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Holistic Dentistry Show with Dr. Sanda

Holistic Dentistry Show is a weekly series exploring topics related to holistic dentistry that involve the mouth, body, nutrition, and cutting edge technology. The show is brought to you by Dr. Sanda Moldovan who is recognized internationally for her expertise in oral health, nutrition, and anti-aging. With two Board certifications – periodontics and nutrition – she brings an uncommon level of well-rounded knowledge to biological dentistry. Dr. Sanda will present tips and tools to detoxify your mouth for a healthier body. Some topics she will discuss are: Reversing cavities, non-metal dental implants, mercury fillings, biocompatible dental materials, cavitations, laser therapy for gum disease, TMJ disorders, leaky gut, and other related topics. As a published author of "Heal Up! Seven Ways to Faster Healing and Optimum Health", Speaker, and Television Presence, she utilizes public visibility to promote awareness of how a healthy mouth translates to a whole-body wellness. Dr. Moldovan has also developed her own line of natural oral healthcare products, ORASANA. Join us every Thursday for a new episode of the Holistic Dentistry Show!

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Unlock The Secret: How Your Hormones Influence Your Oral Health
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks to Dr. Lorraine Maita about how hormones affect your oral health, Sjögren's disease, and autoimmunity.  Lorraine, AKA the Hormone Harmonizer, began working in a NYC emergency room, but after an eye-opening transition into perimenopause, she started her business, The Feel Good Again Institute. Lorraine debunks common fears around hormone replacement therapy. It’s all about knowing your risk factors! Menopause significantly affects oral health as the oral microbiome changes and bioidentical hormones can help. She generously shares her experience when her teeth turned black after taking too many antibiotics and how we fixed the issue with Orasana probiotics. Lorrain then walks us through the most common times of life when women develop autoimmune disorders, all based on when hormones fluctuate. Be sure to check out Lorraine’s courses, like the Anti-Aging Solution, through her Feel Good Again Institute!  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:46) From functional medicine to hormone harmony (5:15) Is hormone replacement therapy (HRT) actually scary? (7:36) Differences between bioidentical and synthetic hormones (8:39) Bioidentical hormones can help menopause symptoms in the mouth! (14:01) The role of hormones in the microbiome (19:53) Autoimmune disease in women and Sjögren's disease (25:54) The Feel Good Again Institute’s courses Guest Info: The Feel Good Again Institute | Website The Feel Good Again Institute | Youtube The Feel Good Again Institute | Facebook Vibrance For Life | Website Lorraine Maita, MD | Facebook  Lorraine Maita, MD | Instagram Lorraine Maita, MD | LinkedIn   Resources Mentioned: Is HRT for You?  The Anti-Aging Solution: Conquer Cortisol, "The Major Ager," for Ideal Energy, Weight, Mood, Mental Clarity, Sleep, and More!    Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram   
34:06 6/13/24
Mystery Illness and The Connection to Hidden Dental Dysfunction
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks to Monica Hershaft, a holistic practitioner, about identifying mystery illnesses and the connection to hidden dental dysfunction. Growing up vegan, Monica shares how she eventually developed a choline deficiency and started to eat meat again. An NRT doctor helped her regain her health, which inspired her to become a nutritionist. She shares some of the most common mystery illnesses she sees in her Scottsdale practice, which are almost always symptoms of the nervous system being blocked or stretched. We discuss the importance of removing metal fillings, how hard it is to remove mercury from the body, and the role of the parotid glands in the process. Monica speaks to the five layers of illness that everyone, including animals, goes through in getting sick. I love talking with Monica because her story is a great reminder that it doesn’t matter what your labs are; it matters how you feel. Medical gaslighting is a real issue, and it’s important to always advocate for your health! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:10) A vegan detox gone wrong led Monica to NRT certification and holistic health (13:16) Most common mystery illnesses are from the nervous system or gut interruption (18:22) The importance of holistic dentistry for the rest of your body (21:50) Cone beam scans are considerably more thorough (25:12) Removing metal fillings and mercury from the body (30:50) Role of the parotid glands when you have metal fillings (33:32) The five layers of illness (37:18) Muscle testing can reveal parasites better than stool samples (47:30) Conventional animal protein vs grass-fed organic meat (50:48) Medical gaslighting is real! Guest Info: Monica Hershaft | Instagram Monica Hershaft | Website Immune Repair Food List | Free here! Try out Monica’s Mystery Illness Membership Community, Treat The Source, for the first month free! USE THE CODE: SANDA  Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram
53:12 6/6/24
What is Redox and What Does it Have to Do With Healing?
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks to Dr. Leonard Neatu about redox homeostasis, how testing can combat inflammation, and oxidative stress in dental healing. Being in touch with redox levels helps to get to the root of a problem before a clinical diagnosis is necessary. Dr. Neatu introduces redox testing as a way to measure oxidative stress levels in the body. By measuring these levels, practitioners ensure proper bodily function and optimal healing outcomes. Dr. Neatu explains how patients can prepare for a redox test and integrate results into their larger health plan. Now that these machines are available in the U.S., dentists, nutritionists, and dieticians can potentially provide faster health tests than ever before to pinpoint sources of inflammation. Medical schools don’t teach redox biology so it’s important to learn about this modality! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:44) Dr. Neatu’s journey into redox healing (7:31) What is oxidative stress?  (15:02) Methods of measuring redox levels  (19:20) Ways dentists can work with redox information (24:50) When to redox test and how often (28:52) Dr. Neatu’s recommendations to implement in a dental office  Guest Info: Dr. Leonard Neatu | LinkedIn Dr. Leonard Neatu | Facebook Dr. Leonard Neatu | Youtube Redox Diagnostics | Website Bundle offer for podcast listeners: 1 x FRAS5 + 2 x Redox fast kits for $7,495.00, a savings of $2,405.00 off the list price Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram 
32:48 5/30/24
Neurokinetic Therapy and TMJD treatments
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks to Dr. Bryn Aitken-Young, an Integrated Physical Therapist, about the healing power of neurokinetic therapy, how it relates to dentistry, and how it eliminates pain so that the body can move more.  Neurokinetic therapy supercharges physical therapy by treating both the immediate source of pain in the body as well as treating the source of the dysfunctional movement in the brain. This technique can be applied to any area of the body experiencing pain for long-lasting results. Truly incredible! Dr. Aitken-Young shares how her work pairs brilliantly with dentists, such as for helping patients with TMJD or breathing problems. In fact, Dr. Aitken-Young believes that, like a dentist’s biannual check-up, a neurokinetic therapist should also be consulted often for preventative movement checkups. After all, movement is medicine, and it shouldn’t hurt! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:07) Dr. Aitken-Young’s passion for continuing education led her to integrative neurokinetic therapy (3:24) Neurokinetic therapy uses neuroscience to treat the brain (7:33) Neurokinetic therapy greatly improves physical therapy results (12:58) The body is an extension of the mind and subconscious mind (17:05) The technique is perfect for heavy computer users and as preventative medicine (23:06) In TMJD treatments, everything is interconnected (32:20) How dentists can work with neurokinetic therapists (37:54) Mouth breathing disrupts the entire body (43:36) Movement is medicine, and it shouldn’t hurt   Guest Info: Bechtel Physical Therapy | Instagram Bechtel Physical Therapy | (818) 990-0267 Podcast listeners who schedule an evaluation with us will receive a 10% discount on their first session. Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram
