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“An Improved Dental Appliance”


Artwork by John Diamond, M.D.


For many years most nights I have worn a series of dental appliances which have been very beneficial.

However they all put plastic between the tip of my tongue and the ridges on my palate behind my front upper teeth where it is supposed to rest. (This is for instance a basic teaching of the martial arts.)

I’d grown used to this separation but my body never accepted it.

My latest appliance enables me at last to do this. As I lay in bed this morning, I became aware of my tongue in its rightful place. And I started to smile – “I’m at home.”