The Sleep Connection - How Oral Health Affects Children's Restful Nights
This month, we explore a fascinating and often overlooked topic in paediatric dentistry - The link between oral health and sleep in children. Understanding this connection is vital not only for oral health but also for ensuring our young patients enjoy restful nights and overall well-being.
Oral Health's Impact on Sleep
The relationship between oral health and quality of sleep in children is profound...
Oral issues like enlarged tonsils or a misaligned bite can obstruct proper airflow, leading to sleep disruptions.
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)
Bruxism can disturb sleep patterns and harm tooth enamel, causing a cycle of dental problems.
Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
Conditions like sleep apnoea can result from oral health issues, affecting both sleep quality and overall health.
Pain and Discomfort
Toothaches or untreated dental problems can cause pain that interferes with a child's ability to sleep peacefully.
At Angle House, we are dedicated to providing exceptional oral health care. Our team specialises in caring for our youngest patients, creating a warm and welcoming environment to ensure a positive and comfortable experience.