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How to treat mouth breathing in adults ?

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Dr. Steven Koos
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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