Oral diseases and disorders in and of themselves affect health and well-being throughout life.
— Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000)
More and more patients will be looking for a Holistic Mouth Doctor after reading Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage: Take Charge of Your Health by Taking Charge of Your Mouth. Which is now available in paperback or for download on Kindle.
What is a Holistic Mouth Doctor, and why does it matter to you? The short answer: this is your opportunity to serve your patients more fully in ways that expand your revenue and build your reputation.
How? By knowing how to diagnose Impaired Mouth Syndrome and how to turn an impaired mouth into a Holistic Mouth.
What is a Holistic Mouth? A mouth that has the right structural form to support whole body health through “ABCDES”: Alignment, Breathing, Circulation, Digestion, Energy, and Sleep. How many of your patients have issues in one or more ABCDES areas? The silo mentality of “the teeth are mine and the rest is another doctor’s” is limiting us as dentists and is counter-productive for our patients.
An Impaired Mouth is a defective infrastructure that impairs the ABCDES. Impaired Mouth Syndrome distorts posture, blocks airway, and disrupts sleep, which in turn create serious medical, dental, and mood symptoms, and significant negative financial consequences. Treating Impaired Mouth Syndrome the holistic way eliminates snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, TMJ, chronic pain, fatigue, and a whole host of other health challenges, without medication or surgery.
More of the same thinking produces more of the same results.
Better outcomes require new thinking. Hi, I am Dr. Felix Liao, author of Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage, and a general dentist turned Holistic Mouth Doctor. I coined the term Holistic Mouth to highlight the mouth’s pivotal role in total health, and the term Impaired Mouth Syndrome as a diagnosis that illuminates the vast, yet much overlooked consequences that dentists could be treating, but generally don’t.
Welcome to Holistic Mouth Solutions™, where medical-dental symptoms are diagnosed and treated in a WholeHealth context. In its simplest sense, WholeHealth means that all parts of our patients’ bodies are interconnected — there are no departmental lines and no special interests. WholeHealth dissolves the unhelpful medical-dental-mental divides in healthcare.
Our patients’ bodies pay a steep price when their mouths are structurally impaired. Conversely, when we as dentists turn our patients’ Impaired Mouths into Holistic Mouths that support their sleep, airway, and energy, we are providing them with a natural and sustainable solution that will leave them forever grateful to us.
Are you beginning to see the incredible opportunity you have to make a more positive and profound difference for your patients, yourself, and your practice, than ever before?