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ORAL HEALTH : Tongue tie

Tongue tie

Tongue-tie occurs when the thin piece of skin under the baby's tongue (the lingual frenulum) restricts the movement of the tongue.

In some cases the tongue is not free or mobile enough for the baby to attach properly to the breast.

Tongue-tie occurs in about 5% of people. It is three times more common in males than females and can run in families. Some babies with tongue-tie are able to attach to the breast and suck well.

However, many have breastfeeding problems, such as nipple damage, poor milk transfer and low weight gains in the baby, and recurrent blocked ducts or mastitis due to ineffective milk removal.

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A baby needs to be able to cup the breast with his tongue to be able to remove milk from the breast well. If the tongue is anchored to the floor of the mouth, the baby cannot do this as well.

The baby may not be able to open his mouth wide enough to take in a full mouthful of breast tissue.

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Tongue-tie assessment: clinical aspects and a new diode laser technique for its management

tongue Tie

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie, is a congenital oral condition characterised by a short, thickened, or abnormally tight lingual frenulum.

This anomaly can cause varying degrees of reduced tongue mobility, and has been associated with functional limitations including atypical swallowing, speech articulation problems, mechanical problems such as the inability to clean the oral cavity, and psychosocial stress.

In many cases, ankyloglossia can be resolved through surgical procedures; however, it should also be noted that, despite the reduced length of the lingual frenulum, in many cases the elasticity of the mouth floor may allow normal tongue mobility, avoiding frenectomy.

Tongue-tie also affects breastfeeding in infants, making a natural act a difficult and sometimes impossible task, and much has been published on this topic.

However, renewed interest in breastfeeding has brought to light many problems and challenges concerning infant feeding, and statistics indicated mothers’ renewed preference for breastfeeding; thus considerable fresh data is now accumulating.

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Mothers and infants may experience a variety of difficulties in mastering breastfeeding: a breastfeeding mother may experience sore nipples, blocked ducts, nipple and breast infection, and signs of low milk supply.

Infants may be unable to transfer milk adequately, in part due to their inability to maintain an effective latch and seal onto the breast.

These infants sleep badly and gain inadequate weight, sometimes being diagnosed as “failure to thrive”. Anatomical factors, such as tongue-ties and frenulum/lip-ties, should be carefully considered as primary factors in creating breastfeeding difficulties.


° R. Crippa / M. Paglia / F. Ferrante / A. Ottonello / F. Angiero
° European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry vol. 17/3-2016
° Photo : The Dental Arcade - Blog


Tongue-Tie vs. Tongue Thrust - What's The Difference?


A tongue thrust and a tongue-tie are two very different things but I talk about them a lot in my myofunctional therapy practice.

That's because they're both oral myofunctional disorders that can affect adults and children, and can cause a range of adverse health effects.

In this video, I'll explain why a tongue thrust is a learned habit, and why a tongue-tie is a physical restriction of the tongue that usually requires a minor surgical procedure to treat.

Either way, oral myofunctional exercises are required to successfully treat these conditions and ensure long-term results.

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Tongue-tie in Babies: A Guide for Parents

Tongue Tie

Tongue-tie occurs when tongue movement is restricted by the presence of a short, tight membrane (known as the lingual frenulum) which stretches from the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.

The lingual frenulum is a remnant from the pre-natal period.

As the tongue differentiates from the floor of the mouth, as the baby develops in the womb, the cells under the tongue regress backwards from the tip of the tongue often leaving a small strand of tissue at the base of the tongue (the lingual frenulum).

This strand of tissue is visible when the tongue is lifted and is normal anatomy. However, when the lingual frenulum is short, tight, and inelastic, extends along the underside of the tongue or is attached close to the lower gum it will interfere with the normal movement and function of the tongue and this is a tongue-tie.

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There are different types of tongue-ties. Some are very obvious due to the appearance of the tongue.

Where the frenulum is attached close to, or at the tongue tip a notch will be visible in the tip of the tongue and the tongue will appear heart shaped or forked.


