by Felix Liao, DDS, MAGD, ABGD, MIABDM

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will instruct his patient in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

– Thomas Edison, 1903

“Oral diseases and disorders in and of themselves affects health and well-bing throughout life.”

– US Surgeon General’s Report 2000

Want radiance on your face, high energy, great sleep, vibrant health, strong teeth, aging well, and low healthcare cost along the way? Here’s one secret you may not have heard of: a healthy mouth is HUGE in your whole body health. How do you know if you have a healthy mouth? That’s why you need a mouth doctor. A healthy mouth is much more than healthy teeth. Dentists are trained by dental schools to be good tooth doctors. How about jaw clicking and clenching, snoring, mouth breathing, sleep Crowded Teethapnea, teeth grinding, and aches and pains in your head-jaws- neck-shoulders? An Airway-centered Mouth Doctor™(AMD) is a dentist with additional training beyond dental school to evaluate and restructure your mouth using a non-surgical method that works painlessly while you sleep. An AMD has the knowledge and training beyond drill-filling-medicating-operating to help: A. Connect mind-body total health with mind-body-mouth- airway-sleep B. Redevelop deficient jaws and airway for better sleep C. Your doctors and healthcare professionals solve problems stemming from a structurally impaired mouth An Airway-centered Mouth Doctor is a “doctor of the future” envisioned by Thomas Edison over 100 years ago. An AMD can free your body from the tyranny of poor sleep from weak jaws, bad bite, and more, without relying on pills or surgery.

Impaired Mouth Syndrome

The mouth is the gateway into the body, and a major health driver. Most people know that eating healthy is key to staying healthy. But what happens when your mouth is structurally deficient and/or misaligned? Pain, fatigue, memory loss, anxiety, heart attack, teeth grinding, and much more, can come from having a structurally impaired mouth. The mouth is strategically located above the digestive tract, below the brain case and atop the spine. Mouth-to- mouth resuscitation must first free the tongue from the throat. So does a good night’s sleep. Big as the mouth is to health, do you have a mouth doctor? An Impaired Mouth can eat, drink, talk, even smile, but it blocks whole body health by interfering with ABCDES: alignment, breathing, circulation, digestion, energy, and sleep. Impaired Mouth Syndrome is a collection of medical, dental, and mood symptoms that often has big financial consequences, as listed in my book 6-Foot Tiger 3-Foot Cage (2017). If you have crowded lower front teeth, snoring, sleep apnea, or a history of clicking jaw joints, teeth taken out for braces, one dental trouble after another, you may be living with Impaired Mouth Syndrome without knowing. Your body pays a heavy price for Impaired Mouth and pinched airway: recurring pains and fatigue, premature aging, and oxygen deficiency that can kill teeth, heart, brain and life quality alike. Here are few real-life cases.

Old Problems from New Patients

RK states her key issues: “Anxiety most of my life, and persistent dental sensitivity and bone loss under my teeth give me more anxiety. My dentist has not been helpful there.” KM says, “I have (A) low back pain after extraction of failed root-canaled tooth, (B) swelling persisting under jaw months after said extraction, (C) pain in my right neck, shoulder and arm, and (D) uneven gait creeping up on me over the years.” NR: “Nobody has been able to help me with (1) 10+ years of chronic fatigue ‘sometimes non-functional’, (2) jaw pain neck, back, and knees x 10 years, (3) poor vision with lots of floaters, (4) “terrible sleep” waking up with jaw aches in morning, (5) sleep interrupted 2-5 times each night, (6) “everyday is a real struggle from feeing winded and fatigued”, (7) TMJ since age 16. YC’s issues: “(1) CPAP mask dependence, (2) reliance on anxiety medication, (2) cannot lose the 15 pounds overweight, (4) rosacea, (5) pain in low back, neck, and head, (6) daytime sleepiness averaging 5 days a week, (7) ‘fatigue always’, (8) 3 episodes of choked airway while eating needing Heimlich maneuver in 3 years, (9) ‘I now need to drink to wash down my food.’” These patients have been seeing their dentists and doctors for years, but they do not have a mouth doctor to connect the dots for them to find the root causes.

