Chewy Tubes® are an innovative oral placement tool designed to provide a resilient, non-food, chewable surface for practising biting and chewing skills and as an aid to inhibit teeth grinding. Chewy Tubes® are made of a thermo-elastic polymer material, which is FDA Approved, are latex free and do not contain any PVC, lead or phthalates. Made in the USA.
There are two parts to a Chewy Tube® : the T-shaped handle and the long bitable stem. The long stem of the Chewy Tube® is placed laterally in the mouth, so the child or adult can bite down on the bitable stem with the molar dentition or gum ridge. The handle portion has corrugated ridges to assist the grasp. Chewy Tubes® are not intended to be bitten on using the front dentition.
The red Chewy Tube® has a wider stem (1/2″ outside diameter) than the yellow tube and the easiest to chew on.
The yellow Chewy Tube® is smaller in size, compared to the red chewy tube but harder to chew on.
The blue Chewy Tube® is nearly twice the diameter of the red version and is intended for clients who tend toward excessive mouthing or biting. It is not intended for jaw exercise; rather, it can be offered as an alternative to negative oral habits.