Mouth-Breathing Kids Have Bad Breath

In a study published in 2010, researchers at the Metropolitan University de Santos in Sao Paulo, Brazil found that mouth breathing significantly influenced bad breath.

Mouth breathing results in many facial changes in a growing child, including changes in the dental arches, tooth position, facial bone structure, palatal development, chin positioning and lips.

Mouth breathers complain of dry mouth, halitosis (bad breath), restless sleep, snoring, drooping shoulders, daytime sleepiness, flaccid lips and protrusion of the front teeth.

Check to see if your child mouth breathes and has bad breath. Changing from mouth breathing to nose breathing may eliminate the bad breath and provide many other benefits as well.



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