Lip Tie in Babies and Children

Lip tie is a condition that shouldn’t be ignored. While most people and some experts consider lip tie as a non-issue, nothing could be further from the truth. The short or tight tissue in the middle of the upper lip and the upper gums restricts lip movement which can cause numerous problems such as:
  • Nursing difficulties
  • Poor appetite
  • Food aversions
  • Choking
  • Oral health issues
  • Speech delays
  • Jaw pain
  • Neck pain
  • Migraines

Fortunately, lip ties are easy to spot and treat. Parents who suspect whether their babies suffer from this condition can easily perform the flip the lip test to detect the presence of lip tie. If the suspicion is confirmed, parents may bring their babies to a dentist who can perform a quick and straightforward procedure known as frenectomy. Read more articles on this section to learn more about lip tie.

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