Sleep Disordered Breathing is a Silent Epidemic

Every child should be checked and every parent needs to understand what to look for to evaluate their child for improper breathing and lack of restful sleep. Research has indicated that 9 out of 10 children present at least one outward symptom of Sleep Disordered Breathing.

Things to be aware of include: compromised airway (allergies, enlarged tonsils or adenoids), narrow arches and dental crowding, mouth breathing and improper bite and jaw relationship. Lack of sleep can cause learning disorders, aggressive behavior, daytime drowsiness, frequent headaches and arrested growth and development.

Early treatment supports healthy breathing, better sleep quality, stabilization of the erupting teeth and a long term healthy outcome. Ask your Golden, CO dentist to evaluate your child at their next appointment.

Help your kids have a Healthy Start!