The oral microbiome – everything about the yeast infection on tongue mouth, learned from the gut

Wow. It’s high time a solid, clinician and consumer-friendly book is delivered on the oral microbiome, is it not? Cass nelson- dooley began researching the topic years ago, and is now arguably one of the foremost leading experts yeast infection on tongue on integrative interventions for oral health. I interviewed her on new frontiers years ago, and she’s blogged previously on oral endotoxemia. Check out the below, based on her new book heal your oral microbiome. – drkf

When was the last time you aced a test without yeast infection on tongue studying? When it comes to optimizing the oral microbiome, you may already know the tricks of the trade- most of them, anyway. That’s because the oral mucosa is remarkably similar to the yeast infection on tongue gut mucosa. The architecture is similar. The microbial inhabitants are similar. The immune tissue is similar, although it goes by slightly different names: in the gut it is “GALT” and in the mouth, simply “MALT.” and in integrative and functional medicine, we spend a lot of time studying, understanding, and manipulating gut ecology. That means that you already have many of the tools yeast infection on tongue you need to address the oral microbiome. Sweet!

There’s no question that the oral cavity is a major yeast infection on tongue player in overall health and wellness. Heart disease, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cancers, and preterm births, just to name a few. If you want a refresher on the oral-systemic connection and why it is the future of comprehensive yeast infection on tongue wellness, check out endodontic endotoxemia: the oral-systemic connection.

But what do you do on monday morning at the yeast infection on tongue clinic when your patient tells you she has had extensive yeast infection on tongue dental work? Or a patient mentions he has bleeding gums and a yeast infection on tongue chronically elevated CRP? Or a routine dental procedure that triggered joint pain? What if you’re treating a patient with none of those complaints, but who has cardiovascular disease?

You can treat the mouth from the inside and the yeast infection on tongue outside. Just like the gut, the mouth and the oral microbiome thrive on a healthy yeast infection on tongue diet with plenty of plant-based whole foods. You have to remove sugar, allergenic foods, and dysbiosis in the mouth. And also similar to a gut protocol, you then need to repopulate the oral microbiota and heal yeast infection on tongue and nourish the oral lining. One of the great things about the mouth is that yeast infection on tongue it is easy to access. You can directly interfere with bacterial biofilms in the mouth yeast infection on tongue with brushing, flossing, tongue scraping, oral rinses, oral probiotics, and probiotic toothpastes. There are many ways to manipulate the oral microbiome. For the purposes of this blog, however, we will review the nutrients that help to boost oral yeast infection on tongue health and oral probiotic products that can balance microbes in yeast infection on tongue the mouth.

The patient with oral dysbiosis (like all of us) needs a foundational nutrition plan that includes a diet of yeast infection on tongue healthy proteins, complex carbohydrates, essential fatty acids (including linolenic and alpha-linoleic acids), plenty of vegetables, and supplements, including a multivitamin-mineral and a probiotic. In addition, certain nutrients have been shown to specifically benefit the mouth. And providing optimum nutrition to the tissue in the mouth yeast infection on tongue and the teeth promotes a healthy oral microbiome. The following nutrients are recommended for oral health.

Vitamins D and A are necessary for healthy enamel on yeast infection on tongue teeth. Calcium and other minerals help build teeth and keep teeth yeast infection on tongue strong, while vitamins D and K help direct tooth formation. Low protein, iron, or zinc can slow down saliva production, worsening nutrition in the mouth and leaving the mouth defenseless yeast infection on tongue against infection. Patients with low folate are more likely to develop periodontal yeast infection on tongue disease. Deficiencies of B vitamins can cause inflammation of the lining yeast infection on tongue of the mouth and tongue, a burning sensation of the tongue, and more.

Antioxidants like coq10 and vitamins A, D, E, and C help protect the mouth from the dangers of yeast infection on tongue smoking, tobacco products, and alcohol consumption. Some studies have shown that people with gum disease and yeast infection on tongue bleeding gums have low levels of coq10 in their gums. CoQ10 treatment can reduce gingivitis and bleeding gums, as can vitamin C. You can deliver these nutrients directly to teeth and gums yeast infection on tongue by using a toothpaste such as revitin prebiotic toothpaste, which contains coq10, vitamins C, D, K, calcium carbonate, and prebiotics.

