Good to Grow: Pediatric Dental Wellness, Airway, Growth and Sleep Solutions

Our mission is to set kids up for an abundant life by providing them with a foundation of health and wellness from a very early age.

Operating as usual

10/29/2021

Happy Halloween from us to you ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅณ

#crayon #creative #halloweenofficecostume #pediatricdentistry

Happy Halloween from us to you ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅณ

#crayon #creative #halloweenofficecostume #pediatricdentistry

Timeline Photos 10/25/2021

Progression through time -
(1) Initial exam, no treatment yet. Severe class three, grinding and snoring. ๐Ÿ˜“
(2) Appliance insert - First maxillary hang expander. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
(3) Second Hang Expander, start of reverse pull headgear, no longer grinding and snoring. ๐Ÿค—
(4) Most recent update - Excellent work with reverse pull headgear. No longer in class three!!! YAY!!!! ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Progression through time -
(1) Initial exam, no treatment yet. Severe class three, grinding and snoring. ๐Ÿ˜“
(2) Appliance insert - First maxillary hang expander. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
(3) Second Hang Expander, start of reverse pull headgear, no longer grinding and snoring. ๐Ÿค—
(4) Most recent update - Excellent work with reverse pull headgear. No longer in class three!!! YAY!!!! ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ•บ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ ๐Ÿ’ƒ

Timeline Photos 10/23/2021

Red Flag Alert

Red Flag Alert

Timeline Photos 10/21/2021

Your child deserves good sleep, imagine living on less than four hours of sleep every day?๐Ÿ˜ค

Your child deserves good sleep, imagine living on less than four hours of sleep every day?๐Ÿ˜ค

Photos from The Breathe Institute's post 10/01/2021

had to share!!

Photos from The Breathe Institute's post 10/01/2021

had to share!

Photos from CT Orofacial Myology LLC's post 10/01/2021

100% FACTS! So, so fortunate to have Dr. Peter Catalano in my state to collaboratively help my patients and their families (and my kids, and me!!) Good to Grow: Pediatric Dental Wellness, Airway, Growth and Sleep Solutions The Nurture Frenectomy Center for Tethered Oral Tissues

10/01/2021

Amen sister!! Thank you Brittny Sciarra for YOUR passion in collaboration ! #ittakesavillage

โ€œItโ€™s not that bad, well flip side is itโ€™s not that good eitherโ€ โ€”Dr. Lauren Ballinger

We unfortunately hear this all the time from patients whether itโ€™s in regard to tonsils and adenoids, malocclusion, etc.

What is this โ€œnot that badโ€ condition doing to our health or our childโ€™s health, loved one, whoever it may be? How is this affecting their life trajectory?

An obstruction to nasal breathing is still an obstruction, 20%, 70%, 80 or 90%. Itโ€™s still preventing a person from reaching their full potential. Iโ€™m not saying surgery is always the answer and Iโ€™m also not saying surgery is the ONLY answer. Typically, surgery may be needed in conjunction with another treatment modality like palatal expansion, myofunctional therapy, breathing re-education, proper nasal hygiene, body work, etc.

This is why the AAPMDโ€™s conference is Collaboration Cures, bringing health professionals together from a variety of disciplines to treat our patients effectively and comprehensively. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿผ

Dr. Ballinger, thank you for sharing your personal journey at the AAPMD conference. It is doctors like you that make this world a better and healthier place! โ™ฅ๏ธ

#ctorofacialmyology #orofacialmyology #ctom #orofacialmyofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaltherapy #dentalsleepmedicine #tonguetherapy #tonguethrust #wellness #mouthbreathing #sleepapnea #dental #airway #breathe #connecticut #buteyko #functional #nasalbreathing #tonguetie

10/01/2021

CT Orofacial Myology LLC thank you!

What a great quote to share of Dr.Laurenโ€™s we are honored to have her as our amazing CEO/DR extraordinaire!

Not that bad!? We hate to hear that! Sleep disordered breathing and oral myofunctional disorders are a ๐Ÿšฉ and need to be addressed!!

#Curesleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry #oralhealth #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

CT Orofacial Myology LLC thank you!

What a great quote to share of Dr.Laurenโ€™s we are honored to have her as our amazing CEO/DR extraordinaire!

Not that bad!? We hate to hear that! Sleep disordered breathing and oral myofunctional disorders are a ๐Ÿšฉ and need to be addressed!!

#Curesleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry #oralhealth #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

10/01/2021

CT Orofacial Myology LLC thank you!

What a great quote to share of Dr.Laurenโ€™s we are honored to have her as our amazing CEO/DR extraordinaire!

Not that bad!? We hate to hear that! Sleep disordered breathing and oral myofunctional disorders are a ๐Ÿšฉ and need to be addressed!!

#Curesleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry #oralhealth #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

CT Orofacial Myology LLC thank you!

What a great quote to share of Dr.Laurenโ€™s we are honored to have her as our amazing CEO/DR extraordinaire!

Not that bad!? We hate to hear that! Sleep disordered breathing and oral myofunctional disorders are a ๐Ÿšฉ and need to be addressed!!

#Curesleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry #oralhealth #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

09/29/2021

Check out Dr. Lauren at the Pankey institute last week! ๐Ÿ’ค look at that posture ๐Ÿคฉ

#goodposture #womanownedbusiness #womanceo #lecturecircuit #style #sleep #sleepmedicine #sleepdentistry #pediatricdentistry #thepankeyinstitute #orthodontics #myofunctionalorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy #airwayhealth

Check out Dr. Lauren at the Pankey institute last week! ๐Ÿ’ค look at that posture ๐Ÿคฉ

#goodposture #womanownedbusiness #womanceo #lecturecircuit #style #sleep #sleepmedicine #sleepdentistry #pediatricdentistry #thepankeyinstitute #orthodontics #myofunctionalorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy #airwayhealth

09/28/2021

Live video from Dr. Lauren winning her award!

#awardwinning #CollaborationCures #awards #pediatricdentistry #awardwinningdentist

Photos from Good to Grow: Pediatric Dental Wellness, Airway, Growth and Sleep Solutions's post 09/28/2021

A repost from Dr.Lauren herself:

SO, THIS HAPPENED today! โ˜บ๏ธ
I was bestowed ๐Ÿ†with the AAPMD Exceptional Service Award for Contributions to the Creation of Endeavour to Serve Children in All Communities.
I mean "WHATโ‰๏ธ" This recognition was totally unexpected and utterly overwhelming (in the best and most incredible way). To me it represents the collmination of what at times have felt like blood, sweat and tears, as well as vision, determination, support, and TEAMWORK๐Ÿค. My life lesson is that if you follow your passion and state your intention, that change WILL follow-personally, professionally and communally for the better.
Thank you Howard Hindin for your leadership, mentorship and inspiration. I am still "speechless"! #followyourdreams #followyourpassion #dothework
#DoTheRightThings #SetGoals #intention #bethechange #ittakesavillage #CollaborationCures
#theroadlesstraveled #daretobedifferent #daretodream

09/23/2021

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป choose your practitioner based on what they believe and how they practice. ๐ŸŒž Dr.Lauren eat sleeps and breathes airway, sleep, and health centered dentistry ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ & most importantly she believes in every patient and family ๐Ÿฅบ we are here for you, we are here to change your life!! ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ค๐ŸŒฑ

#bethechange #inspriation #inspirationalquotes #inspiringdentist #inspiringdentistry #womanempowerment #womanownedbusiness #patientcenteredcare #pediatricdentistry #sleep #sleeptraining #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry

๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป choose your practitioner based on what they believe and how they practice. ๐ŸŒž Dr.Lauren eat sleeps and breathes airway, sleep, and health centered dentistry ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ & most importantly she believes in every patient and family ๐Ÿฅบ we are here for you, we are here to change your life!! ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ค๐ŸŒฑ

#bethechange #inspriation #inspirationalquotes #inspiringdentist #inspiringdentistry #womanempowerment #womanownedbusiness #patientcenteredcare #pediatricdentistry #sleep #sleeptraining #sleepdentistry #airwayhealth #airwaydentistry

09/21/2021

Where is Dr. Lauren lecturing this week you ask?๐Ÿค”

Dr. Lauren is starting out this week in the state as bright as she is, the sunshine state โ˜€๏ธ where she is lecturing at the Pankey Institute (which is the crรฉme de la crรฉme of dental education) about treatment planning and options for children, in dental sleep medicine ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ค

#lecturing #dental #pediatricdentistry #sleepmedicine #sleepdentistry #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy #pediatricsleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #womanceo #ladyboss

Where is Dr. Lauren lecturing this week you ask?๐Ÿค”

Dr. Lauren is starting out this week in the state as bright as she is, the sunshine state โ˜€๏ธ where she is lecturing at the Pankey Institute (which is the crรฉme de la crรฉme of dental education) about treatment planning and options for children, in dental sleep medicine ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ’ค

#lecturing #dental #pediatricdentistry #sleepmedicine #sleepdentistry #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy #pediatricsleepapnea #preventsleepapnea #womanceo #ladyboss

Photos from Good to Grow: Pediatric Dental Wellness, Airway, Growth and Sleep Solutions's post 09/20/2021

Live action of us missing our patients ๐ŸฅบThis week Dr. Lauren lectures at not one, but two conferences! ๐Ÿฅณ

