How PCOS & Your Oral Health are Connected!

Are those with PCOS more prone to cavities? What about bad breath? In this episode, we uncover the connection between PCOS & oral health! 

You’ll learn why women with PCOS are more susceptible to periodontal disease and what you can do to prevent it!

We cover topics like:

– What causes gum disease & gingivitis in women with PCOS?

– Why are women with PCOS more susceptible?

– What can we do to fight it?

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Full Episode transcript:

It’s beginning to like, oh wow, Dr. my own hands. And, I’m so excited. Yeah. This is like the, your favorite time of the year, the November and December prime time for telling, Oh, it totally is. I love the holidays. I love the weather change in Southern California. If you want to call it that.

And just finally getting together with people, you know, of course last year was kind of, you know, slow holiday season, not the best year for the holiday season last year, but this year it’s like, we’re all gonna get together with friends, family, cousins, So excited. And honestly, my excitement is being reflected in the food that I’m making.

I made gluten and dairy free pumpkin pie. That tastes absolutely delicious. And I have Instagram too. Yeah. I’ve made a real lot of it and I have been making it for every holiday gathering now. Yeah. It’s pretty good. I really like it. It’s really good. Especially the top thick layer of that. What is that? The pumpkin juice or pumpkin?

Like what do you slather on top? You know, the filling is that on the top? That is just the caramelized part of the feeling. When you put it in the oven, it gets nice and like goals. Yeah. If anyone wants to see that, check out our Instagram piece, USDOT weight loss, you’ll see the real that tally made Kabocha squash instead of pumpkin.

Cause that’s the trick. That’s where Kabota that’s going. The flavor. That sounds it. Okay. Enough about pumpkin pie. But yeah, with the holidays around the corner, we’re also getting ready for the course launch. I mean, it’s kind of weird because this is the time of the year where we should all relax and kind of like wind down.

But Ty and I are kind of doing the opposite of getting the course already. You know, the videos we filmed it now it’s editing process support where we’re like building the page so that when people enroll, you get to have this amazing like experience. Yeah. Like we’re trying to make the inside of the course almost feel like a Netflix hub, some things.

So when you log on, it’s like clearly displayed all these videos and stuff Important. When you’re following a four week meal and workout plan. You want it to be easy to navigate. So Seamless. Yeah. We’re really, We are nailing. I am so excited. Like we posted a little clip of it on Instagram stories and everyone DM does. I know Everyone went crazy for it.

I wasn’t at the spin that we just show the quick snippet of the video. And we got like so many messages. It was insane. I was like, I hold your horses. It’s it’s coming. It’s coming January 1st, January 1st. So yeah. So for listeners to stay to in January 1st is going to be the biggest, greatest, like online video course you can ever find for peace USA because it’s going to have step-by-step four weeks of meals for breakfast,

lunch dinner, four weeks of workouts. And these are full length workouts with Tallinn with me with Together. My sister is in it, my friend who is a fellow. Yeah. We’re all working out together. Yeah. It’s going to be awesome. But yeah. Stay tuned everyone. January 1st, mark your calendar, mark, Your calendars sisters. But with that being said,

we’re going to go into our topic of today’s episode, which is bad breath, Dental, Hygiene, dental hygiene, A more proper way of saying yes. You know something about Tallinn. She just always something going on with her breath. This is why, let me see why Tyne does this thing where she’ll eat something with fun. 30 seconds she’ll come and kiss me.

Like immediately after she swallows whatever she ate. She said, oh, let me go kiss my husband. Like I’ll eat something and then stand right next to you. And you’re like, I’m just smelling like onions or like something garlicky or it’s always something with a scent. I will say dental hygiene is such an interesting topic because you would never know that it can be related to P cos.

Yeah. But there are studies that show and we’re going to talk about them and Suspected. I feel like, yeah, I kind Of, I thought so. Like I tried and I tried for years, I brushed my teeth. I floss. I was as careful as anyone else. And yet I still struggled with cavities throughout the period of time where I was struggling with PCOM.

Yeah. My theory on that. And there’s a theory. We’re going to actually get into it on the episode right now. But my theory is, you know, when you have instant resistance in your mouth, in your saliva, when your mouth is producing saliva, your saliva can have like sugar, right. And that sugar can cause issues with your teeth.

