podcast

#16: Eat for Your Teeth with Dr Steven Lin

18 Feb 2019

In this podcast I have a great discussion with a good friend of mine from Sydney  - Dr Steven Lin - discussing nutrition and dental health.

We talk about the structure of our jaws, dentition and how nutrition affects the development of airway structure in growing children.

We also discuss the need for more collaboration between dentists, doctors and nutrition professionals and more connected thinking when it comes to health promotion.

In this episode we cover:

  • How nutrition can affect gum and teeth health
  • We discuss the importance of the microbiota to oral health
  • How our ‘oral microbiota’ is related to disease
  • What we can learn from ancestral diets and teeth
  • The issue of ‘natural’ and ‘unrefined’ sugars
  • Vitamin D as an important micronutrient for dental health
  • How understanding your mouth is important to understanding the rest of your body

SUMMARY

If you are having any issues with your teeth or gums - please contact your dentist in the first instance for specific advice.
As with other health related conditions, improvements in diet and lifestyle can be beneficial to the health of your teeth and gums.
These include focusing on nutrient dense ingredients, eating more fruits and vegetables and lowering consumption of processed foods and high sugar foods. Easy lifestyle changes can make such a difference to your overall health.
Listen to the episode for more in depth information on ‘eat for your teeth’, and try out some of the recipes in my book, on the website and and across social media

GUEST: Dr Steven Lin

Dr. Steven Lin is a world leading functional dentist, TEDx speaker and author of the International #1 Amazon Best Selling Book, The Dental Diet. As a passionate preventative, whole health-advocate, Dr. Lin focuses on the understanding of dental disease through nutritional principles. His work has highlighted that crooked teeth and the orthodontia epidemic are a diet based problem, and that it needs to be public health policy to prevent braces in the next generation of children. You can follow Dr Lin on the social media pages below and also on his dentistry website page.  

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