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Maximum tongue strength, mean swallow pressures, and tongue endurance were measured in 324 children ages 6–12 years.
The purpose of this study was to measure saliva swallow pressures in absolute terms (i.e., kilopascals) and as a percentage of maximum tongue strength to determine functional reserve in across ages in children and to examine factors that may influence tongue strength and swallow pressures including age, tongue endurance, and tongue-tie.
The study results showed that maximum tongue strength and swallow pressures increased with age, while tongue endurance did not.
Swallow pressures averaged 44% of maximum tongue strength across ages, indicating that children typically have a functional reserve of 56%. Tongue strength and swallow pressures were not decreased in the 20 children with tongue-tie.
A sample clinical case is discussed.