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Would you learn about the oral biofilm if your health depended on it? Well it just might. On the Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan discusses the importance of diet, biofilm management and the oral systemic link with fellow dental professionals. Join us and learn how the state of your oral cavity can impact your overall health.

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Jul 10, 2018


Do you play an active role in deciding your health or will you be at the mercy of modern medication? In this episode of the Biofilm Factor, Dr. Ryan Nolan talks with Dr. William Nordquist, practicing dentist and author of The Silent Saboteurs. They discuss the importance of recognizing not only the food you eat and the places you come from but also the medication that you take in understanding the bacteria in your body. In addition, Dr. Nolan and Dr. Nordquist talk about spirochetes, and their power to manipulate the immune system and control your overall health. These resilient buggers are the OG of bacterial infection. For more on The Biofilm Factor, follow on Instagram @biofilmfactor and @ryannolandmd or find us on Facebook at The Biofilm Factor Podcast.


Bio of Dr. William Nordquist

Dr. William Nordquist is a practicing dentist with a MS in microbiology. His books, publications and research revolve around the biofilm with an emphasis on the dangerous influence of spirochetes. Dr. Nordquist works to better understand the consequences of the oral microbiome on the health of his patients. He can be reached at to discuss questions and concerns involving the oral biofilm.


Show Notes:

  • What is Dr. Nordquist’s background and what got him interested in oral health and pathogens? [0:58]
  • What is the oral systemic link and why is it important? [5:45]
  • Explaining chronic inflammation and how it connects to disease. [7:12]
  • Is there a higher prevalence of diseases now that use to be rare? [8:48]
  • Dr. Nolan references an excerpt about trench mouth from Dr. Nordquist’s book. [12:24]
  • Why was trench mouth such an important finding and how does it connect to the rest of the body? [13:23]
  • Spirochetes should be a very small percentage of the oral microbiome. [17:00]
  • How do spirochetes keep coming back and living? [24:59]
  • Anything that goes in your body should be easily recognized by your body. [31:00]
  • Vitamin D is good but can be bad in excess. [34:30]
  • Discussing osteoporosis and misinformation about methods to treat it. [37:37]
  • Money can’t fix your diet or your immune system. A patient needs to make life changes. [41:59]
  • Incorporating the influence of the biofilm in the dental approach when implants fail. [46:00]
  • Discussing what happens when a tooth dies and the pros and cons of immediate implants.[50:30]
  • Does Dr. Nordquist have his patients get a blood test before testing for health issues? [55:48]
  • The connection between mental problems and chronic diseases and periodontal disease. [57:09]
  • It is important to keep your immune system strong. [1:03:50]
  • Can spirochetes travel through your nerves and is there spirochete DNA in plaque? [1:05:59]
  • Does spirochetal DNA in amyloid plaques have a connection to Alzheimer's disease? [1:07:27]
  • The body doesn’t know what to do with modified spirochetes. [1:10:15]
  • The areas of the United States with population migration have a huge disease diversity. [1:12:30]
  • What is a preon and what is its significance? [1:14:50]
  • Dr. Nolan shares his experience with one of his patients who had AA, secondary candida and other oral issues. [1:17:28]
  • Dr. Nordquist comments on Dr. Nolan’s case and why it happened. [1:19:58]
  • What is the “Black Knight of Disease”? [1:24:00]
  • Dr. Nordquist talks about the study that showed that diet is able to neutralize levels of NF κβ, which makes cancer cells more docile. [1:25:46]
  • Tumeric, pepper and coconut oil help your brain function properly. [1:30:00]
  • Discussing an excerpt from Dr. Nordquist’s book about Vitamin D. [1:33:50]
  • Bridging the gap between this information and clinicians and ultimately their patients. [1:40:04]
  • What does Dr. Nordquist think of the current hygiene dentifrice products on the market and how can they be improved? [1:43:28]
  • Dr. Nordquist talks about a patient that had a problem with periodontal disease. [1:47:45]
  • The shift away from the elimination of all bacteria in favor of cultivating the better bacteria. [1:49:05]
  • Discussing Xylitol and recent studies relating to it and how it was used naturally. [1:51:28]
  • Dr. Nordquist’s opinion on the influence socioeconomics has on risk for oral systemic disease. [1:53:20]
  • Closing thoughts and information about Dr. Nordquist. [1:56:12]


The Silent Saboteurs by William Nordquist

Protect Your Patients and Practice from Prions, Viruses, and Systemic Disease- Dentistry Today

Anticancer: A New Way of Life by David Servan-Schreiber

Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser