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Find Support for Babies With Tongue-Ties

baby sleeping holding mum's fingerFortunately, tongue-tie is an uncommon problem, affecting just 4% of babies. When it does occur, however, it can have a profound impact on a baby’s ability to breastfeed, swallow and affects their speech, jaw growth, palatal development, tooth spacing and more. The good news is that a tongue-tie can be treated quickly and simply at Kiddies Infant Care.

What Is a Tongue-Tie?

Also called ankyloglossia, a tongue-tie is when the bottom of the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth by a frenulum or thin membrane. This anchor means that the tongue isn’t as mobile as it should be.

Some children with a tongue-tie experience no adverse effects. If the baby isn’t breastfeeding well, or mum has nipples that are painful and a milk supply that is low, it’s a sign that the tongue-tie will require treatment.

How We’ll Help Your Baby

Our team will begin by taking a thorough medical and functional history. We’ll perform a comprehensive intraoral examination and classify the tongue-tie your child has. The options will be reviewed for managing the tongue-tie. Then, the Waterlaser Laser Dentistry™ or Epic Pro® will be used to eliminate the tongue-tie.

A dedicated nurse will soothe your child the entire way through. If you are breastfeeding, we’ll give you the opportunity to do so straightaway following the procedure. We’ll observe their latch to see whether an impact has been made in their abilities. If your baby is bottle-fed, we’ll arrange to have one available afterwards, so your child gets cuddled and fed.

Are you concerned about your child’s tongue-tie? Contact us today to book a consultation!

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