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Mouth Breathing (Definition)

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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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. ...Read more

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Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?

Tired, feet swollen, iron taste in my mouth, breathing problems, what can this mean (i can't have baby at all)?

No simple answer: You list a wide range of symptoms that may or may not be related. You need a comprehensive physical exam and blood and urine testing and probably a chest x ray. You should seek out a primary care practitioner near you. ...Read more

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Dental Health (Tip)

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Licorice root extract shows great promise in reducing caviety causing bacteria in your mouth. ...See more

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How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

Mouth Breathing: 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. ...Read more

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How can I treat my mouth breathing?

How can I treat my mouth breathing?

Nasal obstruction: This is usually related to nasal obstruction: deviated septum, hypertrophied turbinates, nasal polyps. Allergic rhinitis is also very common cause. Consult with a surgeon in your area who specializes in this area. ...Read more

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There is more bacteria on the tongue than in the rest of the mouth combined! brush you tongue 3x/day. ...See more

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What are any harmful effects of mouth breathing?

What are any harmful effects of mouth breathing?

Several effects: Mouth breathing can produce significant dryness of the mouth. Some of the manifesrations of an extremely dry mouth may include increased risk of decay, altered taste and increased risk of irritation of the mucosal tissues. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

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. ...Read more

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Braces and Orthodontics (Tip)

Braces and Orthodontics

Mouth breathing, persistently large tonsils, and allergies can affect proper jaw development. ...See more

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Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Possible: If you are a mouth breather, then there may be a number of causes including nasal blockage, jaw deformity, etc. Have an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or ENT evaluate your nasal and facial structure. ...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

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

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