Illustrations for JHL article:

The Influence of Breastfeeding on the
Development of the Oral Cavity:  A Commentary

Brian Palmer, D.D.S.

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JHL Illustrations

Fig 1 - Peristaltic motion of the tongue during breastfeeding.

 

 

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Fig 2a - 3 year old infant with open bite.

Fig 2b - Same infant demonstrating a tongue thrust.

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Fig 2c - Adult with open bite.

Fig 2d - Open bite was a result of this tongue thrust

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Fig 2e - Another adult with an open bite.

Fig 2f - Open bite was also a result of this tongue thrust.

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Fig 3a - Typical arch form and palate width of prehistoric skull.

Fig 3b - Classical high palate and "V" arch from noxious habits.

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