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Is Your Child a Mouth-Breather?

added on: March 25, 2013

Have you ever watched to see if your child is breathing through his or her mouth? Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose may lead to trouble for youngsters. Kids who typically breathe through their mouth—most often children who suffer from allergies—experience problems getting enough oxygen into their blood, a condition that affects their weight, size and sleep, which often affects their performance in classroom and daily life.

Mouth breathing as a child can also lead to sleep apnea, behavior and learning problems, delayed speech, dental and facial abnormalities and even breathing problems as your child grows. There are a multitude of reasons for an individual to mouth breathe, such as enlarged tonsils, adenoids, deviated nasal septum, but the cause is usually allergies.

As bad as the condition sounds, we want you to know it is a treatable condition. Doing so, though, requires early diagnosis and treatment. Since our team sees our patients every six months, we may be in a position to identify the symptoms.

If you suspect your child is a chronic mouth breather, please give us a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Winegar.


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