tongue thrusting

Tongue Thrusting Can Cause Dental and Speech Issues

Tongue Thrusting Can Cause Dental and Speech Issues

Tongue thrusting, also known as orofacial myofunctional disorder, is the chronic pressing of the tongue against the lips with a force that can lead to the protrusion of teeth. Tongue thrust happens when the tongue is situated too far forward in the mouth or extends between the top and bottom teeth while swallowing or speaking. A tongue thrust can cause long-term dental issues.