Wise traditions and facial shape

Wise traditions and facial shape

Crooked teeth and possibly with that craniofacial form Seems to have changed relatively dramatically over a relatively short space of time Few people’s parents Had their teeth straightened and I remember when I was at school there was very few people who had any form of fixed or even removable braces within their mouth and It was almost unheard of in my parents era now most people’s grandparents era and I think we can safely say there’s been a massive increase in the Level of crooked teeth malocclusion and with that a certain level of facial change now Why it’s always a very interesting question. Why now? I believe that Oral posture and as exceptionally good evidence to suggest that oral posture is a key factor Within this and of course oral posture tends to go with body posture in general And if we go back to sort of grandparents and great-grandparents era in Britain this was the Victorian era and I was asking some colleagues from Lithuania and Latvia what they called the Victorian era and I was surprised that they called it the Victorian era so the Victorian era is it seems to be It was fairly similar. I think in many parts of the world and Images like this seem reminiscent of the Victorian era the image of st Martin’s which is a church that would allow people coming in homeless people would come in be given a meal somewhere to sleep it was part of that church his charitable contribution to the era it was in and here’s an image of everyone sitting there Bolt upright and the same with these children, you know, that was the Victorian thing you sat that sat upright What what will interest me in it started this thought process that I’m having was this? mealtime exercise, um elbows off the table Chew your food well; eat with your mouth closed I’m adding the McKenzie chin tuck so sitting up back like that Basic good table manners, and this is really harking back to this Victorian good body posture day and good body posture for eating particularly and I Really started to interest me and So I started asking The parents of the patients that were coming in I’d get patients from all over the world. And of course England the London particularly. It’s very multicultural So even the patients I have from London have come from all four corners of the world. So I started asking parents where what their parents were saying, you know, whether it was Normal this you know elbows off the table sit up straight eat with your mouth closed whether that was normal in the cultures They’d come from and I’ve had parents here and I think from easily from all of those continents I can’t say I’ve had many indigenous people from South for North America or Australia but Definitely had people from all walks of life in all of those areas coming in to see me as patients that I’ve engaged in within the last year or two and so far every single parent of patient or adult patient has agreed that Their parents or grandparents were trying to implement this simple Routine sit up straight elbows off the table mouth closed the same mantra was being said By groups from all of these countries now stop for a second and think about the significance of this because People left Africa to travel to all four corners of the world before we had tables and chairs So how could this? concept exist unless it’s happened since our culture’s diverged which Realistically. It must be the best example. I know of a Parallel cultural evolution. So the same cultural phenomena This sort of the mealtime mantra we could call it has seen to evolve in all of the countries all the way around the world, uh In parallel not necessary at the same time, but probably similar times In relation to the change in culture that was going on And It’s in French writing. I mean for such a phenomenon to have existed. There must have been a reason Remember as my grandfather used to I never met my grandfather, but my father tells me my grandfather used to say There must be a reason for everything. So if you see an abnormality Look for the reason and that’s what I do and that’s what’s gained me the conclusions. I’ve gained now let’s take a sideways step for a second because If we wind back to the sort of pre sixties revolution That changed society. I think we can look back the sort of the hippie sixties or six years versus Cultural Revolution Where the children stood up and said mum and dad I love you, but I don’t necessarily believe in all the things you’ve been saying or doing anymore and We’ve thrown out a lot of dogma that was wrong But wait, may we have thrown out too much? so I see images here of people putting books and even Glasses on their heads to increase their body posture and I remember this thing might be all that appeals on their heads as well I I kind of feel you know from a Modern era looking back on this this looks a little bit forced a little bit staged a little bit as if we are You’re coercing people to do this whether or not they want to maybe society’s coercing them. However this was going on This was almost normal within some groups definitely normal and people were standing, you know, they were being taught good posture You know you even had books written this book here make correct posture a habit So it was a whole movement within society to make people stand up well and we have an image here I got from a Chinese airline that’s trying to teach its airline hostesses Good body posture. I don’t think You would see this in a Western airline company and there’s some interesting. That’s an interesting discussion itself You’ve also got him around occur stepping out of a car. I mean just exquisite poise deportment that this girl’s Displaying here as she gets out the car now interesting. She’s another one of these individuals of notice bought about it in the back in a sort of mixed farming environment where I Which I just think is very healthy for you. It’s just anecdotal but minders is getting out of this car with absolute exquisite poise and body posture and There that seems to have been ingrained right up till Well, I I think the 60s phenomenon when we had dramatic change all of a sudden You you wanted to be how you wanted to be into Slough to see that became cool And this is you know, what we’re gonna do You didn’t have to wear a tie to go to a meeting. You didn’t have to wear a suit at the weekend for the certain classes and groups within UK things started changing and We come back to the why why were they there in the first place? Why did Victorian Britain and the relative parallel groups all around the world Enforce on their children and this appears to have gone from right? Down to the very poorest groups up to the reworked wealthiest groups this idea of good body posture both when you’re eating Both were in deportment when you’re moving around To such a strict level. I mean did people in this era not love their children as much as we do now Did they not care? Why were they all being really very strict on their kids, you know? Yeah, I’ve got some images of um, army recruits with pins and their lapels to keep them standing up straight and apparently that was Relatively common within the army and of course not long ago we had conscription. So it was a society-wide thing What why because there’s a reason for everything now I take this image circa 1920 From an artist who is depicting the village idiot now? In many ways what’s being described here is an adenoidal face It’s a very downs one faces with a lengthened face. It’s someone who’s hung the mouth open like this And I just remember my mother telling me She would say Don’t hang your mouth open because the wind will change and it will set like that or she would say Stop hanging your mouth open or you’ll look like you’ll become the village idiot now Who was the village idiot? Well, we’ve got this image here of the village idiot and you’ve got this long face Almost an adenoidal face Your flat cheekbones But almost certainly a decreased airway size And of course the idea the the the inference behind this is that this person is not so intelligent and I mean fascinated by Images I got here. We’ve got Bush and we’ve got Obama You know clearly you’ve got Articles written these these four images went with articles both of which articles were particularly unflattering Giving the impression that both of these individuals were stupid So they are looking similar to the village idiot this sort of der and where did that derh concept come from Well, I think the best reason I’ve come up with so far goes back to these You know wise traditions and he’s wise tradition saying sit up straight shut your mouth Chew your food properly, um and have good body posture and deportment Stand straight grow straight and this is this you know, this is this this concept behind yet and I think That we could probably say there’s an element of truth to this. Um I think we just have some this up with the title of this book make correct posture habit and of course the younger the better get young children engaged and My mission is is prevention. I genuinely think that with Some effort we could prevent craniofacial dystrophy the the cause of crooked teeth and possibly sleep apnea and many other things and As a society, this is clearly what we should be doing so Make correct posture a habit and prevent malocclusion