We know probiotics do great things for the gut, but what about the mouth? Perhaps it is no surprise: they do great things for the mouth, too! Probiotic supplements for the gums and teeth decrease the numbers yeast infection on tongue of bacteria that cause cavities and they help to get yeast infection on tongue rid of periodontal pathogens. When people with periodontal disease took oral probiotics, they had less bleeding and their gums were healthier and yeast infection on tongue more supple. Probiotics calm down inflammation (the immune system’s biological warfare against dysbiosis). They make chemicals that kill off unwanted bacteria. They help to kick candida species out of the mouth, too.

So far, the main probiotics that improve oral health are lactobacillus species, bifidobacteria species, and streptococcus species. Lactobacillus have been estimated to make up approximately 1 percent yeast infection on tongue of the oral commensal flora. The lactobacillus strains found in saliva are L. Fermentum, L. Rhamnosus, L. Salivarius, L. Casei, L. Acidophilus, and L. Plantarum.

Take a look at the table, which summarizes the evidence behind certain strains of oral probiotics yeast infection on tongue and their effects on cavities and gum disease. It also shows what oral probiotics can reduce oral pathogens yeast infection on tongue such as streptococcus mutans, porphyromonas gingivalis, candida species, and more.

Saccharomyces boulardii is a friendly yeast. It is also a probiotic. Since it is a fungus, it’s ideally suited to crowd out other, less friendly fungi. Since dysbiosis in the mouth may be fungal as well yeast infection on tongue as bacterial, a combination of probiotics and S. Boulardii may be needed.

Probiotic toothpaste or chewable probiotics deliver probiotics directly to the yeast infection on tongue gums, tongue, and teeth. Designs for health carries periobiotic toothpaste. A study on periobiotic toothpaste showed that it reduced levels yeast infection on tongue of plaque. It also lowered the cavity-causing bacteria, S. Mutans, after brushing. However, when participants had a high-sugar drink, it blunted the effects of the toothpaste, once again showing that the oral microbiome is an interaction yeast infection on tongue of diet, microbes, and other factors. Other oral probiotics include prodegin TM from klaire labs, which is a chewable probiotic for oral health (they also carry a children’s chewable probiotic); therabreath carries oral probiotics and probiotic lozenges. GUM periobalance is a lozenge designed to prevent gum disease; it contains probiotic strains of lactobacillus reuteri.

Remind your patients to protect their microbiomes from dental procedures. They can take probiotics and the friendly yeast, S. Boulardii, before and after dental procedures. If they take antibiotics, they still can take their probiotics, just recommend that they take them a few hours apart yeast infection on tongue from each other. The good bacteria can then recover more quickly after getting yeast infection on tongue wiped out by antibiotics.

The oral microbiome is the new frontier in the human yeast infection on tongue microbiome. It is highly biodiverse. It has far-reaching effects not only in the mouth but also in yeast infection on tongue extraintestinal sites and in systemic disease. With only 57% of its inhabitants characterized, we will continue hearing about new oral microbes and their yeast infection on tongue roles in health and disease. In this blog we reviewed the nutrients that are needed yeast infection on tongue for healthy gums, teeth, and oral mucosa. We discussed oral probiotics, delivery modes, and what strains counteract cavities, gum disease, and oral pathogens. The similarity between the gut and oral cavity mean that yeast infection on tongue the integrative and functional medicine practitioner already has a range yeast infection on tongue of tools and interventions to apply to oral health. It’s just a matter of incorporating the oral mucosa and yeast infection on tongue oral microbes into your patient’s comprehensive wellness plan.

Want to learn more about the gut’s kissing cousin? Listen to the oral microbiome podcast with dr. Kara fitzgerald and cass nelson-dooley (transcript can be found there, too). Build out your clinical toolbox with even more treatments in yeast infection on tongue heal your oral microbiome, the first book exclusively on the oral microbiome, now available on amazon.