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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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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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Baby Lip/Tongue Tie Planning Made Easy

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 Baby Lip/Tongue Tie Planning Made Easy

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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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The Ultimate Guide for the Tongue Tied

Without fail there are only two responses I get when I notify someone that they have a tongue tie: No one has ever told me that before My (or his/her) speech is fine Given the general lack of information out regarding tongue ties and the linked health concerns, those answers are understandable. However, it is… Continue reading The Ultimate Guide for the Tongue Tied

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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