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3 Ways to Learn about TOTs

Posted by Casey Roy on

Tethered Oral Tissue(s) or TOTs is a topic that has been more frequently discussed in the fields of lactation, speech pathology, oral surgery, orofacial myology and otolaryngology. Organizations such as the International Association of Orofacial Myology (IAOM) and the Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy (AOMT) have been highlighting this diagnosis and implications for therapy and surgery.

There are three forms of TOTs: buccal, labial and lingual. Lingual TOTs is most commonly known as “tongue-tie” or “ankyloglossia”. The Mayo Clinic in 2016 indicated that tongue-tie can affect the way a child eats, speaks and swallows, and can interfere with breast-feeding.

One of the driving factors in the increased interest in TOTs stems from current research linking sleep apnea to a short lingual frenulum, in addition to the increase awareness of the importance of breast feeding. With this topic comes some controversy, and speech pathologists are often left confused in their own role of diagnosing and treating TOTs.

With TalkTools, there are 3 ways you can learn about TOTs:
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Throat Scope Is Coming To TalkTools!

Posted by Deborah Grauzam on

We are proud to announce that Throat Scope products will be arriving to TalkTools soon and are now available for pre-sale!

Throat Scope is brought to you exclusively by TalkTools from Australia, where Jennifer Holland developed this revolutionary tool after suffering from bad experiences with classic tongue depressors with her daughter. She appeared on "Shark Tank Australia" Episode 2, launched, patented and introduced her product to the world, now brought to the United States by TalkTools.

TalkTools - Throat Scope TalkTools - Throat Scope 

Throat Scope is an illuminated tongue depressor designed to replace the use of separate flash lights and tongue depressors for convenient one-handed operations. It is composed of a reusable handle that can be disinfected between uses, and disposable, clear plastic blades. The handle has 3 powerful long-life LED lights that are automatically activated when a blade is inserted.

Oral cavity examination can be stressful for the patient and parents, the latest often asked to restrain the child while providers use two hands for the examination. This new device allows the provider to use a free hand to hold the patient in place or else, and can even be fun for patients. "Kids will think this is a lightsaber!" said Steve Baxter on Shark Tank Australia. The source of light located inside the mouth also allows better accuracy.

TalkTools - Throat Scope TalkTools - Throat Scope

Throat Scope is sold by TalkTools as a set of one handle and two blades, battery included. Boxes of 50 blades can be purchased separately.

Pre-order your Throat Scope and Box of 50 blades today and have them shipped Monday, February 27.

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