Mouth Breathing: Damages & Heal-It-Yourself Solution

Do you live with chapped lips, dry mouth, inflamed gum, bloating, snoring, bad breath, anxiety, and/or sleep apnea? Habitual Mouth Breathing (HMB) may be a culprit, and you can correct HMB yourself.

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HMB carries many oral-systemic side effects. In children, HMB can lead to undesirable dental-facial changes such as narrowed jaws, crowded teeth, long face, weak chin, and other issues such as frequent colds, poorer school performance, and relapse after braces.

For adults, mouth breathing and its long shadow is rarely noticed. For example, snoring is mouth breathing during sleep, but it carries 2 – 8 times the stroke risk (1, 2). HMB leads to
overdose of air, which is a burden to the body, just like too much food, alcohol, or chocolate.

dr felix liao healthy breathing

Heal-It-Yourself Solutions: you can fix HMB yourself by learning and practicing Buteyko Breathing, a 5-session seminar over 4 weeks. This training will focus on Control Pause as an indicator of breathing efficiency. When Control Pause improves, many symptoms can go away naturally, including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety, depression, fatigue, racing mind, racing mind
  • Snoring, sleep apnea, high blood pressure, stuffy/runny nose
  • TMJ Dysfunctions, crowded front teeth related to abnormal swallow and breathing patterns.


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Buteyko Breathing Training: Participants will practice to master the basic wellness skill
of healthful breathing. This workshop will be conducted by Felix Liao, DDS and Jasmine Ma, L.Ac., as part of the Heal It Yourself (HIY) Seminar series on Improving Whole Health By Mouth. Contact Us for Heal It Yourself Seminar Topics & Updates.

Dates & Times:

Adults: Sundays, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015, 1-2:15 pm

Children: Sundays, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 2015, 1-2:15 pm

Location: Whole Health & Wellness Center, 7635-A Leesburg Pike, Falls Church VA 22043

Fees: $325 per person after March 1. $250 pp. for for Feb. and March seminars only.

Registration: call 703-867-8921, or click here to register by email.

1. Palomaki H. Snoring and the risk of ischemic brain infarction. Stroke. 1991;22:1021–5.
2. Lee SA, et. al, Heavy Snoring as a Cause of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. Sleep. 2008 September 1; 31(9): 1207–1213.

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