We are introducing another great video featuring Dr. Mark Burhenne, a bestselling author and family and sleep medicine dentist who has been in private practice nearly 35 years. Dr. Burhenne has focused on patient-centered and preventative dental healthcare.
Dr. Burhenne is the creator of Ask the Dentist, which is dedicated to exploring the mouth-body connection and the role of the oral microbiome.
In this episode, Dr. Mark Burhenne discusses:
00:55 Oral health impacts overall health
03:12 Is your oral care routine sabotaging your health?
06:57 Maintaining a healthy oral microbiome is critical
12:52 Dr. Burhenne’s daily oral care routine
25:58 What to look for in an electric toothbrush
29:42 The problem with some toothbrush bristles
35:17 Proper brushing techniques
40:44 Choosing the right toothbrush (manual or electric)
43:51 What is hydroxyapatite toothpaste?
54:28 Micro-hydroxyapatite vs. nano-hydroxyapatite
1:01:20 The safest way to whiten your teeth
1:04:13 Can you get fluoride out of your teeth?
1:08:52 Is glycerin in toothpaste a problem?
1:11:57 Avoid colloidal silver in toothpaste
1:19:09 Is your toothpaste too abrasive? + How to check Relative Dentin Abrasion (RDA)
1:21:53 Dr. Burhenne’s approach to oil pulling
1:24:11 Cavity prevention and remineralization
1:27:07 Dr. Burhenne’s healthy toothpaste recommendations
1:32:53 Creating FYGG (Feed Your Good Guys) toothpaste
1:41:24 Microplastics in dental floss + safe recommendations
1:47:57 The benefits of mouth taping
1:51:27 Addressing sleep apnea
1:56:31 How a TRD (tongue retention device) can help with sleep apnea
2:03:07 Everyone should get a sleep study
2:11:20 Hybrid approaches for treating sleep apnea