45:33 5/23/24
Green Medicine: Harnessing Herbal Secrets for Long-Term Health
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks to Dr. Saeid Mushtagh, a Naturopathic Doctor, about homeopathic health approaches, pine pollen and mushrooms for oral health, and the myriad ways mother nature provides healing.  One of the key tenets of naturopathic medicine is that you cannot separate the mind from the body. While there are many healing modalities, Dr. Saeid’s focus on pine pollen and mushrooms to address physical and emotional issues is fascinating! In this episode, we discuss the oral health benefits of pine pollen and how a tincture can support hormone regulation in men and women. He has found so much healing from the trees that, in addition to his naturopathic practice, he began a company, Canadian Pine Pollen, that offers functional foods, herbs, and nutraceuticals wild harvested from Canadian forests. Don’t miss out on learning about these wonderfully potent natural remedies! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:20) Dr. Saeid’s passion for naturopathic medicine (8:38) Difference between pine pollen, wildflower pollen, and bee pollen (11:27) Canadian Pine Pollen’s approach to processing (16:06) Oral health benefits of pine pollen (22:28) Recommended tincture dosage (27:01) Pine needles and oral health (35:14) Turkey tail mushrooms and gum disease (38:58) Spruce tip tea is full of Vitamin C  Guest Info: Dr. Saeid Mushtagh’s Naturopathic Practice | Website   Canadian Pine Pollen | Shop  Get 15% off Canadian Pollen products with code "DRSANDA"  Dr. Saeid Mushtagh’s book on food sensitivity | Read Here Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram
45:18 5/16/24
Cleansing Within: A Deep Dive into Colon Hydro-Therapy
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Talya Meldy, the founder of Clear Way Health. To date, she has given over 15,000 colon hydro-therapy sessions! We discuss the importance of our colons, what’s involved in a hydrotherapy session, and debunk common myths. The colon is the human garbage can and in need of regular emptying. Tayla and her team are committed to helping people feel their best through this natural form of detoxification. In this conversation, we discuss some of the colon hydrotherapy benefits, including clearer skin, less pain, better sleep, decreased inflammation, mental health benefits, and, my favorite, a general feeling of emptiness in the body and brain following a session. We talk about the importance of our tongue and chewing our food. Your therapist can tell if you haven’t! Tayla strongly believes that hydrotherapy should be a part of all medical institutions and rehabs as it effectively targets deeply embedded toxins. She shares how getting in touch with what comes out helps to access what’s happening emotionally within. Give it a try! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.    Key Takeaways: (2:01) What is colon hydrotherapy? (6:13) Colon hydro-therapy was discovered in the 14th century BC (9:34) Tayla was healed by a colonic before a scheduled surgery (19:55) A good colonic has no bad side effects  (22:16) Parasites and high fructose corn syrup don’t come out on their own (25:35) How to prepare for a hydrotherapy session Guest Info: Clear Way Colon | website Clear Way Health | Instagram Text or call direct | 310-804-0958 Email | talya@clearwaycolon.com or info@clearwaycolon.com   Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram   
39:14 5/9/24
Breathing Well with Holistic Dentistry: Exploring Airway Health
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Dr. Kevin Scwandt, a biological airway and reconstructive dentist, to discuss airway health, how to sleep better, and common breathing misconceptions.  Dr. Kevin’s interest in anthropology led him to the fascinating field of airway dentistry. Many health conditions that commonly impact us now due to “modern” nutrition and lifestyle choices rarely touched our ancestors! Dr. Kevin shares exactly how these can show up. Airway dentistry looks at how the structure of the mouth impacts a patient’s breathing. An airway dentist can perform 3D skull x-rays and sleep screening tests to determine if there are any larger health problems impacting the mouth, like sleep apnea. Dr. Kevin suffered from airway issues and shares his first-hand experiences receiving treatment and administering advanced holistic surgical protocols. For dentists wanting to branch into airway dentistry, building a network of related physicians and practitioners, such as sleep specialists, osteotherapists, and massage therapists, in your area to refer patients to and learn from is an essential first step!  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways:   (0:59) Dr. Kevin found holistic dentistry through nutrition (05:39) What is airway health? (10:32) Misconceptions about airway dentistry (16:52) Dr. Kevin’s personal experience with a palette expansion procedure (23:41) CT scan diagnostics and sleep testing (26:10) How to get started with airway dentistry (29:08) Average length of airway health treatment (30:43) Relationship between sleep issues and morbidity   Guest Info: Reclaim Dentistry | website Reclaim Dentistry | Instagram   Resources Mentioned: New patient $75 offer |  Call the office or email at: 303-228-5488 or office@reclaimdentistry.com and mention Dr. Sanda's podcast!  SnoreLab | app   Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Contact us to learn more about IV sedation
35:24 5/2/24
The Other Side of Vitamin D Supplementation with Morley Robbins
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks once more with Morley Robbins, the author of Cu-RE Your Fatigue, to talk about vitamin D supplements. His recommendations may seriously surprise you! When most people learn that they have low vitamin D or any low nutrient, they supplement with more. Morley urges us to change our thinking! He encourages listeners to look at the larger picture of health and into what’s causing the low numbers. Ultimately, low vitamin D is a result of inflammation. Instead of raising levels, we should be focusing on chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is, after all, caused by a lack of copper! While sounding radical, all of Morely’s insights are fully research-backed, and he encourages us to keep looking for the full story of our own health and to not just listen to what we’re told.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (0:59) Morley’s meeting with cholesterol superstar Fred Kummerow (4:04) Correlation vs causation error in understanding vitamin D (11:55) Chronic inflammation breeds low vitamin D (15:58) Oxidative stress and magnesium loss (20:26) Beef liver and cod liver oil supplements (25:25) Vitamin D and oral health relationship (32:44) Foods high in retinol   Guest Info: Where to Get Started with RCP | Webinar Morley Robinson | Website Magnesium Advocacy Group | Facebook Buy Morley’s book, Cu-RE Your Fatigue | Book RCP Institute | Learn Free RCP Handbook | Sign up   Resources Mentioned: Inflammation and Vitamin D by Meg Mangin | Study 8 Reasons Why Low Vitamin D Isn't Vitamin D Deficiency | Video   Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Contact us to learn more about IV sedation  
37:57 4/18/24
All About The Root Cause with Morley Robbins
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Morley Robbins, the creator of the Root Cause Protocol, also known as the Magnesium Man, to discuss the relationship between copper, magnesium, and fatigue.  Morley’s fascination with the earth’s essential elements on the body and within the body led him to focus on metabolic dysfunction to debunk beliefs about chronic disease. The truth of the body is truly incredible! When a body is fatigued and stressed, the core issue is a dysregulation between copper, oxygen, and iron, a fact seemingly so simple yet so few doctors even know about! In this conversation, Morely shares his research about testing your iron and copper levels, why our society is copper deficient, and the importance of energy in all things.   Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:34) Morley’s path to magnesium (5:40) Cellular energy and deficiency (10:18) Mineral metabolism basics on planet Earth (15:32) Chronic fatigue, iron levels, and copper (21:26) The “simplexity” of 1000’s of hours of research (25:12) The full monty iron panel (27:25) Rouleaux plasma (30:47) Causes of copper deficiency  (37:08) The root cause protocol   Guest Info: Morley Robinson | Website Magnesium Advocacy Group | Facebook Buy Morley’s book, Cu-RE Your Fatigue | Book RCP Institute | Learn Free RCP Handbook | Sign up   Resources Mentioned: The Magnesium Miracle by Caroline Dean | Book Soil, Grass, and Cancer by Andre Voisin | Book  Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Contact us to learn more about IV sedation