  • a_picx says:

    Thank you so much for sharing so useful information with all of us!

  • Colorlessie says:

    In Brazil, people say "fecha a boca senão entra mosquito" which means "close your mouth or else a fly will get in it"

  • Lotus Flower Yoga says:

    Dr Mike, Thank you for all the information given. I just have one question I can't seem to find the correct answer…When resting and tongue up do we close the teeth as well as the lips? My teeth have to close quiet hard otherwise they want to come apart? Hope you can help or someone else 🙂 Thank you so much

  • Nyah Notrealname says:

    Oh yeah, whatever happened in the sixties should be nullified.

  • Ya Neponil says:

    John you beautiful bastard I wish I could meet you in real life and shake your hand. Bravo!!!

  • Seriously? says:

    The problem now is I'm 25 and I'm regretting everything about my old bad posture habits !!

  • Seriously? says:

    I have a great cheekbones and very dominant
    Also kind of dominant jawbones
    But I have a crooked teeth and also very weak chin !!
    Who's like me ?

  • melissa says:

    As a mother of two vaccine injured kids we really need this added to the conversation. Listed on the vaccine manufacturer insert is ear infections and sinus infection. Many vaccine injured kids are chronically ill and as such mouth breathing. They also suffer cranial facial nerve damage. Check Forest Maredy’s channel My Incredible Opinion and see his crooked face series. After my daughter received her 4 year old shots she suddenly developed a severe speech issue with lack of control over her tongue. She also developed a gait issue and was collapsing frequently. Chiropractic care and speech therapy have helped but your videos are going to be so helpful. If you are unaware of the vaccine debate please go to Corvelva.it and read the report released in December. That will make a lot more sense as to why kids faces are so deformed now. It’s only getting worse.

