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.
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.
Chiropractic therapy and bodywork is a crucial part of care when it comes to tethered oral tissues (ties) and midline defects. The tension caused from the tethered tissues can create long-lasting structural changes to the musculoskeletal system; especially in the neck, cranium and face.
This is an instructional video for post frenectomy exercises. These need to be done on toddlers that do not get stitches post procedures as well as on children that get stitches (starting 48 hours after the procedure).
The way the mouth, teeth and jaw develops play a major role in how our children eat, sleep and breathe. It is important that from a young age we are promoting proper growth of these areas to ensure that our children can thrive. Here are some tips we recommend to start at an early age: […]
Why is this important you ask? The tongues ability to “park” in roof of the mouth is ideal for nasal and oral function. It allows us to breathe easily through our nose while keeping our mouth closed. It also helps eliminate the potential for mouth breathing, snoring, grinding and apnea during sleep.
Babies can have disorganized or weak sucking patterns that can benefit from exercises. The following exercises are simple and can be done to improve suck quality. These can be started before the procedure and introduced one week after the procedure and should be done 3-4 times a day. (Unless otherwise instructed.)
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
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.
Prior to and 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 3-4 weeks prior to the procedure and for 1 week after the procedure.