47:52 4/11/24
Surprising Ways to Control Dental Pain Without Narcotics
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Dr. Mark Torbiner, an anesthesiologist at Beverly Hills Dental, to continue the conversation about IV sedation in dentistry and pain control after dental procedures.    Pain anticipation keeps a lot of people away from the dentist chair, so by understanding more about what’s actually happening and options as a patient, we hope patients feel less anxious! Dr. Torbiner explains that a good portion of pain management is expecting pain, even if it doesn’t come, instead of the opposite. His goal is always maximum pain control with minimum epinephrine, and he explains why.    Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!    Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.    Key Takeaways:   (1:19) Anticipating pain is more helpful than not (2:13) Reasons for minimal epinephrine and its side effects (6:00) Ditch Vicodin as post-surgery pain medication (10:58) Not all bodies can break down Vicodin (13:55) Toradol is not effective in dentistry (16:35) IV pain medication control and steroids (20:43) People under 19 should fully avoid narcotics (23:42) Young people recommended to carry Naloxone nasal spray Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Contact us to learn more about IV sedation
26:15 4/4/24
Nap Your Way to Better Oral Health: IV Sedation Insights
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda speaks with Dr. Mark Torbiner, an anesthesiologist at Beverly Hills Dental, about IV sedation in dentistry, its many misconceptions, and what to expect.   IV sedation makes dental procedures considerably safer. A patient’s vitals are able to be monitored throughout and in some cases, sedation even flags health conditions that patients may not be aware they have, like high blood pressure.    Dr. Torbiner shares how he prepares a patient for IV sedation, including the risks if a patient uses drugs. It's important to always be honest about your medical history! Many people think marijuana is an acceptable antidote to dental anxiety because it is legal, but that is very much not the case.    To demystify the IV sedation process, and trust me, it’s really not that scary!, Dr. Torbiner walks us through step by step what a patient can expect day of. Finally, he leaves patients with a strong word of warning against Ozempic and the extra precautions that must be adhered to if the drug is in a patient’s system.    Be sure to tune in next week for a follow-up episode with Dr. Torbiner about the most effective pain control after surgery and dental procedures!    Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!    Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.    Key Takeaways: (1:49) IV sedation ensures patient safety (5:25) Discontinue all drug use before and after IV sedation, including marijuana (10:52) Oral sedatives compared to IV sedation (16:02) Step-by-step process of IV sedation (19:12) IV sedation specialized training requirements (22:41) Common misconceptions of IV sedation debunked (26:06) Ozempic users require extra precaution  Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Contact us to learn more about IV sedation  
29:53 3/28/24
The Critical Role of Probiotics for the Oral Microbiome
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda looks into a fascinating aspect of our health, the oral microbiome. It’s bacteria time!   Dr. Sanda takes us on a journey through the exciting recent development of oral probiotic research. The connection between bacteria and the mouth seems so obvious yet it was overlooked for so long! The health of the oral microbiome is directly related to so many other parts of the body.    Probiotics work to rebalance the naturally occurring microbes in our bodies and mouths that antibiotics, diet, hygiene, and stress can disrupt. They have the power to influence the rate of cavities, the rate of gum disease, even bone density, as well as, of course, fresh breath, sinus health, decreasing the rate of asthma, and much more.   Dr. Sanda reviews several probiotic strains that are particularly connected to oral health, such as Lactobacillus salivarius, which greatly improves bad breath. Consuming chewable probiotics daily is one of Dr. Sanda’s three top recommendations for optimizing your oral health, so be sure to tune into this episode!    Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!    Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.    Key Takeaways: (4:12) Probiotics are live microorganisms  (6:11) Good bacteria for the win! (7:44) Overview of probiotic research history (11:10) Lactobacillus salivarius guarantees fresher breath (12:40) Not all probiotics are created equal (14:54) Incorporate a chewable probiotic into your routine (15:46) Lactobacillus rhamnosus improves oral health Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Buy 3 get 1 Free of the Orasana Vegan Probiotics using code Microbiome | Orasana  
19:42 3/21/24
The Sunshine Vitamin: Unlocking The Secrets of Vitamin D3 for Oral Health
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda looks at the importance of Vitamin D to maximal health. Even though vitamin D3 plays a crucial role in oral health, cancer prevention, bone health, and even warding against depression, over 1 billion people around the world are deficient.  Dr. Sanda busts the common myth that we can get enough vitamin D3 from the sun alone. Even most Californians don’t! She shares the top naturally occurring sources of vitamin D3, but the reality is that most people, especially those in colder climates, will need to take a supplement to maintain healthy levels. Vitamin D3 works brilliantly in conjunction with vitamin K1 and K2, such as in Orasana’s supplements, because they direct the calcium that vitamin D3 helps absorb and directs it to the bones and teeth, away from the arteries. When enough calcium is absorbed in the diet, the rate of cavities, periodontal disease, bleeding gums, and losing teeth decreases dramatically.  Dr. Sanda advocates for testing vitamin D levels twice a year at home to know how much to supplement oneself and to be sure you are absorbing the vitamin D that you think you are and concludes by sharing precisely what factors to look for when choosing a high-level vitamin D supplement.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (1:34) Always ask for a vitamin D3 test during a physical  (2:43) ‘The Sunshine Vitamin’ is a deceptive term (7:54) Synergy between Vitamin K1, K2, and D3 crucial for oral health (10:54) Vitamin D3 possesses antibacterial properties  (12:39) At-home vitamin D3 testing is a great option (16:45) How to choose a high-level supplement Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com |  Instagram  DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram  Orasana.com | Instagram  Get $5 off Orasana's Vitamin D3 plus K1, K2 | Orasana  
19:06 3/14/24
Metabolic Breath Analysis in Dentistry
Today on the Holistic Dentistry Show, Panos Papadiamantis, Founder & Chief Product Officer at PNOĒ, speaks with Dr. Sanda. PNOĒ is a pioneer in the breath analysis field, which has the capacity to revolutionize accessing information about an individual’s overall health at incredible speed. From heart function and lung capacity to how your breath shows up in your mouth, you’re not going to want to miss this one! Breath analysis is an exciting, evolving field in medical diagnostics. Breath analysis testing can be used across industries, from doctors to weight loss centers, to dentist offices to resorts, because it is such a great, thorough screening tool for anyone beginning their health and wellness journey. Coming from an engineering background, Panos and his partner, Apostolos, identified a gap in the breath analysis market when they created PNOĒ, which means ‘breath’ in Greek. They updated the machines used to take the readings to make this technology affordable and accessible and revamped the reports they produced. Now PNOĒ breath analysis provides in-depth, personalized health readings that even include nutritional plans. Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (2:05) Welcome Panos Papadiamantis to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (5:47) Breath analysis is valuable across health and wellness industries (9:30) How a breath analysis test works  (17:42) Breath analysis provides a gold standard for health testing  (23:45) PNOĒ’s upcoming Greek wellness retreat is not to be missed! (25:54) The way we breathe significantly impacts oral health  Guest Info: PNOĒ | Website  PNOĒ | Instagram PNOĒ Retreat |  https://www.myndretreats.com/pnoe-retreat-paros-18-26-sept-2024 Connect With Us:  BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram Try Orasana Vegan Probiotics today! | Orasana
