Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre Now Open!

Posted Aug 28th, 2016 in Parents Corner

Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre Now Open!

Toddlers to Teens Dental announces the opening of the Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre with the Healthy Start™ System


Winnipeg, MB – Toddlers to Teen Dental is proud to announce the opening of the Pacific Pediatric Sleep Wellness Centre. The new Centre is the first in Canada to offer the Healthy Start System™ used to treat Sleep-Disordered Breathing (SDB) in children.

The central issue for many children suffering from the effects of SDB is a compromised airway. This condition has been linked to a wide variety of symptoms in children, including exhaustion, aggression, hyperactivity, bed wetting, emotional issues, and more.

With the Healthy Start System™, Pediatric Dentist Dr. Mel McManus uses a series of aligners designed to open a child’s airway, allowing for the proper balance of oxygen and Co2 in a child’s bloodstream during sleep.

Dr. McManus’ decision to open a Center dedicated to SDB stemmed from his desire to manage snoring in his own children.
“I learned about the Healthy Start System™ at a dental conference and enrolled in the training that same day.” says Dr. McManus. “As a parent and a pediatric dentist, I knew the effects that snoring had on a child’s emotional and physical development. I also knew that there were limited treatment options available to deal with these symptoms.”

Through a series of oral appliances worn for only 2 hours before bedtime and during sleep, The Healthy Start System™ can gently widen the dental arches, allowing the jaws to develop correctly. The end result is a more developed airway, a straighter smile and a sound, deep sleep for your child.

As the only dental practice to offer the Health Start System™ in Canada, Dr. McManus looks forward to offering parents in Winnipeg with options to treat a condition that is too often misdiagnosed, or overlooked.

Parents can contact the Toddlers to Teen Dental office directly for more information on the new Centre or to book a consultation for their child.

About Healthy Start™
Healthy Start™ is a progressive system to improve the health and well-being of children by educating and treating the root causes of sleep-disordered breathing and symptoms, such as snoring, mouth breathing, bed wetting, hyperactivity, and allergies, with a non-invasive procedure that works to straighten teeth and promote healthy smiles.