We are thrilled to bring you this conversation with Dr. Gene Sambataro (our Dad & OG biohacker!) where we take a deeper look into biological dentistry and dental sleep medicine. This is his third time on the podcast so make sure you go back and check out the previous episodes – #10 “The Root of It All” and #136 “Sleep Apnea, Nutrition for Oral Health & Biohacking for Families”. In today's episode we discuss how we can address sleep issues, the benefits of running a home sleep study, alternatives to CPAPs for sleep apnea, the dangers of root canals and mouthtaping, the health benefits of breastfeeding and more!
Dr. Gene Sambataro has been practicing dentistry for over 40 years with special interests in orthodontics, dental orthopedics, temporomandibular joint disorder, sleep disordered breathing and implantology. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 1980 and soon after started incorporating a more holistic approach to his practice.
Dr. Sambataro strives to educate his patients on how they can make healthier decisions in their lives, as well as sharing his knowledge around toxic-free dentistry, which avoids mercury amalgam fillings, fluoride, and toxic root canals. Nearly 80% of all illnesses can be connected to infections, toxicities, and imbalances in the mouth, which is one of the reasons he is so passionate about practicing Biological (or Holistic) Dentistry.
A few of his affiliations include the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, the Holistic Dental Association, and the International Dental Implant Association. He is also a Board Member for the Maryland Society of Integrative Medicine and the author of “Stop the Snore, Dental Solutions to Healthy Sleep.” He is currently enrolled in the PhD program in Quantum Morphogenetic Physic and Science through the Bioregenesis Academy and just released his newest book, “Your Guide to Holistic Dental Implants: The Permanent Solution for Missing or Lost Teeth.”
0:59 Welcome to the show!
1:51 Pop Quiz of the Day
3:30 About today’s episode
5:54 Dr. Gene Sambataro’s Bio
7:20 Welcome him to the podcast
10:02 His global perspective of dentistry
13:28 Car mechanic analogy
15:03 How to address sleep issues
17:01 Home Sleep Study results
17:31 Stigma around snoring
18:36 Oxygen Saturation & data collection
20:41 Giving patients oxygen during treatment
21:13 Headaches & Symptoms of Hypoxia
22:14 There is no Panacea
23:32 CPAPs & Appliance Alternatives
26:35 Benefits of Breastfeeding
28:28 Healthy Start program for supporting children
31:54 *Magnesium Breakthrough*
34:03 Lauren’s thumb-sucking
36:39 Primary reason for poor tongue posture
39:17 Myo-functional Therapy
42:29 If you can’t breastfeed + tongue ties
47:05 Benefits of Chewing for teeth & jaws
50:10 Sucking & Wrinkles
51:49 Issues with Apnea-Hypopnea Index
54:38 What’s worse: sleep apnea or insomnia?
58:32 Julian Center’s comprehensive approach
59:57 Cavitations & Root Canals
1:02:09 Is there such thing as a healthy root canal?
1:07:02 Symmetry, Nitric Oxide & Blood Pressure
1:13:18 The influence of mold exposure
1:04:24 3D Cone Beam as a diagnostic
1:19:16 Alignment of the jaw and face structure
1:22:13 His final piece of advice
1:23:51 Where to find him
1:25:17 Thanks for tuning in!
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