Archive for April, 2016

Do I focus on front, middle and back of tongue?

What do I need to correct or review, when a patient has difficulty moving forward in treatment after the slurps followed by swallowing? Do I have to work more with the middle and the back of the tongue? Do you have any suggestion?

Two year old sucking thumb to fall asleep

I evaluated a two year old girl today who already has overjet and an anterior open bite with a high palate due to her thumb sucking. Would you use your program with a child this young?

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