Is it normal that my child snores?

Children should never snore. Snoring can be a sign of a blocked pediatric airway. Mouth breathing and bruxism (teeth grinding) are two of the most common symptoms of a blocked airway. If your child snores and has these symptoms, you should consult a dentist. Causes of a blocked pediatric airway can include large adenoids or tonsils, large tongue, long epiglottis, or even obesity. Your dentist may refer you to a pediatric ENT specialist to determine the cause of the snoring and rule out any serious medical problems.

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