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Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Is there an alternative treatment of mouth breathing?

Yes: Yes, most mouthbreathers cannot breath through the nose. Reasons can be enlarged tonsils/adenoids, deviated septum, nasal allergy. See ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...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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Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Is there a way to cure mouth breathing?

Structural: Yes. It is usually structural. It may be due to soft tissue swelling in the nose (allergy). Intranasal steroid sprays may help. It may be due to nasal problems like deviated septum or enlarge turbinates. Occasionally due to growths in the back of the nose .Best way to find out is to see an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Will removing enlarged tonsils help 2 cure mouth breathing?Adenoids have been removed, but the child still can't breathe or eat with their mouth closed

Will removing enlarged tonsils help 2 cure mouth breathing?Adenoids have been removed, but the child still can't breathe or eat with their mouth closed

Probably not: Tonsils definitely play into breathing issues (e g sleep apnea), but they should not cause nasal blockage. Depending on when adenoids were removed, they may have regrown (occurs much more commonly than tonsil regrowth). This can be evaluated by x-ray. Otherwise, an ENT may treat and evaluate for allergy / sinus issues (e g trial of steroid nasal spray) or do surgery to shrink the nasal turbinates. ...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?

Humidifier: 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! ...Read more

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What can be the cause of mouth breathing?

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

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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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What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is your tongue really enlarged? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Can open mouth breathing cause facial pain problems?

Yes: Any "unnatural" position, including leaving the mouth open for too long or too wide can lead to tmd and facial pain. I would see a dentist or ENT if it continues. ...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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Is it possible to get dry sockets through mouth breathing?

Is it possible to get dry sockets through mouth breathing?

Not usually: No one really knows exactly what "causes" a dry socket. There are basic instructions to follow that will help minimize the chances of developing a dry socket but some patients will develop it anyway. Mouth breathing is not a typical reason for developing it. ...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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Whats the pathophysiology with mouth breathing and dry skin surrounding the mouth?

Mouth-breathing: Mouth-breathing is commonly caused by nasal obstruction. It could be swelling of the nasal membranes due to allergies or infection, or enlargement of the turbinates, small bones inside the nose, or even a deviated nasal septum. If it's a chronic problem and you want to have it evaluated, see an ENT (otolaryngologist) and a ct will probably be necessary. ...Read more

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Is there a substantial advantage to nasal breathing and not mouth breathing during moderate/high intensity exercise? or its better but not huge?

Is there a substantial advantage to nasal breathing and not mouth breathing during moderate/high intensity exercise? or its better but not huge?

Breathing: While there have been some studies comparing nasal and oral breathing during exercise, most have used small sample sizes with somewhat inconclusive results. As such, breathing in a way that ensures your body is getting plenty of oxygen should be your goal - don't worry too much about the route. ...Read 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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Could mouth breathing cause gingivitis?

Could mouth breathing cause gingivitis?

Of course: Many factors linked to an elevated risk of gingivitis and the mouth breathing is one of them. ...Read more

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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