° Tongue-tie in Babies: A Guide for Parents / Written by Sarah Oakley BA (Hons) RGN RHV IBCLC / Independent Lactation Consultant, Health Visitor and Tongue-tie Practitioner
° Image : Baby Medical Questions and Answers


Tethered Oral Tissues - How it effects Breastfeeding - Tongue Tie & Lip Tie in babies

Tongue tie

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Bridget O'Connor discusses the impact tethered oral tissues (TOTS) can have on breastfeeding, she gives helpful information on what symptoms mothers should look for, she discusses the benefits of early treatment and the advantages of breastfeeding when it comes to growing your baby's face.

Does your baby have issues latching while breastfeeding? Do you encounter cracked or sore nipples?

View this video to see the importance of looking out for a tongue tie or lip tie which hinder your child's ability to breastfeed normally.

Failing to do so has knock on effects such as blocking the airway, poor facial growth and more.

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Youtube / Doctors' Circle - O'Connor Dental Health


Tongue-Tie Surgery For Infants May Be Overused

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The little band of tissue under the tongue, known as the lingual frenulum, has become a source of heated discussions, and even angry arguments, in social media settings, parent groups, and in physician and dental circles.

And more recently, this debate now includes the band of tissue in the center of the inner upper lip, known as the lip (or labial) frenulum.

While the debate is relatively new, the diagnosis and treatment are not.

Assessment and treatment of tongue tie, known as ankyloglossia, dates back centuries, as tethering of this tissue can interfere with latching for breastfeeding, as well as the infant’s ability to maintain a latch and feed adequately.

The procedure to divide this band, known as tongue tie release, frenectomy, frenulotomy and frenuloplasty, date back centuries as well.

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In recent decades, formula feeding and pumped breast milk administered to newborns and infants with bottles became increasingly utilized, and the evaluation and treatment of tongue tie in newborns fell a bit to the wayside.

But many women are motivated to breastfeed, but become rightly frustrated in the early days and weeks postpartum, suffering from nipple pain, difficulty getting a newborn to remain latched for a feed, and soon developing concerns about infant growth due to insufficient feeding.


° Nina Shapiro


ORAL HEALTH : How Tongue & Lip Tie Can Be Treated

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Tongue and lip ties are red-hot issues.

There’s no doubt that tongue tie causes suffering for some breastfeeding mothers and babies when baby’s "lingual frenulum" (the membrane under the tongue that connects it to the floor of the mouth) prevents normal tongue movement.

Also known as ankyloglossia, ultrasound research shows that restricted tongue movement in a breastfeeding baby can lead to nipple pain and/or poor milk intake.

When tongue tie is the root cause of a breastfeeding problem, this needs to be addressed pronto.

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What is a lip tie? This refers to restricted lip movement from a tight "labial frenulum," the membrane that connects baby's upper lip to her gums.

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The impact of Tongue-tie on Sleep Disordered Breathing in Kids

On May 18th 2018, the Australian Society for Tongue and Lip Ties (ASTLiT) invited Dr. Soroush Zaghi, a highly specialized otolaryngologist and sleep surgeon, to give a lecture on pediatric sleep disordered breathing and maxillofacial development, while paying special attention to tongue-tie.

Dr. Zaghi began the lecture by briefly explaining that snoring is not a normal behavior.

Specifically, he emphasized that healthy nighttime sleep breathing consists of quiet nasal breathing, in contrast to mouth breathing, with the lips closed and the tongue suctioned to the hard palate (a horizontal plate located in the roof of the mouth).

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TONGUE TIE: What are the symptoms of Tongue Tie?

Signs and symptoms of tongue-tie include: Difficulty lifting the tongue to the upper teeth or moving the tongue from side to side.

Trouble sticking out the tongue past the lower front teeth And a tongue that appears notched or heart shaped when stuck out. 

See a doctor if: Your baby has signs of tongue-tie that cause problems, such as having trouble breast-feeding ... 



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