Dysfunctional breathing can have a huge impact on your sleep and therefore you overall health. If we breathe through our mouth, our breathing is dysfunctional. Our upper and lower jaws may not develop to their full potential, the air will not be filtered, our bodies may be more acidic and our posture can also be affected. We swallow over 2000 per day and ideally our tongue rests on the roof of our mouth. In this way our upper jaw may develop to its full potential with enough room for our lower jaw and for all 32 teeth that nature has provided us. Mouth breathing or dysfunctional breathing affects whole-body health. Other symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, neck pain may then may appear. In holistic dentistry, it is important to look at all factors that may cause pain and/or stress symptoms. Sleep is often a major factor that should be taken into account.