1. Breathe well, sleep well

    13th February 2012 by thecourtyardclinic

    Did you know that children who snore at night or sleep with their mouth open are often not getting a good night’s rest despite being asleep for 7, 8 or 9 hours a night.? The same applies to adults, who wake up feeling as if they have never been to bed. The reason is that snoring and ‘mouth breathing’ results in sub optimal oxygenation of the blood which in turn delivers lower levels ofoxygen to the cells, organs and muscles around the body.

    Hence the person feels tired and fatigued, in a growing child cognitive function is affected, and research has shown that a number of these children are labelled ADHD and prescribed Ritalin.

    There is also an increased incidence of ‘nocturnal diuresis’ or bed wetting in mouth breathing/snoring children.

    Habitual mouth breathing also has an effect on the growth and development of the jaw whichthen has orthodontic consequences in terms of dental crowding and problem ‘bites’.

    We, at The Courtyard Clinic can advise and help make sure that these issues are addressed and dealt with by recognising the signs early and investigating the cause.

    Initial consultations for children are free, just call Alison on 01932 582949.

  2. British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry Annual Meeting

    7th February 2012 by thecourtyardclinic

    British Academy of Aesthetic Dentistry Annual Meeting Stoke Park January 27,28 2012
    Dr Yasmin George from The Courtyard Clinic joined this highly respected group of experienced dentists and participated in an enlightening and educational programme for 2 days this last weekend. An international forum of speakers debated various topics including sleep apnoea, snoring and teeth grinding (bruxism); how they might be related and the implications for our patients and their general health.
    Mind blowing stuff!

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