Like with rotting, I’ve heard, I’ve heard that too. Like your blood sugar can be chronically high insulin resistance. And then that affects your teeth. Yeah. Yeah. Because there’s actually sugar in your saliva because it’s being secreted out of it in your mouth as slightly. Yeah. I mean, it is pretty, I mean, that was happening to me.

I’ll tell you that much because the cavities were endless and it’s not like I was eating mounds of sugar or anything it really had to do with the underlying issues. Yeah. So let’s get Into it. Cool. Well, how many cavities have you had countless Sudan. Countless. Yeah. It’s as if I’m eating candy. I know. I never See any candy,

which is why it’s surprising. I don’t like dark chocolate, but that’s like not the most one. That’s I haven’t had a cavity though, several years since I’ve met you maybe before all that Maybe you think finally found their solution. So let’s have a Gingervitis because this is bacterial inflammation of your gums that can spread into systemic problems, including heart disease. Like it can spread that inflammatory issue.

I mean, whether the inflammation causes the Gingervitis or the Gingervitis causes the chronic inflammation, I’m not quite sure. But that is to say, when you have Gingervitis, this is an inflammatory condition. And if you have PCs, you’re more likely to have this problem and you might find it difficult to treat it because of your body’s inflammatory response in gums. Sorry.

That’s what Gingervitis is like. It’s like swollen gums. Yeah, Yeah, yeah. Yeah. And in fact studies find that the susceptibility for periodontal disease is significantly increased in patients with PSUs compared to age and BMI matched healthy young woman. And that local periodontal oxidant status appears to be effected in PCOS. So can I just read like a standard It’s a snippet of a study that was showing how women with PCOS are like significantly increased.

Yes. Higher sustainability for periodontal disease. Yeah. Yeah. I mean, what the hell? I mean, this is pretty like, I don’t know when this study was done, but it’s pretty recent because for a while people were not saying this at all. Yeah. So what causes the gum disease? The Gingervitis, the bad breath. Okay. It could be poor dental health.

I mean poor dental hygiene. Like if you don’t brush your teeth Yeah. You got to brush your teeth, breakfast, dinner floss, if you can. Of course. But with PCO S some other factors are a little bit more prevalent and because more susceptible to Gingervitis. So pH imbalance is one of them. That’s when you have high estrogen, low progesterone levels,

we’ve talked about estrogen dominance. That’s what that is. And it can affect your pH levels in your body, PH acid or something. Yeah. The level of acidity in your body, you know, I mean, we can go into like a whole tangent about the science of how like, oh, your hormones can do that. Basically. They can do that.

And so when that’s the case, and it changes the pH of your mouth, then certain bacterias grow more and certain bacterias die off. And then, you know, That’s inflammation. Yeah. Because you have a certain balance of acidity. I Started out, I got basically, I know I haven’t wearing my emphasis and I, right now I should not have,

but it basically that acidity helps to keep like all those Different bacterias balance. Right. Stoplight thing is it it’s like, when you say insulin sensitivity, you can’t say that 85. I find that funny third language. I’m going to remind you. So uncontrolled metabolic disorders like hypothyroid and diabetes are also a leading risk factor for Gingervitis. So hello, PCO S isn’t that some of the PCs types,

insulin resistance, which leads to diabetes. Hyperthyroid. Yeah. So, I mean, that is something to consider. So I mean, we, with those PCs root causes, when you think about it, they can lead to so many different things. One of them being Gingervitis, my God, who knew. Yeah. I have no idea. Not that I had an idea,

but that was actually my theory, you, in the beginning, I said, I think it has sold into resistance. Yeah. Inflammation, a key component of PCO S this is another issue that triggers Gingervitis. Of course, women with PCOS, we have so much inflammation going rampant. Especially if you are eating foods that are triggering inflammation, or you have a lifestyle that is,

you know, very inflammatory, it can contribute to Gingervitis. Yeah. And not just that, like your body’s reaction to it can be affected too. Like if you’re experiencing inflammation all throughout the body, and now you experienced inflammation in your mouth, pretty sure your body’s going to have a less of a, it’s not going to be as productive in reducing that inflammation because of all the other inflammation that’s happening in your body due to other reasons.

