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June 2017

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Little Girl Blowing Her Nose

When a person exhibits a mouth breathing posture or chronic open mouth posture, it is important to determine if this posture is a habit due to past upper respiratory problems or if there are currently unresolved nasal airway concerns. The only professionals that can determine if you are able to breathe nasally consistently are ENTs and Allergists. Therefore, a referral to an ENT and Allergist is imperative.

Since nasal airway problems are the primary cause of an Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD), it is important to be evaluated by an ENT to rule out nasal structural obstructions such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids and an Allergist to rule out environmental airborne allergens.

Nasal airway problems are the CAUSE and the Orofacial Myofunctional Disorder (OMD), dental malocclusion  and articulation (speech) disorders are the RESULT.


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