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What is a Frenectomy?

A frenectomy is a common procedure used to fix either a tongue-tie or a lip-tie. A tongue-tie is when a child has a thick or shorter lingual frenulum, or tissue that restricts the tongue’s movement. Similarly, a lip-tie is when the upper lip is restricted because the tissue is too thick and causes mobility issues.

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What is Safe to Eat After a Frenectomy?

If your child has been recommended for a frenectomy, you may be wondering how the recovery process will go, and what your child will be able to eat. A Frenectomy is a simple procedure that is done to help restore the movement of both the tongue and mouth. Frenectomies can correct both tongue-ties and lip-ties,

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How Can a Lip Tie Affect Speech?

If a child is born with a lip-tie, they have a piece of tissue connecting their upper lip to their upper gum. This tissue is called the lip frenulum, and if it is too thick this can restrict the upper lip from moving properly. This condition can cause issues with speech and can restrict the

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Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth

Is it Reasonable to Put a Crown on a Baby Tooth?

If your child has cavities, you may be wondering what can be done to save their teeth. At Castle Hills Pediatric Dentistry, we have years of pediatric dentistry experience, and are trained to work with children. Cavities are common in children, and some children are prone to them more than others. If a child has

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Root Canal Treatment for a 3-year-old Baby

Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary for a 3-year-old Baby?

If your child has severe decay or an infection, you may think the only solution would be the pull the primary tooth. Instead, your dentist can treat the inside of the baby tooth to save the tooth by performing a root canal. There are many benefits to saving primary teeth, and keeping them in your

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Early Orthdontics

What Is Early Orthdontics?

Early orthodontics is also referred to as phase 1 orthodontic treatment, and may be necessary to help children who have growth or alignment issues with their teeth. At Castle Hills Pediatric Dentistry, we offer a variety of different options for patients who require early orthodontics. Our goal is to address the issues early to prevent

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