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Sleep Disorder Breathing

Dr. Sandford uses a progressive system to improve the health and well-being of children by educating and treating the root causes of certain health symptoms such as ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, snoring, hyperactivity, allergies, with a non-invasive procedure that straightens teeth for a lifetime of health, and beautiful smiles

Do Your Children Have These Symptoms?

ALF also addresses child development problems beyond straightening teeth. The ideal candidate who can benefit from the ALF system is a child from 4 to 17 years old who exhibits any of these symptoms:

  • Bed wetting
  • Restless sleep or snoring

  • Signs of ADD
  • Jaw problems or pain

  • Swallowing problems
  • An open-mouth posture

Children’s Sleep Disordered Breathing

Dr. Sandford uses a progressive system to improve the health and well-being of children by educating and treating the root causes of certain health symptoms such as ADD/ADHD, bed wetting, snoring, hyperactivity, allergies, with a non-invasive procedure that straightens teeth for a lifetime of health, and beautiful smiles

Conditions Addressed by Dr. Sandford

Over the last 20 years, clinical research established the connection between certain increasingly common childhood health issues and a single likely root cause – Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB). Nine out of ten children suffer from the sleep disordered breathing symptoms. Does your child exhibit any of these symptoms?

  • Night mares
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes
  • Crowded/Crooked Teeth
  • Swollen Adenoids/Tonsils
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Overbite/Underdeveloped Lower Jaw
  • Daytime Drowsiness
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Bed Wetting
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Difficulty in School
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Restless Sleep
  • Stunted Growth
  • Snoring

RESEARCH

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in a Population-Based Cohort: Behavioral Outcomes at 4 and 7 Years

Pediatrics; originally published online March 5, 2012 Karen Bonuck, Katherine Freeman, Ronald D. Chervin and Linzhi Xu This large-scale study of more than 11,000 children found that kids with sleep-disordered breathing were significantly more likely to exhibit behavioral and emotional problems, including hyperactivity, anxiety, depression, social issues with peers, and conduct problems including aggressiveness Children who exhibit aggressive and bullying behavior in school were twice as likely to have some form of sleep-disordered breathing, according to this research. Children with sleep-disordered breathing demonstrated lower intellectual abilities than those without, in this study. This cognitive impairment existed regardless of the degree of severity of the sleep disorder. Even children with mild forms of sleep-disordered breathing experienced cognitive dificulties

The Association Between Sleep‐Disordered Breathing and Enuresis in Children

The Laryngoscope; First published: 29 March 2012 Anita Jeyakumar MD, FACS; Syed I. Rahman BA; Eric S. Armbrecht PhD; Ron Mitchell MD Objectives/Hypothesis: To evaluate the prevalence of nocturnal enuresis in children diagnosed with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) and the effect of adenotonsillectomy (T&A) on nocturnal enuresis.Results: A total of 14 studies were reviewed. A total of 3,550 children had SDB, of which one‐third (n = 1,113) had a diagnosis of enuresis. Age range was 18 months to 19 years.
Conclusions: SDB in children is associated with nocturnal enuresis. T&A is associated with a significant improvement in enuresis in children with SDB. There is a need for randomized controlled trials to look at the role of T&A in children with SDB and enuresis.

Meet Dr. Merrily Sandford

Dr. Sandford is a premier Central Texas dentist with decades of advanced dental experience and is a certified provider for the ALF system. Dr Sandford and her entire team are dedicated to providing the highest quality restorative and esthetic dentistry while promoting and preserving optimum oral health. We will give you personalized attention and will offer you a full range of dental services using the most current state-of-the art dental technology and techniques.

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