Does Having a Lip Tie or A Tongue Tie Cause Cavities?

  • Does having a lip tie or tongue tie cause cavities

I am answering a follower’s question today, and it is a great one and important topic to discuss.

Having a lip or tongue tie does not mean that a mouth is doomed for disease, but it does make it more likely that disease will happen because the tongue is one of the most effective natural cleaners and bathers of the teeth.

When the skin attachment is too tight or low on the front it can make cleaning the front of the teeth difficult at best and if the tongue is tethered to the floor of the mouth a few things can happen. Cavities are only one of the consequence that is possible when it comes to a tie, but depending on the severity or location of the tie a myriad of emotional, physical and neurological issues can arise.

For a much more detailed list of possibilities, follow the link below. One of the best things that you can do if you suspect or know of a tie, make sure that you are practicing good pH control in the mouth, and test often to ensure pH neutrality. If you are looking for more ideas on how to help regulate pH control in the mouth, visit


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Carrie is a dental hygienist, oral health coach and creator of Oral Health Coaching, an online course that teaches you how to care for your mouth with life long results.  Her daily “bite-size” pieces to understanding what it takes to achieve a healthy mouth make it easy to learn and implement at home. Carrie owns and operates, where she studies and recommends natural oral health care products that are effective and deliver great results.  She helps families all over the world via Skype, and works locally in person as well as an oral health coach, a personal trainer for your mouth.  She is happy to consult with anyone who may have questions. Come say hello on , Facebook and Twitter.

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