Breastfeeding Health

Oral Anatomy May Prevent Breastfeeding

Many mothers are unable to breast feed their newborn babies because of two oral problems

abnormal maxillary lip tie
ankyloglossia (tongue tie)

Symptoms and Sequelae of Breastfeeding Difficulties


  • Painful breastfeeding (bleeding, bruised, cracked nipples)
  • Engorgement leading to mastitis
  • Thrush
  • Quality and quantity of milk supply could be affected
  • Emotional distress and fatigue


  • Failure to thrive (low weight gain)
  • Premature weaning
  • Reflux
  • Flatulence

Dental Lasers

We use a Solea® Dental Laser to surgically release tongue and lip ties.

Laser is an acronym, “Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation.”

It is a highly focused beam of light that emits non-ionizing radiation. The dental laser may be used to surgically release tongue and lip ties.

Advantages of the Dental Laser

  • Quick, precise surgery
  • Bactericidal
  • Reduces post-operative swelling,pain, and infection
  • Minimal bleeding and scarring
  • Procedure does not require sedation or hospitalization of the infant

Office Hours

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kailua)
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Kailua & Kaneohe)
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kailua)
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
(Kailua & Kaneohe)
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Kailua)
Saturday Closed - Except Emergencies
Sunday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Kailua)

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Our Address

Kailua Office
Weinberg Medical Plaza,
642 Ulukahiki St., Suite 308
Kailua, Hawaii 96734-4439


Kaneohe Office
Castle Professional Center,
46-001 Kamehameha Hwy. Suite 418
Kaneohe, HI 96744-3749