Oral Bacteria And Your Health – with Dr. Mark Burhenne
That various microbes in the digestive system affect our health is certainly not news. However, this discussion is typically in the context of the various microbes that live in the gut. Actually, we technically need to begin this understanding at the level of the mouth. And, unfortunately, the idea that our oral microbes are influencing our health has not really gotten a lot of attention. As it turns out the state of health, diversity and function of the microbes living within the mouth are highly influential in terms of our ability to resist disease and remain healthy. Recently, there’s been a lot research relating the oral microbiome to such maladies as coronary artery disease and even Alzheimer’s disease itself. This will just one of many fascinating topics in my discussion today with Dr. Mark Burhenne.
So please enjoy the podcast. I suspect you will want to floss afterwards.