Many people are living with chronic disease and undiagnosable symptoms because the modern-day healthcare industry has failed them. Our children go about their day with dark baggy circles under their eyes, elongated fatigued faces, and are unable to focus. They end their day exhausted, only to toss and turn all night, wet the bed, snore, breath with their mouth open or grind their teeth down to a pulp. As they develop into adults they battle with depression, ADHD, chronic fatigue and the myriad of modern diseases associated with upper airway resistance syndrome and sleep apnea.
Is there a hidden epidemic? The shrinking of the human jaws is the main culprit behind the many airway, orthodontic and periodontal health issues that we face in our modernized society. That is because as our jaws shrink, our palate constricts leaving less room for our teeth and tongue. Because the roof of the mouth is the floor of your nose, palatal shrinkage also causes constriction of the nasal passages, predisposing us to chronic congestion, mouth breathing and airway obstruction.
It was once thought that our jaw structure is largely genetic in origin but we now know that shrinking jaws are a product of industrial living. Our pre-industrial revolution ancestors have proven to us that we have the genetic potential to develop much larger jaws that fit all 32 of our adult teeth. For that reason, our specialists at Infinity dental have been studying the skeletal remains from the Morton human skull collection, at the University of Pennsylvania Anthropology Museum, to find the answers we need to solve our modern day problems. This collection from just 300 years ago confirms that the teeth were perfectly straight with plenty of room for wisdom teeth due to the jaws, along with the nasal passages, being much wider and more pronounced.
Through our research we have been able to transform how we diagnose and treat our patients to guide growth and development in children, as well as reverse facial and jaw collapse in adults. We have a unique way of getting to the root of our patients’ problems and we make sure to treat each patients’ individualized needs to recapture their full genetic potential. Our research and clinical protocols have been featured in the NY times best seller BREATH as well as in Airway, an independent feature documentary produced by Moving Pictures.