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Mouth breathing harmful on gums?

Mouth breathing harmful on gums?

YEA: Over time it causes dryness and potential changes in normal bacterial mouth flora. ...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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I get puffy gums from mouth breathing, how can I stop this habit?

I get puffy gums from mouth breathing, how can I stop this habit?

ENT/Orthodontist: Need to see 2 specialists. Need to see ENT to check airway, tonsils, adenoids, etc. Need to see orthodontist to determine if you need palatal expansion which will also widen nasal passages. If mouth breathing corrected and gum problems persist, may also need to see periodontist. ...Read more

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What can I do about puffy gums from mouth breathing?

See your dentist: Often times puffy gums from mouth breathing can be corrected with orthodontic therapy or surgical intervention. Your general dentist should be able to perform an initial evaluation and direct you accordingly. ...Read 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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Can there be problems with mouth breathing?

Can there be problems with mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. Mouth breathing is caused by a number of factors, including chronic allergies, sinus trouble, or enlarged tonsils and bad habit. It is a common condition, but often overlooked and ignored. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there problems linked to mouth breathing?

Can you tell me, are there problems linked to mouth breathing?

Chronic mouth breath: Chronic mouth breathing can not only affect your quality of life, but also your life causing major health problems. It can lead to poor sleep, gum disease, snoring and compromise immune system. It is a common condition, but often overlooked and ignored. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are there problems with mouth breathing?

Can you tell me, are there problems with mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Among other things, mouth breathing usually results in dryness of the mouth and especially in the front upper and lower gums where they become red, puffy, inflamed and may even bleed. See your general dentist or a periodontist for a periodontal evaluation and some suggestions of how to cope with this depending upon the condition of your gums. A dry mouth also increases the chances of dental decay. ...Read more

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Why is mouth-breathing considered "bad"?

Why is mouth-breathing considered "bad"?

See below: 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. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people get rid of gingivitis caused by mouth breathing?

Can someone tell me how people get rid of gingivitis caused by mouth breathing?

Hygiene Appts: Mouth breathing gingivitis is most often caused by "dry mouth syndrome" which causes the gingival tissues to become irritated and inflamed due to saliva not being present to neutralize an acidic environment in the mouth. A great solution is to use biotine which is a newer mouth rinse to help stimulate proper saliva flow. Most of my patients also have their teeth cleaned more regularly (every 3 mos. ...Read more

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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. ...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


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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more