Breathing Through Mouth Can Harm Health
When having a flu, most people often experience nasal congestion and have to breathe through their mouths. But under normal conditions people should not too often breathe through their mouths because it can be dangerous to health.
In the short term, breathing through the mouth can cause dry mouth, bad breath and makes sleep less soundly. But when you constantly breathe through the mouth, it can be more severe and dangerous to health.
“Breathing through the mouth can interfere with the tonsils and adenoids, so that it will cause you more suffering because of a dense sinus causing further blockage of the upper airways,” explained Dr. Yosh Jefferson, functional dentist in New Jersey, according to MSNBC.
Dr. Jefferson explained, when taking in oxygen through the nose then the oxygen will pass through the mucous membrane and into the sinus, producing nitric oxide that the body needs for all smooth muscle, such as heart and blood vessels.
“So when you do not breathe through your nose, your blood actually do not get all the oxygen it needs to function properly,” said Dr. Jefferson.
Dr Jefferson believes that breathing through the mouth is often the root cause of health problems and behaviors that are often ignored, especially in children of school age.
“Children who often breathe through their mouths feel tired, irritable and unable to concentrate at school. They may also be diagnosed with ADHD or hyperactive,” said Dr. Jefferson.
And according to Dr Jefferson’s report, published the General Dentistry journal, breathing through the mouth that is often experienced by children can change the shape of their face.
“If the habit of breathing through the mouth is severe, the child can develop what is called long face syndrome, which is a narrow face and facial features which are not attractive,” said Dr. Jefferson.
In addition, this syndrome also make the tonsils become swollen. Sometimes the jaw position also becomes strange to perform the function get more oxygen into the body.
“This could happen in adults, but more often in children. Many people consider this syndrome is genetic, but it’s not. This is caused by the habit of breathing through the mouth,” concludes Dr. Jefferson.