Is tongue exercise good for brain?
As such, our results show tongue exercise paired with a swallow led to specific, neuroplastic benefits in lingual brainstem sensorimotor control structures. The hypothesis that improvement gained following tongue exercise paired with a swallow would diminish after detraining was supported only in the old rat group.
Can you train your tongue to be stronger?
Moreover, the strength of the tongue can be maintained or increased through strength training, such as resistance exercise. Kim et al.2) have shown that tongue strength training is effective in improving swallowing as well as in increasing tongue strength.
What is tongue thrust exercises?
Tongue thrusting is the habit of pushing your tongue forward between the upper and lower teeth when you swallow. The proper positioning for the tongue is for the tip to push against the gum above the back of your upper front teeth.