It’s a choice of eat or breathe!
Dear Jayda M y boyfriend is a mouth breather. He struggles to breathe when eating. Peace, 30, Stoke Newington
Inhaling through the mouth, even when asleep, causes a dry mouth and often gum disease. Other symptoms include snoring, bad breath and fatigue. In children, it can cause crooked teeth, change the shape of the face and even lead to problems concentrating. He needs to get checked out. His GP will try to work out what’s blocking the smooth passage of air and might refer him to a specialist. If it’s an allergy blocking his nose, a saline nasal spray might clear it.