Tongue-Tie & The Repercussions of Non-Treatment

May 9, 2024

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a child showing signs of a tongue tie

Tongue ties are a growing condition among infants that can end up affecting the mobility of their tongues. Although there’s information out there claiming that this won’t be a major oral health issue in the long run, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If your little one has a tongue-tie, you’ll want to consider addressing it before more complications arise. Read on to learn some of the ways this condition can impact their oral health if they don’t receive the proper treatment.

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Can a Tongue-Tie Be Linked to Postpartum Depression?

April 12, 2024

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woman with postpartum depression

Being a mother can be exhausting. Each stage presents new challenges; however, while many women can’t get enough of the infancy phase, others struggle with severe postpartum depression (PPD). If you are one of these individuals, you’re not alone. Yet, there may be a reason you might not have considered that is making this time more difficult – your child’s lip- or tongue-tie. Keep reading to find out from an expert who explains how your little one’s inability to move their lip or tongue might be the reason you’re feeling the way you are.

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Are Tongue-Tie and Colic Related?

March 7, 2024

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Woman nursing her baby

Is your child frequently fussy and upset without an obvious cause? It can be difficult to figure out why your infant is so uncomfortable. When it comes to caring for a new member of the family, colic can result in a lot of stress. A condition that could be causing your baby’s colic is called “tongue-tie.” Continue reading to learn more about tongue-tie and its connection to colic.

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Do Lip or Tongue-Ties Go Away on Their Own?

February 13, 2024

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Child smiles

Some children are born with lip or tongue-ties that can cause gas and fussiness, inhibit weight gain, and lead to a painful experience while breastfeeding. These problems can also detract from a child’s appearance and will not get better on their own. Luckily, many pediatric dentists are specially trained to treat these problems. Here’s what you should know about lip and tongue-ties as well as how these issues can be treated.

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The Nurturing Truth: Debunking Myths of Breastfeeding Troubles

January 11, 2024

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parent and baby smiling

Breastfeeding can be a personal but fulfilling journey for new parents. However, myths and misconceptions often cloud this beautiful bonding experience. One common myth is that breastfeeding should be painful. But is that really true? Your dentist may have the answers you seek, so continue reading as we dispel a few common, harmful myths related to nursing.

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How Nursing Your Newborn Can Help Their Teeth

December 5, 2023

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A woman in a striped jumper on a couch breastfeeding a baby

New mothers are bombarded with a slew of contradictory suggestions about best practices for caring for their babies. One of the earliest and most personal decisions to make is whether you’d like to breastfeed your little one. If they have a tongue-tie, though, it can be hard for them to latch and they’ll miss out on some key benefits. The solution is a short, minor surgical procedure called a frenectomy, but some parents worry that this brief laser treatment will hurt their baby and so opt to feed them other ways. Keep reading for 3 facts to consider about your child’s dental well-being that might influence your decision!

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Can Lip and Tongue Ties Cause Delayed Speech Development?

November 2, 2023

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a child smiling while at the dentist

Our ability to communicate with each other is what sets us apart from all other life on earth—and communication begins from a very young age! However, some children face unique challenges when learning to talk, and in some cases, these hardships are caused by things entirely out of their control, such as lip and tongue ties. Continue reading below to learn more about what lip and tongue ties are, how they can impact speech development, and how they can ultimately be resolved with the help of a skilled pediatric dentist!

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3 Common Myths About Lip and Tongue Ties

September 8, 2023

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child with tongue tie at the dentist with parent

Being a parent to a young child can often lead to feelings of overwhelm, especially when it comes to keeping track of their health. While there are common childhood ailments like colds that every parent watches out for, there are other conditions, particularly related to infants, that can be challenging to stay informed about. Lip and tongue ties are a prime example of this. Many parents may not have encountered much information about them before becoming parents, and what they have heard might not always be accurate. Here, we aim to clarify some common misconceptions about lip and tongue ties.

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What Happens When a Toddler Has a Lip or Tongue Tie?

August 15, 2023

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toddler girl playing with blocks

Lip and tongue ties are conditions where these parts of the mouth are restricted in their movement, and they are often identified during infancy because they can make breast or bottle feeding almost impossible. However, not every child with these problems is diagnosed early, so it’s not uncommon for toddlers to be dealing with them as well. As you can imagine, the symptoms change as a child gets older, so for concerned parents, it’s important to know the signs and who to reach out to for help.

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4 Helpful Tips for Simplifying Latching

July 20, 2023

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a frustrated nursing mom and crying baby

When you envisioned having a baby, you probably assumed that breastfeeding would come easily and be an incredible experience. The reality is that many babies and mothers struggle with this “natural” process. Babies can fail to latch, nursing mothers can have sore or cracked nipples, and everyone can come away from it feeling frustrated.

But don’t give up! Before you decide to feed your baby through a bottle permanently, try these tips to help your baby with latching.

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