KDP Episode 08: Is Keto Good for Your Teeth?



*This Episode originally aired 9/4/2017

Howdy gang!  Welcome back to Episode 8 of the Ketodontist Podcast. Today Dr. Matt is flying solo and giving you an informative episode of keto and low carb diets and their effects on our teeth and dental health.

Topics include:

  • Why sugar is uniquely toxic to teeth
  • Why the pH balance of the mouth is imperative to our oral health
  • How vitamin deficiencies can effect the mouth
  • How poor diet can lead to poor oral health and vice versa
  • How gum disease and diabetes is a two way street
  • How there is correlation (and possibly even causation) between gum disease and heart disease

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Studies and resources cited:

The Case Against Sugar by Gary Taubes:  http://a.co/aLaJAnx

The Alzheimer’s Antidote: http://a.co/fNAId3U

Balance by V. Kim Kutsch, DMD and Robert J. Bowers: balancebook.com

Feb 2016 Study  Vitamin D and Dental Caries in Children.  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26553883?_ga=2.250923462.1544376150.1504546103-473158135.1504546103

Metabolic Endotoxemia Initiates Obesity and Insulin Resistance;  http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/56/7/1761

High-risk periodontal pathogens contribute to the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis; http://pmj.bmj.com/content/93/1098/215

Dr. Doneen’s assessment of the PMJ study: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/landmark-bale-doneen-study-first-to-reveal-that-oral-bacteria-can-cause-heart-disease-300435079.html


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