Mouth breathing in children is a problem that needs to be dealt with. Dr. Ronald Shelley explains why in this report.
People who breathe through their mouths are known to have more upper respiratory infections, ear infections, asthma, and allergies. Dr. Shelley explains that his office is able to help children with these problems. “We can help by guiding and stimulating proper growth and development of the jawbones and the nose.” Dr. Shelley’s office accomplishes this task by using the Perfect Start dental appliances.
As Dr. Shelley points out that the nose exists for breathing, and it is not natural to breathe through the mouth. The nose prepares the air for entry into the lungs. The mouth does not. Mouth breathing irritates the tonsils and adenoids. This causes swelling, and that further constricts the airway.
The treatment requires the child to wear special appliances similar to mouth guards. They guide the child’s jaws down, forward, and wide. This opens up the nose for proper breathing and expands the airway. If a child’s mouth breathing is properly treated, many other problems are solved as well.
Dr. Ronald Shelley practices with Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry, Glendale, Arizona. Dr. Shelley received his DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine), with honors, in 1979. In 1994, he relocated to Glendale, Arizona and opened the present office March 1998 and presently shares his time at Arrowhead Lakes Dentistry with teaching the next generation of dentists at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine as adjunct faculty. In 2014 two honors came his way; he became a diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy and was awarded the Lifelong Learning and Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry. The Legal Broadcast Network is a featured network of the Sequence Media Group.