Can children have sleep apnea? Is it normal for my child to snore at this age? Why does my child wake up so irritated or cranky after a nap? Why is my child so low on energy throughout the day?
And just like these, there are tons of other questions that young parents ask their children’s pediatrician but now, you may ask such questions and also find solutions to all these problems at The Dental Roots, New Delhi and Gurgaon!
Dr. Dheeraj Setia, principal dentist at The Dental Roots has collaborated with Dr. Ankit Shah, AIRWAY FOCUST PEDIATRIC DENTIST from Mumbai who is an expert in this field.
She has introduced SLEEP DENTISTRY in New Delhi, Gurgaon, and Mumbai.
What is Sleep Dentistry?
It focuses on supporting the correct growth of the jaws and teeth, which in turn results in a healthy airway and sleep quality. This ensures your child develops emotionally, mentally, and physically.
What are the symptoms of disturbed sleep and breathing?
- Restless sleep
- Abnormal sleep positions
- Habitual snoring or noisy snoring
- Open mouth posture
- Tonsils and adenoids
- Early morning headaches
- Day time sleepiness
- Delayed growth developments
- Moody or bullying behaviour
- Frequent cold, cough, and allergies
- A deep and narrow upper jaw
- Retruded lower jaw
- Crowded teeth
- Bruxism or clenching teeth
What if we do not pay attention and do not get this rectified?
A poor quality of sleep affects the normal growth and development of the child. It results in a lack of oxygen delivery to the brain which affects the child physically, mentally, and socially leading to a poor quality of life. The child may become:
- Irritated/ cranky
- Can have behaviour and learning issues
- May exhibit bullying behaviour in school
- ADHD like symptoms
- Stunted growth or delayed growth
- Insulin resistance
- Chances of acquiring sleep apnea are also high which put you at high risk in adulthood to get:
- cardiac hypertension
- thyroid and multiple disorders.
All this shows a relationship between dentistry, sleep, and breathing.
As a concerned parent who would want nothing more than their child’s well-being, all these points should be considered, and thus, keeping in mind the proximity of the specialist, we’re there in Gurgaon and South Delhi. Dr. Shah along with Dr. Setia’s team will make sure that your child is taken care of.
With Dr. Shah on board with us, who has decades of experience in her specialized field has again proven that The Dental Roots is not only a multi-disciplinary dental clinic but also a perfect blend of modern dentistry.