THE EPIDEMIC OF UNDERSIZED JAWS ACCORDING TO PAUL EHRLICH
Paul Ehrlich, PhD, a Stanford University ecologist known for dire warnings about overpopulation, global climate change and biodiversity loss, has co-authored a new book about a very different topic: the modern jaw. [...]
Jaw Epidemic: A Reply to Singh
First, we would like to thank Dr. Singh for his useful comments. We'll respond in his sequence. We agree that “shrinkage” is not as precise as would be ideal, although it is used in the orthodontic literature (Holowko 2016).
THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MODERN JAW
If you could stand side-by-side at a mirror with one of your distant ancestors, one thing you might notice is that your mouth is a whole lot smaller than theirs.Jaws book coverThe question of why is at the heart of a new book by orthodontist Sandra Kahn and biologist Paul R. Ehrlich, Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic. [...]
SCIENCE, NATURAL HISTORY, MEDICINE
There's a silent epidemic in west- ern civilization. Our jaws are get- ting smaller and our teeth crooked and crowded, creating not only aesthetic challenges but also diffi- culties with breathing. [...]