What do mouths have to do with oxygen supply to the brain?
Our mouths are the gateways to our bodies. They are critical infrastructures that support sleep and supply oxygen to our hearts, brains and teeth. Everyone’s mouth is different and they can become our health assets or liabilities. How can you find out?
Our mouths have a far greater impact on our health than we realize.
Structurally, they are far more than just an opening in our heads. Our mouths include the upper and lower jaws that form two-thirds of the face, as well as the teeth, gums, jaws, jaw joints, muscles, tongue, tonsils, soft palate, ligaments, salivary glands, nerves, blood vessels, lips, skin over the jaws and face, and fascia, the fibrous and loose tissues under the skin and around and throughout all muscles, organs and joints.
Functionally, mouths are the beginning of our digestive tracts; and, in fact, digestion starts here when taking the first bite of food. Chewing breaks the food into pieces that are more easily digested, while saliva mixes with food to begin the process of breaking it down into a form your body can absorb and use.
A quote from – Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General
The mouth is the center of communication and contact. Along with the eyes, ears, and nose, it is positioned near the brain, ensuring close integration and coordination. We use the craniofacial complex – the oral, dental, and the other craniofacial tissues that house the organs of taste, vision, hearing, and smell – to experience and interact with the world around us.
Our mouths are also our tongue habitats.
Dr. Felix Liao, DDS, explained this in his book ‘Six-Foot Tiger, Three-Foot Cage’, which is a metaphor for the many unrecognized cases of living with a normal “size 6” tongue in an underdeveloped “size 3” space framed by two deficient jaws. When the tongue’s habitat is too small, it is forced into the throat where it clogs the airway and becomes a “tiger” that threatens life and stresses the body, fogs the mind, and grinds the teeth.
‘This airway obstruction by the tongue causes cumulative oxygen deficiency day and night, as well as poor sleep year after year, until it leads to various symptoms throughout the body.’
Our mouths as a Health-Problem Source
The body wants peace when it sleeps, without a tiger tongue blocking the throat. Deep sleep can heal almost anything, provided that the airway is open to deliver oxygen in demand, which in turn cannot afford a six-foot tiger in a three-foot cage.
- Do you suffer from snoring, sleep apnea, teeth grinding, chronic pain, fatigue, moodiness, or one dental problem after another?
- Do you live with or know someone who does?
- Would you like your children to grow up without these troubles?
Find out if your mouth is your health asset or liability.
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*Reference: ‘SIX-FOOT TIGER, THREE-FOOT CAGE’, Take Charge of Your Health by Taking Charge of Your Mouth, Holistic Mouth Solutions for Sleep Apnea, Deficient Jaws, and Related Complications by Dr. Felix Liao, DDS.