The Science

 

The Pure Power Mouthguard works as it is based on sound Neuromuscular Dental principles. These principles have been practiced by Neuromuscular Dentists for the last 50 years.

 What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?

 

References:

Jankelson B, ‘Neuromuscular aspects of occlusion effects position on the physiology and dysfunction of the mandibular musculature.’ Dental Clinics of North America. Vol. 23, No. 2, April 1979

Dickerson, W, Chan C., Mazzocco, M. The Scientific Approach to Neuromuscular Occlusion, Signature Vol. 7, No.2, pp. 14-17, 2000.

Jankelson R.R., Neuromuscular Dental Diagnosis & Treatment, Ishayaku EuroAmaerica, St. Louis, Mo. 2005

 

The goal of the Neuromuscular Dentist is to relax the muscles controlling jaw position and to establish a true physiological rest position. When the muscles are at there true rest position, the jaw and TMJ are allowed to better line up. This directly affects the posture of the head and cervical area. As the head can be considered to be the top block of the body, aligning the head and neck will allow for better alignment of the rest of the body.

 

 

 Better alignment means better efficiency and therefore allows for increased  balance and flexibility.

 

 

 

 

Studies show that the position of the jaw does effect postural stability.

A 2003 study done at the University of Torino showed that there was a significant relationship between jaw position and postural variation.  

 

   

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Where does the strength and power come from?

According  to advocates of TMJ splinting for sports performance ,  the jaw joint is also a balance point of body power. If your jaw is out of proper alignment (and they say ,nearly everyone is), your body will try to compensate  for this sensory distraction, and the compensation will sap strength and concentration from your motoring muscles. By realigning the jaw joint with a TMJ appliance, you release power and energy to your legs and arms.

YOU DO NOT BECOME STRONGER THAN YOU ARE ,BUT YOU DO REALIZE YOUR FULL STRENGTH.

 

How do we relax the jaw and capture the most relaxed position?

True relaxation of the muscles of the jaw is accomplished using a TENS device (Transcutaneous Electrical Neural Stimulation) The stimulus from this device induces involuntary contraction of the muscles controlled by the Facial (7th) and Mandibular (5th) cranial nerves.

 

 The most relaxed position of the jaw is captured using a jaw tracking device and electromyography through the K-7 evaluation system.

 

 

 

 Through the use of various impressions, the jaw position is captured,  based on the information the computerized scanner provides.

 

How is endurance improved?

As the jaw is relaxed through TENS device the jaw will naturally come forward and down. When this happens it allows for widening of the airway, thus allowing for better oxygen intake. As this position is captured by our impressions the PPM is fabricated to this enhanced position.

 

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