May 19, 2017

Baby Falling Asleep On Breast? May Be Exhaustion From Difficulty Breastfeeding

By |May, 19, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

Babies may fall asleep while breastfeeding. It’s natural to feel tired when their stomachs are full, after all! However, if a baby is struggling to gain weight or showing other signs of breastfeeding challenges, in conjunction with a frequent “baby falls asleep at breast” scenario, underlying structural components may be at fault. If a […]

Apr 07, 2017

Baby Choking On Milk? It Could Be Tongue Tie Related. Improper Latch Can Introduce Unwanted Air Into the Breastfeeding Process.

By |Apr, 07, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

For new mothers, seeing their baby coughing and gagging while breastfeeding can be alarming. And understandably so! Figuring out why the baby is having difficulties and correcting them is of the highest priority.

One possibility that I urge mothers not to overlook is the existence of a tongue tie. As I’ve described in another post, […]

Apr 07, 2017

Struggling With Breastfeeding? The Reason Why May Surprise You.

By |Apr, 07, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

Moms that I speak with having difficulty breastfeeding may be surprised at first to discover that their infant is tongue tied. This feeling is typically followed by relief: they may finally have some answers to explain the past weeks (if not months) spent without achieving breastfeeding success even with lactation consultant support. The presence of an overly taut […]

Mar 10, 2017

Ankyloglossia Explained: What Exactly Is A Tongue Tie?

By |Mar, 10, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

What Is A Lingual Frenulum?
The lingual frenulum is a small fold of mucous membrane that extends from the floor of the mouth to the midline of the underside of the tongue.

Find your own lingual frenulum by looking in the mirror, opening you mouth, and stretching your tongue towards the palate. See the whitish cord […]

Feb 28, 2017

Lip Tie: How It Can Cause Breastfeeding Issues and What Can Be Done About It

By |Feb, 28, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

There is plenty of confusion out there about the difference between a lip tie and a tongue tie. So, let’s clear it up!
What Is A Lip Tie?
We all are born with a frenulum connecting our upper lip to the upper gum. However, some infants are born with a lip frenulum that is very thick, short […]

Feb 06, 2017

Lingual Frenectomy – It’s Not That Scary! Here is Why The Benefits Outweigh the Risks

By |Feb, 06, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

When confronted with the idea of allowing a complete stranger to cut inside of your baby’s mouth, many mothers get nervous. I’m a mom, too… I get it. That’s okay! It’s perfectly reasonable to be intimidated by the term “lingual frenectomy.”

However, the reality is that a lingual frenectomy is a safe, non-intrusive, and relatively […]

Jan 22, 2017

Breastfeeding Problems and Solutions: The Most Common Issues I See and What You Can Do About Them

By |Jan, 22, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

I’ve spoken with mothers having all types of breastfeeding issues during my consultations and one thing is clear: every situation is unique. There are plenty of reasons mothers and their infants can experience breastfeeding difficulties… it is not reasonable to blame any one factor alone.

This post will cover the most common breastfeeding problems and solutions. While […]

Jan 09, 2017

Importance of Provider-Lactation Consultant Teamwork in Evaluating for Tongue Ties

By |Jan, 09, 2017|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

When evaluating an infant for a tongue tie, I conduct an initial consultation with mother and baby in office. In order to best approach issues that are related to latch, seal, and suction – there is no better person to turn to first than a mother’s lactation consultant.
What is a Lactation Consultant?
Lactation consultants are professional breastfeeding specialists […]

Dec 21, 2016

Laser Frenectomy: What To Ask Your Dentist, What To Expect, and Frequently Asked Questions

By |Dec, 21, 2016|Los Angeles Dentist, Los Angeles Dentistry|0 Comments

When mothers are confronted with the fact that their infant may benefit from a lingual frenectomy in order to remove an overly taut lingual frenelum, a frequent question is: “Should I go with a provider who can perform a laser frenectomy or are scissors okay?”

It is an understandable question but the more relevant and important […]

Dec 08, 2016

Tongue Tied Infants – My Process For Determining If Your Baby Has A Tongue Tie And Needs A Lingual Frenectomy

By |Dec, 08, 2016|Los Angeles Dentist|0 Comments

Prior to an initial consultation appointment, I correspond with the lactation consultant working with mom and baby in order to gain background knowledge on their sessions together. This allows us to work together to best gauge a baby’s progress (or lack of progress) in nursing.

If breastfeeding issues including inadequate latch, poor breast draining, painful […]