Dental Issues

There is an increasing awareness in the dental profession of the importance of correct breathing.

Specifically for children…Learn to stop mouth breathing and Breathe Correctly through the nose with Buteyko and :

  • put your tongue in the roof of your mouth
  • development of your jaws properly
  • make room for your teeth
  • reduce nasal congestion and sinusitis
  • improve your sleep quality
  • reduce snoring and sleep apnoea
  • decrease the need for nightly toilet visits
  • decrease asthma symptoms & need for medication
  • increase stamina and energy levels

Mouth Breathing and Dental Problems in general

Chronic mouth breathing has long been seen as a concern by dentists and orthodontists. Some of the problems it causes or contributes to are listed below:

  • Forward head posture (neck muscle pain, stiffness, fatigue and cervical joint damage)
  • Headache
  • Elongated face
  • Malocclusion, anterior open bite
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Gum disease
  • Reduced dental arch space ˆ increased crowding of teeth
  • Dental decay and infection
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Increased allergen/infection entry to lungs
  • Chronic tonsil swelling
  • Enlarged adenoids, polyps
  • Noisy breathing
  • Noisy eating
  • Bad breath
  • Snoring, apnoea
  • Greater potential for relapse of orthodontic correction
  • Increased mucus production
  • Hypocapnia

By learning to correct breathing patterns with Buteyko, an individual can prevent many of these problems occurring and in some cases they can begin to be reversed (age dependent). So if you would like to stop mouth breathing and learn to breathe correctly, contact us for more information today.


Monday 23rd JULY

11am or 6.30pm