Dr. Mark C. Gladnick, DDS Dr. Jason M. Justison, DMD
Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Wilmington, DE
 

My child swallows funny. Her tongue comes out between the lips on every swallow. Is this a problem?

Tongue thrusting can be a huge problem, causing spacing in between teeth, “bucked” teeth, and an open bite (where the front teeth don’t come completely together upon closure). Tongue thrusting can be caused by breathing problems associated with allergies, enlarged tonsils, narrow jaws, and some dental malocclusions. Ask your dentist to evaluate your child’s swallow or phone us at (302) 468-6742.