||Take a bite of
the chewy food and watch your neighbor. What part do you visibly see as working the
hardest? Pay close attention to the cheek muscles. How hard are they working. What is
their function? (To keep the food out of the sulci or outsides of the teeth)
do not realize how important the cheeks can be in the swallowing process. If the cheek
muscles are weak or do not move properly, it is harder to control food in the mouth, and
especially harder to control food that requires chewing or a lot of “processing”
before being swallowed.