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01 January 2022
What are the advantages of nose breathing v mouth breathing?

Since your nose was specifically designed to help you breathe, nasal breathing has many advantages. It is beneficial primarily because it allows your nasal cavities to:

reduce exposure to foreign substances
humidify and warm inhaled air
increase air flow to arteries, veins and nerves
increase oxygen uptake and circulation
slow down breathing improve lung volume
help your diaphragm work properly
lower your risk of allergies and hay fever
reduce your risk of coughing
aid your immune system lower your risk of snoring and sleep apnoea
support the correct formation of teeth and mouth.

If you realise that you do tend to mouth breath more than using your nose, please mention it to Rob or Maria when you next have an appointment. This observation may help them to manage your oral health more effectively.

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