083 - Can Mouthwash Raise Your Blood Pressure?
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Episode Summary Welcome to The Dr. Brian’s Health Show, a weekly podcast where Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler uses his decades of experience in medicine and ability as an expert researcher to provide a light-hearted approach and share health trends popular on TikTok. In this episode, Dr. Brian provides his analysis on today’s topic: Can Mouthwash Raise Your Blood Pressure? What role does bacteria play in our gastrointestinal (GI) system? Is there a link between mouthwash and high blood pressure? And what does good oral hygiene have to do with our overall health? Find out in today’s episode! If you’re enjoying the show, we’d love it if you leave the show a Rating & Review at RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap Key Takeaways 01:05 – Dr. Brian introduces today’s topic: Can Mouthwash Raise Your Blood Pressure? 02:25 – The importance of bacteria in our gastrointestinal system 04:01 – The link between mouthwash and high blood pressure 04:50 – A study done on chlorhexidine mouthwash 06:00 – The importance of regularly visiting the dentist 07:54 – Dr. Brian teases next week’s topic and encourages them to Subscribe, Rate and Review this podcast on RateThisPodcast.com/NoCap Tweetable Quotes “We definitely have lots and lots of research and data that is very conclusive that the bacteria in our intestines and our gut is really important for our health in so many different ways.” (02:46) (Dr. Brian) “What we find is that, on the flip side, if somebody has really bad oral hygiene - they don’t go to the dentist regularly, they don’t brush or floss regularly - that the bad bacteria really start overtaking the good bacteria in the mouth. Studies have shown that people in that scenario with a lot of plaque on their teeth have increased risk of heart attack.” (04:01) (Dr. Brian) “It’s possible, potentially, that a good probiotic can affect the bacteria in the mouth that reduce the plaque build-up in the mouth and on the teeth.” (07:32) (Dr. Brian) Resources Mentioned NCHS Links Mentioned NCHS Footer Powered by FullCast… continue reading