+Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing Risks

Mouth breathing is unhealthy as it puts you at higher risk of:

  • Colds
  • Tonsillitis
  • Coughs
  • Chest infections

This is because mouth breathing bypasses your body's main air filtration system - the nose! The nose acts as an 'air-conditioner' that filters and humidifies the air we breathe.

When you breathe through your mouth you drag large volumes of cold, unfiltered air containing viral and bacterial matter directly into the sensitive lung passages. This increases your chance of developing colds, coughs and/or chest infections.

Ever notice how the back of your throat feels a little sore when you're recovering your breath after a run? That's because, by reflex, we breathe through our mouths when running to try to regain our breath. This subjects the tonsils to heavy air filtration duties which they are not designed to undertake. In most cases, the tonsils will become swollen and inflamed as a result – which is not a comfortable result!

John Flutter Dental offer "Breathing Retraining Programs" for children and adults. At KIDS Mackay we can also undertake an assessment of the causes of your child's mouth breathing. Through the use of the Myobrace device and exercises, we will be able to correct the cause of your child's mouth breathing. 

You can book an appointment online to find out more. 

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