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What Is a Lip Tie in Nashville Going to Cost You? Learn Today

February 8, 2018

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A baby smiling.When your doctor tells you that you child needs a lip tie in Nashville, it’s normal to have a lot of questions. You may be wondering what exactly the process entails and how it will help treat your child’s symptoms. Many parents ask what the treatment costs and how much their insurance will cover such treatment. Your doctor understands that insurance is not always predictable due to changing variations in coverage, so she wanted to lay out the expectation as well as possible before beginning treatment.

The next time you enter the office, you’ll be able to enter prepared and get your child in healthy condition.

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What Is Lip/Tongue Tie? What Causes It?

October 18, 2017

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teething babyThat extra little bit of tissue that connects the tongue to the floor of the mouth may look small, but it can really limit the range of motion while your baby is feeding. It’s called the frenulum, and many babies are born with one that is tight or restrictive. You are likely to notice problems during breastfeeding that ranges from difficulty feeding to a poor latch, discomfort, and/or an irritable baby as a result. Fortunately, there is a minor procedure that can solve the problem — and Dr. Paige Prather is an expert in the treatment. Keep reading to learn more about the frenectomy in Nashville.

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4 Questions You Need to Ask Before Revising Lip & Tongue-Tie

September 9, 2017

mother holding crying childWhen our babies need us, we’re there. It’s what parents do. If you’re a parent struggling to help an infant with lip or tongue-tie, you have likely experienced the pain and frustration of trying to help your child comfortably complete the simplest tasks like feeding or smiling. If you are looking for answers or want help with revising your child’s lip or tongue-tie, keep reading to find out more.
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Why is Treatment for Lip and Tongue Tie in Nashville Important?

July 17, 2017

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Infant yawningWhen your baby is born, you never expect there to be any issues with your perfect little bundle of joy. However, it is not uncommon for infants to suffer from a lip or tongue tie. The tight flap of skin, known as restrictive frenulum, may not seem like a large concern; however, if it is not corrected quickly, it can lead to issues with feeding and problems with speech as your child grows. It is best to have the skin corrected as soon as possible by a specialist who treats lip and tongue tie in Nashville to prevent future complications.
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Does my Child Have a Lip-Tie?

June 30, 2017

Lip-ties are maybe not as well known as the similar condition, tongue-tie. Both oral health concerns occur due to an excessive amount of connective soft tissues called frenum. When there is too much tissue or the tissue attaches the lip or tongue too closely to the skull or bite, your little one can experience severe negative impact on their oral and overall health as well as impeding regular daily functions. Lucky for kids and parents in Nashville and surrounding communities, Paige Prather Smiles has you covered. With years of advanced training and experience in lip-tie therapies, Dr. Prather can correct your little one’s lip-tie, and she can even work with nursing mothers to improve their breastfeeding experience.
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