by Martha Macaluso, MLT, RDH, BS, and Dana Hockenbury, CC-SLP, COM | December 2015 | RDHMAG.com
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 floor of the mouth. There are many variations and differing degrees of severity.