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How Much Do You Know About Sleep Disorders in Children?

Knowledgeable oral health professionals are uniquely positioned to identify children early in the sleep disorder disease process, helping to prevent serious oral and systemic health problems. Read on to test your knowledge on sleep disorders in children.

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Obstructive sleep apnea results in the partial or complete obstruction of the airway by the soft palate and/or base of tongue.

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In the general population, what percentage of children have obstructive sleep apnea?

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An airway screening should be conducted only on pediatric patients during the dental hygiene appointment.

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Frequently, children with sleep-disordered breathing have a forward head posture, as this helps to open the airway, making it easier to breathe.

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Which of the following is a symptom of sleep-deprivation in children?

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Children who move significantly throughout the night are not reaping the benefits of sleep.

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Up to what percentage of children mouth breathe daily?

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How Much Do You Know About Sleep Disorders in Children?
Congrats!
Congrats! You understand the ins and outs of sleep disorders in children. Get out there and put your know-how to good use!
Well done!
Well done! You have the basics, but there’s more to learn. Continue to study sleep disorders in children. You’ve got this!
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Not bad, but there’s room to grow when it comes to understanding the importance of detecting sleep disorders in children. Consider reading more about this important facet of providing oral health care. Good luck!

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