As a parent and a practitioner, my goal is to educate and guide parents into making the decisions that are aligned with their parenting goals. I think it is important that families understand the different perspectives on tongue ties and where they originate from. I desire to optimize the health and functionality of my patients and I believe that optimal tongue function is paramount for our children.
After having a lingual frenectomy procedure performed (tongue tie release), it is important to perform exercises to help strengthen the tongue muscle and build oral awareness. This video demonstrates exercises to be performed for 2-4 weeks post procedure. *these exercises are not meant to replace formal therapy by an SLP, OMT or other appropriate functional provider
What is a lip and tongue tie and how can it affect my child? This blog outlines the most common symptoms of lip and tongue tie to look out for.
Diagnosing Tongue / Lip Tie
Function First Model
By: Dr. Piya Gandhi
Founder of West U Pediatric Dentistry