tongue thrust


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tongue thrust

the infantile pattern of the suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between the incisor teeth or the alveolar ridges during the initial stage of swallowing, resulting sometimes in an anterior open bite.

tongue thrust

(tŭng thrŭst)
An atypical oral motor pattern evidenced by forceful protrusion of the tongue from the mouth; usually arrhythmic, it makes inserting a nipple or food difficult and causes food to be pushed out of the mouth.

tongue thrust

The infantile habit of pushing the tongue between the alveolar ridges or incisor teeth during the initial stages of suckling and swallowing. If this habit persists beyond infancy, it may cause anterior open occlusion, jaw deformation, or abnormal tongue function.
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tongue thrust

(tŭng thrŭst)
Infantile pattern of suckle-swallow movement in which the tongue is placed between incisor teeth or alveolar ridges during initial stage of swallowing.
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Patients may be referred to speech therapists for help in breaking the tongue thrust habit.
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These include, but are not limited to inability to feed oneself, obtain food independently or make wise food choices; inability to sense thirst or communicate the need for fluids; decreased appetite due to constipation or gastroesophageal reflux (severe "heart-burn") which is common in children with cerebral palsy; incoordination of swallowing or chewing; and/or abnormal reflexes such as tongue thrust (a tendency to push the tongue out when chewing).