Anchorage, Alaska
1389 Huffman Park Dr, Ste 208
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 274-2525

When to See Anchorage's Children’s Dentist for Tongue-Tie January 12, 2016

Anchorage, Anchorage County
When to See Anchorage's Children’s Dentist for Tongue-Tie, Anchorage, Alaska

Many people know the phrase tongue-tied to mean speechless or confused, usually as a form of shyness or embarrassment. The term comes from the condition tongue-tie or ankyloglossia. Tongue-tie, also known as lip-tie, is a condition present at birth that restricts the tongue’s range of motion. Sometimes tongue-tie doesn’t cause problems, and other times it requires correcting. The children's dentists at Alaska Dentistry for Kids are experts at kid’s dental care, from routine cleanings to laser correction for tongue-tie.


The children’s dentists at Alaska Dentistry for Kids, located in Anchorage, are experts in providing compassionate care for children with dental problems. With tongue-tie, a band of tissue tethers the bottom of the tongue’s tip to the floor of the mouth, causing problems with breastfeeding, eating, speaking, and swallowing.

If lip-tie isn’t corrected, it can cause problems later in life, including poor oral hygiene. For example, tongue-tie can make it difficult to remove food debris from the teeth, which can lead to tooth decay or inflammation of the gums.

If you notice that your infant has trouble breastfeeding or your child’s speech is affected by lip-tie, Alaska Dentistry for Kids performs a simple laser treatment for tongue-tie.

In addition to offering laser correction for lip-tie, the children’s dentists at Alaska Dentistry for Kids offers routine cleanings, fillings, extractions, crowns, and root canals. Alaska Dentistry for Kids is committed to providing compassionate, patient dental care to infants, children, and individuals with special needs.

For more information about Alaska Dentistry for Kids, visit their website. You can also schedule an appointment at the Anchorage clinic bycalling (907) 274-2525

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Alaska Dentistry for Kids
3 Qualities to Look For in a Children's Dentist, Anchorage, Alaska
Oral care can be a difficult concept for kids to master, which is why working with a children’s dentist is helpful. However, with many options available, it isn’t always easy more
3 Common Dental Emergencies for Kids, Anchorage, Alaska
Sudden dental problems can cause a long list of issues, ranging from pain to uncontrolled bleeding. Fortunately, if you know how to approach different dental emergencies, you might more
3 of the Best Foods for Children's Teeth, Anchorage, Alaska
When it comes to your child’s overall oral health, some foods are better for them than others. The children’s dentist at Alaska Dentistry for Kids emphasizes more
Kids' Dentist Shares 3 Steps to Take if Your Child Chips Their Tooth, Anchorage, Alaska
It’s not uncommon for children to have accidents while playing. However, when your child chips their tooth, it’s important to understand what to do next to avoid long-term damage to more
What Should I Expect From Tongue Tie Laser Therapy?, Anchorage, Alaska
Also known as ankyloglossia, a tongue tie is tight band of tissue on the underside of the tongue that restricts movement. Most doctors will catch tongue ties at a very young age, more