Early detection can prevent cascading health effects associated with tongue-tie

Ankyloglossia, also known as tongue-tie or TOTs, is a congenital oral anomaly that may inhibit the mobility and proper function of the tongue. This is caused by an unusually thick, tight, or short lingual frenulum, a membrane that connects the underside of the tongue to the door of the mouth.1 There are many variations and diverging degrees of severity.4,6,7,11 Prevalencec of tongue-tie in the United States is 3% to 4% among newborns.1 Studies cite a male
preponderance with ratios varying from 1.5:1 to 2.6:1.1,7