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Is mouth breathing as a child related to obstructive sleep apnea as an adult?

This is an interesting question and the answer is yes. Mouth Breathing In Children Children may be a chronic mouth breather for many reasons: allergy, chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, enlarged adenoid, and enlarged tonsils are some common causes. When a child is a mouth breather when their face is developing […]


What Makes My Nose Run So Much!

There are many reasons why a person will have an overly runny nose. It is important to understand these various causes and address them individually rather than use a shotgun approach with medical treatments. What causes a runny nose? Allergy Allergy is a very common cause for a runny nose.  It is essentially a misfiring […]



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Are Teeth Grinding and Snoring Related?

Many patients who have sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) also have teeth grinding issues and TMJ issues.  SDB can range from frequent loud snoring to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). They frequently report that they wear a mouth guard made by their dentist to reduce damage to their teeth. Why is managing snoring and sleep apnea critical to […]






Can Sleep Apnea Cause Mental Health Issues?

It is well established that obstructive sleep apnea can create many medical issues. It has been associated with a higher incidence of hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and obesity. Less well understood is the correlation between obstructive sleep apnea and mental health issues. Compared with patients not diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, a […]


Can my allergy or sinus issues increase my risk of developing viral infections?

We all have defenses against viral infections. These include systemic immunity and local immunity. Systemic Immunity Systemic immunity refers to our overall health and full-body immune system. This can be compromised by immune disorders that weaken the immune system as well as general illnesses, such as diabetes that also tend to make people more susceptible […]



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