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Why Sugar Land Loves Sweetpea Smiles

Ashley R.
My son is very scared of the dentist, but they accommodated him with coloring books and bubbles, and his favorite show. He started being relaxed, so when he saw the dentist, there was no issue. b
Rogelio A.
We took our one year old here for her first dentist appointment. We were in and out quickly and the staff was great. Not a single tear shed.
Joe O.
We had such a great experience at Sweet Pea dental! Samara and Dr.Ramos made my daughter's first visit such a pleasant and enjoyable experience. Thank you very much!
Kendra R.
Two kiddos had their first appointments, and everything went great! Staff very helpful, and friendly. Will definitely recommend SweetPea Smiles, and we will continue for future visits!!
Simone D.
Wonderful pediatric dentistry! They made our 2 year old’s first visit to the dentist super easy. Would recommend for anyone looking to take their toddler to the dentist for the first time.
Miriam M.
Sweet pea smiles is an awesome experience for all kids of all ages. Dr. Ramos is very sweet and thorough she explains the process to you very well. The staff is great and very attentive we were taken care off by Victoria and Regis. Highly recommend!!!
Kandace W.
I was recommended to Sweetpea Smiles by a family member and I must say they are the BEST. The staff is friendly, welcoming and the service is speedy and amazing. They take their time in explaining things to you and over all 10 out of 10. I had Mrs. Jennifer and AMAZING. Thanks Sweetpeas staff.
Terri J.
My children have been coming here for about 4 years now. The staff is always friendly and they always explain what is happening with or Children’s dental work. They also do really well with my autistic son who can be a challenge when it comes to dental work! Dreading the day they age out of Sweet Pea Smiles.
Jennifer R.
I bring my daughters here for both her dental check up & ortho work.& must I say the office stay is always nice, clean & very informative on what is being done & what needs to be done . I’m glad I’m able to trust their work & my daughter also likes it there b/c they are very considerate of her.
Sara H.
Have been bringing my kids hear for a while now and it has always been a great fun experience! Loved the way Victoria socialized and treated my son today! This will always be my go to dentist for the kids.
Lorena F.
My little girl always gets excited when I tell her we’re going to the dentist to see Dr. Badawi and the staff. She is fearless at the dentist and they have always made her experience fun and fear free, plus she gets goodies every time she goes. Everyone is very welcoming and there is hardly any waiting. Highly recommend!
Bailey Q.
they made my three year old feel comfortable and let me sit on the exam chair with her so she would feel safe... would highly recommend them! my daughter actually said it was fun when we left!
Caitlyn C.
I completely recommend! I took my two-year-old son to get his cavity fixed and the procedure was very quick and easy with amazing results. The staff and the team are very communicative and made me feel at ease the whole time I will not be switching Dentist anytime soon

Helping Your Child Enjoy a Beautiful Smile

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What Are Tongue-Ties and Lip-Ties?

A physical condition that limits the use of the tongue is called a tongue-tie. This restriction often causes various issues and affects around 20% of the population. A lip-tie, on the other hand, is a condition where the upper lip is restricted and cannot move normally. It can cause difficulty with nursing, make it harder to brush the top teeth, and can also lead to a gap in the teeth.

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
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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:


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.


Children who 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.


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.

CO2 Laser Treatments

How the CO2 Laser Procedure Works

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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Say Hello to Your Child’s Smile Team

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Dr. Marlene Ramos
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Dr. Nasha Hunter
Dr. Moustafa Badawi
Children deserve a dentist who understands their unique needs, listens to their fears, and turns their dental journey into a story of fun, laughter, and healthy smiles. At Sweetpea Smiles, every visit is a step closer to that perfect smile, one child at a time. Let's craft beautiful dental stories together!

Fun-filled Dental Visits

Creating a cozy and welcoming environment is our top priority. We make sure kids feel right at home with fun video games in the waiting area, and entertaining kid movies playing on TVs above our dental chairs. Your little ones will enjoy every visit to our office

We Love Your Kids

Your little ones aren’t just patients – they are special members of our dental family! We take the time to get to know you and your child, understanding their unique needs and your concerns as a parent.

Why Choose Sweetpea Smiles?

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Comprehensive Kids Care

From infants to teens, we offer a full range of services tailored to the unique needs of each age group. Our specialty services include preventive care, crowns and fillings, braces, sedation, special needs dentistry, and same-day emergency services.

Scheduling Convenience

We understand busy lives and make it easy for siblings to have appointments close together. Because your time is valuable, we honor all appointment times and promise short waits for you and your family. Be seen promptly and get back to your day!
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Advanced Technology

We harness the latest in dental technology to provide better care. Our state-of-the-art facilities are equipped with digital cameras for detailed insights and accurate diagnoses, while mess-free digital impressions provide quick impressions for treatments.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does a lip-tie differ from a tongue-tie?

A lip-tie involves the piece of skin (labial frenulum) that attaches the upper lip to the gums above the upper front teeth. When this frenulum is too thick or tight, it restricts the lip's movement, similarly to a tongue-tie.

How do I recognize if my child has a tongue-tie or lip-tie?

Common signs include difficulty in breastfeeding for infants, speech issues in older children, problems with oral hygiene, or a noticeable restriction in tongue or lip movement.

Can a tongue-tie or lip-tie affect breastfeeding?

Yes, tongue-ties and lip-ties can make it difficult for a baby to latch onto the breast properly, leading to pain for the mother and poor weight gain for the baby.

Are tongue-ties and lip-ties common?

Yes, both conditions are relatively common congenital anomalies. They can occur individually or together in some individuals.

How are tongue-ties and lip-ties typically treated?

Traditionally, a procedure called frenectomy is used, wherein the restrictive frenulum is snipped with surgical scissors. Nowadays, CO2 laser treatment is becoming a preferred method due to its precision and minimized discomfort.

What is CO2 laser treatment?

CO2 laser treatment uses a concentrated beam of light to release the tongue-tie or lip-tie. The laser offers a precise cut, causing minimal bleeding and often requiring no stitches.

Why choose CO2 laser treatment over traditional methods?

CO2 laser treatment is less invasive than conventional surgical methods. It causes less pain, reduces the risk of infection, offers quicker healing, and often results in minimal scarring.

Is CO2 laser treatment safe for infants?

Yes, CO2 laser treatment is considered safe for infants. It's commonly used to address breastfeeding challenges linked to tongue-ties and lip-ties. Always ensure the procedure is performed by a qualified healthcare professional.

How long does the recovery process take after CO2 laser treatment?

Recovery is generally swift. Most patients, especially infants, show immediate improvement in feeding and other activities. Complete healing usually occurs within a week or two.

Can adults benefit from CO2 laser treatment for tongue-ties and lip-ties?

Absolutely! While often diagnosed and treated in infancy, some individuals don't address their tongue-tie or lip-tie until adulthood. CO2 laser treatment is effective for patients of all ages.

Will insurance cover the CO2 laser treatment for tongue-tie or lip-tie?

Many insurance plans do cover frenectomy procedures, including CO2 laser treatment. It's essential to check with your insurance provider for specific coverage details.

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