JAWS & AIRWAY (BREATHING)
airway development depends upon
good jaw and facial growth.
proper jaw and facial development
depends upon good airway growth.
Enlow's Essentials of Facial Growth--1996)
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (page 32)
Your jaws form the gateway to your
human airway and influence your life, for life. Your
jaws are fundamentally as important to your health and
survival as your heart and your brain. The airway through
which you breathe includes two nose nostrils and the
Jaws, surrounding structures, and airways
differ greatly from person to person. Humans with larger
airways tend to breathe better and often perform better
athletically. Humans with smaller airways tend to have
more breathing problems, performance problems and overall
health problems. Mouthbreathers who cannot breath well
through the nose are at the highest health risk for
hypertension, heart disease and other illnesses, even
at an early age.
If you are the parent of a young mouth
breather, Funtional Jaw Orthopedics provides non-surgical
hope for enlarging a small airway. For those over age
30, the diagnosis and treatment options are more complicated
but should be pursued.
David C. Page, D.D.S.
Your Jaws ~ Your Life (pages 33-39)