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Let see if I can figure out how to explain it. If you take your fingers and underneath your tounge on either side of the middle there are these "flaps" that come down and has like a little "ball" on the end.

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« Reply #1 on: 04/01/2008 00:54:39 »
Its hard to explain and sometimes hard to grabb, but if you just move your tounge under your tounge you can feel them. lol. Odd yes, but its the only way I konw where to explain where they are.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 04/01/2008 10:54:22 »
The tissue tethering your tongue to the floor of the mouth is called the frenulum. The bulges to either side midway up the frenulum are the openings of the ducts from the sublingual glands, which produce saliva.

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« Reply #3 on: 04/01/2008 19:21:48 »
Let see if I can figure out how to explain it. If you take your fingers and underneath your tounge on either side of the middle there are these "flaps" that come down and has like a little "ball" on the end.

What aare they and what are they for?

Thanks for asking that question Ryan.  I've been wondering about that little thingy too.


The tissue tethering your tongue to the floor of the mouth is called the frenulum. The bulges to either side midway up the frenulum are the openings of the ducts from the sublingual glands, which produce saliva.

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Can the frenulum be too thick or thin, or too long or short and be the cause of some speech problems?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 04/01/2008 21:15:34 »
Let see if I can figure out how to explain it. If you take your fingers and underneath your tounge on either side of the middle there are these "flaps" that come down and has like a little "ball" on the end.

What aare they and what are they for?

Thanks for asking that question Ryan.  I've been wondering about that little thingy too.


Can the frenulum be too thick or thin, or too long or short and be the cause of some speech problems?

Not a problem. I've been wondering it awhile myself also.

And another good question.

And finally thanks to your responces to my threads Chris, much thanks.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/01/2008 12:31:20 »
Can the frenulum be too thick or thin, or too long or short and be the cause of some speech problems?

Tongue Tied = Ankyloglossia
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In conclusion, ankyloglossia can have feeding, speech and mechanical/social effects as well as result in other problems such as an open bite and mandibular prognathism. There is professional disagreement regarding how often ankyloglossia is symptomatic. In addition, intervention is also controversial as researchers such as Horton et al.[2] believe that people with ankyloglossia can compensate in their speech for limited tongue range of motion and do not require surgery.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ankyloglossia
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« Reply #6 on: 14/01/2008 21:37:51 »
Thanks I"m sure Caroyln, as I did, will enjoy that info you provided! Thanks
 

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« Reply #7 on: 15/01/2008 00:10:46 »
Thanks I"m sure Caroyln, as I did, will enjoy that info you provided! Thanks

Yes Ryan, I did.

Thanks RD, that was very informative and has given me a great starting point in what I'm researching.
 

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