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mouth-breathing

(used before a noun) Dimwitted, foolish, or stupid; of low or stunted intelligence. Maybe you wouldn't have failed the exam if you weren't such a mouth-breathing nincompoop! That mouth-breathing idiot Terry parked his car in my space again. That's the third time this month!
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In Figure 5, the measurement values (AD converted values) when subject A performs mouth breathing or nods is plotted by time on the horizontal axis.
Pre-Intervention and Post-Intervention Mouth Breathing among Study Population Mouth Pre- Post- Wilcoxon's Breathing Interven- Interven- Signed Rank Test tion tion Never 0 0 38 47.5 Almost never 0 0 41 51.2 Sometimes 0 0 1 1.2 Often 12 15 0 0 < 0.001 Very often 47 58.8 0 0 Could not be worse 21 26.2 0 0 Total 80 100 80 Table 10.
As early as six years onwards, orthodontic treatment can be initiated with removable appliances such as habit breaking appliances to correct deleterious oral habits such as thumb/finger sucking, lip/nail biting, mouth breathing, tongue thrusting, etc.
Mouth breathing, of long-standing duration, may persist for a year or more after the airway is restored and represents a "learned habit." Nevertheless, within a year or so after re-establishment of normal oropharyngeal function, and normal nasal airway, the chronic mouth-breathing habit does revert to nasal breathing.
(10) According to several observers of adults and children in traditional pre-industrial societies, mouth breathing is rare and facial structure is almost universally characterised by a broad palate, straight teeth and a complete absence of the dental crowding and malocclusion so commonly seen in today's children.
Wilson is a frequent lecturer on the developmental issues and dental treatment of children with autism, ADD and anxiety disorders as well as the treatment of traumatic injuries of teeth, fluoride and the effects of mouth breathing on facial growth.
Parental reports on children's snoring, mouth breathing, and observed apnea identified five early and five late symptom trajectories, or clusters, among the children in the study.
Its hallmarks are snoring (which is usually accompanied by mouth breathing) and sleep apnea.
Mouth breathing was observed in 11 and 8 patients of the study and control groups respectively.
He experienced loud snoring, restless sleep, abnormal paradoxical chest/abdomen motion and mouth breathing, I knew the signs and symptoms of sleep disordered breathing, I just found myself in disbelief that he too needed an evaluation.
"We recorded the tracheal breath sound in supine and upright positions during nose and mouth breathing," said Dr.
Mouth breathing during sleep, alcoholism, senility, mental retradation and hemiplegia may facilitate the development of oral myiasis.
Difficulties with nasal breathing, most often due to large adenoids in children, leads to chronic mouth breathing and this can lead to anatomical changes in facial growth.
You can thin the mucous by drinking more water, reducing mouth breathing and reducing caffeine intake.
If you have nasal and airway dryness, consider using a soft cervical collar while you sleep to help prevent your mouth from opening, thus preventing the dryness that mouth breathing causes.