Sleep apnea affects many children across the US. If your child is one of them, there are a few things you can do at home on your own to treat it. Here at Ashburn Children’s Dentistry, we are proud to offer a variety of sleep treatments and encourage you to learn all about them.
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Living with sleep apnea can decrease your child’s overall health. It can make it difficult for him or her to concentrate at school and at other activities. It has also been linked to depression. You can immediately put a stop to your nightly sleep interruptions with positive airway pressure therapy, oral appliances, and by avoiding specific allergens.
There are dental devices known as mandibular repositioning devices (MRD), devices that can help with pediatric sleep apnea. These are designed to fit into the child’s mouth and push the jaw and the tongue slightly forward, just enough to clear the airway enough for continuous and smooth breathing. Some children have irregular jaw and dental features that might cause MRD devices to work well for them.
Get in Touch with Us for More Information
To learn more about how to relieve your child’s sleep apnea, we warmly welcome you to reach out and make an appointment with Ashburn Children’s Dentistry! At our convenient location in Ashburn, VA, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options in full, answer any questions you may have about sleep treatments, and help improve your child’s overall health. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!