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Declining jaw health is an extremely serious issue. From the book "Jaws, The story of a hidden epidemic”:

There's a silent epidemic in western civilization, and it is right under our noses. Our jaws are getting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also difficulties with breathing




Generally, jaw health and size are closely related to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA is associated with a massive range of negative health outcomes, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, daytime sleepiness, insulin resistance, neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, ADHD, loss of IQ, heart disease, car accidents, cancer and many others.

One of the key causes of OSA aside from being overweight is an under-developed jaw, which is related to a generally under-developed skull.




Jaw under-development is not completely understood and likely has many causes. Most common hypothesi include:

- Insufficient breastfeeding

- Allergies, such as pet allergies and mold allergies
- Insufficient meat in childhood
- Insufficient chewy foods in childhood
- Hormonal deficiencies
- Mouth breathing
- Physical Facial trauma
- Emotional Trauma
- Bad orthodontics, including improper teeth extraction

There are many suggested solutions for jaw-maxxing. Sample links:

Alternatives to Jaw Surgery

Maxillary Skeletal Expanders

Jaw Surgery


Jaw Interventions to avoid

Several sites are dedicated to publicizing information on the topic, such as Jaw Hacks and the Great Work


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