airway dentistry for kids

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Children's Airway Health Assessment | Twinsburg

Our dentists understand that how well your child breathes impacts their oral and overall health.  Nasal breathing is optimal breathing, so ensuring your child breathes through their nose (rather than through their mouth) lies at the heart of airway dentistry.  

To that end, your child’s dental check-ups and exams at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry include an airway health assessment. Through a simple series of non-invasive observations and questions, our dentists can identify possible airway obstructions and sleep disordered breathing (SBD) issues in your child. If any concerns are present, Dr. Rachel and Dr. Laura can help you coordinate the right care to get your child on their way to nasal breathing for more restful sleep, fewer cavities, and better overall health! 

Signs Your Child Needs an
Airway Health Assessment

The most obvious signs that an airway assessment is a good idea for your child is that they snore and/or grind their teeth. Other signs, however, are less intuitive.  For instance, the following items may also indicate your child has an airway obstruction and/or sleep disordered breathing: 

Airway Obstruction Treatments at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry

The cause of your child’s airway obstruction or sleep disordered breathing will determine the treatment. Our doctors work with an extensive network of airway informed providers from multiple disciplines that can help optimize oral health outcomes and nasal breathing treatments, including:

Benefits of Airway Dentistry

If you suspect your child has an airway obstruction or disordered breathing issue, early treatment offers the best outcomes!  A pediatric airway dentist is your best resource for a comprehensive evaluation. Children who have their airway issues treated enjoy all of the following benefits:


More Restful Sleep

Optimal Jaw Development

Fewer Cavities

Improved Speech & Swallow Function

Better Attention Span

Healthier Immune System

Improved Behavior

Less Picky Eating or Food Texture Issues

At Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, we remain committed to trying minimally invasive treatment options first whenever advisable. We also work in coordination with other healthcare providers to treat your child’s airway health issues when necessary. 

Schedule Your Child's Airway Assessment & Sleep Assessment at GBPD

The way your child breathes affects how they eat, sleep, and grow—it even plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy immune system. Indeed, airway health is overall health! Thus, if you see your child in several of the signs of an airway health concern above, an airway assessment for your child is advisable.  

Your Twinsburg Airway Dentists are Acceping New Patients

Drs. Rachel, Laura, and Danielle are accepting new pediatric dental and airway dentistry patients under the age of 17 years of age at their Twinsburg, Ohio office.  Airway dentistry for children helps ensure your child’s airway health and oral health work optimally for your child’s overall health, growth, and development. Contact Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule your child’s appointment.

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