In our mouth, the teeth are placed at the balance of forces between the tongue on one side, the lips and the cheeks on the other. When the tongue dysfunctions or is incorrectly placed, the balance of forces is disrupted. It is this imbalance that causes some of the dental disorders presented below.
The tongue is also at the crossroads of the so-called “upper” airways. Its dysfunctions or mispositions can also disturb the passage of air: oral breathing, ENT pathologies, snoring or Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome (OSA).
Beyond that, it has been found that tongue is also involved in some posture disorders.