THE LINGUADONTICS CLINIC

The first-of-its-kind linguadontics clinic that helps you resolve and enhance a diverse range of bodily functions including orthodontics, posture, sleep, and nervous disturbances — by uncovering and enhancing tongue strength and function.

PHILOSOPHY

In this digital-driven age, now-common lifestyle habits have given rise to health and wellness concerns that are often difficult for healthcare professionals to pin down to any one diagnosis.

We believe that renewal, healing and wholeness can be integrated and restored into the heart of everyday life — starting with your tongue function. Yes, your tongue has the power to transform your way of living. That’s because it is so deeply connected with the way you breathe and live.

Led by Singapore’s leading myofunctional trainer and Clinical Director, Dr. Yue Weng Cheu, and Managing Director, Louisa Yue, The Linguadontics Clinic is a first-of-its-kind practice.

We help you resolve and enhance a diverse range of bodily functions including orthodontics, posture, sleep, and nervous disturbances — by uncovering and enhancing tongue strength and function. We leverage available to offer non-invasive and on the latest technologies integrative solutions that enhance natural body processes and function.

DR YUE WENG CHEU

Clinical Director of DP Dental, Dr. Yue has been using laser for numerous types of dental treatments over the last 9 years and he routinely performs lip and tongue tie releases for adults and children above the age of 5 using an erbium laser.

LOUISA YUE

A serial entrepreneur whose passion for learning and teaching has led her to where she is today. She reads English, Literature and Philosophy at the National University of Singapore, graduating with an Honours (2nd Upp) in English.

OUR SERVICES

Myobrace & Myofunctional Treatment

Laser Lip & Tongue Tie Release

Invisalign® for Adults & Teens

TMD Management

TONGUE UP, LIPS CLOSED, BREATHE THROUGH YOUR NOSE

THE CENTRALITY OF THE TONGUE

We’re here to help you — no matter what stage of life you’re at. We treat communities of babies, children, adults and seniors who face various airway, dental, postural, pain, sleep and other myofunctional conditions.

1. BIRTH

Feeding Reflexes • Orofacial Development • Breast Feeding Neurology • Myo-functional Development

2. GROWING CHILDREN

Decidous Teeth • Primate Spaces • Mixed Dentition • Arch Formation • Orofacial Myology • Functional Airway • Postural Support

3. YOUNG ADULTS

Permanent Dentition • Functional Airway • Growth Potential • Malocclusion

4. ADULTS

Functional Airway • Functional Occlusion • Postural Interaction • TMD / CMD • Full Mouth • Rehabilitation

5. GERIATRICS

Functional Airway • Functional Occlusion • Postural Support • Dental Sleep Medicine • Myofunctional Therapy
And we don’t stop there. We work closely with other medical and allied health care practitioners to bring about patient-centric and intergrated care solutions that bring real change.

INFORMATIVE FACTS ABOUT THE TONGUE

1. 3,000 - 10,000

The tongue has between 3,000 to 10,000 taste receptors – all capable of sensing the different flavours of sweet, salty, bitter, sour and umami.

2. THE TONGUE HAS 2 PARTS

The FRONT of your tongue is connected to your conscious mind, which is why you can control it easily (but with conscious effort).

3. THE TONGUE HAS 2 PARTS

The BACK of your tongue is controlled by your subconscious, as if running on auto-pilot mode – once you train it, it remembers where to stay.

4. POSITIONING

The way your jaw is shaped today is more or less a result of the way you have been positioning your tongue reflexively since birth.

5. PROPER PLACE

There is a optimal position for your tongue to be in, when it is resting – wrong positioning is the root of many breathing and even postural problems we face today.

6. BOYS / GIRLS

On average, women have shorter tongues than men.

7. MATURITY

As you grow older, your tongue is able to reflex itself into many various shapes for more complex expressions…

8. FLEXIBILITY

For instance, you cannot pronounce the consonants “t”, “d” or “l” without using your tongue.

9. HOW BIG IS IT?

The tongue is the size of your fist which is approximately the size of your heart!

For those of you who are intrigued by the tongue-airway-grinding-sleep-TMD connection, welcome to this School of Linguadontics page set up by Dr Yue Weng Cheu. Join the group Kampong TMD for more explanation. Linguadontics is a term founded by Dr Yue, a General Dentist who has extensive years of treating patients with TMD issues, fabricating for them GNM orthotics. However, he never stopped asking the WHY question. Why do people clench and grind? He refused to accept “stress” as the answer. There had to be something more fundamental and physiological. He was also treating patients with crowded teeth using Invisalign and again, he asked the WHY question. Why are there so many people with misaligned teeth? What caused the misalignment?

It was only when he started doing lip and tongue tie releases with the laser for infants and when the practice started incorporating Myofunctional therapy and training for patients undergoing Invisalign treatment that the realisation of the importance of the tongue and its impact on a person’s cranio-facial development and subsequently on the person’s sleep quality that the whole big picture was formed. A tongue in a low position obstructs the airway and that leads to a whole host of other issues, thanks to the linkage of many major cranial nerves to this very important yet greatly neglected organ. The School of Linguadontics is about starting a movement of bringing this awareness to the medical and dental community and also to the general public. Do join us in this (R)Evolution!

Highlights from the “Application of Myofunctional Therapy in Dentistry” course conducted in Singapore from 10th – 11th June 2017 by Dr. Yue Weng Cheu, Founder of the School of Linguadontics

2-day course on “Application of Myofunctional Therapy in Dentistry” which was held in Singapore from 10th – 11th June 2017. Participants from Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Singapore and United Kingdom learnt about the important role that our tongue plays in our body system and how Dental practitioners can train the oral and tongue muscles to help with their patients’ treatments.
1-day course on “Application of Myofunctional Therapy in Dentistry” which was held in Taiwan on 19th June 2017.
2-day course on “Application of Myofunctional Therapy in Dentistry” which was held in Hong Kong from 21st – 22nd October 2017 also had Dr. Yue mentoring the participants during the hands-on try outs of the Laser Tongue Tie Release skills on a practice model. Dr. Yue also demonstrated how the TENS and bite taking were carried out while highlighting the wonders of how our bite affects our physical potential.
UPCOMING COURSES

WELLNESS THROUGH THE POWER OF YOUR TONGUE

The Linguadontics Clinic

9 Scotts Road, #07-01 Scotts Medical Centre, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210

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OPERATING HOURS

Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM | Sat: 9 AM – 1 PM
*We are closed on Sundays and public holidays

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