When you mouth breathe you are receiving about 15-18% less oxygen. Not only that but you are changing the development of your face and restructuring your nasal and oral passages.
Open Mouth Posture
Open mouth posture generally occurs when someone is mouth breathing. Not only are you putting unnecessary stress on your facial muscles and TMJ but your mouth is getting drier- increasing your risk for dental decay!
Low Tongue Posture
Did you know your tongue should be resting along the roof of your mouth? ***The roof of your mouth is the floor of your nose.*** Please reflect on that statement. When your tongue is not in its correct position your palate gets restructured which in turn affects your nasal passages!
Tongue hovering in the mouth and not touching the roof of the mouth. Tongue is thick and looks like a undefined mass.
Tongue is forming a suction and is along roof of the mouth. Tongue is in the correct location.