Sucking and swallowing
Specialist in dentofacial orthopedics, Doctor of odontologic science Consultant, Robert Debré University Hospital Center, Paris, France
Corresponding author: Patrick Fellus 18, Rue de Condé – 75006 Paris, France. firstname.lastname@example.org
The absence of a bilabial contact forbids any possibility of realizing a negative pressure inside the oral cavity. It implies that the patient cannot resort to the suction gulp when he swallows his saliva. The molar occlusion will allow the lingual dome to play its role of functional matrix and to establish a nasal breath. Froggy Mouth® is a small removable appliance particularly adapted to the young patients. It is carried 15 minutes a day in front of the television, without damaging the sleep quality.
It allows the stimulation of the neural circuits which manage the automatic movements and not the voluntary movements.
Key words: Sucking deglutition / swallowing deglutition / neural circuits of voluntary movements / neural circuits of automatic movements / Froggy Mouth
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