How Can I Tell If My Child Has Sleep-Disordered Breathing?
Does it ever sound like a freight train is running through your child’s room at night or as they lay asleep in back seat on the way home from a trip? Loud snoring is one very apparent indication that your child may have Sleep-Disordered Breathing. Gasping and snorting sounds while your child sleeps may catch you off guard or even make you momentarily worry. These sounds stem from your child moving from a deeper sleep to a lighter sleep (towards waking up) and struggling to breathe.
Common Sleep Disorder Breathing Symptoms Include:
- ADD/ ADHD
- Chronic Allergies
- Mouth Breathing
- Swollen Adenoids/ Tonsils
- Frequent Headaches
- Teeth Grinding
- Frequently Waking Up
- Excessively Sweating While Asleep
- Restless Sleep
- Irritability/ Aggressive Behavior
- Difficulty in School Subjects of Math, Science, and Spelling
- Arrested Growth
- Daytime Drowsiness
- Dark Circles Under the Eyes
DON’T WAIT. EARLY TREATMENT IS CRITICAL
When children are young, their bodies are able to adjust and mold easily, particularly in their mouth and their bone structure. Crowded teeth may force the tongue forward against their teeth, narrowing their dental arch and constricting the airway. Breathing properly is necessary for the health of a child.
Prevent Rather than Correct
The Healthy Start System™ is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics that treats children early, is non-invasive, and is a natural way of straightening teeth. It works as well as or better than braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other options to achieve a picture-perfect, beautiful smile. Dr. Pham and Shaenfield Smiles are one of only a few doctors in this area trained to offer this innovative new system!
At nearly half the cost of traditional braces, the HealthyStart™ System is a revolutionary departure from traditional orthodontics into an early, non-invasive, natural way of straightening teeth. It works as well as or better than braces, plastic aligners, surgery, or any other option to achieve a picture-perfect, beautiful smile.
Benefits of the Healthy Start System
Shaenfield Smiles and their staff work hard to bring their patients the most cutting-edge dental technology with the most benefits. When you choose the Healthy Start System, you experience the following benefits:
- Achieve a perfect smile WITHOUT braces, or surgery
- Prevent crooked teeth versus correcting crooked teeth
- Achieve permanent results
- Experience no discomfort
- Treats naturally working with your facial growth and development
Better Smiles are Just the Beginning
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from mild snoring to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption much like choking, therefore, increasing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, ultimately disrupting sleep. Traditionally, there have been very few answers to treating this issue, but Green Apple Pediatric Dentistry is now using Healthy Start to treat these issues.
The HealthyStart™ System works with the natural forces of tooth eruption. The soft, comfortable, removable devices gently guide the erupting teeth into their perfect positions. In addition, Healthy Start aids in the correct growth and alignment of the lower jaw, expanding the arches to ensure incoming permanent teeth have enough room to erupt in straight and develop proper oral habits.
Sleep Disordered Breathing in children is a much more critical and common problem than what has previously been thought. SDB can manifest itself in a variety of symptoms that can be easily overlooked, misdiagnosed, and most unfortunately left untreated.
Every Child Deserves a Healthy Start!
Book Your Appointment today with Dr. Pham and let’s give your child a better sleeping!
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Dr. Pham is also certified in oral sedation and believes that sedation dentistry is an excellent option for people who have increased anxiety about visiting the dentist.
Dr. Pham is also certified with HealthyStart, which is a treatment for children and young adults to treat Sleep-Disordered Breathing ( Sleep Apnea). In his spare time, Dr. Pham is a passionate musician that can play many instruments.
He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and two children and being outdoors in the Texas Hill Country.