A healthy mouth is vital to Whole Health. An infection-free mouth is good for heart health, and a balanced bite can be the difference between pain and wellness. This is the essence of a Holistic Mouth, one that works for optimal health. Optimal child development must include dental-facial alignment as a foundation to achieve Mouth-Body Health.
Mouth-Body Health has some unmistakable features: radiance, energetic aura, and pleasing to view. Under that attractive surface, a balanced framework of skull and facial bones, jaws, and teeth provides optimal blood supply and neurological function. This collection of bones and jaws forms the home to the brain, eyes, ears, sinuses, tongue, throat. The Law of Form & Function says good health can only come from alignment of the Head-Neck-Back.
Straight and wide jaws lead to good overall health, while crowded teeth from narrow jaws results in compromised overall health. That’s the conclusion of Dr. Weston A. Price, DDS, who traveled the world in the 1920-30‘s and documented that traditional diet often contribute to fuller dental and overall health compared to his patients in Cleveland, Ohio (1).
The bite is a surface sign of the bony organization under the face. The human body develops from the head down (2). Straight teeth and wide dental arches means smooth and full genetic expression (3). Crowded teeth and facial asymmetry signals a less favorable future medically and dentally.
Dr. A.C. Fonders, author of The Dental Physician (4), confirmed Dr. Price’s work with more clinical details on the whole body effect of Dental Distress Syndrome. For more information, click here.
The best time to set the foundation straight is before age 9. “Every orthodontic case started after age 12 is a compromise”, according to Dr. Jay Gerber, a leading orthodontic teacher at Center for Orthodontic Studies in West Virginia.
Our Whole Health Kids program combines the teachings of Dr. Price, Dr. Fonders, and many others, with 21st-century science and technology for optimal dental-facial development in adults. To start your children on our Whole Health Mouth program, we recommend the following:
- Start bringing your child to your own dental cleaning and checkups before the child’s first dental visit
- Schedule your child for checkup and cleanings
- Watch for signs of stuffy nose and mouth breathing. E-mail us to Request A Parent’s Guide
- Stay in touch with through articles, research findings, case progress and by joining The Holistic Mouth Doctor’s Newsletter.
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(1)Price, WA, Nutrition & Physical Denegeration, Price Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, 2008
(2)Singh, GD & Krumholtz J,Epigenetic Orthodontics in Adults
(3)Fuentes, et al American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics,Volume 123, Issue 2,Pages 160-166,February 2003
(4)Fonders AC, The Dental Physician, Medical-Dental Arts, Rock Falls, IL,1985
(5)Body Burden: Pollution In The Newborn, by The Environmental Workgroup: http://www.ewg.org/reports/bodyburden2/execsumm.php
(6)Frymann VM, The Collected Papers of Viola M. Fryman, DO: Legacy of Osteopathy to Children