Katy, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2016
As a leading pediatric dentist in Katy, TX, Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar from Kidstown Dental has taken a new step forward in her goal to provide holistic dental care for her young patients. She has recently become a founding member of the Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences. This innovative professional organization conducts and shares research on advances in facial muscle functions and disorders to improve oral as well as overall health. Attending the group’s first Congress has provided Dr. Luedemann-Lazar with information from professionals around the globe.
As a member of the AAMS, Dr. Luedemann-Lazar has access to the latest prevention and techniques to catch issues early and help children develop healthy smiles from a young age. The muscles in and around the face begin their work at birth, and some early challenges, poor development and bad habits, can affect the entire facial structure. Functions such as suckling, swallowing and chewing require specific movements, and play a role in shaping the oral cavity because they are performed so frequently. Dr. Luedemann-Lazar understands these principles and applies them to her practice, so parents seeking a pediatric dentist in Katy, TX have better options.
One of the primary muscles in the oral cavity is the tongue, which performs swallowing functions as many as 2,000 times every day. As natural as this activity seems, there is a right way to do it, and more than one wrong way. Each swallow takes about 500 grams of force, and that pressure directly influences the development of the shape of the mouth and jaw. Some unhealthy movements during swallowing, such as pressing against lower front teeth, can change the structure enough to cause misaligned or spreading teeth. When these concerns are addressed at their source, her patients are often able to forgo correctional procedures such as braces.
Before choosing a pediatric dentist in Katy, TX, parents may be interested in learning more about the benefits of myofunctional therapy, which Dr. Luedemann-Lazar performs at her practice. Those who are interested in learning more about Kidstown Dental can visit their website.
About the Practice:
Kidstown Dental is a pediatric practice offering compassionate care for patients in Katy, TX. Dr. Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar and Dr. Rachael Garrett work together to offer the highest quality, minimally invasive, integrated, holistic approach available for children today. To learn more about the doctors, visit the Kidstown Dental website and read their bios or visit the Kidstown Dental Facebook Page. Both Dr. Luedemann-Lazar and Dr. Rachael Garrett are diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and participate professionally with many organizations promoting oral health in children. To learn more about Kidstown Dental please visit their website at http://www.kidstowndentist.com or call (281) 394-7040.