Dental sleep medicine is another way NLFSD offers a holistic approach to our dental treatment. Initial screening for bruxism and sleep disordered breathing is completed during a comprehensive examination. This is where signs can be identified and the diagnostic process is discussed.
Snoring / Sleeps with mouth open
Restless sleeper / sleeps with their neck extended back
Middle ear infections – grommets or antibiotic treatments
Fussy eater – i.e doesn’t like chewing steak or raw carrots
Black stains on teeth that doesn’t come off with brushing
Eats or drinks too much SUGAR
Has bottle in bed with juice, cordial or milk
No gaps between baby teeth
Muscle Function (Orofacial Myology)
Sucks their thumb (particularly after 2yrs old)
Has a dummy (particularly after 2yrs old)
Difficulty keeping lips sealed
Resting place for the tongue is on the floor of the mouth
Mouth breathing / Open mouth posture
Headaches/Migraines and neck pain
After receiving your diagnostics report, our dental team can assist the sleep dysfunctions with the following treatment options:
Are you interested to see what you do during your sleep?
Why choose AER Healthcare to do your at home sleep study? Because AER Healthcare collect extra data in their sleep studies that others do not so that you can find out more about your grinding and when it is happening during the night.
Follow the link to start your AER Healthcare Online Pretest Assessment.