Nose Breathing Versus Mouth Breathing

Our bodies are designed to naturally breathe through the nose and yet so many children as well as adults today breathe from their mouth.

Why should we breathe from the nose? 

Nose breathing filters the air that we breathe so we are less prone to infections and end up breathing better quality of air. Nose breathing improves circulation, blood oxygen and improves lung volume.It helps in maintaining body temperature. Breathing through the nose also limits air intake and forces one to SLOW down. Proper nose breathing reduces hypertension and stress for most people and improves brain function.Now coming to mouth breathing. Bacteria gain a free entry into our bodies if we breathe from the mouth. We are thus more prone to diseases and infections. Oxygenation to lungs, heart and brain is reduced. It further leads to sleep apnea and snoring. Sleep apnea is the new silent killer and it can be avoided. Mouth breathing also affects the face creating a long face syndrome and dark under eyes.

So, in conclusion, mouth breathing leads to a lot of health problems in the long run and should be avoided.

How to start breathing from the nose? 

1. Consciousness and change of habit.

2. Habit breakers, Lip training and myobrace appliances.

3. Nose surgeries. But we have observed that just doing nose surgery does not make the patient breathe from the nose. Patient still needs to actively practice nasal breathing.

The shape of your teeth determines your personality: Visagism

This is a new concept being used in dentistry for designing smiles for patients to give them the best look possible. The look well suited to their personality type.
Hippocrates has been given the credit for describing the 4 basic traits in people:
-calm and peaceful
Of these 4 traits usually 1 or 2 dominate.
Strong: This type of person has a rectangular face formed by well defined angles. They have strong leadership qualities, decisiveness, daring and fearlessnes.
Dynamic: This person has angular face. This individual is an active and communicative extrovert.
Sensitive: Oval face with features that are rounded.
Calm and Peaceful: This type of gentle, discreet and diplomatic.
Shape of the teeth corresponding to the personality type is shown in the attached picture.
Thus, The Visagism concept helps dental clinicians provide restorations that account not only for esthetics, but also for the psychosocial features of the created image, which affect patients’ emotions, sense of identity, behavior, and self-esteem.



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Three out of four children have crooked teeth and incorrectly developing jaws. As parents, we can notice our child’s crooked teeth from an early age, sometimes as young as three. The professional advice has been to wait until all the permanent teeth have come through all the permanent teeth have come through only to have some of those healthy teeth extracted and braces fitted. While effective in the short term, this approach can often result in the teeth crowding up again as it does not address the root causes. There is now a more natural way to achieve straight teeth and well developed jaws, by taking a preventative pre orthodontic approach to setting up your child for a life without braces.

A vast majority of today’s children have crooked teeth, but what if you could train your child to have a straighter smile, prevent crowded teeth; improve their jaw development, breathing and even sleep? Modern research has shown that crooked teeth are not genetic, rather a result of bad oral habits such as mouth breathing as well as incorrect tongue and swallowing habits, which begin in early childhood and prevent proper jaw development.

Myobrace treatment works by addressing the underlying causes affecting the dental and facial development by teaching children to correct their bad oral habits. Treatment involves wearing a series of removable appliances that are worn for 1-2 hours each day and overnight while sleeping. Daily use of the appliance is combined with a selection of breathing and mouth exercises known as the Myobrace Activities, which assist in stretching and strengthening the tongue, lips and cheek muscles. By starting early and allowing the jaws to grow as nature intended, the teeth are able to come in straight well before braces would typically be required.

To mark National Orthodontic Health Month in the USA, TV shows The Balancing Act airing on story for parents to learn more about this modern preventative pre-orthodontic approach. The TV segment (now available at myobrace. Com) shows how pre –orthodontic treatment is performed at USA’s newest Myobrace Pre-Orthodontic Centre in Clifton, New Jersey, and is a real eye-opener for parents concerned about their child’s dental and facial development.

In the last few decades, dental practitioners have seen a rapid increase in crooked teeth and improper jaw development. The most common early sign to look for in your child is an open mouth posture, where during rest or sleep the child will have their lips apart. You might notice this while they are watching TV or on their mobile device. Restless sleep and snoring at night are also symptoms to watch out for. They can not only lead to developmental issues, but are also associated with sleep-related disorders, which can result in behavioural problems and learning difficulties in children.


