Dysbiosis in the oral microbiome, as seen in the gut, will lead to inflammation, illness and disease well beyond the oral cavity. There are over 700 species of bacteria in the oral microbiome. These bacteria harbor themselves in the many different terrains of the mouth – the tongue, the teeth, the gums, the palate and in the roots of the teeth. Therefore, salivary diagnostics are so important to our overall health and wellbeing.
- Summarize eight key elements of your patient’s oral biochemistry.
- Review how herbal remedies and antibiotics may lead to salivary dysbiosis and increased blood pressure.
- Create a case review using chairside screening of saliva to take an out of balanced oral microbiome to a balanced oral microbiome.
- Review current strategies to maximize a balanced oral microbiome for patient wellness and success.