Townie® Poll

Mouth Breathing

Poll conducted from 9/30/2014 To 10/23/2014

What percent of your patients do you feel regularly are mouth breathers?
13 total votes
54%
5-15%
31%
20-25%
8%
30-40%
0%
50-60%
8%
70-80%
What percent of your adolescent new patient exams get referrals to ENTs?
11 total votes
55%
<1%
9%
2%
9%
3%
0%
4%
9%
5%
0%
6%
0%
7%
18%
>8%
Which statement most closely describes the relationship between tongue thrusting (anterior tongue posture) and open bites?
12 total votes
33%
Tongue position causes open bites.
17%
Open bite patients have resultant tongue position problems.
50%
Open bite patients have breathing problems and tongue positioning is a compensating accommodation.
0%
Tongue position creates breathing problems.
Do you treat obstructive sleep apnea in your practice?
12 total votes
33%
Yes
50%
No
17%
I would like to but don't.
0%
I do but wish I never started.
How frequently do you evaluate lateral head films for posterior airway patency?
12 total votes
50%
All of them
17%
None of them
8%
Most of them
25%
When I suspect a problem
How often to you order sleep studies on you routine orthodontic patients?
12 total votes
42%
Never
50%
When I suspect there is a problem.
8%
When patient tells me they have apnea.
How comfortable do you feel treating obstructive sleep apnea?
12 total votes
67%
I don't treat it at all. I have not been trained in it.
25%
I treat it but feel more training would be good.
8%
I treat it and enjoy having it be a part of my practice scope.
Do you have questions on your health history regarding obstructive sleep apnea and mouth breathing?
12 total votes
58%
Yes
42%
No

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