, chewing, swallowing, breathing, and sleeping.
👅 It supports craniofacial growth and airway development. The mouth, face, teeth, and airway form around the way we use them. When the tongue rests on the roof of the mouth, it acts as a natural palatal expander, supporting the wide and forward growth of the maxilla which affects the entire structure of the face. When the tongue rests low in the mouth, it leads to tooth crowding, facial asymmetry and airway concerns.
👅Your tongue acts as a support system through the fascial line that reaches right down to your toes. Orofacial dysfunction causes other muscle groups to start compensating for the tongue's inability to move and rest properly in the mouth. Low tongue posture can lead to postural imbalances, head and neck pain and tension throughout the body.