Yeah. I mean, it’s unclear if the gum disease contributes to the existing inflammation, or if the existing inflammation contributes to the gum disease, either way it’s working synergistically. Did you hear about that sister who took opacity and finally got her period after a year of not having Incredible. I see those kinds of messages on Instagram a lot. How does that even happen?

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Vitamin D levels. It’s really crucial for skeletal muscle formation and your teeth are, you know, sorry. Did I say scope almost skeletal formation or bone, right? Yep. So if you don’t have enough vitamin D you’re not going to grow strong teeth and nourish your teeth. And there are cells in your teeth that feed on vitamin D. And a lot of women with PCOS are deficient in vitamin D so that their bones become weak.

Their teeth become weak if you’re not getting enough, vitamin D In fact, majority of you listening are probably low in vitamin D because 85% is a statistic. 85% of women with PCOS have low vitamin D and are deficient. Yeah. You want to get that checked before you grab a supplement off the shelf because everyone’s different and you might need a lot more vitamin D or not that much.

I mean, you need to know you’re making. Yeah. Yeah. Like the standard, the standard dosage is 2000 I, you for, of course, when you’re low in vitamin D some doctors prescribed like 3000 or 4,000, sometimes even more depending on where you are to get you back to that baseline. So it’s a really good thing to have checked when you are ready to take vitamin D though,

I highly recommend checking out. There are logics. There are logics has a lot of different supplements, but one of them is thera D which is a vitamin for vitamin D. And if you use our PRC code 2 9, 2, 6, 6, 0, you’ll get 15% off. And that’s at theralogix.com, T H E R a L O G I x.com. All right. So what can we do to fight it,

to fight the periodontal disease and all the inflammation that’s going on in our mouths? Well, the first thing you’re thinking is probably get some mouthwash. And what do you see on the shelves? Things like Listerine, but as I did more research, I realized that Listerine is like the rowing a grenade into your microbiome. It’s killing off good bacteria, it’s killing off the bad bacteria,

it’s killing up everything. So when looking for a proper mouthwash, when it comes to, you know, you’re looking for things that aren’t endocrine disruptors either. I know you’ve heard us talk about how we choose household products that are not disrupting our hormonal balance. That includes mouthwash. And I like to choose something that has Sila tol in it because of its anti-microbial effectiveness.

And the one that I found on Amazon, we will link it in the description. It is Dr. H and co refresh mouthwash. And it’s great. It has xylitol in it, swish it around for 30 seconds after you brush your teeth and you’re all set, you don’t need to wash out and bomb all of your microbiome Kind of similar to how antibiotics cause,

you know, when you take an antibiotic, yes, it kills bad bacteria, but it also kills the good bacteria in your stomach as well. So long-term like antibiotics had been found to be like pretty bad for your gut bacteria ecosystem. That’s Exactly what It was. This is pretty similar. All right. Second tip. And we’ve just talked about this,

checking your vitamin D levels. As we talked about earlier, vitamin D can play a big, big factor in the skeletal formation of your teeth. And so this is something you want to get checked out. Of course, not just that, but what piece you as vitamin D can be linked to so many other symptoms, such as like mood swings, depression,

anxiety, and much more. So definitely want to check your vitamin D levels. And if you are too low, then speak with your doctor on finding a daily dosage. That is right for you. Yes. That’s super important at a two, your supplement regimen. And then of course, you know, one great way to fight it is good oral hygiene,

just taking the time to brush floss and use that mouthwash. And also have you heard of oil pulling Sadeq with the hose up? Okay. We have to try this the day, this podcast airs because I’ve done it before. It’s actually not that bad. What you do is you take a tablespoon of Sesame oil. It has antiviral anti-inflammatory properties and you swish it around your mouth.

Don’t gargle it, just swish it around, back and forth all around the surfaces of your mouth for a few minutes, like up to 15 minutes. No, it’s not that disgusting. People do this. This is a thing it’s really good for you. And when you spit the oil out, you Spit the oil in the toilet. That’s what It said.

Oh, No, I’m going to spit it in the sink. Maybe It’s not good for the sink pipe. I don’t know. But basically like, don’t be surprised if after you switched it around for a while, it turns white when you spit it out. Because when it mixes with your saliva becomes thin and that’s a sign that you’ve switched it around enough.

