Every parent wants the best for their child. When a child struggles with tongue-tie or lip-tie, their parent may notice that the child has difficulties with feeding and even speech development. But take heart! Conditions can be treated. Read below to learn what parents should know about tongue-tie, lip-tie, and laser oral surgery.
Babies with tongue-tie or lip-tie can have trouble with feeding and speaking. It can also cause breastfeeding to become painful for mothers. However, conditions can be treated.
WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE:
A thin piece of tissue behind the tongue or lips that restricts necessary movement.
We are one of the select pediatric dentist offices that can offer LightScalpel CO2 Laser oral surgery.
LASER ORAL SURGERY BENEFITS:
Restores baby’s movement of tongue/lips
Precise laser = shortened procedure time
Fast recovery & little to no bleeding
Reduced infection risk & less discomfort
Infant can breastfeed immediately after
* More information can be found on our Laser Oral Surgery page
WHO DOESN'T LOVE NEW GEAR?!
One of the most exciting things about back-to-school time is new gear. Come stop by Sunshine Children's Dentistry to pick out your own FREE dental care set for your backpack. We have plenty of fun character/color combinations for you to choose from - plus toothpaste, floss, a pencil, sticker, and more! Just mention that you heard about our giveaway here on our blog.
* We are located at 1911 S. 17th Street #140, Wilmington, NC 28401.
SOME ADDITIONAL HEALTHY & NUTRITIOUS TIPS:
Eating a balanced diet is important for optimal health, and for maintaining vitamins that help to strengthen your teeth. “Sugar Bugs” cause nasty cavities, so eliminate sugar whenever possible. Instead, opt for fresh fruits and veggies, milk and cheeses, lean meats, and whole grains. For healthy kid-friendly recipes and food ideas, click here.
To ensure all your children’s teeth are ready to SMILE all school-year long, be sure to visit Sunshine Children’s Dentistry. The American Dental Association recommends oral checkups twice annually for children (and adults, too). QUESTIONS? We are a resource to you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s changing smile. We believe that oral health should be FUN and something to SMILE about!
We at Sunshine Children's Dentistry are THANKFUL for our patients!
Your family is a blessing to everyone at our office. Thank you for the honor of serving you! If you ever need to reach us, our number is 910.762.7736.
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