The Health & Dental Impacts of Mouth Breathing vs. Nose Breathing

Did you know that frequent mouth breathing instead of nose breathing can lead to a variety of health problems for you or your child? Dr. Ann Nguyen-Chung shares how you can equip your child with the many benefits of proper breathing for a lifetime of good health.

Unless there is congestion, nose breathing is the ideal way to breathe. To be even more specific, the best and most natural way to breathe is diaphragmatic breathing via the nose.

As soon as we are born, this is how our bodies naturally breathe. Diaphragmatic breathing and belly breathing are sometimes used interchangeably, but there is a distinction between the two.

Diaphragmatic breathing uses the diaphragm to take in deeper breaths than belly breathing. Unfortunately, unhealthy breathing habits can develop over time due to various reasons.

The Benefits of Nose Breathing

– The air you inhale through the nose filters out dust and potential allergens. – Nose breathing regulates the temperature of your breath.

The Health Risks of Mouth Breathing

Occasional mouth breathing is normal, but long-term mouth breathing can result in many negative health, cognitive, and developmental consequences.

Systemic Health Effects

It can weaken lung function and reduce blood oxygen concentration.

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