Tic Tong Plastic Tongue Depressor - Unscented & Unflavoured
INDICATION AND USE:
Tic Tong White is a hand-held unscented and unflavored plastic tongue depressor indicated to facilitate the exam of the mouth, throat and adjacent organs, as well as oral motor exercises used in speech pathology.
Ideal to be medically used by pediatricians, ENT's, GP's, dentists, speech pathologists and other healthcare professionals by holding down the tongue and look at the back of the mouth, throat and underneath the tongue.
- Double-ended device with rounded edges
- Length: 12.3 cm
- Unscented and Unflavoured
- Colour: White
- Quantity: 40 Units/ Pack
Depending on the size and location of the tumor, cancer patients can have their muscles and structures that support normal swallowing, weaken. They may not work as well as they did before they started radiation therapy and the side effects of treatment can also affect these structures. Consequently the muscles in their tongue may not have the ability to move and this can make very hard to push the bolus down to throat. A Swallowing Specialist will apply exercises with the unscented and unflavoured plastic tongue depressor that helps to prevent changes in the patient swallow function during their radiation therapy, for instance; tongue protrusion, retraction, lateralization and tongue tip strengthening exercises.