Children’s development is sometimes challenged by breathing issues – snoring, sleep apnea – associated with grinding teeth, clenching and the unequal development of the jaws. The Consensus Statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine shows that up to 30% of children suffer from some type of sleep problem:
- Age 2-15: Nightmares – 30%
- Age 3-10: Sleepwalking – 25-30%.
- Insomnia: 23%
- Bruxism (teeth grinding): 10%
- Sleep Enuresis (Bedwetting)
A correlation exists between the quality of sleep, breathing, bite problems and the overall brain development.
Our practice together with Munich International School and Bavarian International School is screening the children between 3 and 18 years old for breathing/grinding issues and is working together with Ear-Nose-Throat and Orthodontics specialists to ensure the proper development, optimum breathing and protection of the tooth structures.
Is your child is at risk?
Find out by filling out this simple screening questionnaire from Spear Education, USA:
Please return it to our office for review.
Fax# (+49) 89 / 22 58 32 or E-mail: contact (at) munich-smiles.com
We will get back to you with conclusions and recommendations – completely free of charge.