  • Rick Sanchez Jr. says:

    1:30 ooooohhh shitt, I'm from Lithuania, let's go!

  • Neek Records says:

    Rumour has it is that Mike's jaw is so strong that when he suffers from 3rd degree gurns he can take out small children and medium-sized animals

  • Pedro Felipe says:

    In Brazil we hear from our parents to not let the mouth open to not let any mosquitoes get in.

  • Betzy Single says:

    Asmr mewing tooth doctor edition

  • Ragnar Lothbrock says:

    In all your videos you talk about the research.. sir with respect i don't care.. GIVE ME THE PROCEDURE!!

  • Pablo S says:

    Love these vids doc. Greetings from Argentina

  • Bombay Sapphire says:

    Mew is life, Mew till I die

  • 7hilladelphia says:

    Youtube flagged a message that this is a non mainstream opinion. Wtfwt? Who cares about orthodontics?

  • Keri M. Peardon says:

    I keep thinking about the insult "mouthbreather" being synonymous with someone who is an idiot. I never wondered why those two things were connected. But in movies and even in books, the hired goons–who are always much less intelligent than the mastermind boss–are shown to be or described as breathing heavily through their mouths.

  • kajo709 says:

    Man breathe in your nose and dont keep swallowing so nasty making all that noise man. Ieuw.. anyway good advice

  • Honk Supremacist says:

    i wish i listened when i was younger

  • Mahdi Naderi says:

    thank you doc

  • tae loves kook says:

    can this guy stop swallowing lol

  • Wil Sain says:

    Hmm I guess fascist societies make beautiful people.

  • D Lehmann says:

    very interesting…. full circle – next it will be the fashion- I'm in

  • D Lehmann says:

    This is wonderful… so much more along with Mewing- a welcoming of traditional values unbeknowsnt to the "unawares"

  • Xifong Christian says:

    2:49 – Quick spot of mouth-breathing.

  • Vito Corleone says:

    Now we are just a generation of village idiots

  • Michael Juliano says:

    I struggle with sitting posture largely because I am too tall to plant my feet squarely on the floor on nearly all modern furniture.

  • Martin Alderete says:

    I'm trying this. Is it common for your tongue to get raw and tired?

  • Pau Bañón Pérez says:

    Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back.

  • The Contributions says:

    In Morocco our parents used to tell us shut your mouth death is wandering

  • Lydia Kolibar says:

    With the question "did the Victorians love their children less?" Yes actually, children were considered property, it was common practice to beat them to "toughen them up". Men were especially taught that showing your child affection made both the man and the child weak.

  • Archer Cosmic Horror Death Cult says:

    Why do you keep swallowing

  • Tortik says:

    Roasting Obama

  • Skeptics we love you anyway says:

    Posture and everything related is about self-esteem, relationships to authority and norms as well as boundaries. I have the worst posture, bad teeth as well as no cheekbones, and I am not an idiot. If you want to argue I am, you will then have to contradict everything that's ever been said about me during my entire childhood, teenage and young adult years in school. As an example of me being an idiot being unlikely, English is not my native language.
    I'll still say this. Intelligence is not always what people thinkand actually, that kid doesn't seem stupid to me. He just looks like someone who's bullied and can't actually catch a breath. Breath goes into your lungs, which surrounds your heart, which is about love, self-esteem, and a feeling of belonging. A person who is oppressed by others may actually have a hard time breathing. Like they are trying to suppress themselves. Trying breathing completely and peacfeully when feeling unloved and under stress. Therefre being unloved may result in that shallowness of breath and anxiety, which you can see in the eyes of that kid. He's begging that someone lets him survive.
    I don't want to write a novel, but I hope this much gets some to think.

