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4 of the Most Common Myths About Lip & Tongue Ties

October 18, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Toothclues @ 5:57 pm
a smiling baby laying on a bed

Lip and tongue ties have become more commonly diagnosed among both babies and children. In fact, the Mayo Clinic estimates that up to 10 percent of all newborns are born with ankyloglossia (the clinical term for tongue ties). This occurs when the frenum, which is a small strip of soft tissue that connects the lips to the gums or the tongue to the floor of the mouth, is overgrown or is too thick. It can impact the ability for newborns to nurse and can lead to speech and airway issues. If you have just found out that your baby has a lip or tongue tie, filter out the noise of these four common myths and make the best decision for your favorite smile.


Dental Health & Academic Success: What is the Relationship Between Them?

August 16, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Toothclues @ 7:10 pm

Back-to-school season is here, so you are likely purchasing your little one a new bookbag, taking them in for their annual physical with their pediatrician, and making sure that they are ready to start the school year off on the right foot. However, studies show there is something else which is just as important that your child needs to help them succeed both socially and academically, and that is a routine checkup and cleaning with their pediatric dentist in Leesburg. Read on to learn more about the connection between your child’s performance in school and good oral health.


4 Steps to Take to Address Your Child’s Dental Emergency

June 15, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — Toothclues @ 6:58 pm
a parent comforting their child

As a parent, your emotional response to seeing your child hurting can have a profound impact on your ability to act quickly and effectively, especially in the midst of a dental emergency. With a trusted pediatric dentist to help guide you along the way, the process can become immensely easier. Whether your little one has just knocked out their tooth, has a painful toothache that will not seem to go away, or any other oral health concern that is causing them discomfort, here is how you can minimize the extent of the damage to your favorite small smile.