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Mouth Breathing

Mouth Breathing

Habitual mouth breathing is an unhealthy pattern of breathing which can stem from the inability to breathe nasally due to a variety of reasons which may include a deviated septum or other nasal obstruction, chronic allergies, or an illness or event that leads to a mouth breathing habit. Mouth breathing dries out the oral cavity and can cause higher rates of cavities, inflammation of tonsils and adenoids, aggravation of asthma, sore throat, and dry and cracked lips. Mouth breathing puts the body into a state of stress, that long term, has a wide range of negative effects on overall health.

Nasal breathing is the natural way of breathing, allowing air to pass through the nose instead of the mouth. Medical professionals agree that nasal breathing is preferred as it allows greater filtration and humidification than mouth breathing.
Air filtered through the nose also contains nitric oxide, which helps maintain respiratory tract health by fighting off infections, stimulating the Vagus nerve, and providing increased blood oxygenation.

Common signs of mouth breathing you may not be aware of

Here's How Breathworks Myofunctional Therapy Can Help

Breathworks Myofunctional Therapy provides a holistic approach to address mouth breathing problems. This evidence-based therapy combines muscle re-education techniques with breathing exercises to improve airway health and respiratory function.

If you feel that you may be suffering from the harmful effects of mouth breathing, it is important to seek help. Breathworks Myofunctional Therapy provides safe and effective therapy to assist with improving airway health and enhancing respiratory function.

You can enjoy better sleep quality, improved overall health, and well-being, and a healthier, more balanced lifestyle with the right treatment. Contact us today for a FREE 30-minute Screening.