Saturday, 14 September 2013
My 8 year old patient with Downs Syndrome exhibits an anterior, interdental resting tongue posture. We've been working on lip competence for lip seal at rest and tongue tip elevation for quite some time. S. exhibits mature upper cuspids , but mixed dentition on lower teeth, with mature cuspids erupting and baby teeth still in place.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
The short answer to your question is that there are no current data to suggest that MFT should play a role in the rehabilitation of stroke victims. The larger issue involved is the training of those who work with stroke victims. This is not an appropriate area of clinical endeavor for a dental hygienist.
Wednesday, 05 May 2010
trying to figure out if an ortho retainer might interfere with the tongue rest position by "inviting" the tongue to explore the lower retainer, therefore defeating the attempts to keep the tongue in a more neutral rest position.