Mouth Breathing, Snoring, Sleep apnea…is your child a mouth-breather?

Mouth breathing in children of growing age could have serious effects on the state of health and the child’s growth pattern. Allergies, swollen tonsils, dry lips, dark circles under the eyes , are just some of the few from a long list of causes, signs of sleep apnea and consequences of mouth breathing. Deformity of the jaw, when the facial structure is altered, results in long, narrow faces with difficulty breathing through the nose.

THE MOST common kind of sleep apnea is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. It is characterised by repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation.

The deformities of the jaw could be addressed by a dentist or an orthodontist who can correct the dental malocclusions and facial deformities.

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