Now used in over 100 countries worldwide, Myobrace treatment takes a proactive and modern preventative orthodontic approach and can offer long-term results by addressing the root of the problem. Myobrace offers lasting health benefits beyond just a straighter smile. It helps children breathe better and thereby get more healthy. It prevents sleep apnea in the future generation.

If you are interested in finding out more, the first step will be to evaluate your child, looking closely at poor oral habits as well as dental and facial development. Once the child has been assessed, a plan is developed and treatment can begin. If your child is showing symptoms like breathing with their mouth open or perhaps they are having restless sleep, Myobrace might just be the natural solution you’ve been looking for.

Contact Crown Corner at 02222040043/ 02222040045 to get your childs Myobrace evaluation done by Dr. Varsha Daryanani.

As A Parent, How Aware Are You With The Term Sports Dentistry?

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As parents we keep worrying about the extent of dental care our child would need. With the amount of candies children consume they are prone to cavities and tooth decay. But candies are not all that summarise childhood, after all – all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. We usually worry about their hygiene while they are out playing, all the while overlooking their dental care. They are most susceptible to scratches and bruises while playing. And as much as we would not like to think about it, oral or facial injuries while playing are also common. The treatment and prevention of such injuries is called sports dentistry.

It’s a recurring situation wherein children face dental injuries usually ranging from soft tissue damage to complete loss of a permanent tooth. This is why along with encouraging our child to maximise participation in games and sports we must simultaneously take preventive measures to limit dental injuries. Sports dentistry isn’t just reserved for adults and athletes but for children as well. To prevent such injuries sports dentistry has evolved and come up with a solution to wear a sports guard.

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Sports guards are a device worn over the teeth during sports and recreational activities to avoid damage. Wearing a sports guard is an important precaution since it helps protect against chipped or broken teeth, and tooth loss. They also safeguard against serious injuries such as jaw fracture, concussion and neck injuries by helping to avoid situations where the lower jaw jams into the upper jaw. Sports guards also help prevent cutting and bruising of the lips, tongue and cheeks. Prevention is better than cure; therefore make a safe call for your child by opting for a device that cuts down on injuries that your child may be prone to due to sports.

There exist two types of sports guards, one – which is not custom made and one size fits all; and the second – which are custom made and fit better since they are made according to the child’s measurements. Also, your child can choose whichever colour they want so that they are more cooperative about wearing them. It is essential to consult the dentist to determine the sports guard that would be suitable for your child, since children have growing permanent teeth and some children have braces.

Children sportsSo don’t stress every time your child goes out to play, just head over to Crown Corner and get the right type of sports guard for your child. It will keep that smile you love to see intact as you let them continue to pursue their favourite sport.

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We are now one and a half year old! Crown corner has always found new ways to deal with the dental issues of patients. A trip to the dentist can be a scary event where you are lying on a chair in an unknown room filled with unfamiliar tools and objects and a stranger who is ready to poke a metallic instrument in your mouth. The stereotype of people that doctors cannot be friends has been changed by us as we have found various ways of interactions. Kids are the ones who are afraid of dental treatments and it is indeed a task to motivate them, so, we have come up with various events and camps that will make their next visit a very happy one.


Doctor for a day was an event held by us that included dental check-ups, quizzes, photo booth sessions and games, what a fun packed day it was! The kids got a chance to role-play the doctor and this also helped educate them about the importance of oral hygiene.  Celebrations have always been a part of Crown Corner and so, Easter egg hunt was an event with a celebration. It is difficult for parents to convince their kids to visit a doctor but not any longer when your kids have a play date with us, on a weekly basis for a special kind of activity.


