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Does Your Kid Practice The Art Of Mouth Breathing?

added on: May 16, 2013

Have you ever observed your child to see if they breathe through their mouth instead of their nose? Mouth breathing in children, rather than nose breathing, can lead to various issues. Typically seen in children who suffer from allergies, mouth breathing can hinder the adequate intake of oxygen into their bloodstream. This can impact their growth, weight, sleep quality, as well as their performance in school and everyday activities.

Continued mouth breathing from a young age may cause sleep apnea, learning and behavioral difficulties, speech delays, and abnormalities in dental and facial development. It can also pose challenges as your child continues to grow. Several factors may cause mouth breathing, including allergies, enlarged tonsils, adenoids, or a deviated nasal septum.

Despite how concerning it may sound, mouth breathing is a condition that can be treated, provided it is diagnosed and addressed early. Our team at Trade Winds Dental, who sees our patients every six months, is well-positioned to spot the signs of mouth breathing.

If you’re worried your child might be mouth breathing habitually, don’t hesitate to contact us at our Georgetown, TX office to book an appointment with Dr. David Hennington.

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