Why so much controversy over tongue ties?
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.
Post Frenectomy Exercises for children and adults
This is an instructional video of post frenectomy exercises to ensure optimal healing. These should be started 48 hours after the procedures to ensure stitches stay in for initial healing. Exercises need to be done 4 times a day for at least 3 weeks.
Post Frenectomy Exercise Video for Children Older than 3
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
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy
My goal as a pediatric dentist is to provide comprehensive care to our patients. What I have
learned is that pediatric dentistry is about so much more than just teeth! The way the mouth functions as a whole
determines a lot of how are children grow, develop and function. Some children require a specific therapy
targeted towards optimizes oral function. This therapy is called orofacial myofunctional therapy.
What are the signs and symptoms of a tongue tie?
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
Diagnosing Tongue / Lip Tie
Function First Model
By: Dr. Piya Gandhi
Founder of West U Pediatric Dentistry