Are your children’s having too many sleepless nights? Could they be prone to Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Are your children’s having too many sleepless nights? Could they be prone to Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing?

Did you know that 10% of children can have sleep disordered breathing ranging from excessive snoring to sleep apnea? Many children go under diagnosed because of a lack of awareness and knowledge of health professionals. Simple signs can help you determine if your child is prone to sleep disordered breathing such as dark circles under the eyes, open mouth posture when sleeping, excessive snoring, excessive movements when sleeping, day-time tiredness or hyperactivity, grinding of teeth, headaches, and even bed wetting. If you’re concerned simple exam by an Orthodontist can help determine if your child is prone to sleep disordered breathing. In certain cases it could be caused by large adenoidal and tonsillar tissue. In other cases it could be caused by anatomical limitations such as narrow jaws. At Dental Works 4 Kids we work closely with an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists to take a conservative approach to diagnosing sleep disordered breathing. We are also at the forefront of Early Preventative Orthodontic Treatment to not only help prevent complicated Orthodontic problems but also help improve the sleep quality of children. You can find out more at www.dentalworks4kids.com