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Dental Digest Podcast with Dr. Melissa Seibert

Jul 26, 2021

Should adults and children be nasal breathers or mouth breathers? Does it matter? If so, why is mouth breathing so problematic? What can it do to our anatomy. This episode is the second part of a two part series on the airway.  Our guest this week is board certified periodontist and orthodontist, Dr. Rebecca Bockow. She lectures nationally and abroad on periodontics, orthodontics, interdisciplinary orthodontics, airway, and skeletal growth and development. She contributes to multiple professional journals as an author and editor. Dr. Bockow is also resident faculty at Spear Education.

In this episode Dr. Bockow will discuss breathing patterns in childhood that dramatically alter facial development. You’ll learn why mouth breathing and anatomical variations (such as enlarged tonsils and adenoids) can lead to malocclusions like cross bites and anterior open bites. Additionally, Dr. Bockow will discuss intervention strategies.