Ask the Dentist with Dr. Mark Burhenne

Dr. Mark Burhenne - Functional Dentist

Each episode addresses a reader's dental issue through the lens of Dr. B's root cause and evidence-based approach to dental health and dentistry. Dr. Burhenne is a functional dentist and bestselling author whose website AsktheDentist.com is visited by millions of readers each year. read less
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Episodes

How to Find a Dentist, Dental Insurance, Dental News + The Oral Microbiome | Dr. Ryan Nolan, Pt. 1
Apr 22 2024
How to Find a Dentist, Dental Insurance, Dental News + The Oral Microbiome | Dr. Ryan Nolan, Pt. 1
Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! In this episode of Ask The Dentist, join me as I explore the changing landscape of dental healthcare with pioneering dentist and researcher,  Dr. Ryan Nolan. From the fusion of dental practice and scientific inquiry to the distinctions between functional, integrative, and biological dentistry, we uncover how innovative dentists are transforming patient care. Additionally, we demystify the oral microbiome and its systemic implications, while addressing topics like dental insurance, the state of dental education, and water fluoridation. Topics Discussed: 07:10 - Introduction to Dr. Ryan Nolan and his background 10:06 - Standard dental curriculum and critical thinking within the practice 14:28 - Finding an up to date dentist and asking the right questions 18:16 - Dealing with patients and misinformation 24:36 - Dental Insurance  28:57 - Hot topics in dentistry 30:57 - The oral microbiome and its effect on dentistry 36:48 - Water fluoridation  Sponsored by: Eight Sleep  Use code ASKTHEDENTIST for a special discount at https://www.eightsleep.com/  Show Links: Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter Elementa Silver Revolutionary Oral Care
28 Reasons to Nose Breathe
Apr 10 2024
28 Reasons to Nose Breathe
Welcome back to another episode of Ask The Dentist. I’m Dr. B, and today I am going to explore the often-overlooked benefits of nose breathing. In referencing “28 Reasons To Nose Breathe,” I will delve into how nose breathing supports blood flow, immune function, and even cools the brain. Reflecting on both ancestral and modern perspectives on mouth breathing's dental risks, we spotlight the multitude of health improvements linked to nose breathing. In this episode I’ll discuss the 28 reasons to breathe through your nose, plus one, for a healthier life.  Topics Discussed: 06:42 - #1 The nose warms the incoming air to the optimal temperature for the lungs 08:28 - #2 Nose breathing moisturizes the incoming air  10:07 - #3 The hairs and membranes of the nose filter the air during inhalation  12:54 - #4 Movement of air through the nose keeps the environment around the auditory tubes free from stagnating debris 14:40 - #5 Nose breathing triggers the release of antibacterial molecules helping to clean the incoming air 15:44 - #6 Air coming in through the nose stimulates the release of odiferous molecules 18:26 - #7 Nose breathing sensitizers us to the quality of the air  19:01 - #8 Nose breathing increases our sense of smell, linking it to the limbic system 20:00 - #9 Nose breathing brings air into the sphenoid sinuses to cool the pituitary gland and help regulate body temperature 21:28 - #10 Breathing through the nose keeps the nasal passages open 22:23 - #11 Having a clear nasal passage allows light to reach the pituitary gland through the sphenoid sinus to help regulate sleeping patterns 23:39 - #12 Nose breathing activates movement at several head and neck joints 25:33 - #13 Breathing through the nose lightens the head and lessens the chance of sinus infections 26:50 - #14 In children, breathing through the nose helps to form the sinuses by activating their growth with the movement of air  28:27 - #15 Nose breathing moves the air to pass along the nasal septum 32:16 - #16 Nose breathing allows the excess tears to have a clear passageway for drainage 33:05 - #17 Nose breathing facilitates the production of nitric oxide and sterilizes the air in the sinuses on the way to the lungs 34:08 - #18 Nose breathing reduces the volume of carbon dioxide released during exhalation 37:33 - #19 Nose breathing adds a huge reservoir of sensation to tap into and to deepen your connection to yourself 38:38 - #20 Breathing through the nose allows air to pass by the structures that mark the center of the head 39:34 - #21 Nose breathing facilitates a deep meditation 40:55 - #22 Nose breathing reduces anxiety 41:19 - #23 Nose breathing reduces snoring 42:49 - #24 Nose breathing activates the production of amino globulins to strengthen the immune system 43:30 - #25 Nose breathing helps increase the fluctuation of the cerebrospinal