Ep #51: A Good Bite is Good Health with Dr. Craig Spodak

Mind Body Mouth with Dr. Vijaya Molloy | A Good Bite is Good Health with Dr. Craig Spodak

Something that isn’t addressed enough in dentistry is the bite. A good bite is crucial to overall health, but this is often brand-new information for people. A lot of patients think bite is purely cosmetic but it is actually an essential part of maintaining overall health.

A bad bite isn’t going to cause massive destruction in a six-month period, but it is a long-term process that can lead to health issues. It is our job as dentists to educate people on things that otherwise might not be taught and give our patients the right information so that they can make the right decisions for themselves and their health.

In this episode, learn why you have to be proactive with your teeth and healthcare and the importance of a good bite in overall good health. Dr. Craig Spodak shares some of the long-term effects of a bad bite, some of the consequences of less-than-optimal functioning bites, and some ways to ensure an optimal bite.


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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why a good bite is so important.
  • Some things that may alert parents to a less-than-optimal bite in children.
  • Why just because something looks OK doesn’t mean it is.
  • The importance of teaching children to breathe through the nose.
  • What constitutes a poor or less-than-ideal bite.
  • Some recommendations for parents who have children with a bite issue.
  • What Dr. Spodak looks for in a bite and how he approaches problems with bite in his practice.


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