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Is it not good to breathe through your mouth?

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Dr. Derik Alexanians
Cosmetic Dentistry 18 years experience
Mouth Breathing: Breathing from your mouth causes dryness of the mouth as the saliva evaporates. The saliva has natural anti-cavity properties and as such you are more prone to dental cavities if this is a chronic issue. You may also get dryness in your throat as a result. Your nose has small hairs that filter a lot of the dust particles you inhale which does not happen with mouth breathing either.

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