'Mouth-breathing' is harmful to your child's health

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    I'm a mouth breather at night... I never knew I was ugly!  My face is kind of long...
     
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    Finally, an explanation for Ann Coulter.
     
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    Teaching children to breathe from their noses may save parents a lot of money on orthodontic treatment later in life. Easier said than done...

     
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    You could just staple their mouths shut.
     
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    I've also heard that night vapours can lead to tremours, brain fevers, and General Disruption of the Humours.
     
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    There is a regular on the NY Times blogs who claims that every single thing out there that can go wrong with kids is due to mouth breathing--among other things he claims that it's the cause of the autism spike, right around when babies were put to sleep on their backs for SIDS prevention, which makes them breathe wrong.  I'm not saying don't take a real medical article seriously, but obviously there are some people making a huge crusade out of some preliminary research (as happens with every medical tidbit) and a lot of them have something to sell.

     
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    In Response to Re: 'Mouth-breathing' is harmful to your child's health:
    [QUOTE]a lot of them have something to sell.
    Posted by purplecow89[/QUOTE]
    Like superglue toothpaste?
     
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    LOL, lemon!!  That was awesome.
     
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    This has got to be the dumbest thread ever.  Way up there with the santa is evil incarnate thread.
     
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    I agree w/ Sarah. If mouth breathing is caused by an obstructed airway, what is the alternative?  Not breathing?  I would think that a baby breathing through his/her mouth is preferable to  not breathing at all. 
     
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    And, once you're asleep you have NO CONTROL over it whatsoever.  Are you supposed to use lemon's fabulous superglue toothpaste?  Does that whiten, too, by the way?
     
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    Gaaah!  What is that?!?!?!? 

    Yeah, as I'm currently having difficulties talking my DD into Regular Sleep Patterns, I'm at a loss as to how to convey Proper Breathing Techniques. 


    And something tells me that if I click on the helpful link provided, my virus scanner better be reeeeeally up to date.  Or my passwords will be floating around in the internets.

     
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    LOL  This has got to be one of the most ridiculous posts ever.  I'm a mouth breather (mainly due to a deviated septum).  I have none of the maladies described, have nearly perfect teeth at 40 years old (some discoloration of enamel and 2 fillings as a teenager).  Never had orthodontia.  I'm going to put this done as something NOT to worry about.
     
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    Aah, now I understand the route of my long face/autism/ADD/inability to pass high school science... alas, my mother never taught me how to breathe correctly while sleeping.

    I'm not going to click on the link, but I am curious what the "experts" say about how to train your child to breathe a certain way WHILE ASLEEP.  I suppose I could do what my DH and I have talked about doing since day 1 - gluing the pacifier to her mouth so she doesn't wake up when it falls out.  Now sounds like it would kill 2 birds with 1 stone!

    ETA: Lemon - I know I've seen that image before but can't place it... what is it from?!
     
  16. You have chosen to ignore posts from lemonmelon. Show lemonmelon's posts

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    ha ha, it's from the twilight zone movie. The one about the benevolent little boy who wants to save his beloved sister from a lifetime of long-faced, snaggle-toothed, autistic rage.
     
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    that's right!  That movie terrified me when I was a kid. 
     
  18. You have chosen to ignore posts from lemonmelon. Show lemonmelon's posts

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    Me too! That picture looks pretty goofy now, though. Plus she has a long face, despite her nostril-exclusive breathing.
     
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    True.  And she doesn't look very well-adjusted.
     

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