Are you wondering what to do with all of your leftover Halloween treats? Perhaps you are unsure how these scary, yet yummy sweets may affect your pretty pearls?
In this episode, we explore the scary myths and truths of dental cosplay, which treats are better or worse for teeth, and when is the best time to brush.
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Probiotics are living microorganisms that provide health benefits when consumed in adequate amounts. These beneficial bacteria are known to support digestion, enhance immune function, and promote overall well-being. In recent years, probiotics have gained significant popularity, leading to the development of a wide range of products aimed at delivering these beneficial microorganisms to consumers.
In this episode, Camille and Jonathan further explore the existing research, safety, and consumer landscape of oral probiotics. Below are some notes we refer to throughout this episode:
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There has been a lot of discussion in recent years about the role of the oral microbiome in heart health. Recent studies have indicated that oral bacteria are essential for nitric oxide production. What does this mean? How is this related to heart health?
In this episode, we dive deep into the roles nitric oxide (NO) play in cardiovascular and oral health. We go over the basic of NO biology, the role of the oral microbiome in NO production, and how the disruption of this relationship can impact our health.
In this episode, Camille and Jonathan explore ALL things about oral inflammation!
Since the previous episode with Dr. Glogauer covered a lot on this topic, we want to share our thoughts on how we think of oral inflammation and its relationship to dysbiosis, periodontal health, and more.
Intermittent fasting and perio health
Footballers and oral health
Dr. Michael Glogauer, DDS, PhD
Professor at University of Toronto
Head of Dentistry and Dental Oncology at University Health Network
Periodontist at OMGPerio
CSO at Ostia Sciences
We talked with Dr. Glogauer (Michael) about saliva, his new diagnostic!!!!!!!!!!, and the issue of inflammation.
The Questions we had for him:
You’re currently working on a chair side device that measures inflammation-
Camille and Jonathan nerd out over SALIVA. We have a lot of experience to pull from which can be a little gross but a lot of fun! This episode discusses the foundation of salivary biology and where we are at with salivary diagnostics.
some references of note:
Why have we demonized the Oral Microbiome?
From dental cleaning, root scaling, microbiome guided therapy, chlorhexidine, Listerine, Stannous Fluoride. We are all trained to remove, deplete, and kill our mouth bacteria. How can we harness the oral microbiome for good? What should we be doing differently? Should we be microbiome testing our mouths? What would we learn? Would we treat ourselves differently?
As dental professionals the oral microbiome is seen as problematic because oral bacteria can contribute to the development of cavities, periodontal disease, and tooth loss. As we uncover the mysteries of the oral microbiome, we have found that depleting some species with oral care products intended for therapy can cause a depletion in essential nitric oxide, which is essential for heart health; obviously our unique microbiome is nuanced and tricky and I cannot think of a single person more qualified to speak on this subject than Dr. Purnima Kumar, recently named Chair of Periodontics and Oral Medicine at University of Michigan.
We deep dive into Dr. Kumar's (recent) past to lay a foundation of discovery for how we now appreciate the oral microbiome as an ecological system. In the early 2000's Dr. Kumar started researching oral bacteria. This was a time of limited understanding of the bacterial community when we were still very hyper-focused on a few 'bad' bacteria. During her early research years the tools utilized for examination of bacteria quickly became very sophisticated. Dr. Kumar has maintained a frontier approach to her work diving into all aspects of the mouths ecology to bring into focus a very nuanced environment that is not isolated from the rest of the body.