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Tongue thrust is the incorrect movement of the tongue against or in between the front teeth while speaking and/or swallowing. This oral motor pattern can negatively affect articulation and the clarity of certain speech sounds, such as “t, d, l, n, s, z” and can also affect the oral motor movements used while swallowing foods/liquids. This is a type of orofacial myofunctional disorder and requires treatment to prevent speech problems and possible dental problems. Tongue thrust may be evident if the following is observed:

  • Frequent thumb sucking
  • Prolonged use of a pacifier/bottle/sippy cup
  • An “open-mouth” breathing pattern
  • An interdental lisp (e.g., saying “I thee” instead of “I see”)

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