36:05 3/7/24
The Chef Doc’s Blend: Lifestyle Medicine & the Oral-Systemic Link
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Colin Zhu, DO, joins Dr. Sanda for an in-depth look at lifestyle medicine and how what we eat impacts our oral health. Spoiler alert: the more plants, the better! In this episode, Dr. Zhu encourages listeners to look at their lives as entirely connected and to become our own biggest advocates for how we treat our bodies.  Dr. Zhu begins by sharing his passion for lifestyle medicine, which he lives by, practices, and advocates for daily. Lifestyle medicine is based on eight pillars of a healthy lifestyle to prevent, reverse, and treat disease: food, diet, nutrition, physical activity, sleep, stress management, social connections, and reducing and avoiding risky substances.  Dr. Zhu explains that he launched TheChefDoc, an online wellness and education platform, as a way to combat the inefficiencies of the American healthcare system, which only allows time to dispense medications and tick boxes, but doesn’t actually educate people about their lifestyle choices. He then discusses what he sees as the three reasons why Americans are not successful in healthy living, which boil down to environment, support system, and community.  Many studies have shown that the more plants you eat, the less plaque and a healthier mouth you have. Dr. Zhu and Dr. Sanda share stories of patients who have fully reversed oral health problems by going plant-based and making lifestyle changes. So much disease is preventable, and it's time we start treating our health like it’s our job.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (2:04) Welcome Dr. Colin Zhu to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (4:22) The importance of nutrition in medical curriculum (13:24) “Real food doesn’t live on the shelf”  (20:51) Ways to incorporate more whole foods into your diet (23:52) How TheChefDoc combats the unhealthy typical American lifestyle (24:30) Being a human being, not a human doing (38:41) Benefits of group coaching for making lasting lifestyle changes  (45:07) Going plant-based after eating animal protein  Guest Info: TheChefDoc | Instagram TheChefDoc | Website Thrive Medicine | Book Thrive Bites with Dr. Colin Zhu | Podcast Use code SANDA2024 for 5% off coaching program and swag bag | Coaching Program Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram Try Orasana Vegan Probiotics today! | Orasana
50:12 2/29/24
Secrets Between Your Teeth for a Longer, Healthier Life
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Darwin Redil joins Dr. Sanda for an in-depth look at what’s happening between our teeth and how to care for those sensitive spaces. Everyone knows we should floss; whether they do it or not is another question. In this episode, let Darwin persuade you to keep your teeth plaque free as he shares tip after tip to keep clean in between and what is at risk if you don’t.  Darwin begins by sharing that brushing our teeth isn’t enough to clean them and in fact, only covers 60% of the tooth surface! He then details some of the several ways to clean in between, providing both cheap and expensive options. Dr. Sanda and Darwin agree that one of their favorite tools for those tricky spaces is a water flosser.  Darwin then debunks some common mouth-cleaning myths, warns against toothpicks, and spells out the dangers of not tending to this area of our mouth. The resulting gum disease is highly preventable and we all have the tools to protect ourselves and our bodies.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (00:27) Welcome Darwin Redil to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (02:15) The importance of cleaning between teeth  (05:32) Tools beyond floss for cleaning between teeth  (08:28) Tips for finding the right interdental brush  (12:12) Learn how to make ozone water at home! (16:12) Watch out for toothpicks! They can be rough on gums (20:08) Common mistakes when cleaning between teeth (23:10) Building a daily cleaning between the teeth routine (26:55) Relationship between bacteria, plaque, and disease throughout the body (30:17) Why oil pulling is not Darwin’s or Dr. Sanda’s recommended tool Guest Info: Darwin Redil | Website Resources Mentioned: Interested in learning more about the Orasana WaterJet? Find out here Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
37:17 2/22/24
The Brilliance of Lasers in Dentistry
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Syrus Elicus joins Dr. Sanda as they dive into the cutting-edge world of lasers in dentistry. When you think of laser technology, Star Wars lightsabers or laser pointers might come to mind, but the truth is that lasers are at the forefront of minimally invasive, holistic care. In this episode, Dr. Elicus and Dr. Sanda detail what can be accomplished with lasers in dentistry and why they believe every dentist and hygienist should rely on this modality.  To kick the conversation off, Dr. Elicus explains why there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to the Waterlase laser system the team uses at Beverly Hills Dental Health and Wellness. He illustrates how dental providers can use laser energy to address everything from plaque removal to cavities, and even ancillary procedures like treating canker sores and TMJ therapy.  Dr. Elicus and Dr. Sanda also cover the barriers that many dental practices face when integrating laser technology, namely cost and training. But, they highlight different use cases that demonstrate why it’s important for patients to seek it out, especially for long-term dental and gum health.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (0:28) Welcome to Dr. Elicus to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (1:29) Dr. Elicus’s background in neuroscience and dentistry  (3:32) Understanding the technology behind the lasers used in dentistry (8:35) How lasers can be used to treat cavities  (12:48) Treatments that you can do with lasers that cannot be done with any other tool  (18:22) How lasers can be used to heal TMJ, canker sores, and mitigate herpes outbreaks  (25:39) Why some dentists and hygienists are resistant to use laser technology (27:16) Dr. Sanda’s personal experience with laser periodontics  Guest Info: Dr. Syrus Elicus | Website Resources Mentioned: Want to personalize your oral health regimen? Take our quiz Interested in being a guest on our podcast? Submit your application Want to learn more about dental laser therapy? Check out our website Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
30:29 2/15/24
Bridging Holistic Dentistry and Energy Therapies for Whole-Body Wellness
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda is discussing the use of energy therapies in conjunction with holistic dentistry. Dr. Sanda welcomes Dr. Linda Makuta and together they discuss their holistic approach to dentistry which involves looking at the patient’s whole health, including physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.  Dr. Makuta shares with us her 30-year studies in energy therapy and how she implements this with patients with mouth ailments such as dental inflammation or pain relief due extractions but also turns to energy therapy for other health concerns. Dr. Sanda and Dr. Makuta discuss the WAVwatch, a unit used to help promote healing of over 8000 issues using vibrations, and red light therapy. Want to know how to preserve your beautiful smile? Dr. Sanda and Dr. Linda discuss some key questions to explore items that help as well as discovering how issues throughout the body can also affect the mouth. Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:28) Welcome Dr. Linda Makuta to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (1:12) Dr. Linda’s introduction to dentistry (2:31) Being a holistic dentist (4:38) Introduction to energy therapy (6:06) Pulsated electromagnetic frequencies (8:06) Use of energy devices (10:35) The WAVwatch (14:55) Preserving your smile (17:25) Communication through all medical practitioners  (20:52) Explaining the benefits of holistic treatments (23:14) Tools to use at home (24:11) The future of dentistry Guest Info: Dr. Linda Makuta | Website | YouTube Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
26:57 2/8/24
Why do dental implants fail?
