Archive for April, 2014

Can we stretch or lengthen the lingual frenum?

“If lingual frena could be stretched, we wouldn’t have tongue tied adults!”

Great opportunity to see a tongue tie patient prior to surgery

When you have the great opportunity to see a tongue tie patient prior to surgery, you should do a full evaluation for comparisons post surgery.

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