So the white color will indicate that you’ve pulled out all the toxins. That’s why it’s called oil point. You’re pulling out the toxins and they just rinse and brush your teeth with natural toothpaste, drink glass of water. And that’s it. You’ve done oil pulling. Will you try it? All right, I’ll try it. The day this comes out, we’ll do maybe a story or two on this it’s looks interesting enough,

but this is just for like, just to balance out the bacteria in your mouth. Not for like whitening or something like that. Not necessarily whitening. It pulls the toxins out of your teeth and it’s antiviral. Anti-inflammatory, it’s good for your gums. It’s worth a try. See doc, I’m going to make you do it. Okay. All right.

Last but not least Reducing systemic inflammation. So the article I was reading was written by someone who has PCOS and had struggled with Gingervitis and inflammation went gluten and dairy free among other things that help reduce inflammation and found that it went away. So you’ve heard us say it before, and I’ll say it again, going gluten and dairy free could really help with reducing your systemic inflammation.

It’s worth giving it a try for at least 30 days to see, you know, if you’re struggling with inflamed gums or Gingervitis or bleeding gums, see if it could help with that, because it could have to do with the level of inflammation in your body. Yeah. Just by reducing some of the systemic inflammation that gluten or dairy is causing, it can definitely help with the,

it may be able to help with the inflammation that’s happening in the mouth. And some of the things keep in mind is like bleeding. Gums is the first sign that your immune system isn’t happy that your body is upregulating its response. And second, like instead of scrubbing or, and disinfecting all the time, just focus on reducing the inflammation and feeding the microbiome,

the right things. Yeah. Couldn’t have said it better myself. So I actually did a poll on Instagram. I wanted to see how many sisters are struggling with dental issues while having a piece of dos. Yeah. I did a poll. I said, I’m wondering sisters, how many of you struggle with dental health? No matter how much you brush 61% said I do.

Wow. And 39 said, no, That’s a big majority. That’s a lot of people. Yeah. I dunno, man. I think that insulin resistance releasing sugar from the saliva and era. That’s my leading theory. Yeah. And the chronic inflammation. Yeah. Ah, it’s tough sisters, but we have a couple of things left before we end this podcast to bring your spirits up.

Well, I real quick, I just want to bring up this question that we got from a fellow sister from the hotline 1 8, 3, 3, ask P C O S. That’s our hotline. You can call or leave a message. And we like to read your question or play your voicemail on the podcast today. We have a text message from Mary and she says I was diagnosed with PSUs at age 19.

I was wondering, do you have any tips on eating gluten and dairy-free when going out to a restaurant. Thanks so much. It’s a great question. Great question. And this is actually something that I love to recommend. One of our recent episodes, we just had an episode about a month, maybe two months ago with chef Amber. And she is a chef that actually specializes in one making gluten dairy free foods,

but also making foods with a lot of like, like sensitivities removed, like nuts, soy and things like that. So it’s an episode where we talked about how to eat out gluten and dairy free. So we talk about her main tips, how to order at a restaurant, what ingredients to look out for, what are some dishes to look out for that are usually gluten or dairy free as well as what are some dishes to look out for that usually contained gluten or dairy that you may not know about?

So highly recommend that episode. It was within the last month or two. So if we scroll through our feed, you’ll definitely be able to find it. But do you have any tips for her time? Just as some takeaway tips before she goes and listen to that episode? Yeah. I would say check the menu before you go to the restaurant, just do a quick review,

go online, Google it really quick and just see what they have. And I mean, you can go as far as calling the restaurant, asking them like, Hey, is this dish gluten-free so that when you go there and you order and you’re with other people, it’s not this like whole conversation. If you’re uncomfortable, you don’t want, everyone’s like get involved and know,

you know? So you plan in advance. That’s my one tip one of my many tips. Oh, I like it. Alright. Let’s go into the last portion of the podcast, which is the winds of the week. These are fellow sisters who are managing their peace, us losing weight, thriving, and just showing peace us. Who’s a damn boss.

