Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
Health Centers
Key Services
Vitamin D Poll
Are you currently taking a Vitamin D supplement?

 Dental Wellness: Frequently Asked Questions #4: I can't chew well, will this cause me problems? 
Jacob Trager DDS ©
Chewing is one of the most underestimated and least understood of all body functions.

I believe that conscious chewing is one of the major keys to dental health and wellness. The concept that form follows function is proven by the results that may be obtained by proper and conscious chewing.

Most of us have a favorite or convenient side on which we chew. This can overwork this side and underwork the opposite side, resulting in jaw, muscle and tooth imbalance. This imbalance is a major factor in dental disease.

Conscious chewing involves focusing while we eat. We can then accomplish the skill of alternative chewing. This involves 6-10 times on one side (It is wise to alter the beginning chewing from one side to the other), then switching to the opposite side for an additional 6-10 times. The object is to get the food as liquid as possible in order to aid the digestive process, an extract the maximum nourishment possible.

It will take patience and practice to develop this constructive habit. (21 days is normal to establish this new chewing pattern). If you have dental prostheses, bilateral chewing is also recommended. This is where you divide smaller portions on both sides of the mouth and chew equally on both sides at the same time.

The results of these chewing patterns will be a new balanced strength, even felt in the gums and bones surrounding the teeth.

Back to FAQ page
 Comments Add your comment 

 From Our Friends
Find Focus with HeartMath Transformation Systems
Popular & Related Products
Popular & Featured Events
Error Reading Event Calendar
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Intimacy, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Wellness Inventory       Wellness Center
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar