« Scientific hypothesis are also necessary for progress, they are the essential engine of research that is nothing but verification and information of hypotesis.» (Claude BERNARD)
It’s in this perspective that Dentosophie finds itself, as progress and result of twenty years of observation.
Dentosophie is an evolutionary and dynamic result: :
of the assimilation of past knowledge, systematically compared to our clinical experience
and of the implementation of new concepts and dental techniques aimed at obtaining mouth balance.
From birth, the mouth is physically shaped by vital functions – respiration, suction-deglutition, phonation, chewing – that are the basis of the dental dynamics.
Disorders of vital functions or their correction have an incidence upon every aspect: physical, organic, psychic, emotional, behavioural…
Systematically, we report that a suitable stimulation of our mouth through dental acts and suitable exercises (based on re-education of vital functions) gives to the patient the ability to create the mouth structure reflecting his/her general balance. All this regardless his/her age or dental state.
Observations and experimentations done since twenty years in different dental cabinets lead us to adopt this double principle as a base of our work: “a person’s psyche impresses itself entirely in his mouth” and similarly, “any transformations of the mouth region has an incidence on his psyche”.
Dental logic and spirit of our method
Dentosophie is the theoretical outcome of our method of treatment that continues to be enriched of precisions upon dental logic.
Following this logic, all mouth-dental happenings (natural, accidental, therapeutic…) have a global repercussion on the patient, as for balance or unbalance.
As for unbalance, some compensations occur, at all levels, to establish again a semblance of balance.
All this creates permanent efforts (unconscious) that generate the most different diseases: muscular, joint, bony, organic, mental, emotional, behavioural, etc…
As for this method, all therapeutic acts contribute to the onset of the mouth balance, what triggers the disappearance of compensations and promotes the harmony on every plan
Mouth balance and maturity
A balanced mouth transmits and reflects the global balance of a patient. An unbalanced mouth presents some structural defects and, in general, a lack of development of the three dimensions (anterior-posterior, vertical, transversal).
Treating the global and structural aspect of the mouth is important since this allows to the other criteria of the mouth balance to occur. Provided that the growth of the three dimensions is mutually dependent, the work is realised in the three plans of space according to new concepts developed during our training. The purpose is to allow to the mouth region to reach, at the end of the treatment, the harmonious development expected by nature and the disappearance of the muscular stress is one of the indicators of the progress of the therapy.
Correcting and completing the development of the mouth, which was interrupted during its growth, gives us new information and possibilities at all levels of the existence. This allows the patient to recover a lack of maturity (physical, emotional, psychological, behavioural…). It is a pedagogic process: through it, the patient can get his autonomy.
It is based on the fact that every human being has a potential of balance that he will never loose because its deep nature is “Balance”. The expression of this balance is often contrasted by the unconscious auto limitations (psychical and physical) created by the patient as a response to what he lives. The essential role of the dentist is to promote the elimination of these limitations leading the patient till the complete growth of his mouth (what allows the repositioning of teeth). The doctor has, since the beginning of the treatment, a clear vision of the purpose to be reached thanks to the universal rules of the balance of the stomatognathic apparatus*. To get this, he uses some material tools (dental appliances of functional re-education, prosthesis if necessary…) and immaterial (attention, perseverance, structure, ability to adapt, spirit of decision and the courage to put them in practise…). The accurate use of these tools, respecting each individual’s rhythm, allows the dentist to free the patient’s ability (spontaneous) of self healing. These are so important that anybody can’t be excluded by the total or partial advantages of this method.
Dr Jean-François Ardouin Dental Surgeon
Dr Rodrigue Mathieu Dental surgeon
Dr Michel Montaud Dental surgeon
*The stomathognatique apparatus is composed of teeth, muscles (including tongue, lips adn cheeks), bones: maxilla, mandible, temoro-mandibular joint TMJ