Child Breathing and Wellness
Child breathing and wellness is a vital component of your child’s health and well-being. Decades of research has identified an association between sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and crowded, crooked teeth or other dental concerns. Symptoms of SDB can easily be overlooked or misdiagnosed, which unfortunately means that they can also go untreated.
If your child experiences any of the following symptoms, treatment for SDB might prove beneficial:
- Mouth Breathing
- Loud Snoring
Disrupted sleep patterns can cause a wide array of cognitive, physical, emotional and behavorial concerns:
- Frequent ear and sinus infections
- Allergies and Asthma
- Disrupted sleep patterns
- Cognitive and learning issues
- Poor memory and ability to focus
- Swollen tonsils and adenoids
- Other growth and development challenges
The biggest concern for most children suffering from Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is a compromised airway. Narrow, underdeveloped or obstructed airways can cause a child to struggle to absorb enough oxygen, which can cause them to wake frequently to change position and interrupting quality sleep. Additionally, a narrow palate or retrognathic jaw position can also impact sleeping.
At Sunshine Dentistry, we can help your child breathe easier and experience relief from SDB. With improved breathing, an open airway, and a full night’s sleep, your child can enjoy better health and better performance in school and activities. Let us get your child back on track today!
Learn more about the Risks of Sleep Disordered Breathing
You can read an article that was written by Michael J Breus, Ph.D. and published by Psychology Today.
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