Exploring Functional Dentistry with Dr. Jesse Myers – Interview with Megan Collier

Don't miss Dr. Myers' recent interview with Megan Collier (from "The Home Girls" podcast) where he passionately advocates for a functional dentistry approach to oral health that goes beyond just treating symptoms, emphasizing the vital role nutrition plays in maintaining a healthy smile. They discuss a wide variety of topics, including his nuanced view on fluoride recommendations, the importance of incorporating evidence-based medicine, and how he believes oral health has been greatly overlooked when it comes to its role in overall health.

To understand the essence of functional dentistry, Dr. Myers also mentions how we must first delve into the work of a pioneer who laid the foundation for this transformative approach—Dr. Weston A. Price. Back in the early 20th century, Dr. Price embarked on an incredible journey to study the dental health of various indigenous communities around the world. His research unveiled astonishing connections between their traditional diets and their near-perfect oral health, sparking a revolution in our understanding of the importance of nutrition in dental care.

Dr. Price's work revealed that indigenous populations, who primarily consumed unprocessed, nutrient-rich foods, exhibited minimal dental issues, strong jaws, and well-formed dental arches. In stark contrast, those who adopted a modern Western diet often suffered from dental decay, crooked teeth, and a myriad of oral health problems. Dr. Price's discoveries shook the dental community, challenging conventional beliefs and paving the way for a new paradigm: functional dentistry.

Fast forward to today, and Dr. Jesse Myers stands on the shoulders of Dr. Price's groundbreaking research. With a deep respect for tradition and a commitment to integrating nutrition into dental care, Dr. Myers has become a leading voice in the local community. This podcast promises to educate and empower listeners by exploring the profound impact of nutrition on oral health.

Together, let's uncover the secrets to a healthier, happier smile and gain valuable insights into the transformative power of nutrition in dentistry.

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