Thumb Sucking and Snoring Appliances

Breaking bad habits is hard and parents trying to correct their children’s thumb sucking habits have an uphill task. Individuals that snore in their sleep may not be able to do much about it. Luckily, there are devices out there that are specifically designed to help stop thumb sucking and prevent snoring.

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH A THUMB SUCKING HABIT? ARE YOU TRYING TO CONTROL SNORING AT NIGHT? GET A DENTAL APPLIANCE TODAY.

Call 416-287-2426 or Book Your Appointment Online.

Thumb Sucking Appliances Protect Your Child’s Teeth

Thumb sucking is a bad habit that is among the more challenging ones to break, but very common among children. Most children under the age of two, who suck their thumb, do it because they are tired, hungry, shy or teething. Unfortunately, preschoolers and school-aged children may continue to suck their thumb, which dramatically impacts their oral development. Some conditions that may occur if thumb sucking is not controlled include:
•    Problems with chewing
•    Poor tongue placement
•    Problems with learning how to swallow foods and liquids properly
•    Issues with speech
•    Overbites and open bites
•    Tonsils may collapse and cause snoring at night
•    Deformities to their mouth can cause insecurities and self-esteem problems later on
•    Infections may develop in the mouth or around fingernails

Thumb sucking can be discouraged by using a dental appliance and proper dental care will prevent long-term damage to the teeth or gums. These devices help break the suction if a child puts their thumb in their mouth, thus making the overall experience less pleasant. For some children, thumb sucking is stopped within one day of using the appliance.

Snoring Appliances Can Protect Your Health

Snoring is a common issue, but it can lead to or even be caused by a more significant health issue, including sleep apnea. Snoring appliances help bring the lower jaw forward and open up the airway so that breathing while asleep is less noisy. The style and type of snoring appliance you may require depends on numerous factors. A dental professional can advise you as to which one is best for your unique needs.

Dental Appliance Consultation

Some health insurance plans may cover the use of a dental appliance. It is best to consult your insurance carrier for specific coverage information. To see if you are a candidate for a thumb sucking or snoring appliance, you will need to schedule an appointment. Dr. Sheridan Cyrus can help determine which appliance is right for you as well as offer general oral care to preserve your long-term health.

BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT FOR A DENTAL APPLIANCE TODAY.

Call us at 416-287-2426 to make an appointment with Dr. Cyrus.

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