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Tongue Thrusting When Swallowing

How Swallowing Incorrectly Can Affect Your Eyes

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The bones that make up the hard palate also make up the orbit, the eye socket. The maxillary and palatine bones make up the hard palate and also form the floor of the orbit. With an interest in treating the jaw and eyes, I have recently had a curiosity in understanding how tongue thrusting (AKA- reverse or immature swallow) reshapes the hard palate over time and could ultimately affect the eyes. Recently listening to a lecture by Dr. Holly Baller at NEO Smiles (, she was pointing out a case study about a child who after palate expansion had improvement…

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