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Can breathing though mouth damage teeth?

Can breathing though mouth damage teeth?

Indirectly: Although mouthbreathing is not traumatic to teeth, the resultant over-drying of the oral cavity will reduce tha saliva's ability to buffer acid formation in the mouth. This will make teeth more succeptible to cavities. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?

What could cause mouth opening and breathing noise like Darth Vader (not snoring), with teeth clamping shut (not grinding) a few times while sleeping?

Test: You may have airway insufficiency resulting in sleep apnea. See a Pulmonologist. A sleep study may be in order. If you are grinding or clenching, or if you have a narrow upper jaw and/or retrusive lower jaw, an Orthodontic examination should be performed. ...Read more

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I'm concerned if i could be developing Ludwig's Angina. I have pain from 2 teeth. I had jaw pain 3 weeks, breathing OK, no fever, Some pain bottom of mouth, under side of head feels OK.

I'm concerned if i could be developing Ludwig's Angina. I have pain from 2 teeth. I had jaw pain 3 weeks, breathing  OK, no fever, Some pain bottom of mouth, under side of head feels OK.

Not Ludwig's: Ludwig's angina refers to a very serious, life-threatening soft tissue infection ) necrotizing fasciitis) in the area below the jaw. If you had this, you would not be alive to actually write your question since patients with this diagnosis appear toxic, in severe pain, and barely alive. ...Read more

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Been having tooth ache on multiple teach and mouth for a week or so, breathing causes irritation i'm traveling atm is 2weeks 2long to wait to see dent?

Been having tooth ache on multiple teach and mouth for a week or so, breathing causes irritation i'm traveling atm is 2weeks 2long to wait to see dent?

Depends: If your pain is dull and on multiple teeth, it may be due to your stress and occlusal issues. Meaning, you may be grinding your teeth while you are asleep or under stress, and this can lead to a dull ache and present pain in multiple teeth. This is presuming that you are someone who takes good care of your teeth, and have good oral hygiene, and visit your dentist at least annually. ...Read more

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I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

I am a mouth breather at night while i sleep.Can my mouth breathing at night be causing my tooth enamel erosion and if it is, what can I do to stop it?

No: Dental erosion is not generally caused by mouth breathing. If you have teeth erosion, contact your dentist to find out the cause and how to prevent it. It could be your diet, frequency of food intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), etc. You and your dentist should be looking into ways to strengthen your enamel. ...Read more

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What are some non-dietary causes of excessive tooth decay in a 5yo? Right now, all i've got is mouth breathing and osa w/gerd.

What are some non-dietary causes of excessive tooth decay in a 5yo? Right now, all i've got is mouth breathing and osa w/gerd.

3 Factors: Decay is a disease caused by bacteria that digest the sugars found in the diet. These germs excrete an acidic metabolic byproduct that demineralizes the tooth. In this process if you eliminate the germs (brushing, flossing) you eliminate the disease. If you increase the concentration of germs by reducing the saliva (medications) it can increase the impact of the acid ( more decay) see your dds. ...Read more

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Will my wisdom teeth come in even though my mouth is too small?

Will my wisdom teeth come in even though my mouth is too small?

Probably not: Back in time man ate a diet of roughage. In modern times a more refined diet has led to our jaws getting smaller, hence less room for wisdom teeth to erupt. Most people present day have impacted wisdom teeth! ...Read more

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Do mouth guards keep your teeth straight?

Do mouth guards keep your teeth straight?

Sure, depends : If your teeth were straight when the dentist took the molds to construct them (upper and lower) and the dentist makes a hard style plastic (clear aligner style) or plastic/metal wire (hawley style) guard and you wear them overnight every night, then they could keep your teeth straight. ...Read more

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Is my mouth guard be damaging to my teeth?

Is my mouth guard be damaging to my teeth?

Need more info: I would need more information about how you believe your guard may be ruining your teeth. Are you getting movement, decay or other concerns? It is highly unlikely that a mouth guard fabricated by a dentist would ruin teeth. However, if you are using an over the counter sports guard, there may be a reason why it wasn't fabricated correctly. ...Read more

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Breathing (Definition)

Breathing is the way we take in oxygen and expel carbon dioxide (co2) through out lungs. When our lungs expand we take fresh air in that contains oxygen and then when our lungs ...Read more