  • Oj Achi says:

    Good we know this now

  • Tariq zk says:

    Very interesting

  • juan estevez says:

    Totally forcing right posture while watching this

  • Smooth CHWS says:

    My mom always said that If I leave my mouth open the devil is gonna pee In It

  • Mimu Mi says:

    So that's yet ANOTHER mistake we can blame the baby-boomers for. Amazing!

    No, seriously. What went wrong with our parents generation?

  • Daniel Adelberg says:

    1:27 Mouth breather

  • Globox822 says:

    Everywhere in Europe this was the case

  • Crypto Prospect says:

    no wonder most of people are ugly these days. poor body posture, poor facial posture, bad diet. Kids grow up to be ugly and these small things could have tremendous change

  • LUIZA says:

    Every friend of mine is using braces, and thankfully i don’t need them.

  • LUIZA says:

    I don’t know if it’s just me that used to put the book on my head bc of a Barbie movie that she had to be a princess and do that

  • yune yune says:

    when he said the thing about "becoming the village idiot" because of hanging your mouth open i was litteraly mind blown it clicked in my mind

  • Saruman The White says:

    Doctor do you think when ppl extract their wisdom teeth, it's because our jaws have become smaller in these days??

  • Jane Hicks says:

    Great video

  • Ozan Canca says:

    You definitely should go have hair transplant and go jack up.

  • pabritova says:

    I’m 28, I corrected my tongues posture 2 weeks ago and I already my jaw/neck area looks better!

  • Patrick Notstar says:

    our ancestors were blackpilled

  • Serdar Joshua says:

    his videos are never boring 11:29 lmaoooo ashdjgsahjdsaghjda

  • Abby S says:

    I blame the counter culture of the 60s.

  • Wicked_Girl_ 123 says:

    My mom used to say, "Don't hang your mouth open, or a fly might fly in there!" haha

  • manulaika says:

    could you please link the map used at 4:25. I've been looking for a Pacific-centered map but didn't find any I liked better.

  • Pseudo-pro Air-cowbeller says:

    It makes me think of the old wives tale of "not eating late at night" which is a basic version of intermittent fasting – also a lost practice ultimately leading to physiological deterioration.

  • Stan Laze says:

    one love .. thank you

  • Marius Toni says:

    Back in Romania we learned all this in elementary school. We did walking with books on our heads, we were constantly reminded to breathe through the nose and close our mouths. Makes sense we are some of the most beautiful people in the world lol

  • Juliette Zhang says:

    in china, a person that always has his mouth open is mentally challenged

  • DEEB'SE says:

    Morality of the world is drastically droping down, unfortunatelly thats the reason for all those things

  • Alex Lopez says:

    This doctor's jawline is so appealing that you forget about his receding hairline.

  • Mohit Rajora says:

    my parents did force it too, and i'm from india.

  • The Watcher says:

    Equating long faces with idiocy is ridiculous and irresponsible. Before you start calling people idiots, you should learn how to explain Mewing effectively. You keep making all these videos of horseshit, yet fail at the demonstration. Also, photographs were extremely rare and formal in the Victorian age, so of course they are sitting up with good posture. I mean, really? Aren't you a doctor? That is really bad science! You are the idiot.

  • Ryan Coakley says:

    One correlation I've noticed is the rise of the computer age and people slouching when operating a computer for hours on end, hence said detrimental traits like receding chin, mouth breathing, and slouching are commonly associated with computer "nerds" (no offense intended)

  • Gary Nelson says:

    Change your reason for malocclusion. It is only a small minor symptom of the DAMAGES OF MODERN GENETIC VARIANTS FROM WIDESPREAD MATE MATERIAL. DNA MISMATCHES.

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  • mario soler says:

    me gustan los consejos de este dr., estoy aplicando sus cambios🙏

  • Naval says:

    1:28 Mouthbreath

  • Manny Pacman Pacquiao says:

    We should salute this people who bring awareness to us. They don't sale books about this. But they made it Freely, what I'm saying is they do it and explain to us how to do what are the positive and negative effect of mouth breathin. And also lots of questions that enlighten me about why there's people that attractive and not. This people are great hopefully were hoping that this channel grow and could reach people and be aware on this. Amazing people

  • Manny Pacman Pacquiao says:

    I grow up with my Grandparents I agree also they are very strict in eating. They will say if you make any noise during meal. When your mouths open

  • Manny Pacman Pacquiao says:

    I grow up with my Grandparents I agree also they are very strict in eating. They will say if you make any noise during meal. When your mouths open

  • Udhaya Karunakaran says:

    Can you show me how to mew by keeping your mouth open

  • Jane Dow says:

    This man might be singlehandedly stopping social decline. My new hero.

