Mouth breathing in kids
At Wickham Dental we will screen your child for mouthbreathing.
Children grow as they sleep. Mouth breathing can lower the oxygen that your child absorbs. This can lead to: less rest at night time despite a long nights sleep, daytime sleepiness, poor concentration, wonky teeth. In younger children we often see hyperactivity.
How can I stop my child mouthbreathing?
The myobrace therapy program, using a night time soft guard in children. This teaches them the good habit of nasal breathing. This can help with better sleep and to grow straighter teeth. we treat kids from 5-20 years old. Ask us for more details. https://myobrace.com/en-gb
Tooth grinding in Kids
Please report this to your dentist. Teeth grinding is a sign of sleep disordered breathing, and needs to be checked out by one our dentists and may require a referral to an ENT or correction of the breathing by one of our therapies.
‘Don’t ignore the snore’
Are you concerned that your child is grinding their teeth, snoring at night, getting poor quality sleep? We can help
…as dentists we can screen for airways problems in children. These can easily go undetected and can have a huge impact on crooked teeth, behaviour, concentration, grades at school, sleep quality, even bedwetting. Coordination with ENT consultants is essential.
Why do teeth grow crooked?
Research now tells us that the tongue sitting in the roof of the mouth moulds a good upper jaw shape and space for straight teeth to grow. Mouth breathing causing the tongue to drop and crowded teeth to develop. We can help with this. https://wickhamdental.com/treatments/childrens-teeth-straightening/