Are amalgam fillings really safe? Do antibacterial mouthwash and fluoride-based toothpaste live up to their claims? What about Waterpiks and flossing up into the gumline?
Is it possible that these conventional approaches to oral health create more problems?
The relationship between your gut and oral microbiome is profound, so it stands to reason that it’s important to investigate the role poor diet, gut infections, and nutrient deficiencies play in gum disease and overall health.
So today, I’m talking with Dr. Al Danenberg about what conventional dentistry doesn’t consider when it comes to treating and preventing gum disease and how we can best care for our oral health.
Dr. Al Danenberg goes by “Dr. Al”. He is a periodontist and was in private practice for 44 years. He incorporated ancestral nutrition & lifestyle with his leading-edge laser protocol to treat periodontal disease.
Currently, Dr. Al consults with patients all over the world regarding animal-based nutrition, lifestyle, oral & overall health, and the importance of a healthy gut and immune system.
Listen to the full episode to hear:
- How conventional dentistry treats symptoms of oral health issues but doesn’t address root causes
- The three main functions of healthy dental plaque
- The relationship between gum disease, gut dysbiosis, and chronic inflammation
- How to gently and effectively care for your teeth, gums, and tongue
Learn more about Al Danenberg, DDS:
- Revitin Toothpaste
- Stress & the gut-brain axis: Regulation by the microbiome – ScienceDirect
- Cancer mortality among Brazilian dentists – Koifman – 2014 – American Journal of Industrial Medicine – Wiley Online Library
- Life Below the Gum Line: Pathogenic Mechanisms of Porphyromonas gingivalis | Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews
- Immediate Effects of Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP) on Human Periodontitis Microbiota
- Stress gets into the belly: Early life stress and the gut microbiome – ScienceDirect