You may have heard of the expression “tongue-tied” however, are you aware that a tongue tie is an actual physical condition that can affect your child’s speech? Or your baby’s eating habits? Below are a few helpful ways to identify the condition at home. If you suspect that your child has a tongue tie, contact me, Dr. Saadia, and my experienced team for South Florida tongue tie treatments and procedures.
Feeding Difficulties for Infants
A baby with a tongue tie is likely to have a hard time properly sucking and eating. Furthermore, breastfed babies with a tongue tie may have trouble latching. Although a tongue tie is often overlooked, it can often be the main culprit of poor weight gain in infants. If your baby is having trouble eating or gaining weight, schedule an appointment for a proper tongue tie diagnosis.
Speech Issues for Toddlers and Children
If your child or toddler has a tongue tie, they might have issues articulating certain sounds. Along with speech issues, a tongue-tied child might also experience some of the following symptoms:
- Difficulty moving their tongue from one side of their mouth to the other
- A V-shaped notch at the tip of their tongue
- Persistent dental issues such as gapped teeth
Is Your Child in Need of a South Florida Tongue Tie Procedure?
If your child has a tongue tie, contact Palm Beach Pediatric Dentistry. With tongue tie frenectomy you can help your baby or child start a lifetime of great oral health!