Deepa Naik  BDS , DDS

Board Certified Pediatric Dentist

We are located at:

125 Ed Schmidt Blvd,

Suite #240,

Hutto, TX

 DENTISTRY FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN, TEENS AND THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Healthy Smiles Begin with Champion Smiles


Call Us:  512-982-1500

email: info@championsmilesdentistry.com

  (512) 982-1500

Mon-Fri: 8.30-5.00 PM

Sat: 8.00 - 12.00 PM (2nd Saturday Of the month)

Breast Feeding Health

                                                                                                                                      If your baby was born with a lip or tongue tie, it can affect every                                                                                                                                                 aspect of his or her overall  health. Lip or tongue tie can interfere

                                                                                                                                       with nursing and eating, causing nutritional issues, and as your child                                                                                                                                         develops, these problems can interfere with speaking as well.


                                                                                                                                      Some common symptoms that may point to the infant being                                                                                                                                                        tongue/lip tied include:poor latch/inability to latch,sliding off the                                                                                                                                                nipple,fatigue during feeds,sleepy feeds,poor weight gain,clicking                                                                                                                                              during a feed,maternal nipple pain/damage (can feel like the infant is                                                                                                                                        compressing,chewing,gumming,pinching, scarpping the nipple etc),                                                                                                                                            increased maternal nipple/breast infections,compromised maternal                                                                                                                                         milk supply,dribbling milk at the breast/bottle issues(increased                                                                                                                                                  gassiness, reflux  due to extra are being swallowed and poor control                                                                                                                                          of the milk during a swallow) and various other feeding related                                                                                                                                                    challenges.If left untreated in the young age,child can also develop                                                                                                                                             speech problems in future.

Dr.Naik sees infants as early as a day after birth for the revision of abnormally attached labial frenum or lingual frenum .With the use of laser technology the procedure is done in the office, thus eliminating the need to place infants in the operating room.

We make it a priority to fit in infants right away. Our goal is to support moms and babies with successful breast feeding. Dr. Naik also works closely with lactation consultants, pediatric chiro practitioners, myofunctional therapists and sacro - cranial therapists for a more holistic approach.


For more information on Breast Feeding, click on the link --> www.nbci.ca


Click here to see infant frenectomy picture.