Little guests keep visiting us, from various schools such as Casa Montessori, Headstart and many more for a field trip. It is essential that children attain the highest level of comfort before you can treat them. For this, it is very important that the pediatric clinic has a play area with the adequate amount of engaging toys. At times we even ask the kids to draw a picture of his or her mouth or a rotten tooth, this puts them at ease. Giving away goody bags, balloons and stickers after the treatment also works the best. This helps the children being receptive towards the concept of visiting the dentistscrown cornerOur Motto is to spread awareness about oral health among all, so we keep having sessions with parents and kids. Crown corner has successfully been a part of more than 15 socially responsible campaigns, 22 interactive events, nurtured more than 7000 smiles and distributed more than 10,000 brushes all over Bombay. Crown corner has come up with excellent ways to motivate the kids, as we believe in not just treating them but spreading beautiful smiles all over!

Coloured Filings For Children

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Early treatment of carious lesions in deciduous teeth is necessary for the maintenance of oral health. One reason for this is that the kids who show little or very poor home-care compliance are also the ones who are afraid of dental treatments. It is indeed a very challenging task to motivate these little ones to receive an effective treatment all the while. But there’s one interesting way of motivating them by using bright-colored fillings. A special material from USA is now commercially available in India to make the Dentist’s life easier. When it comes to providing an incentive to those children who are less nervous and who simply refuse treatment on purpose, the deciding factor is the colored filling.

By allowing the young patient to choose the color of a restoration gives him or her an opportunit11046780_1634683723412431_6694007955019192594_ny to take part in the procedure that makes the nervous count of the child much lesser than the usual. In order to give the children a better idea of what a tooth with a colored filling looks like, and to make it easier for them to choose, a color palette would be available to them to pick their favourite shade. Some of the materials have glitters and sparkles as well, which means there’s a wide range of fillings to choose from.

Some advantages of this treatment are:

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  • Attractive colors available like pink, blue, green, orange etc
  • Quick and simple application
  • Very high acceptance by kids
  • Children lose their fear in the dentists’
  • Fluoride release against secondary decay
  • Excellent material properties

We at Crown Corner have come up with this brilliant way of as a valuable motivational tool in order to increase our little patient’s compliance for the dental treatments.

Teeth Whitening For Brides – YOUR SMILE IS YOUR BEST ORNAMENT!



Indian weddings are gorgeous! They are beautiful not only because of the decorations, rituals & ceremonies, families and the Indian culture; the main attraction of every wedding is the Bride! Every woman desires to look the best on the day of her marriage. Her grace and her smile is what make her look so magnificent! She’s like the star of the day. And there are a lot of other details that demand attention. Besides the clothes, jewellery and makeup, there is one thing that everyone will notice on your special day and that is your smile! Your smile is indeed your best ornament. A whiter, brighter smile can help you feel more confident and make a memorable impression on others.


Your wedding day is the only day when you will be smiling constantly. Your smile is something you’ll remember and your pictures will show forever. This is precisely why a beautiful smile with whiter teeth is so important for every bride. So all you pretty ladies, make sure that along with your grooming sessions that include pedicure and manicure, you do not miss out on enhancing your smile more only with Crown Corner.

Crown Corner gives you brilliant ways to make your smile merrier and brighter by 2 processes, the in-office approach and the do-it-yourself approach with over-the-counter products. The first process is a professional teeth whitening in a dental office is the preferred whitening method because even though strong agents are applied, the rest of the mouth, including the gums, is protected from these materials. The best whitening systems feature a buffer in the gel that protects the tooth enamel from damage. They are extremely effective and can transform teeth in a single visit to the clinic. Your teeth can literally brighten up to 10 shades in about an hour. At Crown Corner, we are also qualified to handle any issues that may arise from whitening treatments, such as tooth sensitivity. Today most tooth sensitivity cases are easily managed.


Teeth whitening can last for one or more years, depending on how well you take care of your teeth, and if you’re following up regularly with a home whitening product for regular maintenance or making regular visits to your dental clinic. While the second approach provides you with effective home teeth-whitening systems. Commercially available tooth whitening systems have also become popular, mainly because they’re relatively inexpensive and easy to use. There are a few over-the-counter tooth whitening methods that can be purchased without a dentist’s supervision as well. These are typically safe products, but give a limited amount of whitening.

