Exploring Dental Tool Improvements

Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.

Top Things To Know If Your Baby Has Tongue-Tie

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As a parent, it's normal to notice even the little things about your baby. One thing that you might have noticed is that your child has a condition known as tongue-tie, which means that the tissue that connects your baby's tongue to the bottom of their mouth might be shorter or thicker than it's supposed to be. If you have noticed this and don't know anything about it, it's normal to be a bit concerned. You will probably want to educate yourself about this as much as possible, and these are a few basics that you will probably want to know.

Your Child Could Be Affected 

Tongue-tie isn't always serious. If your baby is eating normally, then it might not be something for you to worry about. However, in some cases, babies are affected by tongue-tie. For example, depending on how serious the problem is, it could prevent your baby from being able to eat enough, which can lead to your child losing weight or not gaining weight at the appropriate rate. As your baby learns to talk, tongue-tie can sometimes make it hard for them to make certain sounds, which can delay progress.

There Are Surgical Options

If you think your baby is affected by tongue-tie, you might be wondering if there is anything that can be done about the problem. Luckily, there is a surgical option known as a tongue-tie release that you can have done by a medical professional. 

The Problem May Correct Itself

Just because a baby has tongue-tie doesn't necessarily mean it's a big deal. In some cases, this problem corrects itself as the child grows, all without the need for any surgery. You may want to wait to see if the issue will correct itself if your baby is not struggling to eat due to tongue-tie.

Your Pediatrician Can Help

If you are concerned about your baby having tongue-tie, it's not a bad idea to call your baby's pediatrician to schedule an appointment. Your pediatrician can tell you a little more about tongue-tie and can help you determine if surgery is necessary. Then, if this is not a service that they offer in their office, they can recommend a medical professional or dentist who can assist with tongue-tie release services.

It's normal to be a bit worried about your baby having tongue-tie, but now that you know these things, you should know a little more about what to expect and do.

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21 April 2023