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Does a tongue tie impair natural speech patterns?

24-03-2020

Preston Dental Saskatoon Dental Clinic Services

Tight skin under the tongue can alter speech patterns. When a person is unable to move their tongue freely to form various shapes, their language skills are directly impacted.

If your child has an undiagnosed tie, it will likely become more evident as they age and develop better language skills. An apparent speech impediment should always take tongue anatomy into consideration as part of the speech therapy plan.

Seeing a dentist regularly and making them aware of your language development concerns offers a prime opportunity for tongue tie screenings.