Tongue tie is a condition many are born with that restricts a tongue’s movement as it is attached by problematic connective tissue to the floor of the mouth. This malformation can prove troublesome for infants as they develop. Dr. Gibb is pleased to work alongside Medicine Hat Community Health Services and provides lip and tongue frenotomies to improve breastfeeding and encourage healthy growth in many infants. Gaslight Dental in Medicine Hat corrects tongue tie for young families.
“Many of you may know that over the last few years I've developed a close relationship with the Medicine Hat Community Health Services' lactation clinic. I now see about 200 babies a year with suspected tongue and/or lip restriction that is interfering with breastfeeding or causing failure to thrive or chronic gastric reflux in babies. In most cases we are able to dramatically improve mothers’ experiences with breastfeeding and improve the health of infants. In this month's Alberta Health Services magazine there is a write up about one of those babies. Take a look! (Page 4 of the PDF) This is something that I've gotten a lot of satisfaction over and look forward to helping many more kids and mothers over the years to come.” - Dr. Gibb
Whether you live in Medicine Hat or a neighbouring community, our general dentists are ready to address your dental needs.