Florida Tongue Tie Institute Blog
January 12, 2024
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.(more…)
December 13, 2023
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.(more…)
November 20, 2023
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.(more…)
October 21, 2023
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.(more…)
September 9, 2023
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.(more…)
August 9, 2023
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.(more…)
July 6, 2023
Do you often find your infant upset and fussy without knowing why? It can be difficult to determine the cause of your baby’s discomfort. Colic can be one of the most stressful parts of caring for a new addition to the family. A condition that could be causing infant colic is tongue-tie. Continue reading to learn more about tongue-tie as well as its connection to colic.(more…)
June 15, 2023
It may not always be easy to know whether your child’s lip or tongue-tie is posing a serious problem, but it’s also possible that some situations may not be serious enough to warrant a procedure. The only way to know for sure is to schedule an appointment with your child’s dentist to find out more. Before this meeting, though, you’ll want to make sure that you come equipped to learn, so here are three questions to ask before considering a lip or tongue-tie revision.(more…)
May 10, 2023
After months of feeding your infant with a bottle, the time has come to introduce other foods to their diet. You look forward to seeing the funny faces they make as they try new tastes, but to your surprise, your baby isn’t taking to solid foods the way you thought. When they eat easily dissolved puff treats or foods that haven’t been mashed enough, they gag. Why aren’t they eating properly?
One possibility is that your baby has a tongue tie, or a thick piece of tissue that connects the tongue to the lower jaw. How can this tiny tissue, called a frenulum, cause so much trouble? Keep reading to learn more!(more…)
April 11, 2023
Once you realize that your child has a lip or tongue tie, you may wonder if it’s entirely necessary to see a specialist. While it does appear to make things harder such as nursing and bottle feeding, and the fussiness and late-night attempts to feed can be exhausting, you think it may just be a phase that they’ll eventually grow out of. But what if that isn’t the case at all? Will a lip or tongue tie go away on its own? A local specialist is here with the answer.(more…)