With the coming summer season, ice becomes one of the favorite things to beat the summer heat and people can be seen chewing ice. Though many dentist’s advice to place ice but only after certain procedures like tooth extractions or some periodontal surgical procedures and not regularly.
Tongue thrust is the forward movement of the tongue tip between the teeth to meet the lower lip during deglutition and ion sounds of speech, so that the tongue lies interdentally.
Approximately 97% of newborns exhibit tongue thrust. Tongue thrust decreases with age; 3% of 12 year-old childre..
Cheek bite according to medical terminology is “Morsicatio buccarum”. The condition is characterized by an injury to the soft tissues especially cheeks as a result of repetitive biting on the buccal mucosa.
Owing to high anxiety levels, improper dentition and odd chewing habits c..
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