  • From Germany to Asia says:

    This is still up to date in China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Thailand and so on.

  • hallobre says:

    It’s not that people back then did not love their children any less than now. I think it’s quite the opposite. They cared for their future and it shows in the details.

  • Additio S says:

    This is an exquisite video that carried a number of very interesting topics. Thank you very much.

  • Muhammad BenShaban says:


  • Billy Albert says:

    The 60’s Dosser Revolution 😂

  • Monika Krolik says:

    I have a scoliosis and I breath through mouth. I see there is much truth behind this concept, one of things I have noticed is that when I breath with close mouth through nose there is more air that gets in, I fell like I get some oxygen boost and i feel my brain gets invigorated as well.. so could oxygen be the big part of the secret behind the concept because it's the very main source to keep us alive and in a good health. I relate much to what's being said here. The open mouth posture makes you look sluggish as well I've also read that it's the good to keep the correct posture sice it's a discipline for humans who aspire to achieve there best and work hard for better tomorrow and evolve ♡ I need to correct my scoliosis now and start a new life

  • rozay says:

    So what you're saying is the wicked baby boomer generation screwed up the millenials 🤔

  • nickiaaaaa says:

    Rosemary Conley taught me good posture!!!

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  • Level Z says:

    Everything is more clear now :0

  • Alasdair Montgomery says:

    Aye you're definitely onto something. My Dad is a Scot and was a drummer for the Black Watch regimental band back in the 80s and my mum is Thai, both would police over my posturing for different reasons growing up. My dad would say all the same things as you mentioned about table manners and posture but also take it a step further with walking and running, probably more influenced from his time in the military. My mum however taught Thai posture which is all very much the same idea with keeping your back straight but due to some cultural differences more emphasis will be made with how you sit on the floor, lie on the ground and stand. What I noticed about that is the Buddhist monks we'd visit (as we were Lay Buddhists), would all have the same posture as what my mum tried to teach me and thinking about it now that might even hark back to an older time.

  • アマポーラオーソ says:

    この動画は以下の Youtube サイトにて日本語字幕付きでご覧いただけます。
    Japanese translation of this movie is available below.


  • Can We Get 1,000 Subscribers With No Videos? says:

    Is anyone else here keeping the mewing thing a secret from their friends so then in 2 years time you can be like… BOOM!

  • Can We Get 1,000 Subscribers With No Videos? says:

    I love how Dr. Mike Mew is giving this all away for free. Your dedication and commitment are not going unnoticed.

  • Daltira says:

    It should all be subconscious though. We shouldn’t have to work for correct posture.

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  • fallenSlave says:

    Jesus is the Son of God. The God of the Bible, is the only God who exists. All the others are demons.

  • 12oad says:

    Hello, should tongue push upwards into palate or it only has to rest on the palate ?

  • Melisa Gonzalez says:

    You have the knowledge. Why not to take theater and public speaking lessons??????????????????

  • Jade Lew says:

    Mr Mew ur a face saver

  • Ruby says:

    If my mums family ever saw me or my sister with our mouth open they'd ask if we were catching flies! Needless to say we closed our mouths real quick 😂

  • Nivi Levy says:

    But why all the women in this video wear high heels? Isn't it bad for your posture?

  • imhere solook says:

    those girls look so much better with the books on their heads

  • galacticious says:

    You'd need to eliminate European colonial influence to be able to say these currently reported global habits evolved independently. Even those countries that weren't under direct European rule may have adopted European habits. Lots of things that appear global are actually European in origin – e.g. playing football, wearing collared shirts, watching television, using flush toilets.

  • Tristan says:

    If you dont mew its already over

  • Be Yourself says:

    My best friend always used to beat me to death when i eat with my mouth open…?.she realy hates its sound😂😂😂😂😂😂

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