Drilling down the Tooth(Truth): Rethinking the Link between Oral Health and Long-Term Brain Health (Guest) Dr. Dawn Ewing

In this episode of Rethink It, we talk about oral health and dentistry and the powerful connection this has to the brain. Our guest, Dr. Dawn Ewing has served as executive director for the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine for over twenty years. As a dental professional, and doctor of natural medicine, Dawn discusses the important connection between oral health and overall health. As a mother of an autistic child, she has experienced personal struggles that lead to a career as a life-long researcher in the area of brain health and oral health. In this podcast, she provides some valuable insights about the function and physiology of the mouth. We talk about the progression of understanding in dentistry as it relates to overall health, as well as long-term brain health and several other interesting (and some might say, controversial) topics. We touch on the history of fluoride use in dentistry, the truth behind root canals, amalgams, composite materials and much more. This episode covers a lot of relevant ground that you will not want to miss!

Fun Facts: Did you know that the fuzziness that you get on the outside of your teeth when you wake up in the morning is the excretion (or poop) from the bacteria inside your teeth? 

Did you know that a dysfunctional organ, like the gallbladder, for example, can lead to tooth decay?

Did you know that 100% of root canals are infected?

In this episode, we dig into some significant current advances and we leave you with the tools you will need to carefully select the right biological dentist to add to your health team. For the resources mentioned during the podcast, please see below. Subscribe and share!