Tamil Nadu

A discussion on sleep and dental health in children

We Little and The Hindu Wellness Series will present a webinar on ‘Sleep Disruptions in Kids — A Slow Pandemic’ on January 29.

Shifa Shamsudeen, founder and director of We Little and a preventive paediatric dentist, will touch on the connection between problems in oral cavity and sleep. She and her team works on children’s dental requirements and have brought out what they call a sleep passport — a booklet for parents and children that gives pointers on a healthy sleep routine from infancy to 18 years of age.

The booklet provides a pictorial description of low-quality sleep and highlights the symptoms, causes and effects of mouth breathing and sleep disordered breathing (SDB), an upper airway dysfunction.

Saturday’s webinar, which begins at 11 a.m., will offer expert insights from Umakant Katwa, instructor of paediatrics, Harvard Medical School.

Pon Vasanth B.A., senior reporter, The Hindu, will moderate the session. To register for the webinar visit: https://bit.ly/WELTHW or scan the QR Code.

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