PARENT EVALUATION: ORAL-FACIAL HEALTH IN YOUR CHILD
Updated: Jan 27, 2022
No one knows your children better than you, which is why parents are the first line of defense in children's oral-facial airway health. Here is a quick checklist you can use to evaluate your child to see if they might be at risk of a possible airway disorder.
While your child is sitting watching tv or in the car, does your child:
Suck on his or her lips?
Breath with an open mouth?
Hold his or her tongue between their teeth?
Make noise while breathing?
Have a hard time sitting still?
While your child eats, does your child:
Stop breathing through the mouth between mouthfuls?
Stick his or her tongue out when swallowing or drinking?
Make a lot of noise while chewing?
Take breaths while drinking?
While your child speaks, does your child:
Talk too fast or too slowly?
Stop speaking to breathe through his or her mouth?
Have a lisp?
While your child sleeps, does your child:
Sleep with his or her mouth open?