Leading Symptoms of a Structurally Impaired Mouth

  • Snoring and Restless Sleep: wake up tired and groggy, bladder disrupting sleep
  • Teeth Grinding, jaw clenching/clicking/locking
  • Headaches and neck-shoulder- back pains that defy medication or chiropractic care
  • Chronic fatigue, daytime sleepiness, “too tired to exercise”
  • Mood: anxiety, depression, moodiness, irritability, brain fog
  • Dental: sensitive teeth, gum recession, bone loss, “one dental trouble after another pattern” of multiple cavities, root-canals, teeth loss, implants, and implant failure
  • Medical: high blood pressure, memory loss, heart attack, OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), pot belly (central obesity), recurring sinus and ear congestion, acid reflux, frequent colds and infections, premature aging

What will be YOUR cause of death? What else can you do besides eating better?

Better Outcome Requires WholeHealth Thinking

The hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, so are the jaw bones to skull and spine. WholeHealth is an integrative model that sees all parts of the body are connected and all systems seamless coordinated, and practices accordingly. Inside the body, there are no departmental lines, just one rule: airway dictates, and all else accommodates. Has this common sense been missing in your healthcare? In WholeHealth, teeth grinding is one frame in a movie called airway obstruction during sleep. Similarly, jaw clicking, chronic pain and fatigue, dental sensitivity, and multiple root-canaled teeth are leading indicators of bigger health troubles ahead. These symptoms are “footprints” at a crime scene that invariably leads to a pinched airway inside an Impaired Mouth as the First Domino. Why do so many children grow up with bunched-up teeth needing braces? Why do so many adults end up with sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease nowadays? Why are heart disease and cancer still leading killers despite all the “wars” declared and money thrown? Can it be that Impaired Mouth with its pinched airway has been left off the radar screens of doctors and dentists, the insurers and policy planners? By connecting a few dots, we can see that a structurally Impaired Mouth is the culprit:
  • The jaws are too small when teeth are crowded, and when teeth are extracted for braces.
  • The space between the jaws is the home-office of the tongue. What happens when the tongue’s office space is too small?
  • What happens to sleep, energy, and medical-dental health when the tongue is forced into the throat? Chronic oxygen deficiency means premature degeneration.

New Solutions and Game Changers

Find and fix that Impaired Mouth, and sleep, energy, blood pressure, and mood all improve, as shown in Early Sirens. An Airway-centered Mouth Doctor™ (AMD) can turn your mouth from a health liability into an asset. The process is as simple: A. Make an appointment for an initial evaluation to connect your symptoms with a new mix of WholeHealth solutions. B. A custom-designed DNA appliance is designed and fitted by your Mouth Doctor using data from baseline records including a 3D CT scan, photos, and dental models. C. You will wear this DNA appliance 14 hours a day, including hours of sleep, and wake up feeling better and better over time — painlessly, predictably, regardless of age. D. Your Mouth Doctor will work with like-minded doctors and therapists to help your body run more efficiently and effectively — with your cooperation, of course. DNA appliance is a centerpiece of an individualized WholeHealth wellness program to free you from Impaired Mouth Syndrome, and to restart your whole body health starting with good sleep and oxygen for your heart, brain, and teeth.           “Good oral hygiene is essential, but no amount of brushing and flossing will fix the symptoms of Impaired Mouth Syndrome”, says Dr. John Park Trowbridge, MD and author of Sick and Tired? and The Yeast Syndrome. The best time to fix the roof is while the sun is shining. The best time to align the whole body is during dental makeover. The best time to head off sleep apnea is to see an Airway-centered Mouth Doctor ™ to set your body free from an Impaired Mouth.
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