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Wellness and Wellness of the
Chewing Mechanism

Wellness

Wellness versus Disease

The illustration below shows three types of path in our lives: Wellness, compromised wellness/mild disease, and disease.  Most people travel  down the middle road of life between some level of Wellness and trying to keep away from Disease.  Without a healthy lifestyle we can get into compromised health or even disease. Life has its stressors that can be hard to control. We can learn to identify and manage stressors to avoid being bumped toward disease.

WELLNESS     Your Lifestyle is Good

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COMPROMISED WELLNESS/MILD DISEASE     Most People Vary in This Range

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DISEASE     Your Lifestyle Needs Improving

What path are you on?

WellnessThe causes of disease can include increased stressors in our lives. They begin to manifest themselves first in the form of generally “not feeling well” and can worsen from there. Our level of wellness decreases and disease becomes opportunistic and steps in. Pain in the jaw joints and/or chewing muscles can be manifestations of complications in lifestyle resulting from increased stressors in our lives.  Here’s an example related to the chewing mechanism, which is composed of the jaw joints, the chewing muscles, and the bite.

Lifestyle Challenges

Being a woman, mother, wife, and possibly working woman, you already have a heavy load on you. As you start your day without breakfast, such as only coffee, your nutrition is lacking and can contribute to lifestyle stressors and limit your ability to maintain optimum biological and psychological health. Heading to work after dropping off your children at school, you experience a flat tire in the fast lane. The stressors increase again. Now we have no breakfast, a flat tire, and stress related clenching in the jaws may touch-off a mean headache. When sleeping that evening increased stress may contribute to further  jaw clenching or tooth grinding- compounding muscle and facial discomfort. You may now need help with this problem.

Dr. Bert Kelling at Raleigh Orthodontics can use his orthodontic expertise to help you get relief. If a bite problem is contributing to the discomfort in the jaw joints or chewing muscles orthodontic care can be a great benefit. Dr. Bert evaluates this situation and offers the proper set of solutions for wellness and a healthy lifestyle, as well as the beautiful smile that comes from straight teeth. He encourages his patients to pursue a healthy lifestyle that promotes comfortable chewing muscles, smooth functioning jaw joints, and a solid, great looking bite.

Road to Wellness

Optimum orthodontic health brings into focus not only the teeth and bite but also the condition of the jaw joints and chewing muscles as well as lifestyle for optimum wellness.

• Seek optimum health for the bite and a beautiful smile!

• Thorough Orthodontic Evaluation by Dr. Bert Kelling of Raleigh Orthodontics

• Identify any stressors–work to manage lifestyle and a higher level of wellness.

• Treat the orthodontic concerns while promoting healthy lifestyle changes.

• Expected results should be decreased lifestyle stressors, better coping mechanisms and the ultimate success of a

Beautiful Smile!!

So, are you headed toward more wellness because you’re great at managing your lifestyle, or slipping down toward dis-ease from increasing stressors in your life? Now is the time to realize that lifestyle and your wellness level will directly impact how well you enjoy your beautiful new smile, designed to last a lifetime.

Reflecting on our lives and making positive changes in the way we handle stress will definitely increase our wellness physically, emotionally and psychologically. We will be on our way to a better lifestyle and better results from the dental and orthodontic treatment we are getting.

In a future blog we’ll talk more about various health habits and lifestyle stressors and how to evaluate their relative importance. This will help you be more aware of getting into a danger zone with how you lead your life.

Beautiful, Healthy Smiles—as a result of proper orthodontic care and improved ability to deal with stressors will lead you toward more optimum wellness. Dr. Bert Kelling and the team a Raleigh Orthodontics care about you and your overall health. We’re here to help you get a beautiful smile that lasts a lifetime and to have a level of wellness that makes that smile super bright!

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

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LET’S DEFINE WELLNESS AND LIFESTYLE

well-being

Wellness incorporates spirituality, psychology, and the physical wellness. All these influence our general well-being and can have effects on the health of our teeth, chewing muscles, and jaw joints- our chewing mechanism.

This article shows how the characteristics of our lifestyle and wellness are balanced and help to define what we mean by “wellness”.

Wellness Characteristics

There is no universally accepted definition of wellness, so here are some of the characteristics that help describe wellness:

State of well-being
State of acceptance or satisfaction with our present condition
Meeting high standards for quality of life and a sense of well-being.

Wellness is an active process of learning to make choices that lead toward a longer and more fulfilling life. Wellness is a process always needing attention and looking for opportunities for improvement. Maintaining awareness of our health keeps us continually improving and seeking more knowledge about how we can improve our health choices. We actively choose from among many options that could affect our health, but what we have to do is pick the “best” options.
The choices we make to support our wellness is our lifestyle- our style of life. Don’t you want to have a style of life that keeps you healthy and happy? Let’s look at some specifics of our lifestyle.

Lifestyle Issues

Wellness is the freedom from disease –not being sick—it means you are healthy and well. Every individual is responsible for themselves and making choices for maintenance of their level of well- being. Here are the main areas to pay attention to: proper weight, good nutrition, ample physical activity, and get proper exercise and rest.  Also and very importantly we need to take control of health risks factors like the use of tobacco, alcohol and drug use/abuse.  Eliminate tobacco and elicit drug use and limit or eliminate alcohol use in order for the healthy habits to be effective.

Research studies show that Americans who make smart lifestyle choices are healthier, happier, more productive, miss less work, have lower health care costs and even live longer.

Lifestyle choices are important in determining overall health, so it’s important for you to be educated about your health, “take charge” of your life, and have healthy lifestyle-related goals.

The focus is not in the healthcare, but the healthy self-care. While traditional western medicine is focused on alleviating disease, the wellness approach to health encourages you to be responsible for your own well-being. Wellness is a proactive and preventative approach that is designed to provide optimum level of health, with fulfilling emotional and social functioning.

Wellness involves recognition that we have psychological, physical, spiritual and social needs that are all necessary for us to enjoy life to the fullest. Wellness emphasizes the whole person. It brings together spirit, mind, and body; and the understanding that all we do can be impacted by the choices we make.

Dr. Bert and his staff want all their patients to pay attention to their wellness. Dr. Bert wants each of his patients to know that they have the ability to influence their wellness thru healthy lifestyle choices. The great smiles he and his patients create together are a revelation of a happy and well inner self. They let everyone know that you are good inside and out. You are able to have a healthy lifestyle and make good choices for your own well-being. Achieving your full wellness potential will give you the bright, happy smile you’ll love to show off.

We will share more about health and wellness and how your teeth, jaw joints and chewing muscles are important to wellness as we continue our blogs. We hope to see you soon in our office for a visit or follow-up.

For information about Dr. Bert and his practice please contact him by email at this website: Raleigh Orthodontics

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More websites to view information: www.snhu.edu/2354.asp

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