For Dental Pro's

The Buteyko breathing method helps eliminating the effects of habitual mouth breathing on oral health and facial development.

Consensus from thousands of oral facial myologists, hygienists, dentists, orthodontists and published papers worldwide is that for the face and, consequently, teeth to develop correctly, a number of factors must be employed by the growing child including:

  • Mouth closed with lips gently together;
  • Three quarters of the tongue resting in the roof of the mouth, with the tip of the tongue placed before the front teeth;
  • Breathing through the nose;
  • Correct swallowing;

The literature has shown a correlation between mouth breathing and abnormal facial growth in humans. Children whose mouth breathing is untreated may develop long, narrow faces, narrow mouths, high palatal vaults, dental malocclusion, gummy smiles, and many other unattractive facial features.

These children do not sleep well at night due to obstructed airways; this lack of sleep can adversely affect their growth and academic performance. Many of these children are misdiagnosed with attention deficit disorder (ADD) and hyperactivity.

According to dentist Y. Jefferson, if mouth breathing is treated early, its negative effect on facial and dental development and the medical and social problems associated with it can be reduced or averted.

The Buteyko training for dental professionals is a four days training program. It includes the following topics:

  • The mechanical, physiological, psychological and biochemical effects of 
  • dysfunctional breathing.
  • The connection between dysfunctional breathing and rhinitis, mouth-breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, dysfunctional body use, speech problems, insomnia, anxiety, panic attacks, asthma and breathlessness.
  • How to identify and correct dysfunctional breathing.
  • Food and its effects on breathing.
  • Application of physiologically normal breathing into activities, speech and physical exercise.
  • Myths and misunderstandings about breathing.

This course will help participants learn how to:

  • Monitor and improve their breathing.
  • Identify dysfunctional breathing in their clients.
  • Help their clients establish better breathing habits.
  • Teach strategies to relieve symptoms such as nasal congestion and snoring.
  • Teach strategies to stop mouth breathing.
  • Deliver breathing retraining programs to help restore physiologically normal breathing.
The trainees will not be able to work with people with serious health conditions like asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, anxiety, etc. These cases will have to be referred to a fully trained Buteyko educator.
Trainees are encourged to become fully trained educators by completing the following:
  • Buteyko course - pre-requisite for educators training
  • Buteyko level 2 for health professionals
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