Aug 10

This is an interesting article that I came across recently. The author talks about how Orthodontists are utilizing X-Rays within their practice to screen teens for potential sleep apnea. The X-ray that is taken for the screening process is one that is taken by general dentists during the initial examination. http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/2005/0801-tired_teens.htm Kids these days are under an enormous amount of stress, as they’re being pulled in all different directions. Sometimes the cause of their sleepiness is a sleeping and breathing disorder that is preventing them from getting a good nights sleep. So parents, if your child is consistently tired, you should speak to your healthcare provider about examining your child for a sleeping or breathing disorder.

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