The Dental Loft
Dr. Jena Hauswirth

Tongue Ties

February 23, 2021
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Posted By: Jena Hauswirth
Did you know some research estimates the prevalence of tongue-ties in newborns at 11-14%?! Many tongue-ties are overlooked at birth because they are not always visible and do not always interfere with breastfeeding. However, they can contribute to complications later on, even into adulthood, such as inadequate speech development, crowded teeth, mouth breathing, snoring, and even poor posture!
At The Dental Loft, we are so fortunate to be able to work with a certified myofunctional therapist to help diagnose these issues and come up with effective treatment plans to help our patients. When surgical intervention is advised, a series of tongue exercises is often recommended both before and after the procedure to maximize effectiveness.
If you are curious if you or a family member might benefit from myofunctional therapy, give our office a call!
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