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

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Early orthodontic expansion in children is one way to not only treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), but also to prevent it. Because genetic factors, oral habits like thumb sucking, or breathing issues can create a habitual low tongue posture, adequate growth and development of the jaws may be inhibited. Guiding the growth of the jaws…

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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…

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