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Janet M. Bennett

Janet M. Bennett

Janet Bennett, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is a Speech Pathologist in private practice in Asheville, NC, since 1977. She specializes in treating tongue thrust, a swallowing disorder that can result in buckteeth, an open bite, a lisp, snoring, and other problems that have not yet been made known to most people.

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2020

    11 Signs Your Tongue is Too Big For Your Mouth

    The IJustWantTo® Correct My Tongue Thrust Program has been proven to reduce the size of tongues that are too large for their mouth.

    Using a series of tongue exercises, countless people have new lives with a skinnier tongue and sleeping better.

    Using the patented Tongue Stick that comes with the program and the exercises each week, we have seen a reduction in tongue sizes for those patients who had trouble swallowing, talking, and chewing due to a large tongue. This is vitally important to reduce snoring and many other sleep-related problems.

    Here are 11 signs your tongue is too big for your mouth.

  • Thursday, August 20, 2020

    How can I fix my lisp?

    A lisp happens whenever a person’s tongue touches the back of their teeth or sticks their tongue between their teeth to make the "s" or "z" sound. That means the sounds come out as "thun" for "sun." For the "th" sound, you have to stick your tongue out, so it can be confusing. Say “thumb” and “that” while looking in the mirror and you will see your tongue protrude. This is normal for the “th” sound.

  • Saturday, February 29, 2020

    Which Comes First - Braces or Tongue Thrust Therapy?

    Q: My 10-year-old son’s orthodontist suggested that he see a Speech Pathologist to correct his tongue thrust. What does it have to do with my son getting braces?

    A: Great questions. When you swallow, your tongue should push against the roof of your mouth, right behind your upper teeth. If your tongue pushes against the back of your teeth or protrudes between your teeth when you swallow, you have what is called a “tongue thrust.”