What Could Be a Tongue-tie?
Posted by Dr. Abeyta on Nov 9 2015, 04:18 AM
A tongue-tie is when the lingual frenulum is abnormally short and restricts the movement of the tongue. The lingual frenulum connects the floor of the mouth, where the tongue sits, to the top of the mouth. The frenulum allows the tongue to move from side to side. When the tongue is tied, it’s unable to move freely. This can affect the child’s ability to breastfeed, eat, and talk. While a tongue-tie affects children, it can also affect adults.