“Oral health is more than healthy teeth.”
Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General (2000)
Welcome to Holistic Mouth Solutions! Hi, I am Dr. Felix Liao, author of Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage: Take Charge of Your Health by Taking Charge of Your Mouth. I created this website in support you, my readers, in your quest for betters ways to keep your natural health, and to find answers for your health troubles. I don’t say I have all the answers, but I do hope you will find enough patient education here to help you upgrade your overall health starting with your mouth structure.
All mouths are NOT created equal. A baby born with a severe tongue-tie requires surgery to breastfeed. A child who is a habitual mouth breather grows into an adult with long face, narrow jaws, and crowded teeth. In my experience, only a few mouths are health promoters, while most are trouble makers. Do you suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, chronic pain or fatigue? Or know someone who does?
Your mouth is responsible for more of your health challenges than most dental and medical professionals realize. And far more than you probably ever imagined. That’s why I wrote Six-foot Tiger, Three-foot Cage to describe the wide-ranging set of health troubles that can come from a mouth that’s too small for the tongue. A tongue blocking the airway threatens your life and your body reacts as if confronted by a tiger.
Do you have a good mouth, or an impaired one? A Holistic Mouth has the right structures to support whole body health through Alignment, Breathing, Circulation, Digestion, Energy, and Sleep (ABCDES). An Impaired Mouth can eat, drink, talk, and even smile, but its deficient structures (such as crowded teeth, clicking jaw joints, tongue-tie, weak chins, etc) create a diverse set of medical, dental, and mood symptoms collectively called Impaired Mouth Syndrome.
An Impaired Mouth can hurt your health even before you eat, drink, or say anything during the day, and it can disrupt your sleep and hurt your mouth while you sleep. The bad news: most doctors and dentists don’t yet know about Impaired Mouth Syndrome because it’s a brand new concept and practice and thus not part of their training.
The good news: if Impaired Mouth is the source of many mind-body-mouth symptoms, then Holistic Mouth is a solution for them. Most people have a medical doctor and a dentist. Let’s now see if you need a mouth doctor by checking out your Impaired Mouth Syndrome Score.