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Tongue Tie Q & A with Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Oromyofunctional Therapist

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What is a tongue tie? Do you or possibly your children have tongue ties? Is there any reason to do anything about it? In this episode, Daniel Lopez, D.O. interviews registered dental hygienist and oral myofunctional therapist, Sarah Hornsby. This video discusses the controversial topic of tongue ties (aka – ankyloglossia) covering many questions related to tongue ties for children and adults. Tell the audience about yourself? How did you get to doing oral myofunctional therapy? (01:50) What do oral myofunctional therapists do? (04:30) Who is your ideal client base and what kinds of problems do people come to your…

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A Unique Test To See If You’re Tongue Tied?

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Tongue Tie Q&A with Sarah Hornsby, RDH, Myofunctional Therapist on Facebook Live at 4pm MST December 12, 2017: Register Here I have been studying the tongue ties and the associated anatomy for several years now. After having a frenectomy to release my tongue tie, I became aware of just how much the tongue can affect the rest of the body. One of the things I recalled after having my tongue tie release was how much tension had been taken off the front of my body. Recently I was experimenting trying to understand tongue ties better. While standing, I arched my…

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How To Assess The Impact Of A Tongue Tie On Patients: Osteopathic Considerations

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Why The Tongue Is So Important   The tongue is the only muscle, or really group of muscles, in the body that has one freely moveable end. Not only is it attached to most fascial planes directly or indirectly, but it also has attachments on the hyoid bone, mandible, temporal bones, and other structures in the head. Structurally it can affect the digestive tract and respiratory tract. It has innervation from five cranial nerves – the  trigeminal, facial, glossopharyngeal, vagus, and hypoglossus nerve. The tongue is complex and its involvement in swallowing and speaking are some of the most important…

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Adult Frenectomy For Pain Relief: Osteopathic Considerations

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Why I Opted To Do The Frenectomy   I decided to consider a frenectomy for a tongue tie (ankyloglossia) after doing it for my daughter, Viviana, when she was 2 months old. Seeing how the shape of her face immediately changed, how she was immediately able to open her mouth wider, how she was finally able to bottle feed pumped breast milk for the first time, and she was able to breastfeed more efficiently instantly, I began to wonder if this would be helpful for an adult. It is generally thought that once one is fully grown that the structure…

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