fluid 44:24 - #26 Air must contact olfactory nerves to stimulate your brain 45:26 - #27 Breathing through your mouth causes the tissues in your nose and other airways to swell and become congested, making it more difficult to breathe  47:31 - #28 Breathing through the mouth tends to inflate only the upper lobes of the lungs 50:10 - Additional practices to help improve breathing 52:46 - Mouth breathers are more prone to cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and overall poor oral health Show Links: Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter How Breathing Through Your Nose Will Change Your Life with Patrick McKeown Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor 28 Reasons To Nose Breathe
Water and Oral Health, A Conversation on Water Purity
Apr 1 2024
Water and Oral Health, A Conversation on Water Purity
Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Today I am going to talk to you about something very seemingly simple - water. Why should you listen to a dentist about drinking water? The obvious answer is fluoride in your water, which I am going to touch on. I will give you some hints on how to get rid of fluoride in your water, but today is about distilled water. I will talk about why we should be distilling water, and if not at least filtering. I’ll touch on why this is important and how it relates to your oral health. Topics Discussed: 03:52 - Deciding to use distilled water 07:31 - Importance of clean water 10:30 - What is distilled water? 11:40 - Importance of water in the body 14:04 - Assessing the problem with water 15:30 - Claims against distilled water 16:40 - The risks of well water and the filtration process 21:09 - Microplastics in water and the affect on children 22:51 - Fluoride in the water 24:31 - Knowing the different impurities in your drinking water 25:10 - Debunking the myth that “distilled water is too pure” 31:46 - Safety and quality claims 39:09 - Oral health is the key to overall health Sponsored By: BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough www.magbreakthrough.com/askthedentist Code ASKTHEDENTIST gets you 10% off any order Show Links: Water Distiller Reverse Osmosis Table Top and Travel Filters Electrolytes Microplastic Free Salt Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter
Guide to Women's Oral Health and Well-being
Mar 13 2024
Guide to Women's Oral Health and Well-being
Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! When it comes to women’s health, we all know that it is often looked over. In a varsity team, all the information is out there on the field and sitting on the bench are very important studies and information about women. Another problem is that a lot of studies are biased towards men and their hormonal makeup and metabolic differences. Women and men are designed to do two different things and have unique health challenges. Today I’ll talk about fluoride, hormones, oral health, child rearing, and will answer some specific questions.  Topics Discussed: 10:04 - Menstruation and effect on oral health  14:40 - Puberty and birth control  21:01 - Pregnancy gingivitis  25:42 - Menopause 32:23 - Solutions and overall recommendations 43:04 - Nano Hydroxyapatite Sponsored By: BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough www.magbreakthrough.com/askthedentist Code ASKTHEDENTIST gets you 10% off any order Show Links: Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter Oral Health During Pregnancy Periodontal disease and women’s health Endocrinology of sex steroid hormones and cell dynamics in the periodontium Fate of hydroxyapatite nanoparticles during dynamic in vitro gastrointestinal digestion: the impact of milk as a matrix Adverse pregnancy outcomes and periodontitis: A systematic review and meta-analysis exploring potential association Check Out Dr. B: Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark
Testing Your Oral Microbiome
Feb 21 2024
Testing Your Oral Microbiome
Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Today we get into oral microbiome testing and revealing how it can revolutionize dental healthcare beyond basic brushing and flossing. Delving into a case study with Bristle's Chief Scientific Officer, David Lin, I discuss how high-resolution testing of over 700 microbes pinpoints the causes of dental issues, leading to groundbreaking treatment plans. This exploration highlights the importance of precise diagnostics and interdisciplinary approaches in addressing complex dental problems, showcasing the benefits of xylitol and oral probiotics in enhancing oral health. The episode emphasizes the need for consistent testing and the potential for personalized care to transform preventative dental practices and encourage insurance support for long-term