May 29, 2018
Microbial overgrowth from a
poorly managed biofilm can be linked to atherosclerosis, pneumonia
and other immunological conditions. Luckily, you can influence and
change the types of bacteria that reside in your mouth. In this
episode of The Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. Emily
Stein, co-founder of Daily Dental Care. They discuss that a diverse low sugar diet
can mitigate the majority of dental risk factors. Dr. Stein also
shares how to recognize good and bad bacteria living in your mouth
and how to provide a hospitable oral environment for good bacteria.
In addition, they discuss the inefficiencies of the
one-size-fits-all mindset currently used in dentistry and the need
to change to a customized approach. They conclude that being a
treatment oriented society is the underlying issue behind our
neglected dental health. The solution is prevention. For more on
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Host: Dr. Ryan Nolan
Guests: Dr. Emily Stein
Bio of Dr. Emily Stein
Dr. Emily Stein is the
co-founder of several biotechnology startups including Daily Dental
Care, Primal Therapies and Sevident. Her work reflects her
scientific background that spans from molecular biology and
microbiology to cellular immunology. Her work at Daily Dental Care
is focused on mitigating oral health difficulties and improving
quality of life through innovative oral care products. Through her
work, Dr. Stein has contributed to biofilm research and the efforts
to promote prevention rather than after treatment. She can be
reached on Instagram @dailydentalcare, twitter @DDCSmiles or on her
is Daily Dental Care and how did it get started? [1:24]
makes this product unique from other products on the market?
- Bacteria can adapt to anything we throw at it.
Stein shares what she thinks of the misuse or overuse of
can we do to confront biofilm? [9:50]
alcohol found in dentifrice products do anything to kill the
bacteria in our mouths? [11:24]
term use of alcohol in dental products. [12:30]
is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics?
are some of the unrecognized risks associated with an unmanaged
biofilm and its effect on the body? [15:08]
- Advice to dentists about the connection between
the oral biofilm and health. [17:24]
this product be used prior to teeth cleaning at the dentist?
Stein’s opinion on what was formerly considered the “gold standard”
in dentistry. [21:02]
- Evidence that the current options of fluoride
and rinses are not sufficient. [23:14]
- Improvements you can make to your diet to
mitigate dental health risks. [25:01]
would benefit from using this product? [28:09]
are changing what lives in peoples’ mouths. [29:21]
if you take out all your teeth, the biofilm does not simply go
are trying to change the way that bacteria behaves.
would be the difference between someone with a normal biofilm
versus someone with a normal biofilm and diabetes?
can spread our oral biofilm/dental plaque to our family members by
are evolutionary traits in your mouth that are different from the
rest of your body. [37:05]
can you avoid biofilm development in certain areas of the mouth?
controversy of the one-size-fits-all fluoride use.
- Personalized dentistry is the next step to
addressing dental issues. [43:21]
is customized medicine a great approach for dentists?
are the immunological factors that result from a poorly managed
there a specific bacteria species that we should look out for?
biofilm can become smarter over time and block out helpful ions and
- It is
a problem that people are not paying attention to the influence and
presence of the biofilm. [51:50]
Stein shares how her opinion has changed over time through research
and new discovery. [53:30]
- People are unaware of deficiencies and risk
factors in their mouth. [54:33]
is zero point charge? [57:13]
your mouth towards a neutral zone and away from foods containing
sugar and acid. [57:54]
importance of finding an equilibrium in the mineral content of your
saliva and the possible promotion of decay. [59:55]
need to pay attention to the silent molecular and cellular activity
for prevention. [1:02:30]
is only 2.5-5% of the population that will have an ideal
environment compared to the rest of the population that faces
dental issues. [1:03:43]
role does socioeconomics play in dental related risks?
- Biofilm damage costs the U.S. billions of
dollars because we do not invest in prevention.
- Shifts in prevention methods and education that
Dr. Stein is working on. [1:09:16]
is the lozenge of Daily Dental Care and how does it work?
does Vitamin B6 work? [1:11:54]
- Eliminating sugar fermentation and increasing
protein usage in your mouth completely changes what is living in
someone’s biofilm. [1:13:10]
Stein shares how the Daily Dental Care helped her grandmother.
can recreate someone’s biofilm to repair his or her oral health.
can you buy the
Dental Diet Care
- Closing information about Dr. Emily Stein and
her team. [1:17:20]