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How Are Tongue-Ties Classified?

June 3, 2024

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a child smiling with his tongue visible

Tongue-ties are fairly common conditions that affect roughly 5 – 10% of all newborns. But what does this condition actually entail, and how is it classified? Continue reading below to learn a little more about this condition and how it’s often classified, so that you can ensure you’re making an informed decision about seeking treatment for your child.


What Happens if I Don’t Fix My Child’s Tongue-Tie?

May 3, 2024

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Parenting is hard. You just want what’s best for your child, but misinformation can make that complicated. That seems to be especially true of health topics that are increasing in public awareness, such as tongue-ties. Maybe all the chatter has you confused, or maybe talk of laser treatment sounds intense. Whatever the reason, you’re starting to wonder if tongue-ties are even worth removing.  

Most pediatric dentists believe the answer is “yes!” Keep reading to find out why.


Are Lip and Tongue Ties Linked to Postpartum Depression?

April 27, 2024

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Smiling mother holding an infantDid you know that 70% to 80% of new mothers experience postpartum depression? A case of the “baby blues” can last for several weeks or months. It’s common for new mothers to experience feelings of guilt or anxiety. You may also feel anxious, fatigued, or run down. Many factors contribute to postpartum depression, like lack of emotional support, sleep deprivation, and other issues. However, researchers have found a potential link between lip & tongue ties and the baby blues.


The Link between Tongue-Ties, Constipation, and Reflux

March 21, 2024

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Woman breastfeeding her baby

Tongue-tie is a condition that occurs when a baby’s tongue cannot move as well as it should due to a fold of tissue connecting the bottom of their tongue to the floor of their mouth. There are a variety of negative effects of tongue tie, including challenges breastfeeding, poor weight gain, colic symptoms, and more. What many parents don’t know is that there is a link between tongue-tie and gastrointestinal issues, especially constipation and reflux. Here’s what you should know.


Untangling the Mystery: The Surge in Treatment for Lip and Tongue Ties

January 12, 2024

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Baby crying due to lip and tongue ties

In recent decades, there has been a notable increase in the number of parents seeking treatment for their infants with lip and tongue ties. This surprising surge has sparked discussions among healthcare professionals and parents alike. What is causing more of these conditions to begin appearing in infants?

The answer may surprise you. Continue reading to learn more about lip and tongue ties and possible reasons for this troubling trend.


Why Check Your Baby for Tongue & Lip Ties?

December 13, 2023

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A closeup of a baby with a tongue tie

As a parent, you may think your infant won’t have dental issues early on. Perhaps you assume they’ll be fine until their first baby tooth. However, you really ought to be careful. It’s best that you check them for tongue and lip ties after they’re born. Otherwise, they’ll suffer from various harmful effects. Your local pediatric dental practice will tell you more. To that end, here’s a primer on tongue and lip ties, their results, and how a dentist can help.


Can a Tongue-Tie Cause a Child to Experience a Speech Delay?

November 20, 2023

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child with a tongue tie

Realizing that your child has a tongue-tie might not be something that causes you much concern…initially. However, as they get older, you may notice that they seem to struggle with various issues such as eating certain foods and the inability to speak clearly. To find out if treatment is necessary to improve their speech, keep reading to hear from a tongue-tie expert who can help.


How Long Does It Take for Children to Recover from a Frenectomy?

October 21, 2023

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Smiling baby sitting on bed

Learning that your child needs surgery can be scary. The good news is that if they need a frenectomy to treat lip or tongue tie, you can expect a relatively short and easy healing process. But just how long does it take for children to recover from a frenectomy, and what can you do to help them heal properly? This blog post provides some useful information.


Frenotomy? Frenectomy? What’s the Difference?

September 9, 2023

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closeup of a person’s frenulum

One of the nice things about having a dentist you can trust with your child’s healthcare is having someone who can help you navigate some of the more complicated aspects of the field. When you start to dig in yourself, it may almost seem like they’ve intentionally tried to make dentistry confusing.

For example, there are two procedures, frenotomy and frenectomy. They sound similar, and are kind of similar, but are distinct in a way that makes them well-suited to different patients. If you want to know more about these treatments, and the difference between them, here’s some information you may find useful.


Can Toddlers Have a Lip or Tongue Tie?

August 9, 2023

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toddler boy smiling against purple background

When an infant has trouble breast or bottle feeding, the culprit is often a lip or tongue tie. These conditions prevent a child from moving their lips or tongue because a thick band of tissue restricts the range of motion, but fortunately, they are often diagnosed and treated early. However, some do manage to be missed, meaning many toddlers have to deal with these problems. As you can imagine, the symptoms for children this age are quite different compared to an infant, and knowing the signs can help a parent seek out treatment as soon as it’s needed.

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