tongue thrust


: the thrusting of the tongue against or between the incisors during the act of swallowing which if persistent in early childhood can lead to various dental abnormalities

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“Tongue thrust.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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