Don't Be a Mouthbreather!
Updated: Jul 26, 2019
Being called a mouthbreather is more than just an insult (Stranger Things, anyone?). It has the potential to seriously impact your health.
Mouthbreathing can cause a dry mouth. Saliva helps to keep the normal bacteria in your mouth under control. Without enough saliva, bacteria is more able to grow and cause health issues.
The most obvious and embarrassing consequence of a dry mouth is bad breath. We all know that fear when you’re talking to someone and you feel like your breath could clear out a room. Your mind is unable to focus on anything else. Can they smell my breath? What can I do to direct my breath away from them? Whyyy didn’t I bring any mints??
Nothing tops my level of self-consciousness more than when I’m lying in bed in on a lazy Sunday morning ready to go in for a good morning kiss with my boyfriend, then being horrendously rejected because of my bad morning breath. Where’s the nearest hole I can crawl into?
When the cause of bad breath is a dry mouth, no amount of gum or mouthwash will make a dent. An easy way to help bad breath from mouth breathing is to breathe through your nose!
A dry mouth can also cause cavities and gum disease. I know I’m not alone in hating the dentist, and I am willing to do anything to prevent any unnecessary visits or procedures! Not only are cavities extremely uncomfortable, they can be costly.
Mouth breathing can worsen other chronic health conditions, including high blood pressure and heart failure. It can also cause aggravation of asthma symptoms. Nasal breathing is much better for people with asthma because it optimizes inhaled air for the lungs through filtration and warming.
Most mouthbreathers have difficulty breathing out of their nose due to constriction of the nasal passageway. HALE is a nasal breathing aid that makes breathing out of your nose much easier. Save yourself from the embarrassment of bad breath and the pain of the dentist by trying out this simple solution. And don’t be a mouthbreather!
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