This is our last week โ€œoffโ€ for the year of 2021, you can reach us by text if needed for an emergency (413) 329-3292 ๐Ÿ“ฑ

We are so proud of Dr.Lauren for teaching others about what we do here, healthy growth and development for your child. ๐ŸŒฑ

#pediatricdentistry #frenectomy #tonguetie #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy #doodlesofinstagram #doodles #officedog #healthylifestyle #healthygrowth #growth #airway

09/15/2021

We thank you for your kind words! ๐Ÿฅฐ we do what we do for you ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒฑ

#happypatientshappydoctor #happypatient #weloveourpatients #pediatricdentistry #orthotropics #oralmyofunctionaltherapy #oralrestposture #pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentist #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaldisorders #myofunctionalorthodontics #weliveforthis

We thank you for your kind words! ๐Ÿฅฐ we do what we do for you ๐Ÿฅณ๐ŸŒฑ

#happypatientshappydoctor #happypatient #weloveourpatients #pediatricdentistry #orthotropics #oralmyofunctionaltherapy #oralrestposture #pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentist #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaldisorders #myofunctionalorthodontics #weliveforthis

09/13/2021

Did you guys see this post @airwaycircle!? Check it out โœจ

Did you guys see this post @airwaycircle!? Check it out โœจ

09/13/2021

Our friend Patrick came in this week to get his new expander! ๐ŸŒฑ

Patrick is going to be a dentist when he grows up, he even had a dental themed birthday party! ๐Ÿฆท

When he is in the office he takes time to practice on Dr.Lauren! ๐Ÿชฅwe love Patrick and canโ€™t wait to see him soon ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ

#pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentistry #futuredds #futuredmd #bestdentistever #airway #airwayorthodontics #dentistry #scrubs #customcake #dentistrycake #myofucntionaltherapy

Our friend Patrick came in this week to get his new expander! ๐ŸŒฑ

Patrick is going to be a dentist when he grows up, he even had a dental themed birthday party! ๐Ÿฆท

When he is in the office he takes time to practice on Dr.Lauren! ๐Ÿชฅwe love Patrick and canโ€™t wait to see him soon ๐Ÿ‘จ๐Ÿผโ€โš•๏ธ

#pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentistry #futuredds #futuredmd #bestdentistever #airway #airwayorthodontics #dentistry #scrubs #customcake #dentistrycake #myofucntionaltherapy

09/03/2021

What a great way to end a Friday! ๐Ÿ’—We hope to create a family friendly atmosphere here ๐Ÿฅฐ

#weloveourpatients #familygoals #pediatricdentistry #pediatrics #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionalorthodontics #bestfriends #bestpatientsever

What a great way to end a Friday! ๐Ÿ’—We hope to create a family friendly atmosphere here ๐Ÿฅฐ

#weloveourpatients #familygoals #pediatricdentistry #pediatrics #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionalorthodontics #bestfriends #bestpatientsever

08/28/2021

Before and currently! Look at that change! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#pediatricdentistry #palatalexpander #palateexpander #rpe #palatalexpander #headgear #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy

Before and currently! Look at that change! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#pediatricdentistry #palatalexpander #palateexpander #rpe #palatalexpander #headgear #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy

08/26/2021

Red flags ๐Ÿšฉ revealed!

This patient in the beginning had a long list of red flags which are not limited to the detailed list on the photo ๐Ÿคฏ

Our patient here has made so much progress wait til you see the updated progress photos of the dentition tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

This patient is at the end of expansion, and headgear! They have started to work heavily on their myofunctional therapy to combat that anterior tongue thrust ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

#earlyintervention #myofunctionaltherapy #anteriortonguethrust #tongueexercise #tonguetherapy #pediatricdentistry #airwayorthodontics #crossbite #redflags #revealed

Red flags ๐Ÿšฉ revealed!

This patient in the beginning had a long list of red flags which are not limited to the detailed list on the photo ๐Ÿคฏ

Our patient here has made so much progress wait til you see the updated progress photos of the dentition tomorrow ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

This patient is at the end of expansion, and headgear! They have started to work heavily on their myofunctional therapy to combat that anterior tongue thrust ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

#earlyintervention #myofunctionaltherapy #anteriortonguethrust #tongueexercise #tonguetherapy #pediatricdentistry #airwayorthodontics #crossbite #redflags #revealed

08/25/2021

โœจ Stay tuned for the answer tomorrow, along with the case progress updates on Friday โœจ

Whatโ€™s your thoughts!? Comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaldisorders #myofunctionalorthodontics #airwaymanagement #airwayorthodontics #pediatricdentistry #endeavor #redflags #canyouseeit #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

โœจ Stay tuned for the answer tomorrow, along with the case progress updates on Friday โœจ

Whatโ€™s your thoughts!? Comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป

#myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaldisorders #myofunctionalorthodontics #airwaymanagement #airwayorthodontics #pediatricdentistry #endeavor #redflags #canyouseeit #oralmyofunctionaldisorders

08/23/2021

We will be taking this week off! ๐ŸŒž

Our staff will be dedicating this week to continuing education ๐Ÿ“š, getting kids ready for new schools ๐ŸŽ“, family time ๐Ÿก, and for general health and healing time๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผ!

