Jun 19, 2018
Every mouth tells a different
story and yours is saying a mouthful. In this episode of The
Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. Naveen Karim,
periodontist and prevention advocate. They discuss periodontal
disease and the consequences it can have on the rest of the body.
In addition to other oral issues, connections to cardiovascular
disease and preterm birth have been found as well. They emphasize
the need to promote awareness about maintaining the sensitive
balance of bacteria that lives within our oral microbiome. The
problems and issues that arise in our mouths matter and are related
to our overall health. These issues are a call for help. Will you
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Bio of Dr. Naveen Karim
Dr. Naveen Karim is an award
winning periodontist and prevention advocate in Dallas, Texas. Dr.
Karim graduated with a master’s degree in Oral Biology and received
her DDS from the Baylor College of Dentistry. Dr. Karim’s work
focuses on dental research as well as understanding how to best
educate patients on oral care and prevention. She can be reached on
Dr. Karim want to be a periodontist? [1:10]
is the study and primary focus of periodontology?
- Explaining the spectrum of decay and
is the oral systemic link between periodontitis and the rest of the
can an individual be proactive in prevention? [7:35]
- Regular teeth cleanings are a great way to
actively prevent dental diseases. [8:58]
procedures does Dr. Karim do on a regular bases as a periodontist
and what is the significance of these procedures?
focus on procedures such as osseous and guided tissue regeneration.
is it important to maintain and pay attention to threshold values
instead of eliminating the disease all together?
all have bacteria, the problems arises when there is not a balance
within our mouth. [18:23]
is the connection between periodontal disease and cardiovascular
bacteria can enter the bloodstream, travel to other parts of the
body and potentially cause problems. [22:24]
specific bacteria should we pay attention to and be concerned
does the overuse of antibiotics affect a patient’s health?
topical antibiotics used for peri-implantitis or pockets and are
they successful? [29:13]
you transfer the bacteria that causes periodontal disease to
someone else through physical interactions? [30:45]
is the risk of getting periodontal disease if an individual already
has bleeding gums? [33:36]
- During pregnancy, a female should be aware of
her oral bacteria because of the link between preterm birth and
periodontal disease. [37:10]
- “Don’t underestimate the power of a good
cleaning” for any circumstance. [40:45]
is a pregnancy “tumor” and how does it occur? [41:00]
is the difference between acute periodontitis and chronic
Dr. Karim ever worked with AA (Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans)
has the modern diet affected periodontal and overall disease?
the mouth a reflection of the rest of a patient’s well being and
organ function? [48:06]
populations or age groups are the most unrecognized and would
benefit from prevention and periodontal management?
does socioeconomics influence risk factors for oral diseases?
losing your teeth change your ability to do a job and live a full
does periodontitis stop a person from getting proper nutrition?
chlorhexidine still the gold standard for mouth rinses or are we
settling for something that could potentially decrease oral
diversity and increase a patient’s chances for diabetes?
Karim shares more information about the antioxidant gel from her
master’s research. [1:00:34]
does periodontal disease and diabetes influence implant or
restorative treatment planning success? [1:02:30]
Karim talks about the cases that changed her work approach and
- Closing thoughts and information about Dr.