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RESEARCH LIBRARY

The CAFF Content Research Library is full of information that will help, both parents and pediatric professionals, to better understand children's airway disorders and what causes them. While our goal is prevention, you'll also discover information on how to mitigate and treat a child currently showing signs of:

  • sleep-disordered breathing

  • mouth breathing

  • high-arched palate

  • malocclusion

  • physical impacts of airway disorders

Our library includes checklists and questions to ask your doctor, medical research, sleep support guides, and links to a variety of articles from some of the top medical professionals from around the globe.

DOWNLOADABLES

Creating the right sleeping habits for your infants and kids can be daunting. We've pulled together downloadable resources that will guide you towards developing sleeping habits for your kids that will improve their health and set them on the right path for life.

Red flags checklist
TMJ Questionnaire
First Steps for Parents
OAS Red Flags
Dental Meridian Tooth Chart
The Silent Epidemic

The Silent Epidemic: How Airway Disorders are Quietly Destroying the Health of Children & Overwhelming Our Global Health Systems

CAFF

10.31.2021

Sleep Apnea Research

Association Between Frontal-Lobe and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Natura Communications

April 2021

Dental sleep medicine

26th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine

Department of Oral Health Sciences

06.04.2017

Sleep, Orthodontics, and Myofunctional Therapy

Sleep, Orthodontics, and Myofunctional Therapy 

Orthodontic Practice US (Sharon Moore)

November 2021

Oral Facial and Sleep Apnea

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea and the Critical Role of Oral-Facial Growth

Frontiers in Neurology

01.01.2013

obstructive sleep apnea and brain damage

Long-Term Management of OSA and Its Comorbidities

Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine Journal

05.08.2019

Sleep Related Breathing Disorders in Children

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Children: Red Flags in Pediatric Care

Journal of Clinical Medicine

09.22.2022

Treating Airway Breathing Disorders

Treating Airway and Breathing Disorders

Inside Sleep Medicine

02.01.2018

BREASTFEEDING STUDY

Breastfeeding: Crucially Important, But Increasingly Challenged in a Market-Driven World

The Lancet

02.11.2023

Health of Women and Children 2022

Health of Women and Children Report 2022

America's Health Rankings: United Health Foundation

12.31.2022

RESEARCH & WHITE PAPERS

We're sure you have lots of questions about children's airway diseases . We've put together information that will help you better understand what they are, what treatments are available, and how to lower your child's risk.

Childhood Sleep Apnea and Brain Damage

Childhood Sleep Apnea Linked to Brain Damage and Lowering IQ Rates

Johns Hopkins Medicine

08.21.2006

ORAL HEALTH AMERICA

Oral Health in America: Advances and Challenges

The US Surgeon General

12.06.2021

ADHD and Malocclusions

The Prevalence of Malocclusion is Higher in Schoolchildren with Signs of ADHD

American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthodontics

05.06.2021

Sleep Disordered Breathing

Sleep-Disordered Breathing in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - A Genetic Model of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

CHEST

10.24.2014

sleep disorders in pediatric dentistry

Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Children: Red Flags in Pediatric Care

Journal of Clinical Medicine

09.22.2022

Tongue Tie Assessment

Tethered Oral Tissue: The Assessment & Diagnosis of Tongue & Lip Ties in Breastfeeding

General Dentistry

03.01.2015

AAOSH Medical-Dental Connection

Foundations of Oral Systemic Health and the Medical-Dental Connection

AAOSH

01.01.2023

Unicef State of World's Children 2023

UNICEF State of the World's Children Report 2023

UNICEF

04.26.2023

AIRWAY, DENTAL, AND SLEEP ARTICLES

To help you get a better understanding, we've pulled together articles featuring some of the best professional experts.

 

National Library of Medicine

Nutrition and Respiratory Health

National Library of Medicine

03.15.15

Mouth breathing

Why Your Childs's Mouth Breathing Should Worry You

DMG Article

09.25.19

Breathing Impacts on the Brain

Changes in Your Breathing Can Change Your Brain

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

03.08.13

National Library of Medicine

Impact of Airway Dysfunction on Dental Health 

National Library of Medicine

01.15.20

Brain Tissue and Pediatric OSA

Regional Brain Tissue Integrity in Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

US National Library of Medicine 

06.05.18

JAWS The Story of the Hidden Epidemic

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

Dentistry Today Article

03.27.18

The Dental Diet

The Dental Diet: 10 Foods That Strengthen Your Teeth

Today's RDH Article

01.09.18

Breaking the Thumb-sucking Habit

Breaking the Thumb-sucking Habit: When Compliance is Essential

US National Library of Medicine 

01.20.16

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Yale Medicine

01.20.22

The Brain Archtects

The Brain Architects: Connecting Health & Learning 

Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University

12.08.20

ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS

These organizations and groups are excellent resources on the topic of airway dysfunction and sleep issues in children.

Academy of Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy logo
American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
AA ORAL AND SYSTEMIC HEALTH
AACP
AAPMD
ABDSM
IABDM
IAFGG
IAOM

Education is one of our main goals at CAFF. If you did not find what you need here, please check out our other resource sections below. We have an extensive reading list, blogs, and videos that will help you to better understand children's airway diseases and what can be done to minimize your child's risks.

You can also locate professionals (doctors, dentists, dieticians, and homeopathic providers) or connect with other parent support groups in our Community section. 

READING

Our recommended reading list is good for both medical professionals and parents

BLOGS

Blogs and newsletters with the latest in childhood airway disorders and prevention.

VIDEOS

A collection of interviews of some of the best medical pediatric airway specialists 

FIRST STEP

Where parents can begin their journey by finding health providers, education & support

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