Dr. Chris Kammer has been a dentist for over 20 years, and in that time he has been passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. What started out as a passion for cosmetic dentistry, led him down a path that led to a huge discovery. The health of our body is directly correlated to the bacteria in our mouths!

When the bacteria (plaque) in our mouths build up they change in nature and become harmful to the body, resulting in gum disease. Gum disease (which often occurs without symptoms), is now present to some degree in approximately 80% of adult Americans according to the U.S. Surgeon General.

The good news is, not everyone has to have this negative bacteria, but the bad news is that most of us do (thank you Surgeon General for the dismal 80% statistic).

Dr. Kammer has helped bring the practice of oral systemics (the study of the health of the mouth and the health of the body) from its early clinical stage to its current widespread recognition as an important healing approach that integrates medicine and dentistry. What we now know about gum disease and the bacteria that surrounds it will astonish you and will have you running for tools other than floss to tackle this disease.

Although gum disease is a serious matter, Dr. Kammer looks for fun ways to bring light to the subject. He even tried out for American Idol to bring awareness to the situation!

Dr. Kammer discusses the significance of gum disease, and what you can do to not only treat it at home, but how you can talk to your dental professional as well in order to know if you actually are healthy or not. This podcast is loaded with amazing advice so tune in and be ready to understand your mouth in a whole new light.