Physiological anatomy with insights from neuroscience

FIVE MINUTES TO DISCOVER Froggymouth

Description : Do you know the FROGGY MOUTH? This little appliance corrects the tongue position during swallowing. This a French feed back 😊

How is Froggymouth working ?

How can the simple separation of the lips influence the resting position of the tongue? What are the consequences on breathing? What are the consequences on the stability of my treatments? 

1 – Atypical swallowing
    1.1 – Prerequisite : Why rehabilitate swallowing ?

2 – Froggymouth, a simple inhibitor of atypical swallowing

3 – The automation phase

4 – Froggymouth Masterclass

FIVE MINUTES TO DISCOVER Froggymouth

Description : Do you know the FROGGY MOUTH? This little appliance corrects the tongue position during swallowing. This a French feed back 😊

How is Froggymouth working ?

How can the simple separation of the lips influence the resting position of the tongue? What are the consequences on breathing? What are the consequences on the stability of my treatments? 

1 – Atypical swallowing
    1.1 – Prerequisite : Why rehabilitate swallowing ?

2 – Froggymouth, a simple inhibitor of atypical swallowing

3 – The automation phase

4 – Froggymouth Masterclass

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about solutions.”

Albert Einstein

Atypical swallowing

Atypical swallowing, a vestige of infantile swallowing and the root cause of a range of dysmorphia, has two phases. 

a) Sucking requires a lip seal in order to create negative pressure inside the oral cavity. The lip and chin muscles contract.

b) The tongue is then placed between the dental arches and pushes against the contracted labial or jugal mucosa in order to allow the contents of the mouth to be moved towards the pharynx. 

The first phase of atypical swallowing, under the action of the facial nerve

Atypical swallowing

Atypical swallowing, a vestige of infantile swallowing and the root cause of a range of dysmorphia, has two phases. 

a) Sucking requires a lip seal in order to create negative pressure inside the oral cavity. The lip and chin muscles contract.

b) The tongue is then placed between the dental arches and pushes against the contracted labial or jugal mucosa in order to allow the contents of the mouth to be moved towards the pharynx. 

The first phase of atypical swallowing, under the action of the facial nerve

Froggymouth, the only device that inhibits atypical swallowing

FroggyMouth works to inhibit the suck and swallow mechanism by separating the two lips. Since a seal cannot be formed, suck and swallow via pressure differential is no longer possible. 

With saliva accumulating rapidly in the patient’s oral cavity, they are forced to find a new method for swallowing: through occlusion of the dental arches and elevation of the lingual dome against the palatal arch. In this way, the patient discovers secondary swallowing autonomously and spontaneously.

Biochemical changes of the synapses but also of the neuron nuclei lead to immediate storage of new motor patterns in the long-term memory (Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize in Medicine).

What about breathing ?

Froggymouth produces a raised section of the tongue, first when swallowing and then permanently once the praxis has become automatic. This new lingual position forms an airtight seal inhibiting mouth breathing. Detailed explanations in the FroggyMouth masterclass.

Froggymouth, the only device that inhibits atypical swallowing

FroggyMouth works to inhibit the suck and swallow mechanism by separating the two lips. Since a seal cannot be formed, suck and swallow via pressure differential is no longer possible. 

With saliva accumulating rapidly in the patient’s oral cavity, they are forced to find a new method for swallowing: through occlusion of the dental arches and elevation of the lingual dome against the palatal arch. In this way, the patient discovers secondary swallowing autonomously and spontaneously.

Biochemical changes of the synapses but also of the neuron nuclei lead to immediate storage of new motor patterns in the long-term memory (Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize in Medicine).

What about breathing ?

Froggymouth produces a raised section of the tongue, first when swallowing and then permanently once the praxis has become automatic. This new lingual position forms an airtight seal inhibiting mouth breathing. Detailed explanations in the FroggyMouth masterclass.

The automation phase

As separation of the lips inhibits suction, saliva builds up in the patient’s oral cavity.

The patient will have to find a new way to swallow the saliva on their own : through occlusion of the dental arches and elevation of the lingual dome against the palatal arch. In this way, the patient discovers secondary swallowing autonomously and spontaneously.

Biochemical changes of the synapses but also of the neuron nuclei lead to immediate storage of new motor patterns in the long-term memory (Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000).

“A car accident, or a happy event such as your wedding, creates such an emotional shock that you will remember every detail of it 5 or 10 years later without having to rerun the scene repeatedly in your mind” Dr. Fellus.

Your turn !

The Froggymouth was discovered by serendipity. Its clinical effectiveness, first observed at the Robert Debré Hospital, led Dr. P. Fellus to immerse himself in the understanding of his device. After 10 years of research, Dr Fellus offers a clear explanation in 2h30 of Masterclass.

The replay of the Froggymouth Masterclass of November 2020 aims to guide the Dentists and Orthodontists towards a mastery of the dysfunctions, as well as their consequences on the stability of your treatments. A second part of the training is dedicated to the use of the device.

🎤 Speaker: Dr Fellus
🆓 Free video training 
⏳ Duration : 2h24

Your turn !

The Froggymouth was discovered by serendipity. Its clinical effectiveness, first observed at the Robert Debré Hospital, led Dr. P. Fellus to immerse himself in the understanding of his device. After 10 years of research, Dr Fellus offers a clear explanation in 2h30 of Masterclass.

The replay of the Froggymouth Masterclass of November 2020 aims to guide the Dentists and Orthodontists towards a mastery of the dysfunctions, as well as their consequences on the stability of your treatments. A second part of the training is dedicated to the use of the device.

🎤 Speaker: Dr Fellus
🆓 Free video training 
⏳ Duration : 2h24

The automation phase

As separation of the lips inhibits suction, saliva builds up in the patient’s oral cavity.

The patient will have to find a new way to swallow the saliva on their own : through occlusion of the dental arches and elevation of the lingual dome against the palatal arch. In this way, the patient discovers secondary swallowing autonomously and spontaneously.

Biochemical changes of the synapses but also of the neuron nuclei lead to immediate storage of new motor patterns in the long-term memory (Eric Kandel, Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2000).

“A car accident, or a happy event such as your wedding, creates such an emotional shock that you will remember every detail of it 5 or 10 years later without having to rerun the scene repeatedly in your mind” Dr. Fellus.

Your turn !

The Froggymouth was discovered by serendipity. Its clinical effectiveness, first observed at the Robert Debré Hospital, led Dr. P. Fellus to immerse himself in the understanding of his device. After 10 years of research, Dr Fellus offers a clear explanation in 2h30 of Masterclass.

The replay of the Froggymouth Masterclass of November 2020 aims to guide the Dentists and Orthodontists towards a mastery of the dysfunctions, as well as their consequences on the stability of your treatments. A second part of the training is dedicated to the use of the device.

🎤 Speaker: Dr Fellus
🆓 Free video training 
⏳ Duration : 2h24

Froggymouth Congress | May 14, 2022
An online congress on Passive Orofacial Myofunctional Rehabilitation
First 1.000 tickets are free of charge
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