Mouth Breathing & Snoring Treatment in Rocklin, CA

These videos are very valuable in understanding the major impact that mouth breathing and snoring (did you know that a person cannot snore with a closed mouth) have on the human body. The great news is that Dr. Trout can help correct these issues while your child is young so that they do not suffer the major consequences as they become adults. An additional benefit is these corrections ensure your child's face forms in the most beautiful, eye-pleasing way it possibly can. Their outer self can be fully expressed like their own, unique individual self. The key is taking action as early as possible.

Oxygen is vital for the body to survive. A human can survive mere minutes deprived of oxygen, while it can survive longer without its other needed nutrients, water and food. In a healthy functioning body, air is breathed in through the nasal passage. Due to the body’s vital dependence on oxygen, when systems surrounding breath do not function properly, health problems often develop.

Mouth Breathing & Snoring

Mouth breathing and consistent snoring are two obvious signs the body is working hard to get oxygen. They demonstrate that an underlying health malfunction is happening in the body.

Children, like adults, breath through their mouth because their nasal passage is blocked. It comes down to the position of the tongue. Habits like thumb sucking and extensive pacifier use train the tongue (really, this trains the brain to position the tongue) to be out of position, pushing or resting unnaturally. This causes improper face and jaw development and affects the position of the teeth.

The most common signs that your child is a mouth breather include:

  • Mouth always open
  • Bad breath
  • Dry mouth
  • Snoring
  • Teeth grinding
  • Frequent illnesses including colds, flu, sinus infections, ear infections, and throat problems

Many kids that are mouth breathers snore while they sleep, providing further evidence that the body is struggling to get oxygen. Your child snoring might be cute, but it is a sign that the body is working to breathe properly and should be checked out to ensure your child does not have an underlying issue.

A Modern Epidemic

The remedy for mouth breathing and snoring are best addressed early in children, while their face, jaw, and teeth are still developing. If you believe that your child is a mouth breather or a habitual snorer, our office can help with the implementation of myofunctional therapy and orthodontics. Please be sure to mention these signs at your next appointment.

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