This week on Where Parents Talk radio on 105.9 The Region, host Lianne Castelino speaks to Dr. Mandeep Johal, dentist, airway and breathing expertise about how oral health impacts total body wellness and holistic approaches to dental health care for children, youth and adults.
DR. MANDEEP JOHAL
Breathing and Airway specialist
Owner, Family Dental Centre (Guelph)
Mother of 2
“Did you know that 50% of the biome from the mouth actually goes to your gut. So there’s a systemic link that I feel like society that we’re forgetting that we’re like, oh, we’re gonna go to the dentist just gonna get our teeth cleaned or gonna go just get a filling. But we forget to ask the why. Why is this happening in our mouth?
If your teeth are breaking down, there’s more of a systemic issue that’s happening internally that’s presenting to the outside world. So the first signs that we usually see are going to be in your mouth. And that usually is a cue for me to say, hey, we need to work with somebody else. Let’s go see a naturopathic, go to your family doctor or maybe a specialist.”