Articles for Professionals

How tongue mobility changes face and jaw development

This video goes over how a lingual restriction limits tongue mobility and can affect development of the oral structures. https://vimeo.com/255449875?ref=em-share

Tongue Restriction Questionnaire: A New Screening Tool to Identify Tongue-Tied Patients

This research paper provides a simple screening tool for lingual restrictions intended for use in medical and dental settings to help determine when referral may be needed. https://www.aegisdentalnetwork.com/cced/2021/03/tongue-restriction-questionnaire-a-new-screening-tool-to-identify-tongue-tied-patients

Tongue Fat and its Relationship to Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This article explores how fat may affect tongue function during sleep and contribute to its collapsibility contributing to obstructive sleep apnea. https://academic.oup.com/sleep/article/37/10/1639/2416812?login=true

Assessment of posterior tongue mobility using lingual‐palatal suction: Progress towards a functional definition of ankyloglossia

This research article looks at the use of Tongue Range of Motion Ratio (TRMR) for the posterior tongue using lingual palatal suction (LPS) to assess posterior range of motion and as an adjunct to anterior TRMR for assessing tongue function and mobility. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/joor.13144?fbclid=IwAR1zfLgsdC10bHdvxZ19gkgy-mqjC2WWrfMbPejWbljMkNMmQ405AjxWUbs

Oral Disfunction as a result of malocclusion

Great overview of how oral dysfunction contributes to the cause of malocclusion in children. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ocr.12277    

Wake Up to Sleep Apnea

TAKING SLEEP SERIOUSLY Category: General Dentistry Screening for sleep disorders in the dental setting is critical and must be addressed. This dentist stresses the importance of implementing sleep screenings into the dental practice, although it may be challenging initially. Helping our patients in this way indicates our desire to look beyond the oral cavity and into total well being. Source: https://www.dentaleconomics.com/science-tech/article/14149581/wake-up-to-osa