Tad Morgan DDS
October 21, 2019
You’ve probably heard the phrase tongue tie, as a reference to misspeaking or mispronouncing words. However, tongue tie is an actual medical condition that causes the tongue to not move as it should. The lingual frenulum is a piece of tissue attaching the tongue to the mouth, and it usually separates before birth. However, in cases of tongue tie, this separation doesn’t occur. This problem is harmless if treated early, but if prolonged, it can lead to serious long-term effects. Keep reading to learn about the importance of treating tongue tie and what can happen if it’s ignored.
October 12, 2019
If you haven’t used your dental insurance lately, you might not realize that your dental benefits are about to reset in the new year. That means any benefits you didn’t use in the current year won’t carry over, in this case into 2020. Now is the time to maximize the benefits you do have before they go away or change, as many dental plans will update their policies in the new year as well. Below, you’ll find a series of tips to help you before the next year arrives, so you’ll never be asking yourself “How should I use my dental insurance in Bullard?”
September 12, 2019
Tongue ties are a common occurrence in babies. When the tissue below their tongue is too restricted, unfortunately, it can be problematic when it comes to breastfeeding, resulting in a host of problems. If you’ve noticed your baby isn’t gaining weight as they should, and you’re asking, “can tongue tie cause malnutrition in children,” read on to find out just how impactful this connective tissue can be on your child’s ability to grow and develop at a healthy rate.
July 20, 2019
Does your little one have a tongue tie? This condition can lead to other health issues if left untreated, which is why it’s important to see a dentist if you or a loved one is affected. If prolonged, a tongue tie can lead to health issues that could affect your child for the rest of their life. This problem is much more prevalent than you may think it is! Keep reading to learn how common having a tongue tie is, what may cause it, and what your dentist in Bullard can do to help.
July 12, 2019
When most people think of the phrase “tongue-tied,” they usually think about someone who can’t get their words out. But tongue-tie is actually a fairly common condition (sometimes referred to as ankyloglossia) that “ties” the tongue to the floor of the mouth, preventing it from moving freely. It’s found in 4%-11% of newborn babies, boys more than girls, and can have several significant side effects. Fortunately, there are signs you can look for that indicate your baby may have tongue-tie and it can be treated quite easily by a dentist in Bullard. Learn more below!
February 13, 2019
Do you get frequent cavities? Do you have sleep apnea or chronic jaw pain? Although these problems have many potential causes, believe it or not, they could be caused by your tongue. If you have a tongue tie and didn’t get it resolved when you were a baby, you could be paying the consequences for it now. What is a tongue tie? How could such a little thing have such a huge impact? Answer all your questions about a tongue tie in Bullard here. (more…)
February 9, 2019
There is no question that exercise is important. When you work out your major muscle groups, you can strengthen your body, burn calories, increase your energy, and improve your appearance — and those are just a few of the benefits! But what about small muscles, like your tongue? Is there any point in giving them a workout? Yes! In fact, tongue exercises often prove to be an effective sleep apnea therapy in Bullard. Let’s discuss how strengthening your tongue may help you rest better at night.
October 9, 2018
When you’re mainly focused on the upcoming holidays, it can be easy to forget about your remaining insurance benefits, both dental and medical. However, if you have remaining benefits, there is no better time than right now to get started using them. Most plans are going to expire once the new year is here, which means all the money you paid into them will be gone.
To learn how to maximize your insurance while there’s still time left (as well as other treatments you may not have expected from a dentist in Bullard) keep reading!
June 24, 2018
Are you ready to join more than 500,000 people this year who will be replacing their missing teeth with dental implants? That is great! You are making a wise choice for your quality of life and your oral health. To complete your smile, your treatment process will involve different procedures. Depending on your exact treatment plan, the types needed for your dental implants in Bullard will vary.
March 11, 2018
If you have missing teeth, you already know that you shouldn’t go any longer without replacing them. But which way is best to restore your smile? With so many modern options available nowadays, it can be difficult to make a decision.
However, if you want a restoration that’s been tried and true and offers many benefits, you should consider trying dentures in Bullard. Learn more about these 4 awesome benefits in this week’s blog post.