Dr. Phu-My Nguyen Gep has been practicing pediatric dentistry in the York Region since 2000.
She opened Woodbridge Kids Dentistry in 2004, in order to provide high-quality, comprehensive child and adolescent dental services. She received her dental degree at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN and a Master’s degree in pediatric training at the University of Toronto in Toronto, ON.
She has a special interest and experience in laser treatment of infants and children with lip and tongue-tie. It is one of the most rewarding aspects of her practice that has helped infants
breastfeed efficiently and relieving the discomfort and stress some mothers have with a tongue tied newborn.
Unfortunately recognizing a tongue-tie is not part of the regular medical or dental curriculum.
Many infants and mothers suffer through breast feeding difficulties due to an undiagnosed tongue-tie and/or lip tie. Undiagnosed tongue tie also can lead to gas, colic, reflux and other feeding issues as well as speech delay. It can contribute to a myriad of other issues. Dr. Gep has
experience in releasing tongue and lip ties. Surgery is performed with a soft tissue laser that minimizes post-operative pain as well as promotes quick healing.
Tethered oral tissues (TOT) can run in the family. If you suspect you or your child has a tongue tie or a health professional has suggested that your child has a tongue tie, Dr. Gep can help!
Many people have tongue ties but not all tongue ties need to be released. Get the professional advice you need and don’t worry, you are in good hands with Dr. Gep.
As a mother who also struggled with nursing, Dr. Gep sympathizes with the mom guilt complex.
You don’t have to be Super Mom all the time, it is ok to take the cape off every once in a while and let a knowledgeable professional help.