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Tongue- and lip-tie issues can be complex. We’re here to present the latest thinking on tongue-ties in a clear and easy-to-read format. We hope these thoughts are helpful whether you are a patient, professional, or family member as you learn more on your journey.

Teen Mom 2 & Tongue-Ties

Teen Mom 2 & Tongue-Ties

We were featured in this article about a frustrated mom's tongue-tie struggles yesterday. (The "female doctor", is me, they got confused...) Here's a quick note to dentists and providers. Always listen to mom's story. She will tell you what is wrong. Having a poor...

Is This a Tongue-Tie?

Is This a Tongue-Tie?

The answer is "It depends..." We get asked this question via email all the time, and it's a common question on Facebook groups, or just in clinical practice. There are three possible diagnoses when you look in the mouth: 1. Normal frenum (if no symptoms, minimal or no...

What is a Buccal Tie?

What is a Buccal Tie?

There are 7 frena in the mouth, and four of them are in the cheeks, and referred to as "buccal frena."A frenum is considered a "tie" (tongue-tie, lip-tie) when it causes a problem. Otherwise, it is a "normal frenum. So a buccal tie is an abnormally tight frenum in the...