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  • Writer's pictureKaryn Kasvin RDH

Wearing a mask ? Make sure your mouth is closed

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Masks can be useful, but as the carbon dioxide levels in your body rise, you may be tempted to breathe through your mouth . The nose is our first line of defense against airborne pathogens entering our body and you don't want to miss out on the viral killing , oxygen boosting benefits of nasal nitric oxide by opening your mouth.

Healthy Breathing Tips

1- Keeping your mouth closed while wearing a mask will give you the added benefit of doing a reduced breathing technique similar to athletic high altitude training. This will help reset your body's tolerance to higher levels of carbon dioxide which allows for more oxygenation of the brain and body.

2- Humming will boost your Nitric oxide producing capacity even more. Try humming and breathing slowly in through your nose to take advantage of this mighty molecule .

A low tongue resting posture that goes along with mouth breathing has been shown to cause changes in facial and airway development in growing children orthodontic relapse in adults.

Our myofunctional therapy and breathing training programs address mouth breathing and tongue posture for better health and resilience .

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