Sleep, School Grades, and How Orthodontists Can Help
By Dr. Emily Watson Parents understandably become frustrated when their child’s latest school report card shows a slip in grades and, perhaps even more troubling, includes comments from the teacher about behavior problems. Mom and Dad are likely to deliver a stern lecture, insisting that the child improve their study habits and conduct themselves in…Read More
Breathe Better, Live Better Part 2: Treating Problems Caused By Mouth Breathing
By Dr. Emily Watson Perhaps you notice it when your child is sleeping. Or maybe it’s while they are watching TV. Instead of breathing through the nose, the child is breathing through the mouth, a habit that can seem “normal,” but actually can affect a child’s health, growth, and development. In my previous article, I…Read More
Breathe Better, Live Better: Why The Mouth Is a Poor Substitute For The Nose
By Dr. Emily Watson Most people don’t give a lot of thought to breathing. It’s just something they do naturally and effortlessly. So it can come as a surprise when they learn they are doing it wrong — and may have been doing it wrong since early childhood. This isn’t true of everyone, of course,…Read More
Amaya’s Story: Watch Her Grow!
Amaya started coming to my office when she was almost 8 years old. She had undergone part of a phase I treatment before I started seeing her. This first photo was taken six years ago. One thing I know for sure is that I did not see then, what I see now! Now, I see…Read More