mouth breathing

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Mouth breathing is a clinical finding where a person inhales and exhales through his mouth, either due to obstruction in your nasal airway or out of habit.

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Dr. James D. Bates answered:

Is mouth breathing dangerous?

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, and if you can't breathe through your nose then something's wrong, perhaps a deviated nasal septum or enlarged turbinates, obstructing the nasal passages. Sleep apnea is also a concern.
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Mouth breathing harmful on gums?

YEA

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OVER TIME IT CAUSES DRYNESS AND POTENTIAL CHANGES IN NORMAL BACTERIAL MOUTH FLORA
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How do you stop mouth breathing?

Many options

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Mouth breathing treatment options are numerous. Depending on the current clinical picture and symptoms, the effective treatment for mouth breathing includes immediate respiratory techniques and long-term breathing exercises and lifestyle changes in order to retrain the automatic breathing pattern.
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How can i treat my mouth breathing?

Humidifier

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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. The simplest solution is to try a humidifier at night. If you have any symptoms, like headache, snoring, gasping, or sinusitis, contact your ENT physician. Mouth breathing by itself is not a disorder which has to be treated. Hope this help!
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I am worried about mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing?

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Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

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Typically mouth breathing is a result of nasal obstruction. This could be from a deviated septum, enlarged or hypertrophic turbinates, concha bullosa, or nasal polyps. This should be evaluated for potency. If there are any one of these conditions they should be corrected. You should have a consult with a surgeon who can evaluate and manage these conditions.
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Dr. David Apatoff answered:

Could mouth breathing cause gingivitis?

Absolutely

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Mouth breathing can most certainly cause gingivitis! To minimize the gingivitis, first you must have excellent oral hygiene including daily flossing and brushing. Also it might be prudent to see if you have a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea or even plain old snoring both of which could cause the mouth breathing and thus the gingivitis. Best to start simply with meticulous oral hygiene.
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Why is mouth-breathing considered "bad"?

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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 can also lead to dry mouth, gum disease and decay. If you have issues with snoring or stopping breathing while sleeping, you may have sleep apnea that could be due to obstruction and mouth breathing would be one sign.
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Dr. Steven Koos answered:

How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

Mouth Breathing

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can be due to many causes actually, such as a skeletal malocclusion or vertical excess with lip incompetence, macroglossia, nasopharyngeal obstructions (polyps, turbinates, deviated septum), seasonal or domestic allergies with congestion to name a few. Mouth breathing is a symptom of another underlying issue usually so focus should be on identifying and treating that issue and it will be reduced.
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What can be the cause of mouth breathing?

Many possibilities

Some common causes of mouth breathing are: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea. There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination
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