What is Tongue Thrust

4 Different Classification Types

In this article, you will learn about tongue thrust or protrusion of the tongue.

This is an oral habit, in which the tongue exerts constant pressure on the front teeth when speaking, swallowing food, or passing saliva.

How is the habit of pushing the tongue classified?

The tongue thrust can be classified into 6 groups and depending upon the habit’s level of severity.

This habit can cause, deep palate, speech problems, orofacial myofunctional disorder, problems chewing, open lips and incorrect position of the tongue when at rest.


Why does this habit occur? What causes it?

Tongue thrust can be caused by several factors: Sucking habit The finger The bottle or pacifier after the age of 4 or 5 year

Treatment in both children and adults is very similar. Initially, it will focus on eliminating the cause of the tongue protrusion.


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