At the Tongue-Tie & Airway Center of Southern Maryland, we're more than just your oral health professionals; we're your dedicated allies in the pursuit of complete well-being.
We specialize in providing laser frenectomy and myofunctional therapy for individuals of all ages, addressing conditions such as tongue-tie and other tethered oral tissues that can contribute to sleep disordered breathing and affect growth and development. With personalized assessments and treatments tailored to the root causes of your symptoms, we aim to restore your health, comfort, and functionality.
Dr. Strouth + Carrie...
"There is nothing more rewarding than having a positive impact on peoples’ lives. I cannot imagine doing anything else and I am beyond grateful for the opportunity to help people on a daily basis."
Dr. Tamara Strouth
"For over two decades, I've been in healthcare, and it's been a joy to see so many patients become like family. I strive to provide more than oral health alone and we will advocate for your overall well-being."
Carrie Samora, RDH, OMT
to Lifelong Learning
Our providers and team are passionate advocates for continuous education, We understand that staying at the forefront of advancements in myofunctional therapy, tongue-tie treatments, and related health concerns is crucial to providing the best care to our patients.
Through ongoing education and training, we equip ourselves with the latest knowledge, techniques, and technologies in these specialized fields. This commitment ensures that we will continually offer only most effective and up-to-date treatments available to enhance your overall health and well-being.
How We Can Help
GROWTH + DEVELOPMENT
Growth and development in children is closely tied to sleep and breathing quality. Overlooked issues like tongue-tie can affect speech, lead to mouth breathing, and disrupt sleep, impacting cognitive and emotional well-being.
Our holistic approach aims to unlock your child's full potential through unobstructed breathing and restorative sleep.
SLEEP + BREATHING
If you're grappling with breathing or sleep challenges, we're here to help. Proper sleep is intrinsically linked to effective breathing, enhancing cognitive function, emotional balance, and overall well-being.
Rediscover the rejuvenating power of optimal breathing, and the restorative benefits of quality sleep.
TONGUE-TIE + MOUTH BREATHING
Tongue-tie is often misunderstood as a simple speech impediment. However, its implications can be far-reaching, leading to issues such as mouth breathing, sleep apnea, dental misalignment and even developmental issues in children.
We offer a range of solutions, from minimally invasive surgical releases to targeted therapies, to correct tongue-ties.
Understanding the Impacts
of Tongue-Tie +
Chronic Mouth Breathing
Uncover the Long-term Effects
on Health and Quality of Life
Understanding the Impacts
of Tongue-Tie and
Chronic Mouth Breathing
Airway Issues / Sleep Apnea
TMJ Disorders (TMD)
Feeding / Speech Difficulties
Crowded Teeth / Narrow Palate
YOUR ORAL STRUCTURES
...especially your tongue, play a crucial role in fundamental daily activities such as eating, swallowing, speaking, and breathing comfortably. However, when tongue-tie is present, these basic functions can become challenging. Tongue-tie, often present from infancy, commonly leads to mouth breathing, which can, in turn, result in significant long-term health issues like sleep apnea and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder.
WHAT IS OROFACIAL
Myofunctional therapy benefits both children and adults!
Myofunctional therapy is a transformative treatment suitable for both children and adults. For children, it serves as a preventative measure, curbing the development of negative habits related to breathing and feeding. In adults, myofunctional therapy addresses lifelong issues associated with tongue-ties and chronic mouth breathing.
Significantly enhances oral health and function!
Myofunctional therapy retrains tongue muscles for proper function and restores the correct resting posture of the tongue, promoting nasal breathing. This therapy involves personalized exercises that teach patients the correct use of their tongue, maintaining proper resting positions, keeping their mouths closed, nasal breathing, and mastering essential functions such as chewing, talking, and swallowing. These exercises often begin before tongue-tie surgery and continue for months following the procedure.
WHERE BREATHING BLOOMS
Discovering the Transformative Journey
of Improved Breathing and Well-Being.
At the Tongue-Tie + Airway Center of Southern Maryland, we're devoted to empowering optimal oral health and well-being. Our comprehensive approach, encompassing orthodontic care, orofacial myofunctional therapy, and tongue-tie evaluations and releases, ensures that you not only look your best but also breathe, sleep, and
live your best life.
what our patients say...
I took my 2 week old here for a tongue, lip and cheek tie diagnosis and release. The staff was incredibly gentle and kind, and my baby seemed relaxed after the procedure. The facility was clean and well organized. Carrie and Dr. Strouth were top notch and you could tell they really enjoyed being with the babies. Our aftercare was really great too, they gave detailed instructions and plenty of resources if we needed help.
We went for a lip and tongue tie evaluation for our baby because of latching issues. The team is the best and the doctor very attentive. They explained in detail the procedure. We decided to do the laser surgery that took 5min. Excellent service and follow up. They texted us to verify how the baby was doing and were very attentive to our concerns and gave excellent recommendations and guidance. Highly recommended.
I had my daughters lip and tongue frenectomy done here recently and my experience was perfect. I was able to make an apt quick and they were comforting and reassuring through the whole process. I loved that there was two follow up apts and Carrie texted often to make sure everything was going smoothly after the procedure.
- C. FERRIS
- J. BENITEZ
- M. DAFLER
Meet Our Team:
Dr. Tamara Strouth
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist
"it takes a village"
Dr. Stacey Dent and Harbor Bay Clinic of Chiropractic, help patients achieve health as comfortably and quickly as possible through education, a conservative approach, and the active participation.
Milky Moms offers lactation support and newborn care instruction via virtual and in-person appointments, group and individual classes, and support groups. They also provide maternal mental health care from pregnancy through motherhood, including medication management and psychotherapy services.
your sleep, and your
our top priorities.
Tongue-Tie + Airway Center
of Southern Maryland
22700 Washington St.
Leonardtown, MD 20650
Street Parking: (blue dotted line)
North side of Fenwick St.
& East side of Washington St.
Parking Lot 1: (green box)
North side of Bldg.
Parking Lot 2: (other green box)
North side of Leonardtown
Church of the Nazarene
(Entrance on Fenwick St.)