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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
No, but...: Mouth breathing isn't dangerous by itself, but it is abnormal and usually reflects a problem somewhere else in the airway. Nasal breathing is normal, ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
No but: Not dangerous but can lead to dental and medical problems. See an ENT doc to find cause, make treatment recommedations.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruden
Dentistry 38 years experience
Many options: Mouth breathing treatment options are numerous. Depending on the current clinical picture and symptoms, the effective treatment for mouth breathing in... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mouth breathing?: What are your concerns? Please be more specific.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Mouth breathing is caused by a num... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
Pain Management 11 years experience
Humidifier: Mouth breathing can occur mainly due to obstruction in the nasal passages which can be due to structural obstructions, inflammation as well as dry air... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Manolis Manolakakis
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: Typically mouth breathing is a result of nasal obstruction. This could be from a deviated septum, enlarged or hypertrophic turbinates, concha bullosa,... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
See below: It's not necessarily bad, but it can be a sign of obstructed airways in the nose, obstructing tonsils or adenoids or other serious health issues. It ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Green
Dentistry 9 years experience
Sinus problems: I would get a full exam of your sinuses and find out if you can improve your breathing through your nose! perhaps there are allergies that are compli... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Mouth breathing: From a dental standpoint, your gums are more likely to get red and inflamed and you are more prone to cavities and gum problems. Determine the cause a... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
Pulmonology 26 years experience
Yes: No protection from organisms and dust is offered by the nasal passage and the pharyngeal regions. Sinuses also help in ventilation process as well as ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
Cavities & gum probs: Breathing through your mouth dries it out. Saliva is needed to help prevent decay. Saliva is also needed to help fight bacteria that causes gum diseas... Read More

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