We notice more and more facial changes in children who dominantly mouth breathe. Faces grow narrow and long and dental arches become narrow. Since the mouth will stay open most of the time during day and night the tongue will now rest at the bottom of the mouth instead of the upper pallet.
Without the tongue helping to shape the upper jaw you will notice that the jaw might develop from a wider shape into narrow shape. This will create a problem for the teeth which don’t have enough room to come through and you will get an overcrowding display.
Mouth breathing will alter a healthy mouth flora and provides an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. Dentist visits are no fun for a child and orthodontist visits can become very expensive.
Get the mouth breathing habit under control and improve your child’s future health by taking part in a Buteyko breathing course. Courses are suitable for children from 4 years onward.