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Consequences of Sleep Apnea in Children, Dentist Dr. Ronald Shelley, Glendale, Arizona

Some children suffer from sleep disordered breathing. There are some serious consequences associated with this problem. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains in this report.

Dr. Shelley says that every night, an estimated nine out of ten children in America suffer from sleep disordered breathing. And every day, those children suffer from a wide range of health problems traceable to the sleep disorder. The list includes attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), swollen adenoids and tonsils, bedwetting, restless sleep, and nightmares. Children with night breathing problems often have trouble in school. They develop dark circles under their eyes and exhibit daytime drowsiness. They may have crowded or crooked teeth, chronic allergies, and teeth grinding.

Understanding the root cause of all these symptoms has come about only recently. Dr. Shelley explains that the solution to these problems is not drugs, but dental appliance therapy. In his practice, the Perfect Start dental appliances are used to reshape a child’s oral cavity to promote better breathing.

Dr. Shelley says that the Perfect Start system has been designed to promote proper development of a child’s oral cavity, jaw, and upper palate. If all these things develop as they should, a child will be able to breathe through the nose rather than through the mouth. And when this happens, the symptoms of sleep disordered breathing usually disappear. “When children can breathe properly, they begin to learn, grow, and blossom into their true potential. Every child deserves a perfect start.”

Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.

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