What distinguishes the Flexy® spoon?
A person cannot swallow with a hard spoon in his mouth, but also with all previously known soft spoons. Basically that is not possible! In order to be able to swallow, the spoon must be pulled out of the mouth again with this type of spoon. At the same time, the lips have to wipe the food off the spoon so that it remains in the oral cavity.
Only now can you swallow.
Infants who have previously consumed their food by sucking from the breast or the bottle must first learn this process, which usually takes a few months.
All people who are no longer able to control the lip muscles due to illness, accident, dysphagia or age, have a similar problem.
The tongue presses the spoon against the roof of the mouth while swallowing. The open (concave) spoon is turned inside out and adapts to the palate exactly. Its shape becomes convex due to the curve of the palate. The food pulp is pressed laterally into the oral cavity. This brings the tongue so close to the roof of the mouth that the swallowing reflex is triggered.
Enter a pleasant relief when eating!
There is a lot less spillage. Entering the food is not only faster, it is also safer. Breaking or splintering of the spoon is impossible. Thus, the risk of injury when falling with the spoon in the mouth can be almost eliminated.
Another advantage for the work of speech therapists is the possibility of stimulating the buccinators with the help of the Flexy® spoon.
For this reason, the internationally known specialist for patients with orofacial, neurological disorders, Prof. Dr. Castillo Morales uses the Flexy® spoon in his seminars.
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