CHEWING AND SWALLOWING
Children and adults can have difficulty with chewing and swallowing. This can cause a strain on the digestive system and create choking hazards.
Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) means it takes more time and effort to move food or liquid from your mouth to your stomach. Dysphagia may also be associated with pain and in some cases, swallowing may be impossible.
Occasional difficulty swallowing, which may occur when you eat too fast or don't chew your food well enough, usually isn't cause for concern. But persistent dysphagia may indicate a serious medical condition requiring treatment.
Oral motor skills are exactly that...skills. Skills can be taught and learned. We will help you with correct eating posture, chewing habits, swallowing habits and more.
While chewing and swallowing difficulties can be extremely frustrating to deal with, they are very treatable. We will help you with correct eating posture, chewing habits, swallowing habits and more.