Mouth breathing is bad for your health as it results in an increased susceptibility to:
- 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 & humidifies the air we breathe.
When you breathe through your mouth you drag large volumes of cold, unfiltered air containing viral & bacterial matter directly into the sensitive lung passages. This increases your chance of developing colds, coughs or chest infections.
In addition, mouth breathing subjects the tonsils to heavy air filtration duties which they are not designed to undertake. In most cases the tonsils will become swollen & inflamed as a result.
John Flutter Dental offer “Breathing Retraining Programmes” for children and adults.