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Spot Pal Original vs Speech Pal and The Effect on Speech

Spot Pal was designed to train the tongue into a proper resting position and to combat problems such as mouth breathing, snoring, poor sleep, and sucking habits! It does this through the use of the Spot Dot which provides a tactile cue for the tongue to rest on the roof of the mouth and Tongue […]

How Spot Pal Modifies Myofunctional Therapy

If you or someone you know currently receives myofunctional therapy, Spot Pal can be a great tool to help you achieve goals and move through the stages quickly. Myofunctional therapy is a type of therapy that aims to improve the strength, coordination, and balance of the muscles in the mouth and throat. This type of […]

Prolonged bottle use 

The recommended age for the extinction of bottle use is 12 months of age, but a lot of times it can be a difficult transition. Although the bottle becomes a routine and comfort for the child, it can have harmful effects on their development if it is prolonged. Speech and oro-facial development are affected by […]

Spot Pal and Appearance 

Did you know that the resting posture of the tongue and mouth can affect appearance? Improper resting posture can lead to differences within the mouth and even the way your face develops. When the tongue is resting too low within the mouth it can lead to a high and narrow palate and consequently reduces the […]

What Are The Benefits of Tongue Pokes?

Spot Pal is a custom-fit tongue training device intended to teach proper tongue resting posture and eliminate tongue thrusting and sucking habits. The Spot Pal device has a part called tongue pokes. These tongue pokes help remind the tongue to not push against the teeth and aid in eliminating any non-nutritive sucking habits. Specifically, the […]

The Benefits of Nasal Breathing

Nasal breathing is the most optimal way of breathing. Did you know your nose is a filter? It filters out dust, bacteria, viruses, and other airborne particles from inhaled air. Sensors in your nose can also release antimicrobial chemicals, such as cathelicidins when detecting microbes in the air. It humidifies and pressurizes as you breathe […]

The improvements of speech, feeding, and sleep after a lingual frenectomy

Recent studies have suggested that restricted tongue movement can contribute to speech, feeding, and sleep difficulties. A restricted tongue prevents the tongue from resting on the palate. The lack of proper placement of the tongue, especially during sleep, causes the tongue to fall into the pharynx at night and restricts the airway. This leads to […]

How The Spot Pal Can Help Eliminate Thumb Sucking

Did you know thumb sucking can affect your oral cavity and affect how your tongue rests in your mouth if it is done past the expected age? Prolonged thumb sucking can contribute to a high and narrow palate, or roof of the mouth, which negatively impacts the amount of room for the tongue to rest […]

How can myofunctional therapy and Spot Pal help with TMD

TMD, also known as temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that often causes pain in the jaw and face. Over time these disorders can strain the muscles, ligaments, and nerves in the jaw. Symptoms of TMD include jaw pain, clicking of the jaw when opening and closing the mouth, and jaw locking. Some patients report […]

How can Spot Pal improve chewing and swallowing skills?

A major part of proper chewing and swallowing skills is the strength and range of motion of the tongue. This is because the chewing mechanism involves several steps the tongue carries out. The tongue manipulates the food within the oral cavity through lateralizing it to both sides of the mouth during mastication or chewing. Additionally, […]