Posted on Mar 18, 2020

Green City Dental

When it comes to breathing, a lot of folks focus on oxygen, which kind of makes sense. You sure can’t live without it. But have you ever thought about how you breathe?

Your nose is the main route for breathing. Even when you breathe mainly through your mouth, you still take in air through your nose. When your nose closes up – as when you’re congested – your lungs close up, too, making breathing tougher. You can thank your nasal-pulmonary reflex for that.

Nasal breathing also allows your nose to act as a humidifier, filter, and sensor for detecting everything from smoke to spoiled food to a potential mate.

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8405 196th St SW
Edmonds, WA 98026
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