A 36-year-old member asked:
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what is a high palate?

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Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Arch in mouth roof: Imagine the roof of your mouth as an arch, higher in the middle than at the edges. A high palate arches up more than a lower palate allowing for more room to house your resting tongue.
Answered on Jul 24, 2018
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Arch: The bone structure is more of a triangle shaped than curved -is normal for some not to worry.
Answered on Sep 21, 2013

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Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
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High palate: A high palate refers to the shape of the roof of the mouth. It indicates that the roof is very deep. This is usually associated with a narrow palate a ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy Hanson
36 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: Missing teeth, mouth breathing and sinus problems may be contributors to high palate and midline issues.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Sidman
39 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably nothing.: It generally has no impact on speech or swallowing. It is a non-issue that some people make a big deal about for no good reason.

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