Recognizing The Signs & Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of tongue ties include difficulties lifting the tongue to the upper teeth or moving it toward either side of the mouth. Your child may also have problems sticking the tongue past the lower teeth, and a tongue that looks heart-shaped or notched when it’s stuck out all the way. This type of anatomy can impact functional challenges with airway, speech, feeding, poor sleeping patterns, and more.
Our Durham team works with multiple providers to help your child overcome these challenges. Lip ties also can also impact dental hygiene. You may have a hard time brushing as that upper lip tie area can be more tender to brushing and hard to maintain clean. This can sometimes result in cavities. Come in for an assessment if you are having a hard time brushing your child teeth, more specifically in the lip tie area.