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How to Stop Mouth Breathing During Winter Colds

by VocoVision on January 13, 2017

mouth breathing coldsColds are never fun—the sneezing, the headache, the sore throat and the stuffy nose. But did you know that they can cause problems for children who need speech therapy?

It’s true: when a child’s nose is blocked, they’ll start breathing through their mouth automatically. If the cold persists for a while the child might develop a habit of mouth-breathing. That’s bad news, according to myofunctional therapist Sarah Hornsby. It turns out that many disorders of the mouth and facial muscles can stem from mouth-breathing. Poor breathing habits can affect the teeth and surrounding muscles, which can cause problems for dentists, orthodontists, speech language pathologists, and more. [continue reading…]