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Preventing Tongue Tie: Early Intervention Matters

Preventing Tongue Tie: Early Intervention Matters

Tongue tie, or ankyloglossia, is a condition where the strip of skin beneath a baby's tongue (lingual frenulum) is shorter than usual, restricting the movement of the tongue.  While it's a common condition, affecting as many as 1 in 10 children, early intervention can...

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Is Tongue Tie Hereditary? Exploring Genetic Factors

Is Tongue Tie Hereditary? Exploring Genetic Factors

When parents of newborns with tongue or lip ties come to Tongue Tie Institute, it's not uncommon for them to wonder if their child's tie was a result of a genetic predisposition.  Tongue ties, also known as ankyloglossia, have been the subject of increasing research...

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The Link Between Tongue Tie and TMJ Disorders

The Link Between Tongue Tie and TMJ Disorders

For many of us, the acronym "TMJ" may sound familiar, but its full significance might not be entirely clear.  TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint, which acts as a sliding hinge connecting your jawbone to your skull. This joint allows us to perform essential...

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Tongue Tie and its Connection to Food Aversions

Tongue Tie and its Connection to Food Aversions

As parents, we understand that feeding our children is not just about providing sustenance; it's also an important bonding experience. However, when issues like tongue tie come into play, this seemingly simple act can become incredibly challenging, leading to food...

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Supporting Children Post-Frenectomy

Supporting Children Post-Frenectomy

A tongue-tie, medically known as ankyloglossia, can impact a child's oral function and overall well-being. When diagnosed and treated with a frenectomy, children often experience significant improvements in various aspects of their lives. However, post-frenectomy care...

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The Emotional Impact of Tongue Tie

The Emotional Impact of Tongue Tie

Tongue tie, a condition where the strip of skin beneath the tongue (lingual frenulum) is shorter than usual, can have a profound impact on individuals of all ages. While this condition is primarily associated with physical challenges like breastfeeding difficulties,...

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