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How Dentists Can Help Children with Sleep Apnea

As parents, it can be easy to overlook the symptoms and warning signs of issues which could be potentially serious. For instance, snoring and teeth grinding could be the byproducts of obstructive sleep apnea in children, a dangerous condition. Luckily, there are beneficial dental treatments for children with sleep apnea, and at Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we're local leaders in Clarksville, Maryland for sleep apnea screening, diagnosis, treatment and care.

Snoring is actually not a normal occurrence during sleep, yet, approximately 20% of children exhibit snoring and/or teeth grinding, and between 2-4% of children suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. These numbers are also on the rise.

If your child is exhausted during the day despite what time he or she went to bed, sleep apnea could be the cause. Not only is this unhealthy for their development, it can lead to a variety of behavioral problems, and even symptoms similar to attention deficit disorder. Poor sleep will result in a poor performance in school, and could lead to bad habits or more serious health concerns as children grow older, ranging from diabetes to hypertension and heart problems, and more.

Appropriate dental care though can correct obstructive sleep apnea in children. Diagnosis through sleep studies, and treatment via CPAP machines or oral appliances are just a few potential options at your disposal. There may also be a need for surgery to remove enlarged tonsils and adenoids.

If your child has been displaying symptoms of sleep apnea, then it's time to take action. Call us today at 410-531-5639 and we'll tell you more about how we can help children with sleep apnea.

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