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Better breathing

Treatment for mouth breathing can improve the quality of life for everyone in the family.

Mouth breathing has been linked to a range of problems including:

  • concentration and behavioural problems
  • snoring and sleep problems
  • asthma
  • poor facial development and crooked teeth.

Mouth breathing is a particular problem for children. For some children, the sleeping problems associated with mouth breathing can have an adverse effect on growth and academic performance.

A study has found that problems related to mouth breathing, including abnormal facial development, are not being picked up by health care professionals such as GPs.

The study was published in the January/February 2010 issue of General Dentistry, the peer-reviewed journal of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), based in the USA and Canada.

It found that dentists were better able to detect and understand problems related to mouth breathing.

Dr Yosh Jefferson, author of the study, said: "Children who mouth breathe typically do not sleep well, causing them to be tired during the day and possibly unable to concentrate on academics. If the child becomes frustrated in school, he or she may exhibit behavioural problems."

In some cases, the problems associated with mouth breathing have been misdiagnosed as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What does treatment involve?

Treatment for mouth breathing is based around correcting bad habits. It is easy, gentle and non-invasive.

Free information sessions

We run information sessions about better breathing. Why not come along? It's free! You’ll learn techniques that will instantly contribute to better breathing and better overall health.

Contact us on (03) 9589 4472 to find out more.