Tongue Exercise Spots
What are they?
MYOSPOTS are small circular pads, made of biodegradable natural polymers that are safe for internal use.
They have natural colours and flavours that give them a pleasant look and taste and are Vegan friendly. Their strong adhesive power enables them to adhere easily to the surface of the palate. Upon adhering to palate, they involuntarily induce the tongue to elevate and touch them. The repetitive induced elevation of the tongue to touch and dissolve the adhered pad, provides targeted exercise for tongue muscles to increase its tone.
Using MYOSPOTS daily for several months can also help change the tongue posture to rest against the palate to correct for mouth breathing and induce nasal breathing.
Increasing tongue muscles tone and correction of tongue posture have a lot of health benefits and assists in the treatment a range of conditions related to the weakness of tongue muscles.
Stomahesive vs. Myospots
The only product available to date as a source of intra-oral adhesive pads for use in oral myology is the Stomahesive gelatine wafter and similar products.
These wafers are manufactured for external use (to surround and protect a stoma in the human body) and are not intended for intra-oral use.
In addition to poor user convenience (unpleasant taste, smell and the need to use a hole puncher to cut the wafer into small circles), safety concerns are the biggest barrier that limit the number of users of adhesive pads (since most of these wafers contain polyisobutylene).
For these reasons our company have developed and patented MYOSPOTS, a safer and more convenient product that has been listed with TGA in Australia as a medical device intended for this particular use (exercise of tongue muscles).
Importance of Tongue Exercise
Increasing tongue muscle tone and correction of tongue posture are essential components of the orofacial myofunctional therapy of a range of conditions, including tongue thrust, habitual digit sucking, mouth breathing, dysphagia, sleep apnea, snoring, speech disorders, oral malocclusions and in preventing relapse of lingual frenulum after removal of tongue-tie.