Parents will do everything in their power to ensure their children are successful – provide good meals, ensure they get plenty of rest, help with homework, and support positive extracurricular activities, even when it’s not convenient. Those efforts typically pay off, and yet do you find yourself wondering if there is something missing? Something that is maybe keeping your child from the becoming the best version of themselves?
“There is always some type of trigger that makes a parent look deeper into what might be going on with a child. Sometimes it’s grades or struggling in a particular subject, like math or English. Sometimes it’s not sleeping through the night or bedwetting,” said Dr. Jill Ombrello, DDS and founder of Dallas-based Central Dentist. “Sometimes it’s just an instinct without any physical signs.”
Whether it’s a recent parent-teacher conference that has you concerned or just a feeling that maybe your child is not maximizing his or her potential, it is possible that your child may actually suffer from a physical issue that is the root cause – sleep disordered breathing.
What is Sleep Disordered Breathing?
Sleep Disordered Breathing (SBD) is an all-inclusive term for breathing difficulties, ranging from quiet snoring to severe airway obstruction during sleep. When your child’s breathing is disrupted, his or her body recognizes the disruption as choking, therefore, slowing the heart rate, raising the blood pressure, arousing the brain, and disrupting sleep, which impacts your child’s dental and overall health.
As a parent, you know when your sleep is interrupted, you don’t perform at your best. If your sleep is consistently interrupted (think back to those times when you had an infant), you certainly don’t operate on the highest level. It is certainly the same for children, except they are unable to make the connection between not sleeping well and how they perform.
One of the challenges of SDB is the symptoms are often associated with other issues, rather than the root cause. Symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing in children include:
- Snoring – the primary symptom
- Crowded Teeth
- Mouth Breathing
- Sleep Apnea
- Trouble focusing or in certain subjects in school
- Becoming emotional easily
“Research uncovered that 9 out of 10 children suffer from some level of Sleep Disordered Breathing,” said Dr. Ombrello. “We know after spending a short period of time with a child whether or not this is a challenge, and fortunately we know how to rectify it.”
Dr. Ombrello is certified to treat your child with a time-tested system – The Healthy Start™ System. Healthy Start uses the concept of Earlydontics™ which takes a natural approach to treat every child. It involves early intervention, with a focus on promoting the proper growth and development of the oral cavity and jaws. As that type of treatment occurs, the child’s airway tends to become more fully developed. The end result is a healthy child with straight teeth for a lifetime.
Children are resilient, so the good news is that it takes a very short period of time for a child to respond to treatment for SDB, and for them to quickly become the best version of themselves.
Creating a Better Version of Your Child
As adults, we are committed to becoming the best version of ourselves, not only to reach our goals and dreams, but to set a great example for our children. Your child will want to follow that example, and just like you, deserves every opportunity to achieve success.
Our patients have experienced first-hand the power of The Healthy Start System and how Dr. Ombrello and team have committed to ensuring a successful outcome. We are happy to provide you with additional information and actual case studies that prove the benefits your child will receive from Healthy Start, including a beautiful smile that is achieved in a cost-effective manner.
Contact us today through this form or by calling (469) 721-6026 to learn more. Together, we can unlock your child’s full potential and move toward setting your child up for even greater success!