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Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing

It is important to pay attention to how you breathe because nose breathing vs mouth breathing is more beneficial for your health, growth, and development. Make sure to ask your dentist about your breathing habits at your next visit. It is estimated that 30%-50% of adults breathe through their mouth.

Your nose filters out foreign particles, humidifies the air and releases nitric oxide, which helps widen blood vessels, so oxygen circulation can occur more effectively in your body.

Mouth breathing can increase the risk of allergies, asthma, bad breath, tooth decay, gingivitis, snoring, sleep apnea, and facial changes. These facial and structural changes include:

  1. Tired eyes
  2. Receded chin
  3. Narrow jaws
  4. Compromised airway
  5. Long face

To improve your nose breathing you will first want to see an ENT to rule about any obstructions in the airway, try the following tips:

  1. Sleep on your side, not your back
  2. Sleep with a more elevated pillow
  3. Try mouth tape
  4.  Use a nasal decongestant to make sure your nose is clear
  5. See your Orthodontist for an expander

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