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Author Kahn, Sandra, Dr., author.

Title Jaws : the story of a hidden epidemic / Sandra Kahn and Paul R. Ehrlich ; foreword by Robert Sapolsky.

Publication Info. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  611.92 KAHN    DUE 08-06-24
Description x, 197 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Note "An environmental health sciences book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-187) 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.
Illustrated books.
Illustrated books. (OCoLC)fst00967377
Jaws -- Abnormalities. (OCoLC)fst00982139
Malocclusion. (OCoLC)fst01006805
Malocclusion. (DNLM)D008310
Jaw Abnormalities. (DNLM)D007569
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology.
Added Author Ehrlich, Paul R., author.
Other Form: Online version: Kahn, Sandra, Dr. Jaws. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2018 9781503606463 (DLC) 2017058937
ISBN 9781503604131 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
1503604136 (hardcover ;) (alkaline paper)
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