- Stuck out tongue appears to be heart-shaped or notched
- Difficulty sticking out the tongue past lower front teeth
- Trouble lifting the tongue or moving it from side to side
- Affects a baby’s oral development
- Trouble swallowing, eating, or speaking
- Problems breastfeeding
- Poor oral hygiene
The exact cause of tongue tie is unknown but occurs when the lingual frenulum remains attached to the bottom of the tongue instead of separating before birth. Tongue tie can affect anyone but boys may have a higher risk than girls and can be passed genetically.
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Resources for this article include the Mayo Clinic.