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is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

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Dr. Jaime Quejada
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Adenoids ; tonsils: Ok? Make sure to have these checked first. Chronic upper airway or sinus congestion needs to be evaluated also, may be allergy-related or chronic infection.
Answered on Oct 5, 2016
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Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Yes, most mouthbreathers cannot breath through the nose. Reasons can be enlarged tonsils/adenoids, deviated septum, nasal allergy. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment.
Answered on Apr 5, 2015

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