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Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

Is it normal that a baby of one month to sleep with mouth open?

Yes quite normal: Do not worry about it. However if the baby is mouth breathing, constantly, you may want to have the baby looked at. ...Read more

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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My10m baby change his attitude for eating solid now he is stubborn and refuse to open mouth how can I convince him, should I force feed him? He s activ

My10m baby change his attitude for eating solid now he is stubborn and refuse to open mouth how can I convince him, should I force feed him? He s activ

Feeding babies: It is common for babies to get stubborn and not ant to eat what they previously dis. You can not force them as this will just make it worse. Sometimes focusing just on them during mealtime helps, playing little games with them helps, making it fun. Giving him finger foods that are not a choke hazard, and above all being patient. ...Read more

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What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

What is the effect of newborn baby if he sleep with mouth open?

Obstructed nose: Infants are nose breathers but breath through their mouth when the nose is plugged (mucous). The mouth may get dry doing this. But one should make sure the infant's nose is patent (unobstructed). Sometimes Normal Saline or ayers nose drops/spray may help. ...Read more

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My preemie baby boys one sleeps with his mouth open and the other doesn't is there a problem with the one who sleeps with his mouth open? Could he hav

My preemie baby boys one sleeps with his mouth open and the other doesn't is there a problem with the one who sleeps with his mouth open? Could he hav

Needs evaluation.: It would be wise to get this evaluated especially if he is noisy when he sleeps. A visit to an ENT specialist may be advised ...Read more

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My baby is 6 month old have snoring and open mouth in the night it does mean adenoid???

My baby is 6 month old have snoring and open mouth in the night it does mean adenoid???

Not necessarily: I would have you see the pediatrician and bring it to his/her attention. This may need further evaluation ...Read more

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What's the best way to floss a child's teeth? We're trying to make sure we floss our daughter's teeth daily, but are finding it incredibly difficult to do so. She hates it, won't sit still or keep her mouth open, and our hands seem too big to be able to r

What's the best way to floss a child's teeth? We're trying to make sure we floss our daughter's teeth daily, but are finding it incredibly difficult to do so. She hates it, won't sit still or keep her mouth open, and our hands seem too big to be able to r

Hard to do: But necessary. Eye-hand coordination to floss usually isn't present 'till about age 10. But can't clean between teeth w toothbrush. Have daughter sit in your lap facing outward, tip head back, then floss her from behind. Another approach would be to use a water pik daily set on lowest setting. Fill 1/2 way w room temperature water, put tip into mouth, lean over sink, turn on. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I sleep with my mouth open?

Could you explain why do I sleep with my mouth open?

Mouth breather?: It is not that uncommon for someone to sleep with their mouth open, but if there is some type of breathing disorder, then it should be checked. Is your gum tissue inflamed or sore around the upper front teeth? Extra thick tissue in the back of the throat, obesity, meds, supplements, sleep position. If questions, I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Pain in the hinge when chewing or try to open mouth widewide?

Pain in the hinge when chewing or try to open mouth widewide?

Ball and socket: Your jaw joint has a fluid within the capsule to lubricate the cartilage disc that separates your lower jaw from your skull bone (temporal). When your lower jaw goes to far back it will push the disc forward resulting in pain and clicking in your jaw joint area. The treatment is wearing a removable appliance to distract your lower jaw down and reposition the disc which will stop your pain and click. ...Read more

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What are the causes of someone to sleep with their mouth open?

What are the causes of someone to sleep with their mouth open?

Information: Most of the time it relates to the anatomy of the nose, mouth and throat. Anatomical obstruction of air flow through the nose can cause it as well as chronic allergic rhinitis. Sometimes there is no dirct cause, but simply a habit pattern. ...Read more

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Bad to breathe with mouth open while jogging? And is it ok to excercise at night?

Bad to breathe with mouth open while jogging? And is it ok to excercise at night?

Exercise: Both of these are not in any way abnormal, uncommon, and thus not sure why you would ask this question. If it was a problem probably a billion people who exercise the same way would be in trouble. ...Read more

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60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago. Hearing above average. Also rings loud when I bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

60 yr old male. Ringing began 1.5 yrs ago. Hearing above average. Also rings loud when I bite or open mouth wide. Improved by mouth opening exercises.

Please see below: This can be due to problems inside the ear or around and sometimes due to side effects of medication. I would recommend you to discuss those possible etiology with a doctor. ...Read more

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Should I exhale through open mouth?

Should I exhale through open mouth?

Yes: I am not aware of any reason that doctors recommend to exhale though open mouth, I say yes.... If you do not have halitosis. ...Read more

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How can I stop the habit of chewing with my mouth open?

How can I stop the habit of chewing with my mouth open?

Try Closing Mouth: You may have a bad habit for a long time keeping your mouth open while eating and chewing your food. Try to keep your mouth closed while eating and chewing. If you physically are not able to do because of some abnormality in your facial muscles or some other abnormality. Then the first thing to do is consult your Primary Care Doctor and get checked and go from there ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth due to chewing of pan masala. Plz help?

