Episode 49

The Mouth is the Gateway to Health with Dr Burhenne


May 5th, 2020

56 mins 25 secs

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About this Episode

Dr Mark Burhenne has been practising dentistry for over 30 years and is the author of the #1 best seller, The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox. His passion for oral health and the importance of healthy sleep shines through in this episode, as he offers important insights about the oral microbiome, P gingivalis and sleep apnoea.

*Key Highlights *

  1. Burhenne’s short story (1:40)
  2. Welcome to the oral microbiome (6:10)
  3. Focus on P gingivalis (10:30)
  4. Can treating periodontitis improve other disease activity? (15:50)
  5. Conventional treatment for periodontitis (18:40)
  6. Natural considerations (23:30)
  7. All about biofilms and why we should reconsider using essential oils (26:45)
  8. Shining light on sleep apnoea (31:20)
  9. Why you should seek out a functional dentist (50:30)

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Dr Mark Burhenne’s website – https://askthedentist.com
The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox: How We Are Sleeping Our Way to Fatigue, Disease and Unhappiness - https://www.amazon.com.au/8-Hour-Sleep-Paradox-Sleeping-Unhappiness-ebook/dp/B015DIQBZ6
The Dental Diet – Dr Steven Lin