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
COMPROMISED WELLNESS/MILD DISEASE Most People Vary in This Range
DISEASE Your Lifestyle Needs Improving
What path are you on?
The 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.
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
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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