Tongue tie is a condition in which the bottom of the tongue is attached to the floor of the mouth by a band of tissue called the lingual frenulum.
This connection restricts the free movement (range of motion) of the tongue's tip.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
The exact cause of tongue tie is not known.
Genes may be involved, because tongue tie is reported more often in some families.
Reader's Question: I have a few brown spots on my face. Are these cancer? If they're not cancer, what can I do to get rid of them?
Sue's Response: Unfortunately for all of us, melanocytes just can't stop working overtime. As I've discussed in previous posts , melanin (released by melanocytes) is a key component of our bodies' defense against sun exposure. This is why darker people burn less easily after sun exposure and why lighter people are most often affected by skin cancer. However, a newly darkened area on your skin doesn't always turn out to be melanoma.
These dark patches on the skin are called solar lentigenes, hyperpigmentation, or less formally, sun spots. These discolorations are not cancerous and don't cause negative effects on your skin health. If you neglect sunscreen or have neglected sunscreen in the past, chances are you have a few of these sun spots on your face, neck and hands. People with darker skin tones may experience these solar lentigenes as patc...
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