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Focus Dental Group’s primary children dentist in Blackburn North, Dr. Christina Wong, is passionate about children’s dentistry. She
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Congratulations on your baby. It's such an achievement! When my eldest was born, the first thing I noticed as they passed him to me was his tongue tie! I couldn't help it! My obstetrician laughed as I mentioned it. I was taught to latch him, and everything seemed normal, no noticeable pain on latching which was a massive relief for me as I dreaded it.
So, what about the tongue tie? Well, we went to multiple lactation consultants, spent lots and lots of money trying to 'fix it'. In the end, though, I spoke to Dr. Bobby Ghaheri who essentially advised me that given I had no issues breastfeeding and no pain noticed, to keep an eye on my supply and monitor at this stage.
Since my first, I've attended several tongue and lip tie courses and have developed a keen interest in this subject. I am trained to perform corrections, but given the small nature of my clinic, I will not be offering this service until I'm able to finance state of the art laser equipment. Hopefully, this will not be too long in the future.
In the meantime, I'm happy to assess and refer to the most appropriate practitioner for correction as needed. Tongue and lip ties are complex, and there is no such thing as one size fits all. My 2-year-old who has never had this problem corrected can speak, eat and even lick well. His tongue tie, which I thought was severe and restrictive, has now actually improved. His lip tie has also improved with age, and this is an excellent outcome for us. Each case is individual and requires proper assessment followed by the right approach.
If you feel your children need to visit the dentist, get in touch with our Blackburn