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Why straws suck & ditching your sports bottle
Open cups - they don’t depress the tongue
What do you mean with "they don't depress the tongue"?
I see your point, but let's not lose our sense of proportion. How much pressure are we really exerting inward on our dental arches when we suck on a straw for a few seconds? How does this compare to a few seconds of tongue chewing, or a good strong postural suction hold?
I'd certainly rather use a straw for acidic beverages, to minimize their contact with dental enamel.
Also, you can still do a proper tongue swallow after sucking liquid into your mouth from a straw.
@darkindigo How does it stop a good swallow? You just bring the liquid into your mouth, and then swallow.
If you're breaking the swallowing pattern of your life already, I don't see how a straw is an obstacle. Mike Mew even talks about how pausing before every swallow is a good habit to get into. To enforce the new pattern.