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

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What is Myofunctional Therapy?

Colgate gives an easy to understand, concise and thorough description of oral dysfunction and orofacial myofunctional therapy.  Follow the link to read their article.  https://breathebetterforlife.com/what-is-orofacial-myofunctional-therapy/

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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

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Orthodontic Expansion Prevention for Sleep Apnea in Children

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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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…

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