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda is here to address and investigate an important topic: Why do dental implants fail? With Dr. Sanda’s 20-year career and extensive knowledge of implants (and oral health), it’s safe to say that we are in good hands when it comes to navigating the success and failure of dental implants. Join us on a highly educational, yet insightful episode relating to dental implants and the systemic and local factors that influence how dental implants interact with the body. Are you coming along?   Dr. Sanda leads us to the first major systemic factor of dental implant failure: smoking tobacco. (As a result, you have a 10% higher risk of dental implant failure — that’s huge!) We then move over to the second major systemic factor of failure: chronic inflammation. When your cells are inflamed, an overreaction can occur to any treatment done in the mouth… far beyond dental implants! And that’s not all! Dr. Sanda takes us to three more systemic factor sites, including diabetes, medication, and allergies. As we continue along, Dr. Sanda shares three types of local factors to watch out for. The most common? The dental implant wasn’t cleaned correctly. This is your friendly reminder to get a dental water flosser, which is 80% more effective than string floss! We also learn about two other types of local factors: leftover cement under the gum, and clenching or grinding the teeth.  Finally, Dr. Sanda navigates us over to some good news. There’s evidence of dental implant success and ways to prevent failure through longevity best practices: nutrition, proper sleep, and hydration, the three keys to full-body health. There’s so much information on the topic that Dr. Sanda is coming back next episode with tools, solutions, and remedies for when and if your dental implant is failing you. See you next time!   This episode isn't just about dental implants; it’s providing the necessary research so you can make the most informed choices in support of your health, wellness, and longevity.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:57) Welcome to a dental implant episode of The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (1:45) Why should you listen to me about dental implants? (2:58) Local vs. systemic factors  (1:10) Systemic factor #1: Smoking tobacco  (3:27) The history and success of dental implants  (4:57) Systemic factor #2: Chronic inflammation (5:25) Systemic factor #3: Diabetes (7:20) Systemic factor #4: Medication  (8:20) Systemic factor #5: Allergies  (13:29) Local factor #1: The implant isn’t cleaned correctly  (14:05) The best way to clean a dental implant  (15:13) Difference in anatomy: tooth vs. implant  (17:37) Local factor #2: Leftover cement  (19:33) Local factor #3: Forces of the bite  (22:22) Next episode: What to do if your implant is failing Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
23:02 2/1/24
Detox Decoded: Unraveling the When, Why, and How of Body Cleansing
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Liebowitz joins Dr. Sanda for a fascinating journey through the Functional Medicine lens as they navigate the different ways to find, heal, and detox the body of heavy metals. With new information at the forefront, this is a timely discussion in support of healing the mouth and body, inside out! Join us for an enlightening discussion as we work to emerge on the other side of toxicity: heavy metal edition.  Dr. Liebowitz starts with an incredible story about a toxic mercury case that was healed through chelation. He shares some important updates with Dr. Sanda about the impact the FDA has on stopping healing treatments (like ozone), and how he educates others on alternative medicine to help save lives. This is why heavy metal detoxification is such a necessary topic! Dr. Liebowitz and Dr. Sanda then navigate the heavy metal detoxification basics, including how to detox, the effect diet has on the detoxing process, and even a special smoothie that Dr. Liebowitz prepares himself! Soon, Dr. Liebowitz and Dr. Sanda find themselves in a sea of heavy metal solutions: coffee enemas, colonics, and chelation where Dr. Liebowitz explains the benefits and process for each.  But that’s not their final stop — they’re making their way to the IV Ozone treatment center where they learn the process for combining two alternative health modalities into an incredible healing treatment! And stick around for some amazing advice from Dr. Liebowitz who reminds us that there’s no bad way to start detoxing… as long as you start.  This episode isn't just about heavy metals; it’s about detoxing the body from toxins we’ve gathered throughout life in the healthiest way possible. Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:50) Welcome to Dr. Liebowitz to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (2:03) How Dr. Liebowitz transitioned into Functional Medicine (5:27) Functional Medicine’s effect on Dr. Liebowitz’s life (7:06) The FDA’s problem with Ozone (12:46) Dr. Liebowitz’s story about an incredible toxic mercury case  (16:32) Weight loss when there’s a high level of toxins  (20:06) The best way to detox from heavy metals (23:26) Is there an accurate test for heavy metal toxicity? (25:45) How to test for the MTHFR gene  (28:29) Dr. Liebowitz’s detox smoothie (29:19) How diet can help remove and detox toxins  (32:03) The benefit of coffee enemas  (33:46) Colonics for detoxification  (35:08) Heavy metal toxins affect the brain  (36:16) Diseases and conditions connected to heavy metal toxicity (35:08) Heavy metal toxins affect the brain  (39:16) Chelation and daily minerals  (44:11) You can sweat out your toxins! (45:48) The IV Ozone treatment process  (48:22) How to connect with Dr. Liebowitz (48:55) Dr. Liebowitz’s advice for detoxing  Guest Info: Dr. Howard Liebowitz | Website | YouTube |  Mention The Holistic Dentistry Podcast and receive 15% off Ozone Therapy Treatment! Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
51:37 1/25/24
Beware What You Brush: The Hidden Toxins in Oral Hygiene
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda is charting an important path as we venture into the body to learn the top five toxins in oral care products. Dr. Sanda shares important information to help guide better oral care decisions and provides watchouts that could disrupt your body’s natural ability to remove bad bacteria. Grab your nearest toothpaste and mouthwash and gather aboard. Let’s begin! As our host and expert in the field of all things holistic dentistry, Dr. Sanda steers us to the first step in finding healthier oral care alternatives. To start, read the label! From there, we set out on our oral expedition where Dr. Sanda gets up close and personal with the five toxic ingredients in toothpaste and mouthwashes. We learn about disturbing incidents involving each toxin and how they harm the body. (Be sure to watch out for CAPB and SLS — they’re double the trouble when it comes to your microbiome!) If you need tips for creating a healthier mouth, stay until the end to hear the top ways to increase the health and longevity of it. Plus, Dr. Sanda lets us in on why she created Orsana: to provide natural oral care ingredients that actually nurture the mouth or microbiome. This expedition has completed its mission… but Holistic Dentisty’s mission is here to stay. This episode isn't just about toothpaste and mouthwash; it’s about how to avoid the top toxic chemicals in oral care — and choose healthier alternatives instead! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:53) Welcome to an episode about toxins and oral care products on The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (1:46) Should you put something in your mouth that shouldn’t be swallowed? (2:42) #1 Toxin: Fluoride (3:45) Is fluoride important in toothpaste? (5:27) #2 Toxin: Alcohol in Mouthwashes (8:49) #3 Toxin: Artificial Colorings (9:40) #4 Toxin: Artificial Sweeteners (10:31) #5 toxin: Triclosan (11:38) Two studies on Triclosan  (14:32) Meet: Cocamidopropyl Betaine and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (16:53) How SLS creates an altered taste perception (18:33) Parabens found in toothpaste and dental floss (20:50) What is Propylene Glycol? (21:41) The effects of Titanium Dioxide (24:16) Why Dr. Sanda created Orsana Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram  
