Effect of wearing a palatal plate on swallowing function.

  title={Effect of wearing a palatal plate on swallowing function.},
  author={Yoshifumi Toyoshita and Hisashi Koshino and Toshihiro Hirai and Tamachi Matsumi},
  journal={Journal of prosthodontic research},
  volume={53 4},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of wearing a palatal plate on swallowing function. METHODS The subject group consisted of 10 healthy, fully dentate males. Two experimental palatal plates (EPP) were used in this study: one was 1.4mm thick (EPP1), and the other was 2.8mm thick (EPP2). Tongue movements and swallowing sounds were simultaneously recorded. The position of the surface of the tongue was recorded by using ultrasound diagnostic equipment in the sagittal… CONTINUE READING
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