Pediatric Dentistry Palo Alto Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie Solutions

Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto has the goal to give every child the best start at a lifetime of happy smiles and outstanding oral health. Working with your child’s pediatrician as well as your lactation consultant, correcting tongue tie in newborns and infants could be one important step towards your child’s healthy future.

Ankyloglossia, commonly known as tongue-tie, is the restriction of tongue movement as a result of fusion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. A short frenum (the muscle attachment that connects the base of the tongue to the floor of the mouth) is known to limit the range of motion of the tongue. In some instances, the restriction can lead to difficulty with breastfeeding, dental decay, spacing, speech and airway complications as well as digestive issues.

Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil use a soft tissue laser to release the muscle attachment, allowing a greater mobility of the tongue. We have included informative articles to better understand the benefits and the indications for the procedure. For information related to the laser frenectomy, please contact our office.

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Pediatric Dentistry of Palo Alto has the goal to give every child the best start at a lifetime of happy smiles and outstanding oral health.

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Giving Back – Palo Alto Community Involvement

WE ARE PROUD TO SUPPORT

• Ronald McDonald House – Lucile Slater Packard Children’s Hospital’s

• Menlo Atherton Education Foundation

• The Mid Peninsula Jewish Community Day School

• The Children’s Health Council

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• We have several presentations about children’s dental health. Please feel free to call us.

• Elementary Schools

• Hospitals

• Pre-Schools

• Community Organizations

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• Girl Scouts of America – WE LOVE GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.

• Sponsor your child’s sports team.

• Donate toothbrushes to various children’s dental health volunteer groups.

MENTORING

• Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil mentor students at Stanford who are interested in becoming a pediatric dentist.

PUBLIC SERVICE / MEDICALLY COMPROMISED CHILDREN

Donate dental care to families without financial means and whose children have significant medical problems and cannot be treated in a traditional dental setting. Dr. Adams and Dr. Aneil work beside the communities’ most dedicated pediatric physicians to help physically challenged children avoid dental problems that may further compromise their health.

We hope to hear from you . . .

We LOVE what we do, and that’s taking excellent care of your child’s smile.

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  • California Dental Association
  • American Dental Association
  • Mid Peninsula Dental Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Dentistry for Children
  • California Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Santa Clara Pediatric Dentistry Academy
  • Academy of General Dentistry

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