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Mouth breathing is a poor oral habit that results in less oxygen to the brain. People who mouth breathe are at higher risk of respiratory illnesses and allergies. Typically mouth breathing starts during childhood and often times patients have had their tonsils or adenoids out to try to improve their airway. This can help, but it doesn’t eliminate the issue.

Snoring is disordered breathing during sleep. The snoring sound is caused by the vibration of soft tissue as air passes through the nose past the soft palate and towards the lungs. Usually snoring impacts on the bed partner of a snorer more than the person themselves. But snoring can be more than just a disturbing sound. Loud snoring and gasping for breath can be a sign of a more serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea where the airway collapses during sleep.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea affects up to 24% of adult males and 9% of adult females. It is more prevalent than asthma or diabetes. Despite this, 90% of cases are not diagnosed. Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing while sleeping and sexual dysfunction. Signs in the mouth include acid erosion, chipping of front teeth and scalloping on the sides of the tongue. Sleep Apnea is a very serious condition as it decreases the amount of oxygen received by the brain and organs and increases your risk of heart attack by 25 times.

Sleep health screening and intervention is critical. Treatment may include specialised appliances and in-person myofunctional therapy. By improving your sleep, we can help improve daytime work performance and overall health and development. 

Sleep Therapy in Toronto

Want to find out how we can help? Book a comprehensive exam with us and we will complete a sleep therapy disorder screening for you. We provide a range of appliances for mouth breathing, teeth grinding/clenching, snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea and can guide you through the process. For more information specific to children, see our page on CHILD SLEEP + BREATHING THERAPY.

Steps to a restful night

  • Screening with your dentist
  • Sleep Study
  • Specialized dental appliance
  • Lifestyle modifications
  • Myofunctional therapy

We provide appliances for

  • Mouth breathing
  • Clenching and grinding
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Children as young as 4 years
  • Expanders for children