Jun 26, 2018
The bacteria in your body is
more important than you might realize. In this episode of The
Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. Kim Kutsch, CEO and
founder of CTX CariFree Rinse. They talk about the role of bacteria
and how good and bad bacteria interact within your body; in fact,
they influence the food you crave, the strength of your teeth and
your chances of developing health risks. In addition, they discuss the four main risk
factors of dental caries and how they manifest differently in each
patient. Maybe it’s your genetics or maybe it’s your diet, but
ignoring bacteria is not an option. For more on The Biofilm Factor,
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Dr. Kim Kutsch’s Four Main Risk Factors:
- American Diet
- Poorly Managed Biofilm
Bio of Dr. Kim Kutsch
Dr. Kim Kutsch is the CEO and
founder of CTX CariFree Rinse. His company focuses on improving the
oral health care of individuals as well as providing a customized
approach to those that are not easily treated through the
one-size-fits-all mindset in dentistry. Dr. Kutsch advocates for
prevention and the promotion of laser dentistry through foundations
and research. He is involved and gives lectures with the American
Dental Association. He can be reached at his email
made Dr. Kutsch start CTX and what was the vision?
- Mouthwashes on the market have very low pH
are eating food that has been acidified. [7:48]
Nolan talks about the effect of cutting out Coca Cola from his
is the pH of bottled water? [11:30]
Kutsch explains the pH scale. [14:02]
we actually recognizing or understanding the real risk factors of
dental caries? [16:24]
greatest risk factor for dental caries is not enough saliva.
- Second greatest risk factor for dental caries
is the American diet. [21:50]
3% of your daily calories should come from sugar which is
approximately ⅔ of a teaspoon. [23:00]
third greatest risk factor for dental caries is too much biofilm or
a biofilm that is not acting properly. [25:35]
fourth risk factor for dental caries is genetics.
teeth are the most protected in the mouth? [30:54]
- Genetics count for 30% of a patient’s risk for
dental caries. [32:40]
is no way that an individual can get all the necessary nutrition if
he or she can’t chew. [34:30]
of the cells in the human body are not human cells.
- Periodontal pathogens play a role in peripheral
vascular disease and the book
How to Beat the Heart Attack
attention to oral bacteria because your mouth plays a major role in
your systemic health. [42:08]
certain bacterial adaptations allow for overgrowth and influence
other bacterias such as S. mutans? [43:30]
all comes down to the behavior of the biofilm factor.
- Bacteria across various species in your mouth
can share DNA. [48:50]
biofilm is a function of the environment whether you are moving
towards good health or poor health. [50:53]
biofilm in your mouth is more unique than your fingerprint.”-Dr.
- Recognizing the patterns of bacteria clusters
and the insight into an individual’s risk of dental caries.
there times where the biofilm is less diverse and more
monochromatic? Does diversity play a role in disease states?
body is designed to be healthy. [1:03:20]
Nolan discusses dry mouth and different methods other than diet to
eliminate it. [1:03:40]
- Xylitol benefits with women who are pregnant or
breastfeeding as well as other health benefits.
biofilm begins to develop as an infant exits the birth canal.
need to target our research and therapy to match the specific risks
of patients, not general risks. [1:13:55]
chlorhexidine still the gold standard? [1:15:50]
Nolan talks about the benefits he has seen with using CTX.
saliva is saturated with HA and fluorapatite. [1:29:11]
can’t even begin to appreciate the human body and the building
blocks of our teeth. [1:31:30]
first report in 1942 studied the use of fluorapatite and its
influence on decay reduction. [1:34:14]
Nolan and Dr. Kutsch talk about Pompeii and the civilization’s
does Dr. Kutsch think about probiotics and prebiotics?
Nolan thinks probiotics for the mouth are possible despite the
difficulty of overcoming an established biofilm.
- Closing thoughts and information about CTX and
Dr. Kim Kutsch. [1:47:20]