Mouth breathing in your child may be more noticeable when your child is asleep – or it may be a constant habit. Regardless, this form of breathing is bad news at night for developing brains.
Ever been woken by your alarm only to feel like you haven’t slept at all, with brain fog or a headache? What if I told you may have an airway sleep disorder (ASD) – like sleep apnea?
Sleeping disorders can play a big part in the development of Alzheimer’s, so it’s worthwhile exploring exactly why – and what you can do about it.
The sixth leading cause of death in the United States is Alzheimer’s disease. You likely know someone with, or have lost someone to this awful disease. As age expectancy rises, it can be a real concern whether you, or someone you love, is likely to develop Alzheimer’s.The good news is that scientists and doctors are working hard to research the cause – and find a cure. Additionally, there are a number of risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease which you can counteract through diet, exercise, and changes to the way you sleep.One of the risk factors may surprise you: gum disease.
Sleep Disordered Breathing in Children: The Role of an Airway Centric Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist
Sleep related breathing disorders are not exclusive to adults. Because it’s not as easily recognized in children, it is often left undiagnosed.
The two words you never want to hear from your dentist’s lips: Gum disease. Gum disease symptoms include: Swollen or inflamed gums Bleeding gums Sensitive teeth Wobbly teeth Bad breath At your dental appointment, you agree to brushing and flossing more thoroughly, and using the mouthwash your dentist recommends. That’s that, right? But while gum…
If you live with an autoimmune disease, then you know that it’s life-changing. Managing your disease can be exhausting. But what if your exhaustion wasn’t just down to the stress of dealing with autoimmunity, but down to the health of your mouth – or even the way that you sleep?
Every child is unique, and although you may have been stymied by western medicine before, you may be able to improve the day to day life for your autistic child. Autism doesn’t start and end in the brain, it’s a systemic disorder brought on by a wide variety of factors – some of which can be altered.
Does your child fidget and have endless energy all day, but then struggle to wake for school? Perhaps you feel they’re not hitting their developmental milestones, or achieving the grades they want? What’s going on?
You wake up and your face hurts, your jaw locks and then there’s the clicking! The clicking is seriously distracting when you eat! Does this sound familiar?