health benefits. Topics Discussed: 00:18 - Case studies are the cornerstone of learning 02:05 - Importance of testing your oral microbiome 07:29 - Case stud - patient history 10:25 - Periodontal assessment 11:58 - Chief patient complaints 15:38 - Complexity of gum disease 17:57 - Bristle Salivary Testing 21:30 - Individual microbial species findings 28:32 - Systemic Testing 28:56 - Attempting new solutions and the great discovery 31:56 - Revised treatment plan 35:04 - Incorporate xylitol and take oral probiotics  36:39 - Positive shift to health and a stabilized oral microbiome Show Links: Case Study: A Periodontal Infection Mystery Weed, feed, or seed the oral microbiome? Troubleshooting the oral microbiome with David Lin PHD What to Look For in Your Oral Microbiome Test Results | Dr. David Lin Sponsored By: BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough www.magbreakthrough.com/askthedentist Code ASKTHEDENTIST gets you 10% off any order Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter
Preventing and Treating Gingival Recession
Feb 8 2024
Preventing and Treating Gingival Recession
Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Today we tackle the stealthy issue of gingival recession. Discover how to enhance your smile's durability through smart tips and effective measures. We'll explore the intricate aspects of oral health, including genetic factors, orthodontic effects, and dietary impacts on your gums. Unexpected factors, such as dental blood supply issues and intake of crunchy foods and oral piercings, may have a strong impact on your oral health. We’ll delve into prevention and treatment strategies to maintain healthy gums.  Learn about the best dental care practices, the significance of diet, and when to consider surgical intervention. It's about more than just addressing existing issues—it's about proactively protecting your mouth from potential threats. Tune in for invaluable insights to keep your gums in top shape.  00:42 - Gingival Recession 06:00 - Surgical and Preventive Approaches 08:15 - Dentinal Sensitivity 11:01 - Bacterial Plaque, Inflammation, and Bleeding Gums 12:45 - Orthodontic Movement of Teeth Beyond the Arch Form 14:52 - Abnormal Tooth Position 16:32 - High Frenum Attachment  17:35 - Oral Piercings 18:12 - Direct Traumatic Injury 21:53 - Aggressive or Improper Toothbrushing and Flossing 27:39 - Genetics 31:14 - Strategies for Prevention 35:51 - Surgical Intervention 42:00 - Ancestry vs Modern Challenges Sponsored By: BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough www.magbreakthrough.com/askthedentist Code ASKTHEDENTIST gets you 10% off any order Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter
Reduce Your Toxic Load | Dr. Yvonne Burkart
Dec 6 2023
Reduce Your Toxic Load | Dr. Yvonne Burkart
Get ready to redefine your lifestyle as we unravel the complex world of toxicology with our special guest, Dr. Yvonne Burkart. Prepare to be enlightened on the intricate correlation between environmental toxins, reproductive health, and cancer. You'll also gain firsthand insights into Dr. Burkart's transformational journey to improved health through adopting a low-tox lifestyle. Let's equip ourselves with practical ways of controlling our exposure to toxins at home and at work, because surprisingly, we do have control over the toxins we come into contact with daily.We then venture into the sphere of oral health and the often overlooked role of glutathione. With Dr. Burkart's guidance, we'll shed light on the association between glutathione levels and dental decay, especially in children. But beware, there are potential pitfalls when it comes to over-supplementing. Our conversation will also cover common causes of oral health issues, from an imbalance of microbes to mouth breathing, and the underdevelopment of the oral microbiome in children. It's not all doom and gloom though, we'll share tips on managing oral health through diet and lifestyle modifications.Key points from this episode:0:00:05 - Toxicology, Environmental Chemicals, and Health0:03:24 - Avoiding Environmental Toxins0:12:46 - Glutathione in Oral Health and Disease0:21:56 - Natural Ways to Increase Glutathione Levels0:24:33 - Diet's Impact on Oral Health0:28:09 - Gum Disease and Use of Surfactants0:29:40 - Harsh Effects of Synthetic Detergents0:39:11 - Tips for Choosing Safe ProductsSponsored By: BiOptimizers: Magnesium Breakthrough www.magbreakthrough.com/askthedentist Code ASKTHEDENTIST gets you 10% off any order Check Out Yvonne:InstagramApproved Products Check Out My NEW Line of Toothpaste and Professional Dental Varnish!! Check out Dr. B's website for more information: https://askthedentist.com Subscribe to Dr. B's newsletter Mondays with Mark: https://askthedentist.com/newsletter