26:03 1/18/24
Boosting Wellness: The Power of Nitric Oxide for Body and Microbiome
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show, Dr. Sanda sits down with Dr. Nathan S. Bryan, an international leader in molecular medicine and Nitric Oxide biochemistry and the founder and CEO of Pneuma Nitric Oxide, to explore Nitric Oxide’s incredible ability to heal systemic disease. With Dr. Sanda steering, join us as we explore and uncover the myriad of health benefits linked to Nitric Oxide — the science molecule that bolsters immunity in the body. Let’s get started!  The human body naturally makes Nitric Oxide, but sometimes… the body simply cannot produce what it needs. That’s where Dr. Bryan swoops in and saves the day, with technology to completely restore Nitric Oxide production. We have just touched down at our first destination — where microbes and Nitric Oxide meet! Dr. Sanda and Dr. Bryan discuss why fluoride products aren't recommended in support of the microbiome, and Dr. Bryan shares three natural ways to boost nitric oxide production: leafy greens, sunlight exposure, and aerobic exercise.  From there, Dr. Bryan fills us in on the magical uses and benefits of Nitric Oxide, starting with symptoms and signals of nitric oxide deficiencies. We are now at destination number two — Nitric Oxide’s four-wheel control center! We learn from Dr. Bryan that Nitric Oxide controls and corrects all four hallmarks of chronic disease, including low blood flow, inflammation, immune dysfunction, and oxidative stress.  In their time together, Dr. Bryan and Dr. Sanda also gather and share information about Nitric Oxide for wound healing and skin care. Plus, Dr. Bryan details his N1O1 lozenge and its benefits including its ability to produce the same amount of Nitric Oxide over the same period. Every. Single. Time. And stick around as Dr. Bryan answers Dr. Sanda’s inquiry about the possibility of overdosing on Nitric Oxide. (You’ll have to tune in for the answer!) This episode isn't just about a scientific molecule; it’s about how Nitric Oxide can heal systemic disease and rid the body of bad bacteria. Pretty amazing, huh?  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:53) Welcome Dr. Bryan to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (4:08) How microbes relate to the production of Nitric Oxide   (5:51) Reasons to not use products with fluoride  (8:50) Does the body stop making Nitric Oxide? (10:13) Signs of Nitric Oxide deficiencies  (14:09) Nitric Oxide’s response in the body  (17:26) The research behind Nitric Oxide as a hormone (20:04) How Nitric Oxide and wound healing (21:27) Nitric Oxide’s effect on the skin  (23:53) How to take Nitric Oxide lozenges  (25:31) Can you overdose from Nitric Oxide? (28:26) Why Dr. Bryan believes dentists are important healthcare practitioners (30:47) Ways to connect with Dr. Bryan and his education Guest Info: Dr. Nathan S. Bryan | Website | YouTube | Tongue Scraping Paper Claim your 10% site-wide discount on Pneuma Nitric Oxide Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram  
32:05 1/11/24
Decoding the White Tongue: Signs & Solutions for Detox
Welcome to The Holistic Dentistry Show’s first episode of 2024! Dr. Sanda is taking the reins today as she shares her findings about candida, the bacterial overgrowth that results in a white tongue — and needing a full-body detox! Following the holiday celebrations (and sugar indulgences too), this is a timely conversation. With Dr. Sanda taking charge, join us as we decode the symptoms, signs, and solutions for a white-coated tongue! After a big celebration, your mouth can feel sticky. Even worse, when you stick your tongue out, it’s coated… and white! What does it mean? Dr. Sanda brings us up close and personal to our first sign that the digestive system is overworked and imbalanced. Dr. Sanda steers us into what happens in response to overconsumption of sugar. She defines candida as a yeast overgrowth in the mouth that affects the rest of the body, too! But don’t worry, Dr. Sanda has the solution sitting in the palm of her hand: an oral and gut detoxification.    Dr. Sanda lets us in on a secret: there are 10 times more bacteria in the body than there are human cells. Wow! As we turn the page on this incredible exploration, Dr. Sanda explains that a coated tongue with patches or hair-like structures is a sign of inflammation. Plus, the primary causes include increased sugar, poor hygiene, smoking, dehydration, or denture wear. Fortunately, Dr. Sanda has multiple solutions to help the mouth (and gut) along the way. Her recommendations include an OralDNA Candida test, a tongue scraper, quality essential oils, and a fiber-rich, low-sugar diet. Oh, and don’t forget Dr. Sanda’s favorites: Ozone and a chewable probiotic!  It’s important to pay attention to the tongue — and head to a dentist when needed. That way, your mouth and body are as healthy as possible! As we flip to the final chapter of this investigation, Dr. Sanda has a challenge for YOU: Can you implement a zero-sugar diet for the rest of January? You will be utterly surprised by the results, and your body’s response!   This episode isn't just about oral and gut health; it’s about how the microbial world can provide knowledge to bring us closer to whole-body wellness. Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.   Key Takeaways: (0:29) Happy New Year and welcome back to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast! (1:27) What does a coated white tongue mean? (5:03) The microbial world on the tongue  (6:48) Causes of candida on the tongue  (8:39) How to diagnose and treat a white tongue  (10:39) Treating candida from an oral and systemic aspect (11:31) Why mouthwash won’t treat a white tongue  (12:17) Use a tongue scraper for candida (13:35) Green tea as an antifungal  (15:05) Essential oils to use on a white tongue  (15:50) The antibacterial benefits of Tulsi (17:11) Why a fiber-rich, low-sugar diet is good for candida  (18:55) Tips for integrating ozone and probiotics into your routine (21:59) A step system to detoxify the mouth Resources: Check out the Orsana WaterJET with Tongue Scraper The International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology  NIDCR study: A Microbial World on the Top of Your Tongue  OralDNA OraRisk Candida Test Grab Dr. Sanda’s book, Heal Up Shop Orsana Vegan Chewable Probiotics  Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
23:00 1/4/24
Elevated Healing: The Power of Hyperbaric Therapy
