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What Are Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties?

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The Symptoms of Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties in Infants

The symptoms of tongue-ties and lip-ties vary depending on the severity of the condition. Some common symptoms include:
  • Difficulty breastfeeding or bottle-feeding
  • Poor weight gain
  • Speech difficulties
  • Dental problems, such as tooth decay and misalignment
  • Inability to stick out the tongue
  • Inability to move the tongue from side to side
  • Inability to touch the roof of the mouth with the tongue
  • Pain and discomfort

The Symptoms of Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties in Toddlers & Older Children

Tongue-ties and lip-ties are conditions that can cause difficulties with speech, feeding, and sleep, among other concerns. Many children have these conditions, but they are often not identified until later in life.Here are some signs to look out for:
  • Speech: A tongue restriction affects speech differently in each child. Some children may speak well but with extra effort, while others may have a speech delay or difficulty producing certain sounds like L, R, T, D, N, TH, SH, and Z.
  • Feeding: Children that are tongue-tied often have trouble nursing or taking a bottle and may also have difficulty transitioning to solid foods, with choking, gagging, or trouble swallowing certain textures.
  • Sleep: A tongue-tie can cause teeth grinding, snoring, or sleep-disordered breathing problems, leading to frequent waking, restlessness, bed-wetting, and difficulty focusing. Releasing a tongue-tie can help your child sleep more soundly, as the tongue will be able to rest on the palate, as it was designed to do.

We are here to support you and your child every step of the way. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help your child.

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The Benefits of CO2 Laser Treatment

  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Minimally invasive with no need for stitches or sutures
  • Little to no discomfort during or after the procedure
  • Improved breastfeeding or bottle-feeding
  • Improved speech and language development
  • Improved dental health and alignment

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Do You Take My Insurance?

Sweetpea Smiles works with many dental insurance companies, and we are happy to file and track your claims to help you maximize your benefits. We are in-network with most PPO plans which include the following: Cigna, Metlife, Delta Dental, Aetna, Guardian, BlueCross BlueShield, United Health Care, Principal Life Insurance Company, and Boon Chapman.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, we do! Sweetpea Smiles offers affordable patient financing through CareCredit. Patients who qualify can finance most or all of their out-of-pocket healthcare expenses with low monthly payments. We also offer a unique discount plan exclusively for our uninsured patients!

Do You Accept Walk-Ins And Emergency Appointments?

Yes, we accept walk-ins as scheduling permits and offer emergency appointments to meet your child’s treatment needs. Our team also offers same-day treatment to help you fit dental care into your family’s busy schedule. Whenever possible, we will begin a treatment plan the same day your child is seen. Our family-block appointments also make it easy for families with two or more children to make time for dental visits. Siblings can be seen at the same time or back-to-back.

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