Ep #26: The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Mouth with Dr. Chris Phelps

The Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Mouth with Dr. Chris PhelpsWhen it comes to protecting your teeth, a lot of it has to do with the quality of your saliva. To unpack this topic with me, I have Dr. Chris Phelps from the US on the podcast this week, and we’re talking about preventing dental decay and the links between what goes on in your mouth and the rest of your body.

The mouth is the gateway to the body, and believe it or not, a large number of deaths occur from complications related to dental infections and gum disease each year. Such causes can have terrible effects on the rest of the body, and we must take care of our mouths in order to protect ourselves.

Join us this week as we discuss the links between gum disease and illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s, and the importance of managing the bacteria in your mouth. We discuss the causes and management of tooth decay and gum disease and why it’s essential to visit your dentist regularly.

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What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • What gum disease is and how you can manage it.
  • The startling amount of deaths in the US caused by tooth decay.
  • What factors can affect the quality of your saliva.
  • How to keep your mouth healthy.
  • Some take-home tips to better look after your teeth.
  • How what you’re eating and drinking is affecting your teeth.

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