Today on The Holistic Dentistry Show’s last episode of 2023, join our fascinating conversation with Nicole Garrett, Certified Hyperbaric Technician (CHT), Safety Director, and founder of Under Pressure Hyperbarics and she and Dr. Sanda jump into the depths of hyperbaric therapy, the newly discovered key to longevity. Let’s begin! Dive medic-turned-hyperbaric clinic founder Nicole Garrett is kicking it off with her journey from commercial dive school to discovering the incredible research about hyperbaric oxygen. Nicole shares hyperbaric oxygen’s uses and benefits, and we learn that hyperbaric is the only tool that can actually help our bodies decompress. Dr. Sanda is steering this conversation, as we move into questions around whether someone can overdose from hyperbaric oxygen, and the difference between hospital-grade and in-home hyperbaric oxygen units.  As we continue along, Nicole shares an incredible list of hyperbaric therapy uses: claustrophobia, bone necrosis, bone infections (to name a few!) Plus, Nicole illustrates innovative results from hyperbaric EBOO treatments that adds Dr. Sanda’s favorite…ozone!...and the specific approach EBOO takes to aid bacterial infections. The conversation takes a slight detour as Dr. Sanda and Nicole learn that they’re not just in close proximity during the podcast — their offices are near each other, too! As Dr. Sanda and Nicole near their final destination, they (ad)venture into the do’s and don’ts of hyperbaric oxygen. It’s safe to say there’s much more on the horizon for this powerful healing modality!  This episode isn't just about a decompressing tool; it’s a conversation about a holistic innovation that can transform the health and longevity of humans! How amazing is that! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  This is the last Holistic Dentistry episode of the year! Keep an eye on Dr. Sanda’s Instagram for new episodes dropping in 2024. Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way. See you in the New Year! Key Takeaways: (0:10) Welcome to The Holistic Dentistry Podcast, Dr. Nicole! (1:25) Dr. Nicole’s background in commercial diving and dive medicine (2:18) Why you’d need a hyperbaric chamber after a deep dive  (4:58) What hyperbaric oxygen therapy is and its uses  (6:40) Can you overdose from hyperbaric oxygen?  (7:41) The difference between hospital vs. home hyperbaric oxygen units  (8:39) Common side effects from using hyperbaric oxygen  (10:09) How hyperbaric helps with claustrophobia (13:03) Hyperbaric for bone necrosis and bone infection (16:34) EBOO treatments for various bacterial infections (20:45) Dr. Nicole’s journey from UCSD to owning a hyperbaric oxygen clinic (23:50) Different injuries that hyperbaric oxygen therapy can aid (25:00) Who isn’t recommended hyperbaric oxygen therapy  (26:33) The future of hyperbaric oxygen therapy  (28:51) Dr. Nicole’s recommended hyperbaric oxygen schedule  (29:56) How long before you see results from hyperbaric oxygen therapy (33:37) How to prime the body for optimum hyperbaric oxygen therapy results? (35:12) How to connect with Dr. Nicole! Guest Info:  Dr. Nicole Garrett | Website | Instagram Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
35:19 12/22/23
C15: The Newly Discovered Key to Longevity
Today on Holistic Dentistry, join our vibrant conversation with Dr. Stephanie Venn-Watson, a seasoned veterinary epidemiologist, public health scientist, and CEO of Seraphina Therapeutics as she takes us into the depths of C15, an essential fatty acid linked to longevity. Arm-in-arm, Dr. Sanda and Dr. Stephanie delve into the world of C15 and explore the benefits and promising future for both C15 and healthier humans. Come join us! Dr. Sanda and Dr. Stephanie are exploring uncharted territory as they discuss how C15 can improve cellular benefits and face health challenges head-on, including aiding with Periodontal Disease! First, Dr. Stephanie shares her first test subject for C15 — US Navy dolphins! Along the way, Dr. Stephanie’s research uncovered a very interesting tidbit of information: Healthier dolphins had higher C15 levels!  Venture alongside Dr. Stephanie as investigates how C15 promotes longevity and unveils the three major benefits of C15 to Dr. Sanda: cell membrane resilience, mitochondria repair, and the ability to activate and reconnect signals between cells. Even further, Dr. Stephanie has made a big splash in the industry by launching Seraphina Therapeutics, a company founded to support C15. (She even created a vegan supplement so everyone can consume its health benefits!) This episode isn't just about scientific research; it’s a mission to transform the longevity of humans and improve global health along the way. Are you coming with us? Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:41) Dr. Stephanie's entrance into C15 through US Navy Dolphins (6:09) Dr. Stephanie’s C15 dolphin research and findings (8:51) How soon scientists see a response to C15 (9:42) How C15 affects longevity and aids the body (11:14) The three major benefits of C15 (14:10) C15’s relationship to humans (15:21) A vegan alternative to C15  (19:40) How the Fatty15 supplement is made  (21:23) Studies about C15 and oral health  (23:56) The future of C15 testing (25:49) Timeline for checking C15 levels  (28:28) Where to find C15 products  Guest Info:  Dr. Stephanie Venn-Watson | Fatty15 Website | Seraphina Therapeutics Website  Resources: ‘Nutrients’ Peer-Reviewed Journal on C15 Check out all C15-related studies  Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
31:59 12/14/23
Roots of Wellness: Adaptogens for Vitality and Balance with Sage
Today on Holistic Dentistry, join our vibrant conversation with Sage Dammers, CEO and Co-Founder of Addictive Wellness, as he invites us into the enchanting world of adaptogens and herbalism. With Dr. Sanda at the helm, this episode uncovers the surprisingly addictive qualities of wholesome treats like chocolate, and how they can be both a healthy benefit and a tasty delight.  Embark on a journey with Sage as he recounts his enlightening discovery of herbal systems during a college surf trip, leading to his innovative fusion of chocolate with herbalism and adaptogens. As a result, Addictive Wellness was born! Together in this episode, Sage and Dr. Sanda explore the rich history and benefits of adaptogens, shedding light on how chocolate can be more than just a guilty pleasure — it's a potent ally for your dental and oral health! Dive deeper as Sage unveils the unique adaptogen composition and the diverse health advantages offered by his chocolate varieties: Pure, Recharge, Focus, Immunity, and Energy. He doesn’t stop there; Sage also provides invaluable insights on sourcing pure mushroom adaptogens, guiding listeners on how to maximize nutrient intake from their diet. This episode isn't just a discussion; it's an expedition into the harmonious blend of taste and wellness, promising to transform your perspective on chocolate and adaptogens. Join us!  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:52) How Sage got introduced to adaptogens and herbalism (5:22) Sage’s experience with international herbalists (6:33) The surf trip that inspired the creation of Addictive Wellness (9:47) Why Sage mixed chocolate with herbalism and adaptogens (11:04) The history and definition of adaptogens  (13:16) The types of environments adaptogens thrive in  (16:20) The different types of adaptogens in Addictive Wellness Chocolate (18:41) The origin story of He Shou Wu root  (20:32) The adaptogen makeup of Addictive Wellness Recharge Chocolate  (21:43) The adaptogen makeup of Addictive Wellness Focus Chocolate (23:47) How to begin to implement adaptogens into your diet  (27:17) Somatic responses to different types of adaptogens  (28:49) The adaptogen makeup of Addictive Wellness Immunity Chocolate (30:00) The adaptogen makeup of Addictive Wellness Energy Chocolate (33:38) Tips for purchasing different types of mushrooms  (36:16) Where to find Addictive Wellness online  Guest Info:  Sage Dammers | Website | YouTube  Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
