Correct nutrition plays a crucial role in the craniofacial growth and development in infants, as well as in the formation of their teeth. An infant must receive all the nutrients in the food, such as iron, zinc, magnesium, calcium, Vitamin D and proteins, among others, to facilitate a good development of the craniofacial structures, including the teeth.
Several things go wrong with mouth breathing. The low carbon dioxide levels associated with mouth breathing lead to over breathing or hyperventilation.
If you’re a chronic mouth breather because of a stuffy nose, you’re not alone. As the weather chills and allergies and colds abound, and nasal congestion becomes a common trend, mouth breathing inevitably follows-especially when you’re sleeping. I’m sure you’ve seen many passengers asleep on the subways and trains, head and pitched back, mouth wide open, and snoring louder than a diesel engine.
No other topic in the world could raise a tsunami of opinions, judgements, beliefs and arguments as parenting. From whether or not to have a scheduled C-section, breastfeed or use pacifiers, parenting involves mental and moral acrobatics that strain the human fabric to the extreme. Add technology into the mix and we have opened Pandora’s box.