Signs, Symptoms & Risk Assessment

No age group is immune from poor airway health. Often associated with older, obese men, ACD or other manifestations of poor airway health can be present in infants, children, teens, young adults, and slender women! Any of the signs or symptoms listed below can indicate the presence an airway problem.



• Parent Guide to Oral Facial Health

• Bad breath

• Crowded teeth

• Deep overbite

• Grinding or clenching of teeth/tooth wear

• Large tonsils and/or adenoids, previous tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy

• Mouth breathing

• Narrow dental arches

• Recessive chin

• Scalloped tongue

• Speech problems/tongue thrust

• Teeth removed (other than wisdom teeth)

• Tongue tie and/or problems nursing during infancy



• Bedwetting

• Loud breathing or snoring

• Regular arousals or sleep disturbances

• Restless sleep

• RLS or leg cramps during the night

• Sleepwalking or talking

• Trouble falling or staying asleep

• Are you at risk for a sleep disorder?

Cognitive and Mental

Other Physical Signs

• ADD/ADHD/Dyslexia

• Anxiety/Depression

• Learning problems/impairments

• Memory loss

• Daytime fatigue

Long Term Risks

• Atrial fibrillation

• Cancer

• Cardiovascular disease

• High blood pressure

• Obesity

• Type II diabetes

• Acid reflux/GERD

• Allergies/Asthma

• Carbohydrate cravings

• Dark shading under eyes ("allergic shiners")

• Digestive issues

• Frequent colds/sore throats/tonsillitis/ear infections

• Headaches/chronic head or neck pain

• Low iron levels

• Poor head/body posture