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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The Relationship Between Tongue-Tie and Colic

July 6, 2023

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Woman breastfeeding baby

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.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Seeking a Lip or Tongue-Tie Revision

June 15, 2023

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child with a tongue tie

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.

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Eating Solid Foods: How a Tongue Tie Can Interfere with This Transition

May 10, 2023

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baby eating baby food

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!

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