Updated: Jan 27
There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics has persuaded us that braces and oral devices can correct these problems. While teeth can certainly be straightened, what about the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution and the health risks posed by obstructed airways?
Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich, a pioneering orthodontist and
a world-renowned evolutionist, respectively, presents the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have driven us toward this major health challenge. They propose simple adjustments that can alleviate this developing crisis, as well as a major alternative to orthodontics that promises more significant long-term relief. Jaws - The Story of a Silent Epidemic will change your life. Every parent should read this book.
THE STORY OF A HIDDEN EPIDEMIC
This book takes a deep dive into the modern world and the hidden epidemic we are all carrying around with us...our jaws and how they impact our breathing and overall health.
Children are running around with smaller, underdeveloped jaws, malocclusions, and crooked teeth which are more prevalent in our developed world and not something our ancient ancestors experienced. These signs are often accompanied by mouth breathing. Together, these can be a very dangerous combination for the long-term airway health of our children.
Underlying these symptoms are frequently found very serious diseases, many of which are also related to poor sleep (caused by airway issues). They include heart disease, eczema, lower IQ, depression, ADHD, and perhaps even Alzhiemer's disease.
Virtually all the evidence shows that the oral-facial epidemic can be traced not to our genes, but to changes in our culture, particularly to ones in how and what we eat and where we live.