Can Good Teeth Save You From Alzheimer's? Let’s Know How with Dr. Rosy Tran

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Dental health is mostly neglected by people because they either find it scary, unaffordable, or they’re just too busy for it. Oftentimes, people also tend to ignore it when they do not feel any pain or they just don’t see any problems with their teeth.

Nevertheless, dental health is also an integral part of our overall health, and neglecting it could lead to more serious diseases.

In this episode, we will learn if dental health could really be associated with chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s. Don’t miss this episode as we are also joined by Dr. Rosy from Rosy Dental and the lead dentist at TongueOut.

Put some peace of mind behind that smile as we talk about dental health in Episode 32!

Memorable Quotes:

  • Nobody teaches how to brush your teeth in school. — Dr. Rosy Tran
  • Brushing your teeth is like washing your car. It's like your detailer. You're going to start cleaning the rooms and the tires of the car, and fluoride is like the coating that protects the car. — Dr. Rosy Tran
  • You are feeding the bacteria in your teeth by not brushing. — Dr. Dung Trinh
  • Brush your teeth in the morning to get rid of the bacteria that has been growing at night. — Dr. Rosy Tran
  • Find a really good dentist like how you find a good hairstylist. — Dr. Rosy Tran
  • Keep your teeth until you die and you can still enjoy things in life. — Dr. Rosy Tran

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Important Points:

  • People who use fluoride have fewer cavities than those who did not have fluoridated water or were not exposed to fluoride at all.
  • There is a correlation between bad teeth, bad gums, and Alzheimer's
  • Enamel gives a white coating to the teeth.
  • Nighttime is the most important time to brush.
  • Bacteria is the source of bad breath.
  • Dental care is linked to chronic diseases

About the Guests:

Dr. Rosa Tran (“Dr. Rosy”) obtained her bachelor’s degree at Concordia University in nearby Irvine, then achieved her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco. After practicing dentistry for seven years, she opened Rosy Dental to offer Southern California residents something special in dental care! She also participates in community support activities like Toys for Tots or serves as the lead dentist on charitable trips to Haiti and Vietnam through the non-profit organization

About the Host:

Dung Trinh, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of Irvine Clinical Research, medical missionary with TongueOut Medical Missions, and holds leadership positions with multiple health care organizations in Orange County. He is a keynote speaker, best-selling author, and Host of “Health Talks with Dr. Trinh” which can be heard weekly on OC Talk Radio.

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