Sleep Education

How is Bed-wetting Related to Sleep-Disordered Breathing?

Up to a certain point in a child’s development, bed-wetting can be a fairly normal occurrence, because the kidneys, the bladder, and many of the associated muscles have simply not developed fully, so that full control is not really possible. However, after about age 6, development should be complete and bed-wetting no longer an issue. …

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What does sleep do for a growing child?

What Does Sleep Do for a Growing Child?

In 2010, the American Medical Association and American Academy of Sleep Medicine recognized insufficient sleep in adolescents as a serious health risk. Children of all ages require sleep for brain development, mental health and physical health.  Sleep deprivation is common in teens, who are trying to balance school, social activities, work and extracurricular events. However, …

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What is a Frenectomy and Why Would I Need One?

A frenectomy is a minor medical procedure that cuts and reshapes the frenum with a scalpel or laser. There are three types of frenum in your mouth: the upper and lower labial frenum and a lingual frenulum. The labial frenum is the tissue that attaches your gums to your lip between your front teeth. You have three …

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