Doris M. Waite, R.D.H., Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist,
Registered Buteyko Breathing Educator
The Tongue and Lung Lady
 
 
 
 
 
 


 What problems can children who are mouthbreathing have?

  • asthma
  • allergies
  • increased susceptibility to colds and flu
  • snoring
  • sleep apnea
  • disrupted sleep
  • restless sleep
  • ADHD
  • development of a long, narrow face
  • open mouth posture at rest
  • dark shadows under eyes - "allergic shiners"
  • underdevelopment of the sinuses
  • ear infections
  • chronically blocked or stuffy noses
  • sweating
  • nightmares
  • wetting the bed during the night
  • fatigue first thing in the morning
  • poor concentration
  • difficulty with problem solving
  • large adenoids
  • cough or wheeze during the night
  • narrow maxilla producing cross bites and crowding
  • orthodontic bills = $10,000!! (2018 fees)

Very scary list, isn't it??