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Title Jaws : the story of a hidden epidemic / Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich ; foreword by Robert Sapolsky.
Author Kahn, Sandra, Dr., author.
Publication Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]
Description x, 197 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Call # 611.92 K
Note "An environmental health sciences book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Primitive big mouths to modern malocclusion -- Mostly chewing -- The diet, posture, and housing revolutions -- Appearance -- Development and oral posture -- Disorders of breathing and sleep -- What can you do? -- Orthodontists, dental orthopedists, orthotropists, and forwardontists -- Changing culture, improving health.
Summary Our jaws are getting smaller, and our teeth are growing in crooked and crowded, This creates not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing. Modern orthodontics can straighten our teeth, but don't address the underlying causes of this rapid shift in oral evolution, and the health risks posed by obstructed airways. Kahn and Ehrlich discuss the biological, dietary, and cultural changes that have created this health challenge, and propose simple adjustments that can alleviate the situation.
Subject Jaws -- Health aspects.
Jaws -- Abnormalities.
Malocclusion.
Illustrated books.
Jaws -- Abnormalities. (OCoLC)fst00982139
Malocclusion. (OCoLC)fst01006805
Addl. Author Ehrlich, Paul R., author.
ISBN 9781503604131 (hardcover)
1503604136 (hardcover)
2 holds on first copy returned of 1 copy

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 Central 2nd Fl - SST Non-Fiction  611.92 K    DUE 03-19-21