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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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What can I do about puffy gums from mouth breathing?

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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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 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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How do you stop mouth breathing?

How do you stop mouth breathing?

Many options: 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. ...Read more

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I am worried about mouth breathing?

I am worried about 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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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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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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Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Can there be problems linked to mouth breathing?

Mouth breathing: Will promote a greater chance of dental caries (decay) and periodontal disease. Speak to your physician regarding causes (habitual, anatomic, obstructive). See your dentist more often for exams and advice. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mouth breathing?

What is the definition or description of: Mouth breathing?

Like you said.: Mouth breathing is breathing through the mouth, as opposed to breathing through your nose. Nose breathing is healthier for many reasons including (but not limited to) tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion, sleep disorder, and overall health. ...Read more

Mouth Breathing (Definition)

Mouth breathing is breathing through the mouth, as opposed to breathing through your nose. Nose breathing is healthier for many reasons including (but not limited to) tooth decay, gum disease, malocclusion, sleep ...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