We miss you already see you next week! ๐Ÿคฉ

Until then you can text us if you have any questions or concerns! ๐Ÿ“ฒ

We will be taking this week off! ๐ŸŒž

Our staff will be dedicating this week to continuing education ๐Ÿ“š, getting kids ready for new schools ๐ŸŽ“, family time ๐Ÿก, and for general health and healing time๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿผ!

We miss you already see you next week! ๐Ÿคฉ

Until then you can text us if you have any questions or concerns! ๐Ÿ“ฒ

08/22/2021

Does your child fight sleep? ๐Ÿคบ

Children who often are afraid, or very against bedtime are often also struggling with sleep disordered breathing! ๐Ÿ˜ด

#sleep #sleeptraining #sleepapnea #sleepapneaawareness #sdb #sleepdisorders #sleepdisorderedbreathing #pediatricdentistry #pediatrics

Does your child fight sleep? ๐Ÿคบ

Children who often are afraid, or very against bedtime are often also struggling with sleep disordered breathing! ๐Ÿ˜ด

#sleep #sleeptraining #sleepapnea #sleepapneaawareness #sdb #sleepdisorders #sleepdisorderedbreathing #pediatricdentistry #pediatrics

08/18/2021

Tips for your new expander ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

#healthylifestyle #healthandwellness #rapidpalatalexpander #rpe #expander #pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentist #pediatricdentists #dentistry #pediatrics #calendarchart #water

Tips for your new expander ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ

#healthylifestyle #healthandwellness #rapidpalatalexpander #rpe #expander #pediatricdentistry #pediatricdentist #pediatricdentists #dentistry #pediatrics #calendarchart #water

08/16/2021

Letโ€™s talk about this change โœจ this patient has zero things marked off on her pediatric sleep questionnaire now ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Look at that change in the mandible, posture, and maxilla! ๐ŸŒป The more we look the more we see ๐Ÿฅณ

#pediatricdentistry #sleepdentistry #facialgrowth #mandible #maxillaryexpansion #maxilla #thebestpatients #airwayorthodontics #myofunctionaltherapy

08/05/2021

Be the change ๐ŸŒฑ

#bethechange #airwayorthodontics #airwayhealth #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaltherapist #bethechange #health #healthandwellness #pediatricdentistry #dentist #dentistry

Be the change ๐ŸŒฑ

#bethechange #airwayorthodontics #airwayhealth #myofunctionaltherapy #myofunctionaltherapist #bethechange #health #healthandwellness #pediatricdentistry #dentist #dentistry

08/03/2021

How cute is miss Stella!? Sheโ€™s getting started on her airway journey! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ She has been working on her myofunctional therapy over the past few months, and now will transition into expander her palate (and her good health!). ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#toddlerlife #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlifestyle #pediatricdentistry #startearly #myofunctionaltherapist #rapidpalatalexpander #rpe #stella #airwayorthodontics

How cute is miss Stella!? Sheโ€™s getting started on her airway journey! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽŠ She has been working on her myofunctional therapy over the past few months, and now will transition into expander her palate (and her good health!). ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

#toddlerlife #toddlersofinstagram #toddlerlifestyle #pediatricdentistry #startearly #myofunctionaltherapist #rapidpalatalexpander #rpe #stella #airwayorthodontics

07/31/2021

Thanks for the โ€œshout-outโ€๐Ÿ“ขLoria Guiatas Nahatis and Mad Rose Media! Loria, not a day goes by where I am not in awe๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ (and so grateful) of the destiny๐Ÿ”ฎ that brought us together first as co-residents during our ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿฆท๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฆ๐Ÿฝpediatric dental residency at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, as life-long friends ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ,and again on the important journey๐ŸšŒ ๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿ‘…๐Ÿซ๐Ÿง that we share. I am so proud of YOU and inspired by your motivation to BE THE CHANGE for YOUR childen and the children in YOUR community along with Carla Damon! #airwaydentistry #airwayhealth #pediatricdentistry #tonguetiebabies #airwayfocusedorthodontics #prevention #growthanddevelopment #nasalbreathing #restorativesleep #healthygrowth #qualityoflife #thinkoutsidethebox #bebrave #bethechange #leadership #mentorship #makeadifference #friendshipgoals #earlyinterventionworks #preventivedentistry #PreventiveDentist #commongoals #ittakesavillage

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