What is ‘mewing?’ The new trend explained!

Let us find out what is 'mewing?'!

“Mewing” is a term that originated from Dr. John Mew, a British orthodontist, and his son Dr. Mike Mew, a prominent figure in the field of orthotropics.

The concept involves a set of tongue and mouth exercises aimed at improving facial structure and jawline appearance. While some proponents claim that mewing can enhance facial aesthetics, promote better breathing, and even prevent orthodontic issues, it remains a controversial trend with limited scientific evidence to support its efficacy.

The fundamental principle of mewing revolves around proper tongue posture, wherein the tongue rests against the roof of the mouth with the tip placed on the incisive papilla (the small bump behind the upper front teeth) and the back of the tongue pressing against the palate. Proponents argue that maintaining this posture can encourage forward growth of the maxilla (upper jaw) and mandible (lower jaw), resulting in improved facial symmetry and jawline definition over time.

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Advocates of mewing suggest practicing the following techniques regularly to achieve the desired results:

  1. Tongue Posture: Ensure that the tongue is pressed firmly against the roof of the mouth, with the entire tongue surface making contact with the palate.
  2. Lips Closed, Teeth Lightly Together: Keep the lips closed and the teeth lightly touching or in close proximity to each other, maintaining a relaxed jaw position.
  3. Swallowing Technique: Practice swallowing without engaging the muscles in the cheeks or chin, instead using the tongue to push against the palate.
  4. Chewing and Diet: Advocate for a proper chewing technique and a balanced diet rich in nutrient-dense foods to support facial development and overall health.

Despite the growing popularity of mewing within certain online communities, it’s important to approach this trend with caution. Critics argue that while proper tongue posture and oral habits are indeed crucial for dental and facial health, the exaggerated claims associated with mewing lack scientific substantiation. Additionally, attempting to alter facial structure through mewing alone may not be effective or advisable for everyone, especially without professional guidance.

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Furthermore, some individuals may experience discomfort or unintended consequences from attempting mewing exercises, such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, headaches, or exacerbation of existing orthodontic issues. As with any health or wellness trend, it’s essential to consult with qualified healthcare professionals, such as orthodontists or oral surgeons, before attempting mewing or any other facial modification techniques.

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In summary, while mewing has gained attention as a controversial jawline trend, its efficacy and safety remain subjects of debate within the medical and dental communities. While proper oral posture and habits are essential for overall health, individuals should approach mewing with caution and seek professional guidance if considering its practice.

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Harshita Bajaj

Harshita has a background in Psychology and Criminology and is currently pursuing her PhD in Criminology. She can be found reading crime thrillers (or any other book for that matter) or binge-watching shows on Netflix when she is not in hibernation.
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