Back to Health A to Z. Some babies who have tongue-tie do not seem to be bothered by it. Tongue-tie is sometimes diagnosed during a baby's routine newborn checkbut it's not always easy to spot.
I have seen several doctors regarding this issue, but none feel that it is necessary to surgically correct this problem. I would like to know at what point it does become surgically necessary. He is already mispronouncing his words and sometimes corrects us because he feels that we are not saying them properly.
Regularly inspecting your tongue in a mirror can help you detect issues in your mouth—and other parts of your body—before they become more serious. Stick it out and give yourself a quick health check. What it means: You could have a clogged salivary gland.
Our pediatric dentist, Dr. Lip tie occurs when the frenum connecting the upper or lower tip is too short or too tight. When they are tight or short, they can cause difficulty moving the lips, speaking and eating.
This happens when the thin strip of tissue lingual frenulum connecting the tongue and the floor of the mouth is shorter than normal. The short frenulum can restrict tongue mobility. Ankyloglossia has been associated with difficulties with breastfeeding and problems with speech.
Want to find out just how much you use your tongue? Try eating an ice-cream cone or singing your favorite song without it. You need your tongue to chew, swallow, and sing.
Ankyloglossiaalso known as tongue-tieis a congenital oral anomaly that may decrease mobility of the tongue tip  and is caused by an unusually short, thick lingual frenuluma membrane connecting the underside of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This can then promote an infantile swallow and hamper the progression to an adult-like swallow which can result in an open bite deformity. Opinion varies regarding how frequently ankyloglossia truly causes problems.