Airway-Centric Dentistry in Leduc in Leduc

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Guiding You Through Airway-Centric Dentistry

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on airway centric dentistry, a revolutionary approach to dental care that prioritizes the health of your airway. 

At Bloom Orthodontics, we offer airway-centric dentistry focusing on your overall well-being. Our team works with you to help you understand and feel comfortable with airway-centric dentistry for your children. 

We are always looking for new ways to expand our dental services, and airway-centric dentistry is another addition. Contact us to schedule your appointment and address airway development in your children.

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Airway Development In Children

Healthy airway development is crucial, especially during childhood. Children’s facial and dental development can significantly impact their ability to breathe properly, sleep, behave, and learn. 

Factors like thumb-sucking, mouth breathing, and tongue posture can influence how the airway develops. Our experienced dentists are dedicated to helping children achieve optimal facial and airway development, setting the foundation for a lifetime of good health.

Impact of Airway on Dental Health

The relationship between your airway and dental health is profound. A compromised airway can lead to a host of dental problems, such as malocclusion (misaligned teeth), high palates, and crowded teeth. 

These issues not only affect the aesthetics of your smile but can also impact your ability to chew and speak properly. Airway-centric dentistry addresses these concerns by addressing the root cause of dental issues—the airway.

Common Airway Issues in Pediatric Dentistry

In pediatric dentistry, we frequently encounter common airway issues that can affect a child’s development. Our team works with you to address each of these issues and preserve your child’s oral health. 

Mouth Breathing

Habitual mouth breathing can lead to improper tongue posture, which, in turn, affects facial growth and development (growth of the jaws).

A restricted lingual frenulum (tongue-tie) can hinder proper tongue movement, affecting speech and facial development. This can also affect how they chew and break down food, making kids ‘picky’ eaters because they are not able to have the full range of the tongue/muscle. Tongue ties affect how we breathe and can make breastfeeding for babies difficult, challenging, and even painful.

Children with OSA may experience interrupted sleep due to airway obstruction, leading to fatigue, behavioural issues, and poor academic performance.

Signs & Symptoms of Airway Problems

Recognizing the signs and symptoms of airway problems is essential for early intervention. Some common indicators of airway issues in both children and adults include:

  • Snoring or heavy breathing during sleep
  • Daytime fatigue or excessive sleepiness
  • Difficulty concentrating or learning
  • Frequent headaches, especially in the morning
  • Restless sleep or nighttime awakenings
  • Bedwetting (in children)
  • Chronic nasal congestion

Diagnosis & Assessment

Our team of dedicated professionals employs diagnostic tools and techniques to assess your airway health comprehensively. This assessment may include:

  • Comprehensive airway evaluation of facial dental development
  • Airway imaging and analysis
  • Sleep studies for suspected sleep-related airway issues

Our Treatment Options

At Bloom Orthodontics, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to your child’s unique needs. We work closely with you and your children during the diagnosis and assessment stage to prepare a personalized treatment plan. 

If you have any questions or concerns about any of our treatment options or the diagnostic stage, please reach out to our team.

Orthodontic Intervention

Early interceptive orthodontic treatments focused on improving the malocclusion/teeth, improving the airway, improving sleep, eliminating/reducing bed wetting, etc.

This therapy helps retrain tongue posture and swallowing patterns to support proper airway development. It aids in obtaining correct eating and swallowing patterns and lip competency, eliminates habits such as finger or digit sucking and prepares the patient if they need a tongue-tie release.

A simple procedure to correct tongue-tie can enhance tongue mobility and promote proper development and breathing, leading to more restful nights.

We offer guidance on lifestyle changes, such as improving diet and exercise habits, to enhance airway health.

Prioritizing Your Airway Health

Prioritizing your airway health is a step toward overall wellness and a beautiful, functional smile. At Bloom Orthodontics,  we are committed to guiding your children on this journey to better health and improved quality of life.

We are here to address all your airway-centric dental needs. If you have any questions or concerns or would like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Come Visit Us

You can find us just off 50 Street, with plenty of parking available in front of the clinic. Look for our beautiful Bloom sign!

Our Address

  • 6209 50 St., #201
  • Leduc, AB T9E 7A9

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Clinic Hours

  • Monday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Thursday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Friday: 8:00 AM 4:00 PM
  • Saturday: By Appointment
  • Sunday: Closed
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