Mouth Breathing

If your lips are not together then you are permanently hyperventilating, breathing too much. Increasingly your body feels more starved of oxygen. Your breathing has gradually changed and increased. It’s a bit like blood pressure rising. It is estimated that in Australia today approx 80% of school age children are already mouth breathers.

If your lips are not together (closed lip posture) your tongue will be in the incorrect position and will push your teeth and often the jaws out of shape. Most parents and people do not even notice their kids mouth and that their lips are apart.

Mouth breathing is at the root cause of …

  • crooked teeth
  • blocked & runny noses
  • ASTHMA and
  • increase in allergic response
  • poor sleep
  • snoring
  • fatigue
  • reduced sporting performance
  • more colds and flu and longer to recover

Breathing Retraining will turn kids and adults from MOUTH BREATHERS into NASAL BREATHERS – day or night, awake or asleep. Breathing Retraining will correct this even if the person has blocked nose.

In almost all cases surgery can be avoided and should not be considered without looking at the person’s mouth breathing first.

Dental Problems

Chronic mouth breathing has long been seen as a concern by dentists and orthodontists. Dentistry will be so much harder, slower and more expensive for mouth breathers and will relapse. 

BEWARE – if you go to ENT or Allergy Specialist or Sleep Specialist or even some Dentists they often want to opperate – remove tonsils, adenoids, allergy injections, nasal sprays.

Almost all mainstream medical treatment do not understand that it is the (minute) volume of breathing that actually causes the nose conjestion, the tonsils and adenoids are supposed to catch the impurities if they are not filtered by nasal breathing.

BEFORE you subject your child to surgery or years of very expensive Dentistry … find out from Brian how in 3 days we can convert your child to nasal breathing , day and night 24/7, naturally with over 90% chance. The very few that we will not be able to completely get there you will at least know that the more invasive and upsetting surgical path is required as you will have exhaused all options.


So How Does Breathing Affect My Teeth?

Why Nasal Breathing help the teeth …

  • To put your tongue in the roof of your mouth.
  • To develop your jaws properly.
  • To make room for your teeth.

Breathe through your nose…..

  • To filter the air (only 40 microns get through to your blood)
  • To humidify and warm the air. (less mucus & sinus problems)
  • To regulate the volume (the key to Oxygen absorption)


Brian Firth, B.Sc. Melb, Dip Ed
Sec Buteyko Institute of Breathing & Health


Buteyko Health, 273 Riding Rd
Balmoral Qld 4171 Australia

Phone: 0413 482 765

Int: +61413 482 765


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