Unable to open mouth due to chewing of pan masala. Plz help?

Check TMJ: The temporal mandibular joint may have a probelm and your denist would be your first stop. See your dentist. ...Read more

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My 4 week son sleeps with open mouth is it something of concern?

My 4 week son sleeps with open mouth is it something of concern?

Yes: Normally babies this age breath through their nose. Is his blocked for some reason? Anyone smoke around him. Has there been any color changes? Have him checked and make sure his nares are patent. All the best. ...Read more

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What would be a way to get someone to stop chewing with their mouth open?

What would be a way to get someone to stop chewing with their mouth open?

Conscious Effort: It should be as simple as an awareness of the habit and conscious effort, along with determination to stop. Constant reminders from others may be necessary. It usually requires time and patience. This assumes no anatomical or mental deficiencies. ...Read more

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Ok. I really feel like I need to stop chewing with my mouth open. I have absolutely no health problem it's just an awful habit I have! How can I stop?

Ok. I really feel like I need to stop chewing with my mouth open. I have absolutely no health problem it's just an awful habit I have! How can I stop?

Set a reminder: When you start eating download the various apps available which are there to remind you for breaking habits. Or simply set your alarm on your phone to vibrate every 1 minute which should remind you to stop chewing with your mouth wide open.
Alternatively remind yourself before starting to eat. ...Read more

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How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

How to stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Have it checked out: Most people sleep with their mouth open for a reason. You may have airway obstruction or sleep apnea. Try nasal strips to see if it helps. If you snore there are devices made by dentist that can help. Sleeping with an open mouth will dry your mouth making you much more susceptible to decay and periodontal disease. Bacteria love a dry mouth. ...Read more

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How can stop sleeping with my mouth open?

How can stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Start with an ENT: This may or may not be possible. I would suggest that you start by seeing an ENT specialist regarding possible causes such as congestion, nasal obstruction, allergies, sleep disorders, etc. ...Read more

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How can you stop sleeping with mouth open?

Related to breathing: It could be that if you have trouble breathing through your nose you will breath through your mouth. If you have trouble breathing through your nose and things like antihistamines or breath right strips don't work you may need the help of an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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How can I stop sleeping with my mouth open?

How can I stop sleeping with my mouth open?

Rule out anatomical: Have your anatomical alignment of the jaw bones are okay as well as nasal blockages. See an ENT and orthodontist. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with your mouth open cause problems?

Does sleeping with your mouth open cause problems?

Yes: I recommend the following brief article with recommendations that are practical :how to stop sleeping with your mouth open | ehow
www. Ehow. Com/how_7646199_stop-sleeping-mouth-open. Html
sleeping with your mouth open can contribute to multiple problems. ...Read more

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Is it bad that my newborn sleeps with his mouth open?

Is it bad that my newborn sleeps with his mouth open?

OK: When you sleep, especially on your back, lower jaw drops downward and backward and mouth opens. If breathing is regular, should not be a problem. If concerned, take a video and show it to your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is sleeping with your mouth open a dangerous problem?

Is sleeping with your mouth open a dangerous problem?

Open mouth: Could be potentially due to nasal passage blockage leading to obstructive sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Are there any dangers from sleeping with my mouth open?

Not really: Sleeping with your mouth open does not present any dangers although you may wake up with a dry mouth and also have drooling. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth more than 1/2 an inch after root canal?

Unable to open mouth more than 1/2 an inch after root canal?

Why?: Why couldn't you open your mouth more than that with the first dentist? Did you open your mouth further for junior? If you did, you had something against the first one, whether you were conscious of it or not. Fear or anger has many faces. With regard to 'after root canal work' there is something, definitely wrong if can't open mouth more than half inch. Go back. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop myself from sleeping with my mouth open?

What can I do to stop myself from sleeping with my mouth open?

Mouth breather?: It is not that uncommon for someone to sleep with their mouth open, but if there is some type of breathing disorder, then it should be checked. Is your gum tissue inflamed or sore around the upper front teeth? Extra thick tissue in the back of the throat, obesity, meds, supplements, sleep position. If questions, I would see a doctor. ...Read more

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Would the dentist use something to keep my mouth open the whole time?

Would the dentist use something to keep my mouth open the whole time?

Absolutely: If your dentist doesn't offer something to help you keep your mouth open during treatment, just ask for a "bite block" or a "mouth prop" so you don't have to pay such close attention and don't have so much stress on your muscles and joints. In many practices, such devices are standard. They definitely help you stay comfortable. ...Read more

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Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Unable to open mouth wide after recent surgery is there some way to get it back to normal?

Partial dislocation: You need to contact the facility where you had surgery and inform the anesthesia provider. During the course of general anesthesia and endotracheal intubation, you might have partially dislocated your jaw. If you are not able to get back to the facility, get an xray of your jaw. If it is partially dislocated, it can and should be reduced, similar to any joint dislocation. ...Read more