SmilesOur Advice: While over-the-counter tooth whitening products are available, dentist-supervised tooth whitening remains the safest, most effective method for brightening your smile. The safest way to work out if your teeth are suitable for whitening is to see your dentist first. Dentists are the only people trained and qualified to make an accurate assessment of your teeth and gums.

So give your smile a beautiful makeover and make your man fall in love with you and your gorgeous smile!

 Perfect smile for a Bride!

MYOBRACE – A New Alternative To Braces

Dear Parents,

It seems that most of our children are developing crowded teeth and their jaw
line is settling the wrong way. Although these symptoms are evident from the age of 3, dentists usually recommend waiting until the child is old enough to treat with braces and possibly extractions.



Braces are an effective way to mechanically straighten teeth and most often parents accept this professional advice and hold off treatment until their child is around 12 to 14. This is because they are not aware of any other alternatives. Braces do not always solve the issue permanently as once they are removed; it is very possible that the teeth will almost relapse and crowd again, especially if the child does not wear their retainer. Crowded teeth do not just happen, they are a symptom as well as a warning sign that your child’s jaw and face are not developing correctly. With more than 25 years of extensive research, Myofunctional Research Co. (MRC) has proved why so many children have crowded teeth.

The main culprits causing this are poor oral habits, such as mouth breathing and incorrect swallowing, combined with the forces of the tongue, cheeks and lips. In order to prevent more serious problems developing in later years these bad habits can and should be treated as early as possible. Early intervention also achieves results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.

Based on this research, Dr. Varsha Daryanani at Crown Corner Family Dentistry uses a different approach to orthodontic treatment. MRC’s state of the art Myobrace appliancesBoy at the dentist correct bad oral habits in growing children and
improve dental as well as facial development. This means orthodontic problems can be corrected much earlier than with traditional treatments and most often without the need for braces or extractions. Nurturing the child’s natural development using the Myobrace system also allows children to develop to their genetic potential.



Crown Corner addresses orthodontic issues like these using innovative appliances rather than fixed braces, Here early treatment is encouraged. myobrace-explainedTraditional orthodontics is directed at moving teeth whereas the Myobrace treatment system uses a different principle where the oral environment is improved by eliminating the bad habits causing crooked teeth. By achieving this, not only are teeth aligned but there is better retention as well. Myobrace appliances are easily used and worn for one hour each day, during normal daily activity, and overnight. It improves the appearance of the whole face and the fun, interactive treatment encourages children to take responsibility for correcting their habits. Because of its high demand from parents due to it being a pain and stress free solution, Crown Corner is devoted to this form of treatment and focused on improved facial development.


The Myobrace System is suitable for a wide variety of orthodontic concerns, with a range of solutions available for most patients. It is designed to work most effectively for patients from three to fifteen years of age, and is most effective in early childhood while the child is still developing. The optimal patient age group is four to ten years of age.

Your Child’s First Orthodontic Check-up Needs To Be No Later than Age 7 – Dr. Jayshree Daryanani (MDS Orthodontics)

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As a parent, you want the best for your child. That includes healthy teeth and a pleasing smile –  Dr. Jayshree Daryanani (MDS Orthodontics)

Good Dental Health Starts Early.

All Kids Should Get a Check-up with an Orthodontist No Later Than Age 7.


  • To have a healthy smile that’s good for life, your child needs teeth and jaws that are properly aligned.
  • By 7 yrs your child has enough permanent teeth for an orthodontist to determine whether an orthodontic problem exists or is developing.
  • Putting off a check-up with an orthodontist until a child has lost all baby teeth could be a disservice. Some orthodontic problems may be easier to correct if they’re found early. A check-up no later than age 7 gives your orthodontist the opportunity to recommend the appropriate treatment at the appropriate time. If early treatment is required then the orthodontist may be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face and jaws have finished growing.

Orthodontists can spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are still present.

