To ensure good oral posture for excellent facial development, strong jaw muscle is the key. Modern food has become very soft, chewing gum is a great way to compensate. I have found new chewing gum that is 100% tree sap that is tougher than Falim gum or any other gum I have found called Mastiha gum.
It’s an interesting product, crystals of Mastiha Tree sap that only grows in southern part of island of Chios in Greece. When you bite into it the crystal will shatter in the mouth but as you keep chewing it begins to mold together and turn into a tough gum that has a pleasant pine-like flavor. Some crystals turn into tougher gum and others are softer, but on average I have found this product to require much more mastication efforts than the Falim gum from Turkey.
When I first started chewing the Mastiha gum, I had to stop after 30 min because my jaws were aching, and this was after I’ve been chewing Falim gum for several months. Now after almost 2 month of Mastiha gum I have noticed increased muscle tone and better ability to keep the mouth shut (at rest & during sleep) which is critical. And my lower jaw is coming forwards more & beginning to appear more horizontal gradually, I can tell that this gum is making a difference.
Sometimes when I’m doing other tasks with this gum in the mouth constantly doing hard chewing but you sort of forget about it, when I take it out, I notice the burn in my whole mouth area, lower jaw & side cheekbones. Yea it will work out your face.
It’s sold at Amazon (store link) for $27.46 for 100G, and you can reuse the same gum over and over again if you wish. I have not been using it conservatively and still have plenty left after 2 months use, I think 1 purchase will last you a long time.
Other Healing Properties of Mastiha
Helps Oral Health: “increases gum circulation and induces greater salivation due to its particular taste & hardness leading to cleaner / fresher mouth.” Yea my mouth does feel cleaner after chewing this gum.
“Numerous research articles show mastiha gum’s natural ability to decrease harmful bacteria growth in the mouth.”
“chewing mastiha promotes mouth disinfection, strengthens the gums, & reduce plague”
I have found that chewing tough gum will also increase bone density in your jaw which was shown to me by CT Scan taken by my oral surgeon that told me bone graft will not be necessary for implants because I had “above average bone density”. Well we know that bone develops from stress put on it, as person that is bedridden or in outer space begin to experience bone loss.
Hard Chewing Effect on Bone
Also studies showed a professional tennis player had more bone mass and mineralization in the arm they held their racket with. Which makes logical sense.
So what is the consequence to someone’s face that chews hard everyday versus someone that’s on the standard soft modern diet?
Ever realize how much of our face is really designed as a chewing mechanism and just how much space the oral cavity takes up? & how much physical work its designed to do compared to most other body part?
Even if “growth” has “stopped”, the body never loses the ability to build & get stronger. If one increases mastication efforts it is logical and seems inevitable that it’s going to have an effect on your facial appearance, the bone structure underneath.
And in a nutshell, my research has led me to the understanding that the cause of crooked teeth & poor facial development is the disuse of our jaws due to modern soft foods.
& most optimal facial shape is short, square, wide face, which was possessed by our ancestors & what I feel to be most attractive faces that is only seen in the select few today even within those whom we consider to be “ideals” (models / actor&actresses)
The type of face that has 32 perfectly aligned teeth naturally & maximum airway space.
Most everyone in modern world is affect by the soft diet
The number is… 80% of population now require orthodontic treatment, we know accept braces as normal. But the unfortunate thing is that by the time the child gets braces, the damage has already taken place to their face which will not be reversed by straightening the teeth alone. So this shows that we now live in a world where most humans have faces that is not as good looking as their genetics intended.
Katy Perry showing off her imperfections, the crowded lower teeth, points to this reality of losing sight of our ideals. The face is undoubtedly lengthened, the eyes are not wide set like the model above, longer nose, flatter side cheeks, and lines under eyes are all signs of dystrophy.
Above shows a classic smile created by braces, of narrow anterior dental arch as the wires straightened the teeth by constricting them into alignment. Even one of world recognized beauty, Megan Fox is also affected by this modern condition.
Megan Fox High School Junior Year Picture with braces.
Normal person will look at above orthodontic result and view it as fantastic work, and convince us that orthodontic profession is invaluable to us & parents will believe it is the best thing to ensure that their child grows up with best self-esteem possible.
Yes I agree at glance, she appears to look better in the after photo on the surface level. Yet under the layers, we miss what’s really taking place.
The real problem is Cranial Dystrophy or maxilla dropping down & back instead of growing properly forwards. The damage to the face has already taken place by the time she got braces. The crooked teeth is like the last sign of Cranial Dystrophy when the jaw has fell down far enough that the teeth run out of space. But notice the asymmetry in the face, the droopy eye appearance especially in her left eye, uneven lower jaw. These things are not correct by our orthodontists.
As the maxilla falls down it doesn’t always fall down evenly, often times one side dystrophy more than the other, and I believe this is the cause of most asymmetry seen in the faces today.
This could be due to various reasons, such as posturing the tongue a certain improper way or chewing predominately on one side.
Although the difference in angles from before & after makes it harder to tell, is it possible that orthodontic work made her vertical growth worse? Studies show that most orthodontic treatment cause further vertical growth. Some signs could be that the lines under the eyes seem more prominent and nose is bigger? Sure she is older and smiling more, & I think her case is one of the good ones that the orthodontist picked, she most likely has more confidence after orthodontics so for most of us we still do not see any issue with kids getting braces.
Point is, if parent knew how to prevent cranial dystrophy in the first place, we may be looking at a much different child.
The true problem is kids needing orthodontics in the first place! (because by then it is in many ways too late)
And the key to preventing crooked teeth and promote good facial development is jaw usage.
One father after learning about this made his daughter chew gum atleast 1 hour per day everyday, by age 6 she had great facial development, Mike Mew diagnosed her as having excellent muscle tone with nice horizontal lower jaw with no need for intervention. The muscle rotated that whole mandible up and forwards.
The Long Term Consequences…
We can’t underestimate the power of consistent daily 1 hour of gum chewing can have to our faces. The consequence will be great for growing children because muscle is having influence on the direction of growth. & This is why many doctors say change is not possible in adults because there is no growth, but this is only half truth which is often times more dangerous than a lie.
Yes the big changes are only possible at younger ages, to show the clinician a result they can proudly hang up on the walls and show their colleagues. So treating adults that take longer to change may not show the satisfactory results for the doctor within the 2 year time frame that they have to treat the patient, and so the doctor might claim that change is not possible in adults! or after treatment we need to do jaw surgery… Not realizing that the jaw will continue to change overtime long after the 2 year treatment time depending on individual’s commitment to fix oral posture, function & chewing.
It just won’t be satisfactory to doctor’s egos because these results are done by the patient and long after the doctor stopped seeing them.
So pay no attention to doctors that say change is not possible as adults, because the process of bone remodeling doesn’t stop till the day you die.
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