Revolutionizing Oral Wellness
Empower Oral Health with Expert Tongue Tie Treatment
Discover the significance of tongue and lip ties, medically termed Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS), and their impact on overall well-being.
Defining Tongue and Lip Ties
Tongue ties occur when the ligament beneath the tongue's underside doesn't naturally dissolve during fetal development. The tongue remains anchored to the floor of the mouth, impeding its movement. Lip ties result from a similar process, tethering the lip to the gums and limiting its mobility.
Ties’ Impact on Nursing:
For both mother and baby, nursing can be challenging due to tethered lips or tongues.
- Feeding Difficulties
- Sleepiness During Feeding
- Slipping Off Nipple
- Audible Noises
- Gagging or Choking
- Gassy Burps
- Weight Gain Issues
- Lengthy Feeding Periods
- Painful Nursing
- Poor Latch
- Nipple Issues
- Breast Drainage Problems
- Blocked Ducts
- Feeding Fatigue
Affect on Facial Development:
Neuromodulators is a natural purified protein that relaxes wrinkle-causing muscles, creating a smoother and improved appearance.
Impact on Airway and Breathing:
Tongue ties contribute to nasal passage constriction, prompting mouth breathing. Proper tongue posture supports healthy airway development.
Role in Sleep Quality:
Mouth breathing impairs deep sleep, compromising sleep quality and overall vitality.
Swallowing and Feeding Challenges:
Ties can disrupt normal swallowing patterns, leading to inefficient feeding and possible arch form issues.
Tongue Tie's Influence on Speech:
Limited tongue movement hampers speech sound production, requiring potential speech therapy.
Lip ties can lead to gaps between teeth or trapped debris, causing tooth decay. Tongue-tied individuals may grind teeth, and gum recession can result.
Comprehensive Functional Assessment
Early assessment by qualified professionals is crucial. Lactation consultants often identify ties’ impact on breastfeeding. Dr. Caroline collaborates with them, evaluating anterior and posterior ties and suggesting post-release exercises.
Gentle Release Procedure
Using a diode laser, Dr. Caroline skillfully releases lip and tongue ties, ensuring minimal discomfort.
Essential Post-Release Care
Parents play a pivotal role post-release, performing stretching exercises to prevent reattachment. Dr. Caroline schedules follow-up checks to assess healing.
Holistic Approach to Healing
For comprehensive recovery, referral to lactation consultants and bodywork experts may be recommended.
Compassionate Care for Infants
Dr. Caroline is dedicated to infants’ well-being, providing information and support to parents. Address any concerns about your baby’s oral health with Dr. Caroline today.