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Savannah asked in HealthDental · 1 month ago

What is tongue thrust?

What does it mean if someone tongue thrusts, I know that this expression is dental related but I am a little confused.

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    They cannot control their tongue when they swallow, so the tongue THRUSTS forward when they do. My friend had this, and it's the reason she needed braces and a rack attached to the top, to train her tongue to keep back when she swallowed. Some people even have it when they talk or when they are sleeping. It's a muscle reflex problem, but mostly related to people swallowing and their tongue just leaps forward without control.

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