20 Jul Are you (or your child) A mouth breather?
If you are, theres a good chance you’ll have overcrowded teeth or maybe even have had some teeth removed from the front of your mouth as a child, due to overcrowding.
PAY ATTENTION TO HOW YOUR CHILDREN BREATHE – ITS VERY IMPORTANT FOR THEIR DEVELOPMENT.
Children who mouth breathe do not have their tongue resting in the roof of the mouth resulting in the jaws getting pushed inwards.
I see the effect mouth breathing has on teeth or a persons ‘bite’, their posture, pain and injury EVERYDAY in my clinic.
In our clinic we use the analogy of balancing 3 eggs on top of each other. The eggs represent the skull, ribcage and pelvis. If one of the eggs is out of position it will have a knock on effect on the position of the other two eggs. In mouth breathing patients it is often the top egg (the ‘bite’ and jaw position) that is ‘driving’ a patients pattern and causing pain and injury.
At the Martin Higgins Clinic, we help our patients to correct these imbalances, allowing them to live their life pain-free and with a reduced risk of further injury.