We recommend BOKA, because it has a great taste. The nHA is pretty high up on thier ingredient list compared to other toothpastes that we considered. They recently released a kid's flavor. We haven't tried it yet, but we think it is worth considering if you have children.
You may be wondering why a chiropractic website is writing publishing information about dental health. Well believe it or not, dental health is related to chiropractic in more ways than one.
Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder is a common condition that affects the jaw's joint and muscles. It often results from stress, misalignment, or injury and can cause chronic pain, headaches, and difficulty chewing. Poor dental health can lead to inflammation, which causes pain information to travel through the trigeminal nerve in your mouth and result in a reflex that increases tension in the TMJ and associated muscles. This tightening of the TMJ can cause dysfunction of the vertebrae in your neck, since they slide on one another to help you open and close your jaw..
Chiropractic care offers a non-invasive and drug-free approach to treating TMJ disorder. Chiropractors can adjust the neck and jaw to reduce inflammation and alleviate pressure on the TMJ, providing relief to those with jaw pain.
Poor posture can lead to various health issues, including neck and back pain and headaches. Additionally, improper posture can cause an array of dental concerns, such as malocclusion (poorly aligned teeth), jaw pain, and tooth wear. Chiropractors can correct posture by adjusting the spine and neck, which helps relieve pain and discomfort and prevents dental health issues caused by poor posture. Applied kinesiologists also adjust tooth joints to help align them.
3. The Connection Between the Spine and Oral Cavity
The spine, oral cavity, and head are interconnected through the central nervous system. Any misalignment or abnormality in one area may affect the other areas, making them prone to inflammation and pain. For instance, spinal misalignments can stress the muscles of the head and neck, leading to teeth grinding and TMJ disorder.
Dr., John Phelts in mid-town Manhattan can identify any spinal misalignments and provide chiropractic adjustments to ease the pressure on the central nervous system and promote proper functioning of the oral cavity. This, in turn, can prevent and alleviate dental conditions that may otherwise be caused by spinal issues. . .