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Dee for Dentist

Cosmetic & General Dentistry & Endodontists and Dental Implants Specialists located in Silverado Ranch, Las Vegas, NV

Healthy Start™ is a myofunctional therapy program that corrects issues in children and prepares the youngsters for proper dental development as they grow up. At Dee for Dentist in Las Vegas, the gentle and supportive team of experts helps your child develop properly, so they’re less likely to later develop serious problems like obstructive sleep apnea, bed-wetting, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). To book your child’s Healthy Start appointment, call the office or book online now.

Healthy Start Q & A



What is the Healthy Start system?

The Healthy Start approach focuses on preventive dental care for children, including a comfortable small dental device that helps with proper teeth and mouth development. The Healthy Start device can widen the top and bottom arches to make room for teeth as they emerge. 

The device also helps straighten the teeth as they erupt, and it promotes ideal jaw development. 

With the Healthy Start System, major health and development complications that can arise later in adolescense are properly addressed at a young age in order to prevent impactments to development. 


How can Healthy Start prevent obstructive sleep apnea?

The Healthy Start device can expand your child’s airway over time, especially if they start therapy early. This might lessen, or even prevent, sleep-disordered breathing like obstructive sleep apnea later.


How can the Healthy Start device prevent bed-wetting?

In some cases, bed-wetting might be connected to breathing problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea. All types of disordered breathing disrupt the oxygen/carbon dioxide (CO2) balance in your child’s blood, which is often associated with bed-wetting.

The Healthy Start appliance can restore normal breathing and reduce or stop the bed-wetting.  


Does Healthy Start help with ADHD?

Healthy Start can be beneficial for people living with ADHD when airway or oral health problems were the root cause of their issues. Many parents say that the Healthy Start device was beneficial for their child with ADHD. Some even report that their child was able to reduce or even stop taking prescription medicine for ADHD. 

Some kids have improved behavior within days or weeks of getting their Healthy Start oral appliance. Of course, you should only make changes to your child’s medication with the full knowledge and guidance of their pediatrician or another medical doctor. 


When should my child begin Healthy Start?

The younger, the better. The ideal time for the first Healthy Start exam is before your child turns 2. Older children can use a Healthy Start device with good effects, but it’s most impactful when you start young. 

In order to experience the best results from the the Healthy Start system, it is crucial that children be introduced as soon as possible. Early adoption of the system allows for greater prevention of developmental hurdles.

The Dee for Dentist dental care providers are specially trained in Healthy Start treatment with Dr. Mevasin being one of the few dentist in the Las Vegas area certified in the treatment. The providers can create the ideal treatment plan to ensure good oral health for your child as they grow up.

Want to give your child the best possible head start in oral health and even whole-body wellness? Call Dee for Dentist, or book your child’s Healthy Start exam online anytime. 

*Individual results may vary.




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