Aug 21, 2018
Strong acids can harm your
teeth, and soda is not the only acidic thing you put in your mouth. In
this episode of the Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr.
Jason Luchtefeld, practicing dentist and oral health advocate. They
discuss the pH levels of current dentifrice products on the market
and break down why acidic solutions may be harming your enamel. In
fact, both doctors agree that basic products perform better by
promoting healthy mineralization and obstructing the growth of
pathogenic bacteria. In addition, they stress the importance of
speaking to patients about dealing with dry mouth, using good
dentifrice products and making healthy dietary changes. Because,
you put into your
mouth will have an
impact on your oral health. For more on The Biofilm Factor, follow
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Bio for Jason Luchtefeld
Jason Luchtefeld is a practicing
dentist and was the previous host of the Prism podcast. He focuses
on understanding and educating others about oral health and overall
health through managing diet and choosing the correct dentifrice
products. He can be found on his instagram
did the Prism Podcast get started? [1:25]
Luchtefeld tells us about his background. [3:57]
- Discussing occlusal problems.
is a homunculus? [17:08]
are dentistry and nutrition related? [19:55]
does Dr. Luchtefeld talk to a patient about making dietary changes
in order to improve his or her oral health? [25:25]
- Discussing carifree rinse and the importance of
a balanced pH. [31:38]
does Dr. Luchtefeld think about chlorhexidine? [33:20]
- Discussing the use of acid in mouthwashes.
- Understanding dry mouth, why it is a common
problem and how we can deal with it. [40:54]
does remineralization balance mean? [44:06]
Luchtefeld and Dr. Nolan share their thoughts on biotene?
many dentifrice products use flavoring to mask the fact that they
are not effective? [50:22]
- Discussing the possible benefits of rinsing
with coconut oil. [55:10]
concentration is needed in order to make essential oils effective?
- Talking about charcoal toothpaste and
brands do Dr. Luchtefeld and Dr. Nolan recommend to patients?
demographics of the dental community and how to increase the
involvement of the newest generation. [1:14:35]
do you get into dentistry and how should we approach CE?
group of people needs the most help in dentistry and what is the
role of socioeconomics in access to dental care?
- Closing thoughts and information about Dr.
Jason Luchtefeld. [1:29:47]