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Tongue Tie Awareness with #FreeTongueMovement

Social media is the most powerful method of spreading awareness and impacting change. Using no more than a # has congregated like-minded people to combat political injustice, gender inequality, civil rights, and charitable needs. #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, #ASLIceBucketChallenge, and #BringBackOurGirls are just a few of the most popular and long lasting efforts of awareness that have… Continue reading Tongue Tie Awareness with #FreeTongueMovement

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Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

There would be no bigger lie than to state that as a myofunctional therapist I had no worries going into my 9-year-old daughter's release. I waited for a little over two years from the time I became a therapist and longer since discovering she was tongue tied before we released. Why? Well, I was scared.… Continue reading Tongue Tie Release Terrors and Triumphs: Releasing the Child of A Myofunctional Therapist

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5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

There's an increase in information regarding myofunctional therapy available on the internet. It's hard to differentiate between the good, the bad, and the outright ridiculous. There are concerning reoccurring myths that seem to pop up often. As usual, there's some truth in some myths, and outright fiction in others. You may have even bought into… Continue reading 5 Myofunctional Therapy Myths Revealed and Resolved

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Myofunctional Therapy and Lip Ties: Advice for Every Age

Tongues usually get all the publicity but don't be fooled, tethered lips matter. Though hotly debated in the professional circles lips ties do exist and need to be treated in very specific instances. Here's my professional advice on when, why and how to know if your lip tie needs release. Infants Babies that are nursing,… Continue reading Myofunctional Therapy and Lip Ties: Advice for Every Age

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The Truth Behind The Tongue Tie “Fad”: Honest Answers to Tough Questions

Watching television has forever been changed. Even walking down a busy street or through a mall is bothersome. The woman on the bench finally resting while her baby sleeps with an open mouth in the stroller next to her prompts an uninvited internal assessment. Sleep disorder breathing, airway centered disorders, and tongue ties are everywhere… Continue reading The Truth Behind The Tongue Tie “Fad”: Honest Answers to Tough Questions

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Your Child Has A Tongue Tie

With lip and tongue tie diagnosis at a recent high, and release providers popping up out of seemingly nowhere, it is almost inevitable that parents and children will make mistakes. Upon recently discovering that several providers in my area are now diagnosing and treating tongue and lip ties that I could not convince them existed… Continue reading 3 Mistakes to Avoid When Your Child Has A Tongue Tie

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What to do when you suspect your baby has a tongue or lip tie

Nothing is more frustrating than making a plan and having it go awry. You imagined a blissful breastfeeding relationship with your new baby and were presented with an alternate reality. Whether it's a painful latch, nipple pain, low supply, or thrush, none of it should be allowed to disrupt your imagined goals. Breastfeeding should be… Continue reading What to do when you suspect your baby has a tongue or lip tie

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Tongue to Toes: The Whole Body Connection

The human body is an amazing and intricate work of natural art that we will probably study for centuries to come before we ever establish a complete understanding of it. From what we do know from current research and physiologic understanding, it is all very connected. Every organ, bone, muscle, and tissue is connected in… Continue reading Tongue to Toes: The Whole Body Connection

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Pre and Post Frenectomy Excercising: An Analogy to Make it Simple

The decision to release a restricted or "tied" tongue and/or lip is not one to be taken lightly. While the procedure itself is a minor surgery with relatively quick recovery, several factors should be considered prior to committing. ResearchProfessional ConfirmationPre- and Post-procedural exercise regimenRecovery timeline and commitment Research Believe it or not, tongue ties and… Continue reading Pre and Post Frenectomy Excercising: An Analogy to Make it Simple