The Ins And Outs Of Thumb Sucking

Thumb sucking may seem like a harmless habit and some people have described it as cute however thumb sucking is not harmless or cute. Thumb sucking can lead to dental, social and psychological problems. Prolonged and vigorous sucking can affect…

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Diagnosing Tongue-Tie In A Baby is Not A Fad

By Dr. Bobby Ghaheri. When a new mom and baby come to see me in the office, I always ask them if they were referred by someone or if they did their own research and came on their own. Specifically,…

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Step Away From the Sippy Cup

This article was written by Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLP.   Melanie treats children birth to teens who have difficulty eating.  She is the author of Happy Mealtimes with Happy Kids and the producer of the award-winning kids’ CD Dancing in the Kitchen: Songs…

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The Ins and Outs of Tongue-Tie

What is Tongue-Tie? Most of us think of tongue-tie as a situation we find ourselves in when we trip over our words when speaking.  Actually, tongue-tie is the non-medical term for a relatively common physical condition that limits the use…

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What Parents Need to Know About Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders.

What are orofacial myofunctional disorders? Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders (OMDs) occur when a child’s jaw, mouth and neck muscles are functioning incorrectly. There are many factors that can cause an OMD, but some of the common symptoms include: “Tongue thrust” –…

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