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Tongue Tied

The role of a tongue tie

Everyone has a lingual frenum; fascia tissue present at birth located under the tongue which plays an important role in breathing, chewing, swallowing, sleeping, and speaking.

What determines a tongue-tie is whether or not your tongue’s mobility or functions are limited/restricted.


Symptoms of a Tongue Tie

  • Limited tongue mobility

  • Hard time keeping back teeth clean

  • Picky eater

  • Impaired speech sounds

  • Mumbling

  • Tongue is anchored to floor of the mouth

  • Head and neck tension

  • Issues with latch during breastfeeding

  • Mastitis for the mother

  • Fast, chest breathing

If you have tongue tie, chances are very high you also have an upper lip tie


Upper Lip Tie

The following are effects of an upper lip tie:

  • Diastema (gap between front teeth)

  • Creates difficulties with plaque removal

  • Inability to seal lips leading to mouth breathing

  • Crooked front teeth

  • Gummy smile

Lip ties can be found on the upper lip, sides, bottom lip and sides

At Breathing Essentials Myofunctional Therapy, we strive to inform everyone about the importance of simply keeping your lips sealed, tongue up and nasal breathing.

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