Mouth Breathing                           

Mouth Breathing is associated with facial deformation, allergies, digestive issues, failed orthodontics & tooth decay.




Mouth Breathing while Sleeping

The stem of the problem in many cases is oxygen deprivation. When we take in air through the mouth, less oxygen is able to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Poor sleeping habits often result from lower oxygen levels. In children, this can adversely affect growth and academic performance. It has even been proven a source for ADD and ADHD .

  

Mouth Breathing During the day

Using the mouth for breathing disrupts our natural body mechanics. It can affect a number of bodily functions and lead to symptoms such as:
• Headaches
• Gingivitis and gum disease
• Sore throat and cold symptoms
• Bad breath and higher risk for cavities
• Poor sleep—leading to chronic fatigue
• Digestive disturbances—gas, acid reflux,

Mouthbreathing is often caused by tongue ties and lip ties                         

Lip Ties

ToungUe ties

Other causes of mouth breathing are a Deviated nose or septum or enlarged tonsils and adenoids. The enlarged tonsils and adenoids can be a result of mouth breathing and if this is the case, will resolve once nasal breathing is established.

Mouth Breathing can lead to crowded teeth and structural changes in your  facE

Mouth breathing is often tied to a tongue thrust swallow or reverse swallow. This swallow puts pressure on your front teeth changing your bite and causing digestive havoc. Here is a young girl who not only mouth breathes but has her front teeth forced out of position by the strong thrusting of her tongue each time she swallows.

MyoFunctional Therapy Can turn that Around!                                                                     

Mouth breathing is not always as obvious as Napoleon Dynamite. Subtle daytime Mouth Breathing can lead to changes in your posture. Mouth breathing allows your tongue to drop to the floor of your mouth, partially blocking your airway. This low tongue posture forces people to either move their neck forward or to tilt their chin up to open their airway so they can breathe.

The result:

TMJ Pain, Lower and Upper Back Pain

Upper Ribs are compressed to reduce breathing--so more muscle cramps and spasms!





Myofunctional therapy is suitable for everyone from age 4 on up. Motivation and commitment are the keys to success!