Ep 50: Dr Mark Burhenne on ‘microbiome-first’ dentistry, mouth taping, Alzheimer’s, snoring & more

Have you ever heard of mouth taping? I recently posted about it on my Instagram Stories the other week (@healthhackers). I’d seen functional dentistry expert and creator of AsktheDentist.com Dr Mark Burhenne talking about it, so I asked my followers if they wanted me to record a #healthHackers episode with him. The result of the vote was a majority YES. Well, here we are.👇

But we don’t just talk about #mouthtaping. Oh no, Dr B was kind enough to let me quiz him on his expert insights gathered over 35 years as a #dentist. Some of it might surprise you. He takes a “microbiome-first” approach to dental health; big on prevention and getting to the root cause of a problem. He’s also the author of ‘The 8-Hour Sleep Paradox.’

In this episode, you’ll hear Dr B’s views on:

🔹how to keep your oral microbiome happy
🔹why it’s better to be a nose-breather than a mouth-breather
🔹mouth taping and why he recommends it
🔹a link between oral health and Alzheimer’s
🔹why using mouthwash is a mistake
🔹what to eat for a healthy mouth
🔹why he uses a hydroxyapatite toothpaste instead of a fluoride-containing paste
🔹insights for healthy-minded parents who can’t figure out why their children need fillings
🔹why he brushes his teeth before breakfast
🔹why you shouldn’t brush straight after a meal
🔹how pregnancy can affect teeth – and what women can do about it
🔹an easy step to help your oral microbiome after a cup of coffee or glass of wine (it’s not brushing)
🔹plus, what it means if you snore

Dr B’s website: https://askthedentist.com/
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/askthedentist/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/askthedentist?s=20

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