By Brittany Flax on Oct 12, 2020 @ 10:00 AM
Ever heard of this oral health trend? Mouth taping is a home remedy that’s said to treat snoring, allergies, and improve your oral and overall health. How? Well breathing through your nose instead of your mouth is said to decrease your chances of snoring and increase your nitric oxide intake. This helps with your heart health, brain function, sleep, and keeping your blood pressure level. But, most importantly, breathing through your nose balances out the pH levels in your mouth. This results in preventing tooth decay, cavities, dry mouth, and gingivitis as breathing through your mouth can dry out your gums and tissue lining! While many of these findings are still being researched – it has taken the social media world by storm. Curious to give it a try? Here are a few mouth taping do’s and don’ts!
Do: Buy a certified mouth tape brand
Don’t: Put any other type of tape over your mouth
As the purpose of using mouth tape is to help you breathe through your nose – it’s important to make sure you do your research before picking up any tape at the store. Mouth tape brands like Somnifix and Micropore have features that allow you to still breathe through your mouth to help you get used to wearing it.
Do: Consult a healthcare professional before use
Don’t: Try on yourself or your family members if you are unsure
Sources say mouth tape has many oral health advantages like reducing the risk of teeth grinding and dry mouth. But, if you’re feeling unsure about how this can benefit you, consult your dentist and ask for their recommendations. This is just one of many alternative treatments for improving your oral health.
Do: Take care of your health
Don’t: Use this tape as long-term fix
While this tape has a lot of great benefits and might seem like a good short-term fix, don’t abandon your oral health routine in process. It’s important to get your yearly cleanings and screenings, stay on top of your dental hygiene, and see your dentist when any issues arise.
Mouth tape is one trend you don’t want to miss! It’s a great source to help with your sleeping habits, allergies, as well as some oral health issues. Speaking of taking care of your oral health -- don’t forget to add mouthwash to your oral hygiene routine! Have you run out or forgot to pick up some from the store? Don’t worry – we created an easy DIY mouthwash guide for you to download and make today!