#160 Dental Health Wellbeing with Dr Victoria Sampson

17 Aug 2022

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Dental health is often forgotten or simplified as a solely aesthetic pursuit. Today’s guest tells us why dental health matters way more than we think and deconstructs some myths about oral hygiene.

Dr Victoria Sampson is a Dentist & Scientist, who was recently shortlisted as one of the most promising young scientists in Europe for the Forbes under 30 in Science and Healthcare 2021 Awards. Dr Victoria Sampson obtained her Bachelor in Dental Surgery from Barts and the London. She is now known for her work in developing salivary diagnostics, microbiome testing and incorporating artificial intelligence into every day care.

She is part of the future of dentistry …

Her enthusiasm and passion for the field are truly contagious and will make you want to dive deeper into some of these studies. She shares a ton of evidence-based information on her Instagram, making scientific findings more accessible and easy to understand.

In today’s show, we talk about

  • The oral microbiome
  • How oral health and overall health influence each other in a bi-directional relationship
  • The potential links between covid-19, fertility, cardiovascular disease and dementia with oral health
  • Measuring the oral microbiome
  • The biggest dental myths that we need to deconstruct? Should we mouthwash, what about SLS, fluoride, all natural toothpastes?
  • Some good oral hygiene habits including how to floss and when to brush

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