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Tongue and Lip Tie

Tongue and Lip Tie

You probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about the small fold of tissue beneath your tongue or upper lip. However, if your child is having trouble with speech or feeding, you should learn more about the labial and lingual frenulum. These folds of tissue can cause movement restrictions in the lips and tongue that make speech and feeding difficult.

Up to five percent of newborns are diagnosed with an enlarged labial or lingual frenulum. This not only affects feeding in newborns, but can also affect speech in toddlers and children. And unless your speech and language pathologist has an orofacial myofunctional background, your child risks being mis-diagnosed.

Contact me today for an assessment. I can tell if your child needs a frenectomy and can recommend someone from my network to do the tongue or lip tie release. We can then schedule time to do the pre and post frenectomy exercises so that healing takes place properly and your child does not have any issues.

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