You know what I’m saying? So our first winner, I’ll go ahead and start it off is Natalie. She says, good morning, sisters. This morning. I was super happy getting off the scale and seeing that I have lost four pounds in one week. This is after going gluten free and taking over talk. I am super excited because watching the scale go up every time I got on it made me upset,

but slow motion in the right direction makes me so happy. Can’t wait to see where this takes me. Amazing, Natalie. And I like what she said about the slow motion in the right direction. Cause usually slow progress is a sustainable way. When you like lose like X amount of weight in a few weeks or something, usually that’s like a crash diet.

That’s usually something where it shocks your system and you lose weight drastically in the beginning. And then eventually you stop losing weight. And in fact it may be the opposite, but what she’s doing is the complete opposite. She’s getting down to the root issues, reducing inflammation, taking a basketball, to help with insulin resistance and losing weight. Like this is a lot more healthier and more sustainable for long-term results.

So for Natalie, all right, next is Riley nulf. She says, I just wanted to share a little when she’s from the sisterhood a few months in of going off birth control, I noticed I had a really bad case of bacne. I tried some Neutrogena acne bodywash and it did nothing, but I’m now five weeks into being gluten and dairy free and it’s gone amazing.

I’m so excited. I’m definitely seeing lots of changes. I also fit into my jeans again and I think I look so much better in them. Oh, yay. Yeah. That’s awesome. For those wondering what bacne is. That’s back acne clarify. I Had that Back in the day. It’s kinda crazy. How, when every time you have a dairy Tallinn within the day or two,

you’re always breaking up RME. Like she hasn’t had time, like doesn’t have like a whole dish of dairy. Like if we go out to a restaurant and there’s like a little bit of a dessert and it has some dairy, she’ll take a bite or we’re having ice cream a little bit later. I just want to taste it. But you know, during quarantine,

when I was strictly like not true, it’s just, I wasn’t even exposed. So gluten or dairy, like we didn’t go anywhere for me to have like a little nibble. My skin was so good during quarantine. And that is when I realized truly, truly how sensitive my body is to dairy because then, you know, we started eating out again.

Oh, a nibble here, a nibble there. Acne, can you imagine I didn’t have acne for like a whole year? Like not one stack. Yeah. That’s true. Yeah. So a great job to Riley. So happy to hear. And she’s five weeks in the being good and they’re free. So that’s awesome. Keep going out his sister and let us know how your results are as you continue snaps for Riley.

Yes. And for anyone who’s interested in being part of this community, the sisterhood, which is actually the largest, most supportive community in the world, you can always join us@pcosweightloss.org, PCO, S weight loss.org. Again, when you joined the sisterhood, you get a whole community of sisters who are going through peace. She was just like you trying to manage and thrive with peace,

just so you can always communicate to including us. You can always ask your questions in the Facebook private group. And we’re always there to answer every single day and not just that, but you get access to recipes, all gluten dairy free for breakfast, lunch, dinner, not to mention a workout plan for every single month. And we have a whole five states success path where you learn through each stage on how to manage and reverse your PCs.

So join us there at PCs, weight, loss.org. Hope to see you there, sisters. We are in the chat forum. Ready to message you back. Yes. All right. So tell you what’s going on with the holidays this week? What are we doing this weekend? We are seeing family like all the time. Yeah. Well what are we doing Friday?

We’re going to LA yes. Saturday. We’re going to your, your, your sister thing. Oh my gosh. Should I pull up the calendar? I mean, what? You know, actually that’s on Sunday night, Saturday, we are free fruit. Yeah. We’re just taking down Christmas decorations on. Oh, I’m also, yeah. I’m also getting a tattoo on Saturday.

Yeah, add it up. All right. All right. I guess that Senate episode. That’s right. We’ll be back next week. Sorry. We’ll be back next week. I’m like mumbling over my words here. I hate speaking of dental hygiene. This I have two more weeks left of Invisalign and then it’s over. It’s done two weeks, two weeks.

It’s been like nine months of having the song two more weeks and it’s over. I know. All right. Well thank you all for listening. We’ll be back next week with another episode, but until then we love you. Have a great week and message us anytime. If you have any questions, Talk to you soon, sisters. Bye. If you enjoyed listening to this podcast,

you have to come check out the sisterhood. It’s my monthly membership site, where sisters just like you are learning how to move through the stages of PCO S from Sage one cold and alone at the doctor’s office to stage five, nailing the PCs lifestyle pollutant, and dairy-free get ready to finally feel in control of your body. Again,

 

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