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Dr. Scott Kennedy DDS

Pediatric Sleep Apnea Clifton TX

Is your child struggling with their sleep? Exhausted from restless nights? At Dynamic Family Dentistry, we understand the challenges your child faces and offer natural solutions to transform their sleep and overall health.

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Breathe Better

Breathing right is key to your health. Any problems with it can mess with your health and how you feel.

Sleep Better

Getting deep, restful sleep is important; it plays a big role in your overall health and happiness.

Live Better

Experiencing deep, restful sleep is crucial for a better life; it significantly impacts your health and well-being.

Children’s Sleep Solutions

Is your child having trouble sleeping and waking up exhausted? They might be experiencing airway problems that disrupt their sleep, which can contribute to conditions like ADHD, bedwetting, and snoring.

Dr. Kennedy is an expert in dental sleep medicine and addresses these nighttime breathing issues. We’re dedicated to helping your child attain the peaceful, restful sleep they deserve. Let’s collaborate to enhance their nights and boost their daytime energy.

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The Root Cause Will Surprise You....

Research reveals that nearly all cases of OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) are linked to how our mouths and jaws are shaped from a young age. Often, it's because the jaw hasn't grown fully.

Though it might just seem like a small issue about how we look, a jaw that hasn't developed right can actually lead to OSA. This is a big deal because OSA can cause serious and ongoing health problems.

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Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Sleep apnea is more than just snoring; it’s a serious sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts throughout the night. This can lead to disrupted sleep and a decrease in oxygen levels, affecting your overall health and well-being.

Recognizing the signs is crucial. They include:

  • Mouth Breathing
  • Nightmares And Restless Sleep
  • Chronic Allergies
  • Bedwetting
  • Swollen Tonsils Or Adenoids
  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Snoring
  • Grinding Teeth
  • Tongue & Lip tie
  • Depression
  • TMJ Issues

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The questionnaire has been designed to determine how you are managing you’re sleeping and if it is affecting your daily life.

Pediatric Sleep Treatments

Dr. Kennedy offers a range of sleep apnea solutions beyond traditional CPAP machines. Here’s how we can assist:

  • Sleep Screening and Testing: Early detection leads to better and healthier sleep.
  • Vivos Treatment: A non-invasive alternative using a nightly mouthpiece to expand the arches of your mouth.
  • Myofunctional Therapy: Exercises to strengthen mouth and facial muscles, helping correct issues like sleep apnea
  • Frenectomy: is a quick procedure that removes restrictive tissue in the mouth, improving speech, eating, and oral hygiene.

While more intensive options like surgery exist, they are more complex. It’s advisable to consult with Dr. Kennedy to determine the best treatment plan for your needs.

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Happy Airway, Healthy Child

We’re dedicated to helping children breathe easier at night and enjoy healthier smiles with specialized treatments for pediatric sleep apnea. We understand that visiting the dentist can be daunting, which is why we emphasize advanced, pain-free procedures. Here’s our process:

  1. Consultation
  2. Personalized Treatment Plan
  3. Gentle, Effective Treatment

Get with us for a free consultation and stop disliking dental visits. Start living with the beautiful smile that you’ve always wanted.

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Pediatric Sleep Apnea

Is snoring a symptom of sleep apnea in children?

Not always; while snoring can be a key indicator, not all children who snore have sleep apnea. Other symptoms like gasping for air and restlessness are also important.

What causes pediatric sleep apnea?

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Common causes include enlarged tonsils and adenoids, obesity, and structural differences in the jaw or airway. General factors and allergies can also play a role.

How is pediatric sleep apnea diagnosed?

Diagnosing pediatric sleep apnea usually requires conducting a sleep study, known as polysomnography. During this test, the child’s sleep is observed throughout the night to evaluate breathing patterns, oxygen levels, and various sleep phases.

Can sleep apnea affect my child's growth and development?

Yes, if left untreated, sleep apnea can disrupt the production of growth hormones in children, potentially causing growth delays, cognitive difficulties, and behavioral problems.

Are pacifiers bad for teeth?

Pacifier use can lead to dental issues such as misaligned teeth or bite problems. Additionally, prolonged use might affect jaw development, which could require orthodontic treatment later on.

When should I see a doctor about my child's sleep apnea?

Consult a doctor if your child frequently snores loudly, has noticeable pauses in breathing while asleep, breathes through the mouth regularly, or shows unusual daytime sleepiness and changes in behavior.

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(254) 675-3518


302 S. Avenue Q,

Clifton, Texas


Office Hours

Monday – 8:00 – 5:00
Tuesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Wednesday – 8:00 – 5:00
Thursday – 8:00 – 5:00
Friday – By Appointment