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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


Understanding the Impacts
of Tongue-Tie +
Chronic Mouth Breathing

Uncover the Long-term Effects
on Health and Quality of Life

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Understanding the Impacts

of Tongue-Ties +

Chronic Mouth Breathing

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...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.

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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.

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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.

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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.




Meet Our Team:


Dr. Tamara Strouth

Doctor of Dental Surgery 


Carrie Samora

Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist


Rachel Lockard

Office Manager

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Brittney Macias

Dental Assistant

"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.


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Your happiness,

your sleep, and your

well-being are 

our top priorities.

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Contact Us

Tongue-Tie + Airway Center 

of Southern Maryland

22700 Washington St.

Leonardtown, MD 20650


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Parking Options

(Entrance on Fenwick St.)

Street Parking: (blue dotted line)
North side of Fenwick St.
& East side of Washington St.

Parking Lot 1: (g
reen box)
North side of Bldg. 

Parking Lot 2: (other g
reen box)
North side of Leonardtown

Church of the Nazarene

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