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Early intervention for children is important for proper skeletal and neurological growth and development. Proper development of the nasal airway is dependent on good nasal breathing that can be compromised by enlarged tonsils and adenoids, deviated septum or chronic mouth breathing to name a few. Snoring in a child is not normal and should be evaluated by a pediatric sleep physician for possible sleep apnea or other sleep disturbed breathing problems. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be a sign of an airway problem. Children’s airways should be evaluated as part of the diagnosis of ADHD. Treatment of childhood airway problems may involve a few doctors including a dentist extensively trained in sleep medicine, like Dr. Gallegos.