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DIFFERENTIATING A NOSE BREATHER FROM A MOUTH BREATHER:  "THE SNIFF TEST:
ASK THE PATIENT TO SEAL THE LIPS AND TAKE A BREATH THROUGH THEIR NOSE AS DEEP AND FAST AS THEY CAN.
MOUTH BREATHERS ARE NASALLY OBSTRUCTED,
THE NARES CONSTRICT
IN NOSE BREATHERS WITH A PATENT NASAL AIRWAY,
THE NARES FLARE

ON THE LEFT: LONG FACE
MOUTH BREATHER,NOTE THE STRAINED LIP POSTURE TO CLOSE THE MOUTH,THE NARROW NOSTRILS FROM NASAL OBSTRUCTION, THE ALLERGIC SHINERS UNDER THE EYES
ON THE RIGHT: SHORT FACE
A MOUTH BREATHER, NOTE THE DEEP GROOVE UNDER THE LOWER LIP, THE STRAINED LIP POSTURE AND THE DOUBLE CHIN.  THE PATIENT IS RETROGNATHIC. THE TONGUE, SQUEEZED IN A SMALL MANDIBLE, RESTRICTS THE AIRWAY WHEN THE MOUTH IS CLOSED.

 

 

 

 

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