Mouth breathing treatment in Dubai
Do you know humans breathe around 20,000 times daily? But not many of us do it right. Mouth breathing is an unhealthy way to breathe. This upper chest breathing technique contributes to stress, anxiety, and poor body oxygenation. It will help if you breathe through the nose.
Generally, accepted theory suggests that most adults and children do mouth-breathe because of a blocked nose. Mouth breathing becomes a habit either due to small airway size or airway obstruction.
What causes mouth breathing in children?
- Swollen adenoids or tonsils
- Nasal polyps
- A small nose
- A deviated nasal septum
- Tongue-tie or lip tie in babies
- Constricted upper airways
- Asthma, allergies, rhinitis
- Mouth breathing teeth deformations
- Bottle-feeding or problems breastfeeding
- An overheated home environment
- Thumb sucking or excessive pacifier use
- Too little physical exercise
- Overly processed diet
What causes mouth breathing in adults?
The two lymph structures prevent infections from going down the throat and stomach. It is an alarm to the system, which gets infected first by bacterial or viral invasion.
It can be caused by:
What are the risk factors for mouth breathing?
Although mouth breathing is common, it may pose a risk if associated with certain conditions, and you should immediately see a doctor. These include:
- chronic allergies
- hay fever
- chronic or recurring sinus infections
- chronic stress, and anxiety
Problems associated with mouth breathing
Mouth breathing contributes to problems including:
Mouth breathing in children may change the shape of the face, teeth, and airways, resulting in poor cognitive development and behavioural disorders. The right way to breathe and stay healthy is nasal breathing and keeping the tongue in the correct resting position.
Nose Breathing vs. Mouth Breathing
There are several benefits of nose breathing over mouth breathing,
Why contact Dr. Peter Baptista for mouth breathing treatment in Dubai?
Mouth breathing should not become a habit in children, as it causes many short-term and long-term health issues. Consult Dr. Peter Baptista if you or your child is developing mouth breathing. Peter Baptista Jardin is an eminent ENT specialist with over 30 years of experience treating adults and children. He also holds expertise in nasal and sleeps apnea surgeries.
Connect with Dr. Peter to resolve your concerns and take mouth-breathing treatment in Dubai.