The Chewing Mechanism and Orthodontic Health

Let’s narrow our focus now, leaving ideas pertaining to overall health, and visiting what we call the chewing mechanism or orthodontic health.  Of course, what we use to chew, the jaw joints, teeth, and chewing  muscles and nerves, are  used for a variety of other functions, chewing is the most active use of these parts Read More

Health, Lifestyle and Orthodontics

Everyone wants and values great health, and proper orthodontic treatment will certainly help provide this. The success of great orthodontic treatment is promoted both by healthy lifestyles and by the absence of diseases and disorders, including the mouth, jaws, jaw joints and chewing muscles. Diseases and disorders encompass anything that’s wrong with our bodies, including Read More

Health Habits & Your Orthodontic Health

Great health habits help us enjoy a longer, happy live.  To promote this, we can consider the habits we have that support our health.  We can evaluate our health habits and see how well we’re promoting a long, health life for ourselves.  This gives us our health age. To arrive at our health age we first look Read More

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 Read More