  • While your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.
  • A check-up may reveal that your child’s bite is fine. Or, the orthodontist may identify a developing problem but recommend monitoring the child’s growth and development, and then, if indicated, begin treatment at the appropriate time for the child. In othercases, the orthodontist might find a problem that can benefit from early treatment.
  • Early treatment may prevent or intercept more serious problems from developing and may make treatment at a later age shorter and less complicated. In some cases, the orthodontist will be able to achieve results that may not be possible once the face andjaws have finished growing.
  • Early treatment may give your orthodontist the chance to:

– Guide jaw growth

– Lower the risk of trauma to protruded front teeth

– Correct harmful oral habits

– Improve appearance

– Guide permanent teeth into a more favorable position

– Create a more pleasing arrangement of teeth, lips and face

  • Through an early orthodontic evaluation, you’ll be giving your child the best opportunity for a healthy, beautiful smile.

If your child is older than 7, it’s certainly not too late for a check-up.

Because patients differ in both physiological development and treatment needs, the orthodontist’s goal is to provide each patient with the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time.

Clown Therapy in India – Dr. Varsha Daryanani

Laughter is the best medicine. This was the theory behind Clown Doctors which was started in USA in 1986.

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It is very rarely that an individual associates Doctors and Hospitals with Clowns. However, the use of therapeutic clowns for kids and their families in hospitals has been increasing during the last decade in India. The job of these therapeutic clowns includes entertaining children and their families in outpatient clinic waiting rooms, distracting families in emergency rooms, comforting parents of children in intensive care units, and distracting small children during frightening medical procedures.   Basically, the therapeutic clowns are there to lower the anxiety levels and change the moods of child patients and their families during the stressful periods of a hospital stay. I had heard about such forms of therapy being used on children with cancer, however it was quite surprising and interesting to me to learn that the use of therapeutic clowns is prevalent throughout the pediatric unit in many hospitals located in countries across the globe.

I had my first experience with clown doctors (medici clown) in Italy while I was doing my PHD Studies at La Saienza University of Rome. Lots of children came to us for their dental treatment and usually were in pain and were filled with anxiety.  Actually, about 60% of children face anxiety in the preoperative period of a procedure due to feelings of tension, apprehension, nervousness, and worry. Being away from one’s home and family members only increases the anxiety children feel. In some cases, children who exhibit high levels of anxiety in the preoperative period will deal with postoperative trouble lasting for 6 months after the surgery/procedure. Considering such facts, it becomes clear that the children, at a time in their life where they shouldn’t face such anxiety, need some sort of outlet to decrease the anxiety they are feeling and this is where the therapeutic clowns come in.

By creating contexts that enable individualized, improvisational, often humorous social exchanges, Therapeutic Clowns helped to change the social and physical hospital environment in order to enhance the physical and mental well-being of children. The focus of the little ones was more on the fantasy and play rather than the pain being caused.

Studies of therapeutic clowning have shown that this intervention facilitates verbal and nonverbal communication; improves mood and attitude; increases expressions of emotion such as laughter, joy and humor; supports empowerment and active role-reversal.



At Crown Corner we have introduced clown nursing where our clown nurses use techniques such as magic, storytelling and other clowning skills to empower children with doses of fun and laughter that help them get through their treatment. We feel that humour definitely has therapeutic value and is a great help especially when dealing with difficult children. It helps convert a negative experience into a positive one. Clowns change a clinic to a magical setting where laughter becomes an instrument of joy and we try to establish a relationship of trust and confidence with the child. On seeing the clown and his tricks, a child is able to overlook his fears and is much more cooperative.  Recently I had a three year old girl as a patient who was afraid to get her fillings done. It was impossible to get her to sit still through the procedure, but as soon as the clown nurse was brought into the room, the distraction worked perfectly.  Clowns need to use the right technique for every child. Bubbles may work with a two year old whereas Magic Tricks for an older child. I have worked intensively with Clown doctors in Italy at my university and had also enrolled in their clown training programme there. Thus I impart the essence of what I have learnt here in India and have strongly been promoting the use of Clown Therapy.  As long as a Doctor or a nurse has the passion to work with kids, Clown Therapy is not a very difficult task.  There are not any negative effects to this apart from the fact that sometimes, very young children may get scared of the clown costume due to its vibrancy, and so in such cases we avoid it.

We strongly believe in the healing power of laughter while treating our little patients and will continue to spread smiles through clown therapy.