Many clients have regular dental cleanings but never told about their tongue tie. Cleaning teeth for 20 years as registered dental hygienist, myofunctional disorders was not on my radar. Now that I have additional mentoring and skilled at identifying myofunctional disorders it is all I see in clients and general public! Here are signs and symptoms of tongue tie for children, adults are similar.
Tongue tie symptom children High palate Issues with speech- delay, lisp, difficulties pronouncing some words, speech therapy no improvement,
Issues with eating - pocketing, textural or food aversions, “picky eater”, using finger to move food around while eating
Drinking issues- chokes, splutters or drools drinks out
Digestive issues- chronic constipation, reflux or IBS
ADHD or behavioural issues
Sleep apnea or snoring
Recessed jaw or chin
Scoliosis or torticollis
Chronic ear infections
Headaches and migraines (recent client after release and exercises went from level 7 daily pain to 0!!!!)
Grinding/ clenching of the jaw or teeth during sleep
Cavities and or bad breath
Weight gain issues
Bed wetting or difficulty with toilet training
Enlarged tonsils and adenoids
How can you identify if you have a tongue tie? Open your mouth as wide as you can and lift up your tongue. Do you have a heart shaped tongue tip? If yes, you have a tongue tie. Contact me to set up your free consult!
Opening as wide as you can and without moving your lower jaw can the tip of your tongue reach behind your front top teeth without closing your jaw? No, you need to close your jaw to have it touch, you have restriction.
Open wide and lift your tongue up. What does the frenulum (tissue that attaches your tongue to the bottom/floor of your mouth) look like? The Eifel tower appearance, fans out and then narrows, you have a tongue tie.
If you or anyone you know has any of these 3 easy identifiable signs and symptoms please contact me for your free 30 minute consult to see if myofunctional therapy can help you!
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Before any surgical intervention to release the frenulum therapy is required to begin at minimum 4 weeks, 6 weeks for best results. This helps get the muscles ready for their new freedom and function. For best results contact me now to schedule your free consult!
There is no short cut to better health! I collaborate with surgeons in my clients area for optimal care.