37:29 12/7/23
Ferment Forward: The Probiotic Power of Cultured Foods
Today on Holistic Dentistry, we’re joined by Jeanne Peters, Certified Wellness Coach, Registered Dietitian, and Co-Founder of Nourishing Wellness Medical Center. Jeanne and Dr. Sanda discuss the power of fermented foods and tips for incorporating them into your diet.   First, Jeanne details her entrypoint into nutrition — which includes how she met Dr. Sanda! Jeanne and Dr. Sanda discuss the importance of knowing where your food comes from, and Jeanne shares how to incorporate fermented foods into your diet.  Then, Jeanne highlights the many benefits of fermented foods and their connection to the mouth and gums. She shares a story about resolving a child’s eczema with sauerkraut juice and Jeanne and Dr. Sanda swap stories about their favorite types of fermented foods. Plus, Jeanne provides steps for making your own fermented foods at home! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:10) How Dr. Sanda and Jeanne met  (2:26) Why Jeanne wanted to help people age better (6:54) Tips for incorporating fermented foods into your diet (10:14) Jeanne and Dr. Sanda’s favorite types of fermented foods  (15:20) The difference between kefir and cultured buttermilk  (17:31) The many benefits of fermented foods – including for your mouth! (21:47) Fermented foods for kids  (25:48) Tips for making fermented foods at home (29:17) Fermented foods vs. probiotics (30:54) How to work with Jeanne  Resources: 10 Ways Fermented Foods Improve Your Health Fermented Foods in the Management of Obesity: Mechanisms of Action and Future Challenges Guest Info:  Jeanne Peters | Website | Email Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
32:25 11/30/23
Embracing Spiritual Wellness This Holiday
On this special Thanksgiving episode, we’re joined by Spiritual Life Coach Kathy Namvar. Kathy and Dr. Sanda discuss what spiritual psychology is and share tools for navigating stress during the busy holiday season.     First, Kathy dives into what attracted her to spiritual psychology and her journey to becoming a certified life coach. Dr. Sanda shares the story of how she started working with Kathy and the way that her support has transformed not only her business, but also her overall wellbeing. Kathy provides examples of how spiritual psychology can foster a deeper connection to one’s true self and provide a path for living an authentic life. She highlights the importance of setting (and maintaining) healthy boundaries, especially when it comes to complex family dynamics.   Plus, Kathy explains powerful techniques to bring more joy and peace into everyday life.  Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (3:19) Kathy’s introduction to spiritual psychology  (7:10) How spiritual psychology has positively impacted Kathy’s experience as a mother  (13:48) Tools for relieving physical symptoms of stress, like jaw clenching and teeth grinding  (17:02) Tips for creating healthy boundaries  (23:40) Kathy’s advice for how to get started with meditation  (25:54) What a simple body scan can do for your mental and physical health  (29:18) How to work with Kathy  Guest Info:  If you are interested in spiritual psychology and becoming a client of Kathy's, please email Kathy for a 30 minute complimentary consultation | Email Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
29:20 11/23/23
Enamel Explorations: Understanding Tooth Wear
Today on Holistic Dentistry we’re sitting down with Dr. Niki Maghami, a board-certified prosthodontist (and Dr. Sanda’s colleague!) who takes a multi-disciplinary approach to teeth treatment planning. In this episode, we discuss how and why your teeth wear down, ways to prevent deconstruction, plus how to reconstruct the teeth in response to accelerated mechanical wear.   First, Dr. Niki and Sanda share the story of how they met. Then, Dr. Niki explains the specific type of work a maxillofacial prosthodontist does and the training involved to become one. She also shares how wear on teeth affects joints and muscles, and illustrates what “chemical” harm means in relation to your teeth, From there, Dr. Niki explains the different types of mechanical wear: erosion, attrition, and fractions. We discuss how wear interacts with the teeth and how to help prevent teeth from mineral wear along the way. Plus, Dr. Nikki provides holistic solutions for teeth wear in response to certain health conditions, and how to implement wellness strategies at home in support of healthier teeth. Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:16) What a Prosthodontist is and the area of expertise  (2:59) The type of training Dr. Niki went through to become a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist  (4:05) How a Maxillofacial Prosthodontist works with teeth, joints, and muscles  (6:27) What “chemical” mean and the harm it can do to teeth  (9:39) Normal wear vs. accelerated wear   (11:53) Dr. Niki’s holistic recommendation for teeth repair from bulimia.  (17:09) A visualization of what happens to the teeth as the mineral recedes (21:15) A biometric approach for teeth once the enamel starts wearing off  (23:57) How losing tooth structure affects the joints and TMJ  (29:48) Two types of mechanical wear: erosion and attrition  (31:54) Signs that your enamel is starting to wear off (32:46) How to treat different patients with types of acidic wear on the teeth (35:39) Another type of mechanical wear: abrasion and solutions to help   (38:17) What abfractions on teeth mean plus steps for treatment  Guest Info:  Dr. Niki Maghami| Website  Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
41:00 11/16/23
Wisdom Teeth: Beyond Extraction
Today on Holistic Dentistry we’re talking about a topic that I receive questions about a lot: wisdom teeth! In this episode, Dr. Sanda details wisdom teeth beyond extraction. This includes specific ways to clean wisdom teeth, why wisdom teeth may be sore, and tips on how to take care of wisdom teeth in the mouth.  Then, we share why and when a dentist will recommend the removal of wisdom teeth and strategies for ensuring wisdom teeth removal is the safest option for you. Plus, for those of you curious about how to ease the wisdom teeth removal healing process, we cover that too! Want to see more of The Holistic Dentistry Show? Watch our weekly episodes on YouTube!  Do you have a mouth- or body-related question for Dr. Sanda? Send her a message on Instagram! Remember, you’re not healthy until your mouth is healthy. So take care of it in the most natural way.  Key Takeaways: (1:00) The location of and history of wisdom teeth   (2:34) How fiber affects jaw development and digestion (3:58) Why Dr. Sanda decided to keep some of her wisdom teeth (4:24) Visual signs of impacted wisdom teeth  (5:26) The dangers of partially-impacted wisdom teeth (7:27) Reasons wisdom teeth removal isn’t recommended (9:21) The importance of getting a 3D CT scan prior to potential removal (12:02) Wisdom teeth from a meridian perspective  (13:13) Wisdom teeth and flossing tips  (14:17) Foods that easily trap in gum tissues  (15:37) The connection between upper wisdom and the sinuses (16:55) The effect of putting platelet-rich fibrin (PRF) into wisdom teeth  (17:57) Homeopathic supplements for wisdom teeth recovery (19:58) An antioxidant-rich veggie meal Dr. Sana designed for wisdom teeth healing Resources: Learn more about Orsana Veggie Meal Learn more about Orsana Enzyme Support Connect With Us:  AskDrSanda | YouTube BeverlyHillsDentalHealth.com | Instagram DrSandaMoldovan.com | Instagram Orasana.com | Instagram
21:17 11/9/23