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Here’s How Breastfeeding Can Affect Your Child’s Oral Health

December 2, 2022

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Portrait of a breastfeeding mother

The health benefits of breastfeeding are touted often, but the particular ways in which nursing can benefit your infant’s oral health don’t get talked about often enough. There are also some oral health problems that might make it harder to breastfeed. If you want to understand the many ways that nursing can relate to your child’s oral health, here are a few facts that might be helpful to know.


Frenectomy or Frenotomy: Is There an Important Difference?

November 4, 2022

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happy baby after getting a frenectomy or frenotomy

Perhaps your baby is failing to latch and breastfeed properly. Maybe you’re tired of your nipples hurting while you nurse. In your online research, you’ve discovered that a possible underlying cause of your struggles could be a tongue tie, or an abnormally thick or tight piece of tissue called a frenulum beneath your baby’s tongue. You’ve also found there are two procedures that could be performed: a frenectomy or a frenotomy. What’s the difference between these treatments? Keep reading to learn more!


How Untreated Lip Ties Affect Toddlers

October 6, 2022

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child refusing food because lip ties affect toddlers

Nursing hasn’t been easy for your and your little one. Perhaps you’ve even seen a lactation consultant or talk to your pediatrician for guidance. They tell you that your baby, who is now becoming a toddler, may have a lip tie but don’t elaborate very much. You naturally have questions about exactly what a lip tie is, how it affects your toddler, and how the problem can be fixed. In this post, you can get the answers you seek and know what to do moving forward.


Could a Tongue Tie Cause Your Baby’s Colic?

September 6, 2022

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stressed mom with crying baby with colic and tongue tie

Why is the baby still crying? You’ve tried everything—feeding, swaddling and rocking, changing their diaper—and nothing seems to work. This has gone on for days or even weeks now, and you’re reaching the end of your rope!

Your baby’s colic could be to blame, but why are they crying so much? Have you considered the possibility of a tongue tie? Keep reading to learn how these problems are related and how treatment with a tongue tie expert can help everyone be happier.


3 Ways to Tell If Your Infant Has a Lip or Tongue Tie

August 5, 2022

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mom holding her infant with a lip or tongue tie

With your other kids, breastfeeding came quite naturally. You were able to nurse without too many issues, but this new baby is different. They aren’t thriving like the others did, and you start to worry when your pediatrician says they aren’t gaining enough weight.

Then, in your online research you discover that lip and tongue ties can interfere with breastfeeding, but how do you know if your infant has one? Here are three simple ways to determine if tongue tie treatment is necessary for your little one.


Reasons Why Your Baby May Be Experiencing Latching Problems

July 3, 2022

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woman and baby napping

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for mother and baby, but sometimes challenges can arise. If your baby is having latching problems in Palm Harbor, getting to the root of the problem can help. A lactation consultant is a great resource in this case – but doing your research before you get in touch with them can help you know how to describe what’s happening. Keep reading to learn more about some of the potential causes of a poor latch. 


Infant Acid Reflux: How Correcting a Tongue Tie Can Help

May 20, 2022

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closeup of a baby’s mouth with infant acid reflux

It is normal for babies to spit up every now and then, but your baby seems to empty their stomach after feedings more often than not. It can make you and your baby frustrated, leave your baby hungry, and you unable to console them.

The problem might not be with your baby’s stomach at all—infant acid reflux could be the result of a tongue tie. Keep reading to learn how these conditions may be connected and what your pediatric dentist can do to help your baby have an easier time keeping food down.


Come Again? How Tongue Ties Can Affect Speech

April 20, 2022

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mom and child dealing with how tongue ties affect speech

You don’t understand it. Your child should be old enough to talk and pronounce words correctly, but they just can’t. Maybe you’ve even worked with a speech therapist, and they tell you your child may have a tongue tie that has to be resolved to improve their issues. But what is a tongue tie, and how can it complicate speech? How is this condition treated? Get the answers to these important questions here!


What to Expect When Your Child Needs Tongue-Tie Treatment

March 25, 2022

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mother helping her toddler walk

Has your infant had difficulty staying latched while feeding? Do they often make clicking noises or, if you’re breastfeeding, cause pain or swelling for you? Is your baby not gaining weight quickly enough? These are all common signs of tongue-tie, a condition that limits the ability to move the tongue. Without treatment, tongue-tie can lead to nutritional deficiencies, speech impediments, dental problems, and more. So, what can you expect when your baby needs tongue-tie treatment in Palm Harbor, FL? Here’s a basic breakdown of how the process works.


4 Signs of a Tied Tongue in Children

February 13, 2022

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Baby with tongue-tie in Palm HarborWhen your baby comes into the world, you make sure they have all 10 fingers and toes. You may not see anything but perfection when looking at their gummy little smile, but tongue-tie in Palm Harbor is common. About 5% of all newborns are affected by the condition, which tends to be more prevalent in boys than girls. While it’s not unusual for a child to be born with a tight or short piece of skin under their tongue, it may not be detected until certain concerns arise. If your infant is having difficulty latching or sucking, here are 4 signs they may need a frenectomy to free their tongue.


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